San Antonio River Authority Hires Public Art Curator for San Pedro Creek
Carrie Brown to Oversee Park’s Extensive Arts and Culture Program
SAN ANTONIO (April 10, 2017) – The San Antonio River Authority (SARA) has hired Carrie Brown to serve as the full-time public art curator for San Pedro Creek Culture Park. Now under construction, the revitalized San Pedro Creek will have a significant arts and culture component including permanent art features, an ongoing series of rotating artworks as well as audio, visual and performing art.
As the public art curator, Brown will be responsible for overseeing the public art program, working with artists to produce successful exhibitions along the creek and developing engaging community art programs. She will also work closely with the San Antonio River Foundation to support fundraising efforts for the public art program.
“Public art along San Pedro Creek will expand the visitor experience and will provide additional opportunities to highlight art though its many forms in a beautiful outdoor setting,” said Suzanne Scott, general manager of the San Antonio River Authority. “Carrie understands the essential role that public art plays in this project and brings a tremendous amount of passion to what she does. We are honored to have someone with her caliber of experience join our team.”
Brown has worked in the public art field for 14 years, most recently serving as project manager for the City of Austin’s Art in Public Places program. In this role, she led award-winning projects including North Austin Community Garden, Austin’s first artist-designed community garden, Hello Lamp Post: Austin, an all-digital temporary installation, and Uplifted Ground, a large-scale installation at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Prior to her work in Austin, Brown managed public art projects for the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the cities of Mesa and Glendale, Arizona. Carrie has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography from Arizona State University and is the founding chair of Texas Public Art Administrators, a networking group for public art professionals in Texas. “I am eager to engage with the local art community and to immerse in the culture of Bexar County to elevate San Pedro Creek Culture Park through arts programming,” said Carrie Brown.
For more on the San Pedro Creek Improvements Project and to learn more about the arts and culture program, please visit SPCProject.org.
About the San Pedro Creek Improvements Project:
Bexar County and the San Antonio River Authority, in coordination with the City of San Antonio, are transforming San Pedro Creek as a cultural park to reflect its place in our cultural history, improve its function in flood control, revitalize natural habitat and water quality, and catalyze economic development. To learn more about the San Pedro Creek Improvements Project, visit spcproject.org.