For Immediate Release
Monday, June 1st, 2009
Moroles and Ullberg Reception: A Memorable Night
Gallery talk in progress from behind a granite sculpture.
Kent Ullberg, John Aasp, and Jesus Moroles after the Gallery Talk
Past Poster Artists Nanci Barnes, Jesus Moroles, and Al Barnes
Sandy Booth, Past Poster Artist Herb Booth, Veerle and Kent Ullberg
Dalhart Windberg, John Aasp, Kent and Veerle Ullberg
In May, RCA hosted two of the worlds foremost sculptors for a two-artist show that opened on May 16: National Medal of Arts recipient and Rockport residentJesús Moroles, and internationally acclaimed wildlife sculptor Kent Ullberg (who maintains a gallery and studio in Corpus Christi). The show allowed patrons and art lovers the chance to listen and visit with two artists whose sculptures permanently anchor RCAs Sculpture Garden, along with many other locations across the country and globe. Both Moroles and Ullberg discussed their inspirations for working on such large-scale projects, their reasons for living and working in the Rockport area, as well as upcoming projects in places such as Omaha, Nebraska, where both artists outdoor installations will be within close proximity of one another. A tremendous event for Art Center, both Moroles and Ullberg remind us of the artistic legacy Rockport is connected toalong with seeing an inspiring collaboration between two world-renowned artists.