Words by Oscar Alvarado:
Public art that is created should reflect the community that it is created in. It should add to the daily experience of those who go by it. It should create a sense of place for tourists, those who come to visit so they say, “oh, that’s uniquely San Antonio.” Public art plays that role. The closer we are to the center of town, the closer our public art should reflect our historic and cultural origins.
Al Rendon is San Antonio’s photographer. He has spent a lifetime documenting our iconic places and unique culture. You can see more of his work at alrendon.com.
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Henry Cisneros, Former Mayor
Davíd Zamora Casas, Artist
Michael Mehl, Photographer
Ricardo Romo, UTSA President and Photographer
Diego Bernal, City Councilman, DJ, Lawyer
Lori Houston, Center City Development Office Director
Naomi Shihab Nye, Poet
Davis Sprinkle, Architect
Bill Sinkin, Civil Rights Advocate and “Sun King”
Jorge Cortez, Artist and Restaurateur
Veronica Prida, Artist
Robert Tatum, Artist