MOSAIC Students Unveil H-E-B Tile Mural
After nearly a year of work, renowned artist Alex Rubio and Blue Star Contemporary Art Center’s Mosaic of Student Artists in the Community (MOSAIC) education students will reveal their tile masterpiece to the community during a 10:00 a.m. unveiling celebration on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at H-E-B’s East Houston store located at 415 North New Braunfels Avenue. Standing 40 feet wide and 11 feet high, it is the largest completely handmade tile mural in San Antonio.
Prior to the ceremony, From 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m., the community is invited to participate in exercise demonstrations, free health screenings and obtain nutritional information and healthy living tips outside of the H-E-B store. Also, Blue Star's MOSAIC students will teach a family-geared art activity for all ages.
Designed by San Antonio artist Alex Rubio and a team of five MOSAIC students, the beautiful tile composition features captivating images of the city’s well-known East Side landmarks, including the Cameo Theater, Carver Community Cultural Center, Watson Fine Arts Center, Carver Academy and the Ella Austin Community Center. The mosaic tile mural will be installed on the wall of the East Houston Street H-E-B located at 415 North New Braunfels Avenue.
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