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Historical Text and Poetry

John Phillip Santos

Medium: Etched Limestone
Dimensions: various
Locations: various locations throughout San Pedro Creek Culture Park

About the Artist: San Antonio native John Phillip Santos is a distinguished scholar in Mestizo Studies, filmmaker, producer, and author. His work includes the Mythic Narrative of San Pedro Creek and Las Fundaciones de Béjar, a multilingual mythical opera that portrays the history and legacy of San Pedro Creek. Santos was also the first-ever Latino Rhodes Scholar.

Website: http://mxcenter.utsa.edu/tmentor/john-phillip-santos/

Santos’s works consist of original narratives and curated historical texts that are etched into limestone walls, creating a literary journey throughout San Pedro Creek Culture Park. Santos was also instrumental in helping design and write the interpretive signage that is placed throughout the park to help tell its story.

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