Art Colony Mural Project Launch – 11/23/2020
Building owners and The City of Rockport have formally approved The Art Colony mural project to be painted by local renowned artist Steve Russell, located in the heart of the Rockport Cultural Arts District.
The mural will depict the iconic art influencers of the Rockport-Fulton art scene since the 1940s with a center mural, and additional murals added in a collage.   It is a visual representation of the upcoming book written by board member Kay Betz, and Vickie Moon Merchant, “The Story of the Rockport-Fulton Art Colony:  How a Coastal Texas Town Became An Art Enclave.”   Texas A&M University Press is publishing the Art Colony Book as a part of its prestigious Texas Art Series.     RCAD will sponsor the premier book signing June 19th during the Aransas County Sesquicentennial event.   Additionally, an article on the colony and the is book coming out the week after Thanksgiving in the Texas Historical Foundation’s journal, with the cover art by Steve, and information on how
RCAD is helping the art colony continue to grow.
RCAD received an Arts Respond grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts to help support this fantastic addition to the Cultural Arts District.
The mural will be located on the north side wall of 201 S. Austin Street, between the entrance to Magnolia’s Two and the Winery on the Bay, facing North Street.