El Pasoan Scores Texas Medal Of Arts Award
A visual artist from El Paso, who once lit up the Golden Gate Bridge and decorated the Dallas Cowboys headquarters, has gotten a big award.Visual artist Leo Villareal’s art is known all over the world. He did the monster LED sculpture at the Dallas Cowboys headquarters in Frisco, Texas and his work on the San Fransisco Bay Bridge transformed it into the world's largest illuminated sculpture.
Villareal was among the recipients of the 2017 Texas Medal of Arts Award last month at the Texas Cultural Trust’s signature event in Austin. Other recipients included country singer Kenny Rogers, journalist Scott Pelley and Houston gospel singer Yolanda Adams.
According to the EP Times, Villareal said:
“It was very thrilling to receive the medal from the governor and realizing that the Texas Cultural Trust really cares about arts education in Texas.”
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