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 Art Museum gratefully acknowledges major support from the City of San Antonio Department for Culture & Creative Development, the Lifshutz Family, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Ricos Products Co., Inc. Additional essential support is provided by Alamo Beer, Alturas Foundation, Argo Group, Boeing Employee Community Fund, The Capital Group Company: Home of American Funds, Citrus at Hotel Valencia, H-E-B, Hotel Valencia, The Flohr Family Foundation, Frost Bank, The Arts Fund, Luther King Capital Management, Mission Pharmacal, Muñoz and Company, The NRP Group LLC, NuStar Energy LP, Rackspace, RBC, Republic National Distributing Company, Silver Eagle Distributors LP, The Smothers Foundation, Strasburger & Price, LLP, Texas Commission on the Arts, The Trust Company, Valero Energy, and the Community Partners, Members, Individual Donors, and Board of Directors of Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum.
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