2015 Arts and Culture Year in Review

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Pantera azul is one of the new public art pieces unveiled in Yanaguana Garden. - Bryan Rindfuss
Bryan Rindfuss
Pantera azul is one of the new public art pieces unveiled in Yanaguana Garden.

Yanaguana Garden Opens • There has been a great deal of excitement in San Antonio this year surrounding new developments in old spaces: the missions, The Pearl, etc. One such development has been the proposed transformation of Hemisfair Park, which included this year’s unveiling of Yanaguana Garden. The 4.1-acre garden and playground is part gathering space, part play place and part permanent (and stunning) outdoor art exhibit, which pays tribute to, at least in part, the region’s indigenous roots.

Southwest School of Art Turns 50, Welcomes “Legacy” BFA Class • A San Anto arts and culture fixture since its founding in 1965, the Southwest School of Art notched its 50th year of arts education, exhibition and outreach this year. To mark the occasion, the school celebrated its new Bachelor of Fine Arts class as its legacy class and detailed the success of the 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign, which brought in millions of dollars in donor funds designated to plan for expansion, support scholarships and continue historic preservation efforts.

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