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Songbirds of San Antonio

"Songbirds of San Antonio" by Houston based artist Dixie Friend-Gay is a 260 square foot mosaic tile mural located on the lobby wall of the Northeast Senior Center. The Mural welcomes visitors in the lobby through a mixture of vibrant abstract "quilted" patterns and realistic songbirds native to the surrounding area. The mural ranges from high glass iridescent to rough textured natural stone, in the complementary colors of rich blues to earthy ambers which stands apart from the artist's previous work. The most detailed areas of the mural can be found at eye level allowing the viewer to explore the features of the larger than life songbirds or discover handmade tiles woven into the branches displaying historical dates. The historical dates were contributed by the community and became personal markers with different associations for each person
"Songbirds of San Antonio" is a mosaic tile mural located on the lobby wall of the Northeast Senior Center.  "Songbirds of San Antonio" depicts realistic songbirds native to the area.  "Songbirds of San Antonio" is comprised of complementary colors.   Woven in the branches are significant historical dates.  "Songbirds of San Antonio" had community input allowing for personal associations to be made. 

Accession#: 2015.FRI.1
Artist First Name: Dixie
Artist Last Name: Friend-Gay
More About Artist URL: http://dixiefriendgay.com/
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Type: mosaics (visual works)
Media 1: glass-glazed ceramic
Media 2: tile
Dimensions: 260 square ft.
Completion Year: 2015
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Location Name: District 10 Senior Center
Artwork Address: 4135 Thousand Oaks Dr.
Zip Code: 78217
Point X: -98.412625
Point Y: 29.555092
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Council District: 10
Map Point Color: Yellow


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4135 Thousand Oaks Dr.

Additional Directions: District 10 Senior Center

Songbirds of San Antonio

Artist: Dixie Friend-Gay
Category: categoryFacilities
Details: mosaics (visual works), glass-glazed ceramic, tile
Dimensions: 260 square ft.
Date completed: 2015
Description:
"Songbirds of San Antonio" by Houston based artist Dixie Friend-Gay is a 260 square foot mosaic tile mural located on the lobby wall of the Northeast Senior Center. The Mural welcomes visitors in the lobby through a mixture of vibrant abstract "quilted" patterns and realistic songbirds native to the surrounding area. The mural ranges from high glass iridescent to rough textured natural stone, in the complementary colors of rich blues to earthy ambers which stands apart from the artist's previous work. The most detailed areas of the mural can be found at eye level allowing the viewer to explore the features of the larger than life songbirds or discover handmade tiles woven into the branches displaying historical dates. The historical dates were contributed by the community and became personal markers with different associations for each person


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Tuesday, December 11, 2018