Artist: Father Jairo Lopez
Gift to The City of Marble Falls
About Sculpture on Main 2017-18
- Sculpture On Main, first mounted in 2007, is a unique showing of public art within the Historic Downtown Marble Falls area. The current sculpture display, juried in 2016, represents the best of artists from around the region and many of the pieces displayed in the Main Street area will remain until fall 2018.
- New this year is Otocast a smart phone app that facilitates discovery of recommended points of interest in the area, such as our Sculpture On Main pieces. Otocast will enhance the visitor’s experience as they stand before the sculpture and hear the artists describe the piece in his/her own words. Additional information on the piece, such as price and artist’s website, will be included.Otocast is like having a personal tour guide with you at all times!
In addition to our rotating sculpture exhibit, mosaic pieces created and donated by Father Jairo Lopez are displayed on Main Street and within the Marble Falls Visitor Center.
The old bridge, built in 1936, that spanned the Colorado River/Lake Marble Falls was demolished by the Texas Department of Transportation in March, 2013. Father Lopez was commissioned by The Marble Falls Chamber of Commerce, with financial support from Sculpture On Main, to create a sculpture piece with parts of the old bridge that would symbolize the “bridging” of the old with the new.
Father Lopez has been associated with Sculpture On Main since its inception and to honor his ongoing contribution to the city a reception and rededication of his sculpture will be held Thanksgiving weekend. Many of the sculptors with pieces currently on display will be recognized at the reception and will be available to “meet and greet” patrons and other guests. There will be live music provided by area musicians. Steps away from the reception will be the fantastic Walkway of Lights and the historic Main Street shopping district, all dressed up in their holiday finest.
SAVE THE DATE
November 24, 2017
Jolie, 112 Main Street
Marble Falls, TX 78654