sculpture http://tpr.org en Boerne's New Sculpture Space Is Part Garden, Part Gallery http://tpr.org/post/boernes-new-sculpture-space-part-garden-part-gallery <p>I was driving recently in Boerne, and came up to a stop sign at Plant Street and River Road. Movement on my peripheral vision made me turn and look.</p><p>“Those are kinetic wind sculptures," said Johny Rosa, who knows them well because he put them there. And he knows the artist.</p><p>“His name is Jim LaPaso. He makes every one of those sculptures by hand,” Rosa said.</p><p>I had discovered, by accident, Boerne’s new sculpture garden. Rosa created and paid for it himself.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:46:09 +0000 Jack Morgan 30421 at http://tpr.org Boerne's New Sculpture Space Is Part Garden, Part Gallery SAY Si Graduates Get Set For Exit Art Show On May 2 http://tpr.org/post/say-si-graduates-get-set-exit-art-show-may-2 <p>Many local schools are beginning to think about graduation but SAY Sí, the afterschool youth program that says it “unfolds lives through art,” is getting ready to graduate 18 seniors in just a couple weeks.</p><p>“On Friday, May 2, which is the First Friday here in the Southtown Arts District, and it’s from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.,” said Artistic Executive Director Jon Hinojosa. He said that for the graduation, graduates’ art output will be showcased for all to see.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:45:02 +0000 Jack Morgan 30251 at http://tpr.org A Unique Art Exhibit For The Blind At Mercury Project Gallery http://tpr.org/post/unique-art-exhibit-blind-mercury-project-gallery <p>Imagine an art exhibition where what the art looks like isn’t that important.</p><p>"The Color of Blind is an interactive art show for the visually impaired," said Trina Bacon, the founder and curator of The Color of Blind.</p><p>“It’s a touch show where you can go and actually touch all the art pieces," she said. "The way the blind see is through touch.”</p><p>It's an odd concept to grasp, but once you make that leap -- realizing that the eyes aren’t playing a role -- it gives the concept of an art show a whole new meaning.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 22:40:59 +0000 Jack Morgan 27835 at http://tpr.org A Unique Art Exhibit For The Blind At Mercury Project Gallery Convention Center's "Mustangs" Looking For A New Home http://tpr.org/post/convention-centers-mustangs-looking-new-home <p>If you've seen the five horses caught in mid-gallop on the east wall of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, you may be wondering where they have run off to.</p><p>The bad news: The east end of the convention center has been demolished, and Mustangs at Noon, the art piece that created the striking image, is gone. The good news: It's probably coming back. Somewhere, at some point.</p><p>“We had them professionally removed very carefully," said Public Art San Antonio Manager Jimmy LeFlor. "They’ve been set aside from all the demolition so they’re protected."</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:02:33 +0000 Jack Morgan 26654 at http://tpr.org Convention Center's "Mustangs" Looking For A New Home Robert Indiana's Love-Hate Experiences In San Antonio http://tpr.org/post/robert-indianas-love-hate-experiences-san-antonio-0 <p></p><p>Robert Indiana was a successful artist in the 1960s, but shot to worldwide fame when he produced the Electric Love sculpture that became forever attached to the era. The McNay exhibition takes you beyond that work to his other creations -- from stage costumes, to sculpture to paintings.</p><p>“Working at the McNay I always enjoy going and seeing exhibitions before we open them to the public," said McNay Director of Communications Daniela Oliver. "This time around it really took my breath away.”</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 18:07:35 +0000 Jack Morgan 26604 at http://tpr.org Robert Indiana's Love-Hate Experiences In San Antonio McNay Exhibit Goes Beyond 'Electric LOVE' With Robert Indiana http://tpr.org/post/mcnay-exhibit-goes-beyond-electric-love-robert-indiana <p>Robert Indiana is one of America’s most successful living artists. I spoke to him recently from his island home off Maine. You probably know Indiana’s iconic Electric LOVE sculpture with the distinctive crooked "O" from the mid 1960s.</p><p>"I've done pretty well by being known for Love," reflects the artist.</p><p>But beyond the love statue there is so much more. Last week the McNay Art Museum opened Beyond Love last week at the expansive Stieren Center.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 18:09:46 +0000 Jack Morgan 26543 at http://tpr.org McNay Exhibit Goes Beyond 'Electric LOVE' With Robert Indiana Experience The U.S.-Mexico Border At New Blue Star Exhibit http://tpr.org/post/experience-us-mexico-border-new-blue-star-exhibit <p>A new exhibit at the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum is getting some heated interest and the reason is probably because if its subject mater, and size. It’s not exactly something you can hang on your wall.</p><p>"The sculpture at Blue Star is approximately 70 ft. long," said Blane de St. Croix, the artist who created the sculpture he calls Broken Landscape III.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 18:54:51 +0000 Jack Morgan 22986 at http://tpr.org Experience The U.S.-Mexico Border At New Blue Star Exhibit New St. Mary's University Sculpture Garden Features Works By "Brother Mel" http://tpr.org/post/new-st-marys-university-sculpture-garden-features-works-brother-mel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some of the </span>Marianist<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Brothers from St. Mary’s University are headed out next month for a scavenger hunt of sorts -- to fill the school’s new sculpture garden -- and&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">a particular art studio in St. Louis may have just what the school is looking for.</span></p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 22:49:51 +0000 Eileen Pace 22545 at http://tpr.org New St. Mary's University Sculpture Garden Features Works By "Brother Mel" See A Super-Long Accordion At Artpace's Localized Histories Exhibit http://tpr.org/post/see-super-long-accordion-artpaces-localized-histories-exhibit <p>Open now at Artpace in the upstairs Hudson Showroom is the new exhibit Localized Histories. Artpace’s Deputy Director Mary Heathcott explains the collection's backstory.</p><p>"Most central to the exhibition is a work by Artpace’s founder, Linda Pace. Linda Pace worked with assemblage and found objects in her own artwork," she says.</p><p>From huge works taking an entire wall, to smaller ones using dimes, nickels and small balls, they’re all comprised of artist-found elements. Then there’s the piece in the center of the room.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:54:31 +0000 Jack Morgan 18812 at http://tpr.org See A Super-Long Accordion At Artpace's Localized Histories Exhibit New Artpace Exhibit All About Connecting http://tpr.org/post/new-artpace-exhibit-all-about-connecting <p>The large glass windows at Artpace’s 445 North Main facility features an unusual new exhibit, with legs ascending from sand piles in the floor, swirling towards the ceiling.</p><p>Artist Julia Barbosa Landois describes it:</p><p>"There are all these different legs," she says. " They start as these neutral, earthy colors, and they become very vibrant, purples, light blue, turquoise, pink. And then at the top they become reflective, embossed, colored foil."</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 20:53:16 +0000 Jack Morgan 18601 at http://tpr.org New Artpace Exhibit All About Connecting