Contemporary at Blue Star’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, Contemporary at Blue Star
Alex Rubio, Artist-in-Residence, Contemporary at Blue Star
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. Contemporary at Blue Star 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.