Art in the Garden 2012: Press Kit
Combining lush plants, eye-catching landscapes, gorgeous vistas and intriguing artwork, once again the San Antonio Botanical Garden is host to Art in the Garden. An annual collaboration with Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, the sculpture exhibit celebrates Contemporary Art Month.
This year’s opening reception on March 23, 5:30pm - 7:30pm, is extra special as it will feature the music of John Magaldi and the Primetime Jazz Orchestra, with Richie Cole. As part of KRTU 91.7 FM’s Tenth Anniversary in Jazz, members of participating non-profit organizations will enjoy free admission to the evening reception (general public $5).
Curated by British sculptor Philip King, Art in the Garden is a year-long event featuring sculptures by members of the Texas Sculpture Group and the Mid-South Alliance. Phillip King was part of a group of young artists that revolutionized British sculpture in the late 1960’s and is arguably one of the most important sculptors of our day.
Sponsors for the exhibit include the Russell Hill Rogers Fund for the Arts and the Office of Cultural Affairs for the City of San Antonio.
Daily admission to the San Antonio Botanical Garden is $8 adults; $6 students, seniors, military; $5 children age 3-13. San Antonio Botanical Garden is located at 555 Funston Place at North New Braunfels. Parking is free. The Botanical Garden is operated under the auspices of the City of San Antonio Department of Parks & Recreation and is open year- round except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. For more information, visit www.sabot.org or call 210-207-3250.
Texas Sculpture Group
Founded by a group of artists from San Antonio, Austin and Houston, the TSG is one of three affiliates operating in cooperation with the International Sculpture Group (ISG.) This gathering of professional sculptors, dealers, curators and collectors formed to promote both public and art-world awareness through exhibitions, publication and networking.
Mid-South Sculpture Alliance
The Mid-South Sculpture Alliance advances the creation and awareness of sculpture in its many and varied forms, promoting a supportive environment for sculpture and sculptors. The Mid-South Sculpture Alliance seeks to advance the understanding that sculpture educates; effects social change; and engages artists, art professionals, and the community in dialogue.
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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; Penelope Speier and Sonny Collins; H-E-B; Ricos Products Co., Inc.; Valero Energy Corporation; and Weston Urban. Additional essential support is provided by 1010 South Flores Lofts and 1111 Austin Highway Lofts; Argo Group; Bury, Inc.; Casa Rio & Schilo's; C.H. Guenther & Son, Inc.; Pat and Geof Edwards; Frost Bank; King William Association; Muñoz and Company; The NRP Group, LLC; Rackspace; Silver Eagle Distributors; Strasburger & Price, LLP; Texas Commission on the Arts; and the Community Partners, Members, Individual Donors, and Board of Directors of Blue Star Contemporary.
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