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The San Antonio River Foundation - Paseo del Arte: Expanding the San Antonio River Walk (2009)

San Antonio River Foundation

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  •  San Antonio's beating heart 
  •  Genesis of San Antonio river walk 
  •  Channel expansion 
  •  Boat locks engineering marvel 
  •  Budgetary shortfall 
  •  San Antonio River Foundation 
  •  Public artwork installations 
  •  Martin Richmond "Shimmer Field" 
  •  Ethel Harris "The Mural" 
  •  Rolando Briseno shaded walkways 
  •  Stewart Allen color changing panels 
  •  Mark Schlesinger glowing concrete sculptural work 
  •  Bill Fontana soundscape 
  •  Lone Star Brewery bridge revived 
  •  George Schroeder forged bridge railings 
  •  Carlos Cortez "Grotto" 
  •  Donald Lipski "Fish" 
  •  Project team leaders reflect 
  •  A new chapter 
 
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This short documentary, narrated by Texas actor Tommy Lee Jones, profiles the expansion of the San Antonio River Walk with the construction of the Paseo del Arte. Beginning with a history of the river, its dams, and the construction of the River Walk in 1939, the documentary then moves into an examination of each of the large-installation art works that comprise the latest phase of the River Walk, the Paseo del Arte. Each artist discusses his or her work and reflects on its conception, execution, and value for the public. Local politicians and members of the San Antonio River Authority and San Antonio River Foundation discuss how important the River Walk and Paseo del Arte are to the city of San Antonio and its future generations.
The mission of the San Antonio River Foundation is to promote educational, cultural, and scientific projects and activities that enhance the conservation, stewardship, restoration, preservation, and enjoyment of the land and water resources of the San Antonio River Basin and its tributaries. Established in 2003 by the San Antonio River Authority, the San Antonio River Foundation was created to help raise funds for river improvements beyond those allocated through government funds.  Improving the San Antonio River is an ambitious project that is more than just changing the river's channel and reengineering the river to its natural state. The San Antonio River Foundation plays an integral part in the restoration and revitalization process by supporting educational and community awareness activities along the River as well as creating enhancements that complement the natural beauty of the river. Even with the range and scope of the governmental entities involved in the improvement project, the existing funding cannot accommodate everything and that's where the River Foundation comes in; raising private funds to enhance the river improvements and fully engage the community with the river. (from the organization’s website)
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