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X MARKS THE ART public art project launches next installment with RESYMBOL
SAN ANTONIO (Aug. 21, 2015)
- The City of San Antonio Department for Culture & Creative Development’s Public Art San Antonio (PASA) division has launched the next installment of X MARKS THE ART with RESYMBOL. RESYMBOL is a public art project that explores the creative use and placement of artist-designed symbols within the City’s downtown environment. Featured local artists include: Ricky Armendariz, Waddy Armstrong, Elizabeth Carrington, Paula Cox, Michael Menchaca, Ethel Shipton, Robert Tatum and Louis Vega Treviño.
RESYMBOL will showcase artwork from Aug. 20, 2015 – Sept. 18, 2015 in the Culture Commons Storefront Gallery & Exhibit Hall at the newly-renovated Plaza de Armas building, 115 Plaza de Armas (behind City Hall and next to the Spanish Governor’s Palace), and then will be thoughtfully integrated into the downtown cityscape. The public is invited to view the exhibition Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
A preview night of RESYMBOL will be held Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 from 5-7 p.m. at the Culture Commons. This event is free and open to the public.
DCCD’s Public Art San Antonio division facilitates a public process for commissioning art of the highest standards which enriches the quality of life and visual environment for all residents and visitors of San Antonio. PASA manages public art projects associated with the City’s capital improvements programs and connects to the community through exhibits, presentations, outreach and planning initiatives. PASA works directly with all City departments and supports local public art efforts of artists, community groups, partnership organizations and outside agencies.
To learn more about X MARKS THE ART and other PASA programs, visit www.GetCreativeSanAntonio.com/publicart.
X MARKS THE ART is sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts.
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