River Walk http://tpr.org en New Blue Star Mosaic On River Walk Created By Student http://tpr.org/post/new-blue-star-mosaic-river-walk-created-student <p>A new River Walk art installation went in last week. The piece is called Compass Rose.</p><p>“Compass Rose is a 4 ft. by 3 ft. glazed ceramic mosaic that is situated in the geographic center of San Antonio on the River Walk,” said Alex Rubio, the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum’s Artist in Residence for their mosaic program.</p><p>As Rubio detailed, the mosaic program mentors high school students that they recruit from art programs all around the city.</p><p>“Teaching them studio practicum. Getting them involved in community work, and of course, public art,” Rubio said.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:39:57 +0000 Jack Morgan 35096 at http://tpr.org New Blue Star Mosaic On River Walk Created By Student River Walk Armed Forces Parade Saturday Will Be Broadcast Across The Country http://tpr.org/post/river-walk-armed-forces-parade-saturday-will-be-broadcast-across-country <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>You may have noticed an increasing number of yellow ribbons along the River Walk in the past couple of weeks.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">People have been buying sponsorship ribbons to honor loved ones in advance of the </span>third a<span style="line-height: 1.5;">nnual Armed Forces River Parade on Saturday evening, a</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;parade that is considered unique in the country. </span></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 19:45:36 +0000 Eileen Pace 31831 at http://tpr.org River Walk Armed Forces Parade Saturday Will Be Broadcast Across The Country Briscoe Adds An Outdoor Gallery http://tpr.org/post/briscoe-adds-outdoor-gallery <p>The Briscoe Western Art Museum just added another gallery and this one is outdoors. The grand opening of the one-third acre McNutt Courtyard on the east end of the Briscoe’s Market Street museum on Thursday morning unveiled eight western sculptures.</p><p>I spoke to the museum’s Executive Director Steven Karr about the process for finding the sculptures.</p><p>“It was really trying to find pieces that were emblematic of the American West,” Karr said.</p><p>Emblematic, but, Karr hopes, not necessarily what you’d expect.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:49:36 +0000 Jack Morgan 28667 at http://tpr.org Briscoe Adds An Outdoor Gallery The Source: Longtime La Villita Vendors Crying Foul http://tpr.org/post/source-longtime-la-villita-vendors-crying-foul <p>The city has been unhappy with the amount of foot-traffic the historic area gets and multiple&nbsp;<a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4yHnbgE5ocJa1cxUlkzaXVvTjA/edit?usp=sharing" target="_blank">studies&nbsp;</a>have been done to try and address shortcomings.&nbsp;City&nbsp;council will be discussing the <a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4yHnbgE5ocJUEVlTUZhRlZLM1k/edit?usp=sharing" target="_blank">request for proposals</a> that the Department for Culture &amp; Creative Development has devised to encourage more visitors.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:05:20 +0000 Paul Flahive 28407 at http://tpr.org The Source: Longtime La Villita Vendors Crying Foul See The New SAWS-Briscoe Mural Celebrating San Antonio Water History http://tpr.org/post/see-new-saws-briscoe-mural-celebrating-san-antonio-water-history <p>The newest River Walk tile mural was unveiled on Tuesday morning and it celebrates the story of water in San Antonio.</p><p>"Contrary to popular belief, oil isn’t the lifeblood of this city, it’s water," said Briscoe Western Art Museum’s Executive Director Steven Karr. "So it’s an important story to tell." &nbsp;</p><p>To tell that story, the Briscoe collaborated with San Antonio Water Systems and artists from Dunis Studios and decided to continue a long-standing San Antonio tradition of creating and installing large tile murals along the River Walk.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:53:32 +0000 Jack Morgan 26357 at http://tpr.org See The New SAWS-Briscoe Mural Celebrating San Antonio Water History New Tile Mural Continues Long River Walk Tradition http://tpr.org/post/new-tile-mural-continues-long-river-walk-tradition <p>That water tank behind the Arneson River Theater stage marks San Antonio’s oldest pump station. Just to the west of it is the brand new Briscoe Museum. The area between them is the beautiful McNutt Courtyard.</p><p>As an entrance to the River Walk, it’s a prime place to carry on a San Antonio art tradition — a painted tile mural.</p><p>"It’s completely in the W.P.A. tradition," said tile expert and author Susan Toomey Frost talking about the Works Progress Administration tile murals installed as part of the old River Walk. She cites a long tradition.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:42:25 +0000 Jack Morgan 26254 at http://tpr.org New Tile Mural Continues Long River Walk Tradition River Walk Christmas Lights Excite Visitors And Locals For The Holidays http://tpr.org/post/river-walk-christmas-lights-excite-visitors-and-locals-holidays <p>It is said that New Yorkers don’t go see the Statue of Liberty -- they just take it for granted. With that as premise, I took you to the River Walk in a recent report so that others could remind you how wonderful the River Walk is. Those to whom I spoke expressed too much enthusiasm for only one report, so here's a follow up.</p><p>"I’m Catherine Perez, we just recently moved to the San Antonio area from Florida."</p><p>I asked Catherine what she thought of the River Walk in its holiday finery.</p><p>"I love it! It’s busy, it’s pretty," she said.</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 21:02:48 +0000 Jack Morgan 24214 at http://tpr.org River Walk Christmas Lights Excite Visitors And Locals For The Holidays Visitors Say River Walk Lives Up To Holiday Expectations http://tpr.org/post/visitors-say-river-walk-lives-holiday-expectations <p>San Antonio’s largest single piece of art has many fans, both local, and international. It's the San Antonio River, downtown. A pan flute fills the air with South American magic at the River Center Mall lagoon, where the barges circle and head out on their circumnavigation of the river's big horseshoe bend.&nbsp;</p><p>I went down the other night to see what people thought about how the city dresses up its River Walk for the Holiday Season.</p><p>"My name is Justin Self, and I’ve been having fun just walking around and seeing all the pretty lights."</p><p>"Where are you from?" I asked.</p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 20:35:05 +0000 Jack Morgan 24077 at http://tpr.org Visitors Say River Walk Lives Up To Holiday Expectations Christmas Carolers Bring Holiday Cheer To The River Walk http://tpr.org/post/christmas-carolers-bring-holiday-cheer-river-walk <p>You’re down on the River Walk, the barges floating by, when all of a sudden you see a barge floating by full of Christmas carolers.</p><p>“It is one of the most fun things that we do all year long," said Nancy Hunt, executive director of the Paseo Del Rio Association.</p><p>“We provide barges that people can rent. You can bring a church caroling group or a boy scout troop or a girl scout troop. And you board the barge and you sing carols along the River Walk," Hunt said.</p><p>Wow! Talk about a San Antonio holiday.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 19:04:35 +0000 Jack Morgan 23890 at http://tpr.org Christmas Carolers Bring Holiday Cheer To The River Walk Paseo Del Rio Getting Ready For Annual Christmas River Parade http://tpr.org/post/paseo-del-rio-getting-ready-annual-christmas-river-parade <p>Paseo del Rio officials are checking their lists for decorations and lighting on 26 river barges that have to be ready by Friday for the big holiday river parade.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>Decorators in the Paseo marina below downtown San Antonio are working to string lights, build stages, and cover woodwork and electrical cords with layers of cotton that will make the barges look like they went through snow.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 22:25:58 +0000 Eileen Pace 22592 at http://tpr.org Paseo Del Rio Getting Ready For Annual Christmas River Parade