Compass Rose Dedication
Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum's MOSAIC Program will unveil their newest
public art project - The Compass Rose. This ceramic tile mosaic piece designates the
geographic center of the city of San Antonio on the River Walk, directly in line with the
San Fernando Cathedral, considered to be the historic heart of the city.
Judge Nelson Wolff, Bexar County Commissioners Court
Tom Frost III, Senior Executive Vice President, Frost
Sylvia Rodriguez, Vice President, Valero Energy Foundation
Mary Heathcott, Executive Director, Blue Star Contemporary
Alex Rubio, Artist-in-Residence, Blue Star Contemporary
The MOSAIC after-school art program gives high school students a foundation for
pursuing lifelong learning and careers as professional artists. Working alongside
renowned San Antonio artist, Alex Rubio, MOSAIC students have the opportunity to
develop their individual skills and work as part of a team on public art commissions.
Brackenridge High School alumnus, Zoe Palacios, who has been with the MOSAIC
program for over two years, drew the original design for the Compass Rose and also
served as the lead artist. Blue Star Contemporary hopes that this project, along with
future projects, will continue to inspire public art and opportunities for young artists.
This project was made possible by the City of San Antonio, Department for Culture
and Creative Development; Frost; and Valero Energy Corporation. Additional support
was provided by San Antonio River Foundation, San Antonio River Authority, and
Public Art San Antonio.
Located on the eastern side of the River Walk across from Main Plaza and the San
Fernando Cathedral. Situated between Commerce and Market in front of the Drury
Plaza Hotel at 105 South Saint Mary's Street.
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Blue Star Contemporary gratefully acknowledges major support from the City of San Antonio Department for Culture & Creative Development; The Lifshutz Family; Ann Griffith Ash; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; Charles C. Butt; Capital Group and The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation; Penelope Speier and Sonny Collins; the Mary Hobbs Griffith Foundation; H-E-B and H-E-B Tournament of Champions; the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; Ricos Products Co., Inc.; a grant from the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation; Valero Energy Corporation and the Valero Energy Foundation; and Weston Urban. Additional essential support is provided by 1010 South Flores Lofts and 1111 Austin Highway Lofts; Argo Group; C.H. Guenther & Son, Inc.; Dr. Dacia Napier; Frost Bank; Sarah Harte; King William Association; Kim Lewis and Jessica & Clint Worth; Neiman Marcus; Rackspace; Silver & Black Give Back; Silver Eagle Distributors; Texas Commission on the Arts; Wendy & Tom Wirth; and the Community Partners, Members, Individual Donors, and Board of Directors of Blue Star Contemporary.
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