Courtesy: Alina Prax
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Tribute to Gus Garcia

Austin, Texas

Lars Stanley

Gus Garcia Recreation Center, 1201 E. Rundberg Ln., Austin, Texas, 78753
Owner:  City of Austin Art in Public Places Collection
Date:  2008
Placement:  recreation centers
Artwork Type:  commemorative sculpture
Material:  steel (alloy), stone (rock)
Description:  The artist and design team for this recreation center, named for Austin’s first Mexican American mayor, Gus Garcia, collaborated on the shape, placement, and design of the center's reception desk. An artful metal grille attached to the front and sides of the desk incorporates medallions, awards, and other commemorative elements pertaining to Garcia. Strength, resolve, and the ability to join together diverse elements are qualities that are metaphorically and physically expressed by this piece.

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