El Paso, Texas
El Paso, Texas- October 23, 2014 – Tu Libro, an organization that provides free bilingual libraries in homes for low-income children, invites the community to the 2nd Annual Holiday Libro Collection Celebration Brunch on Saturday, October 25th, at Café Mayapan, 2000 Texas Avenue, 10 AM. Free!
When you look into the matter of public art in El Paso, you’re struck by the contrasting voices: some are strident and disapproving, others are analytic and supportive.
“Public art creates a sense of place”
(Dionne Mack, Interim Director of Museums and Cultural Affairs)
“This is a very positive project”
(Patricia Dalbin, El Paso Public Art Director)
Then there are the voices on the other side:
“…the monstrosity that has appeared on Interstate 10 at the Airway exit”
“This thing looks like it was constructed by a manic pipe welder”
(Same letter writer to El Paso Times for both quotes, Kenneth Vaughn, on the same display)
“Whoever approved this so-called ‘sculpture’ should go back to school and take more
art appreciation classes”
(Letter to El Paso Times from writer Pete G. Flores, talking about I-10 art piece)
So who’s right?