Saturday night I attended a lovely outdoor dinner benefiting the Sculptors Dominion on the grounds of the Villa del Carmen Conservatory at 11354 Vance Jackson. The dinner included entertainment by the Germania Chor, Modern Dancers’ Co-Laboratory and a string quartet. Guests also enjoyed a tour of the outdoor sculptures with several artists explaining their works.
The conservatory is a private house and usually not open to the public except by appointment. But the sculptures will be open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays in April for The Sculptors Invitational, an exhibit of 100 large outdoor sculptures. The admission fee will be $10 and the exhibit is open from 11 am to 4 pm.
The gala ended with Gilbert Barrera, Director of The Sculptors Dominion International, unveiling two new sculptures. The first sculpture was a beautiful tombstone Mr. Barrera created for his parents at their request. His parents did the unveiling and looked very pleased. The second sculpture was being created by Mr. Barrera for the Officer Edwyn J. Gorrell Park at 4802 DeZavala Road. Officer Gorrell’s widow Linda was present to unveil the touching and beautiful sculpture. Officer Gorrell was a San Antonio Police officer killed in the line of duty in 1988. Below are additional pictures from the sculpture gala: