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Isherwood's "Sotol Duet" Recognized as Outstanding Public Art Project

Jon Isherwood’s “Sotol Duet” has been recognized  by Americans for the Arts Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review which annually recognizes outstanding public art projects that represent the most compelling work for the year from across the country.

Isherwood’s sculpture, commissioned by the City of San Antonio’s Department for Culture and Creative Development, was one of 28 public art projects chosen from 260 entries. The announcement was made at the Americans for the Arts’ 2016 annual convention in Boston.

“Sotol Duet” is a two-part sculpture made of granite—one red, one black—for the trail head of Panther Springs Park in San Antonio. The sculptures take their shape from the sotol plant that can be found throughout the park. 

I’m proud, but not particularly surprised, that ‘Sotol Duet’ has received this national recognition. I’ve heard from many visitors to Panther Springs Park that this installation enhances what is already a great experience. San Antonio councilman Joe Krier

The 2016 PAN Year in Review jurors were Lucas Antony Cowan, Public Art Curator of the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy in Boston; Constance Y. White, Lead Creative of SLDcreative in Dallas, Texas; and Franka Diehnelt, Co-owner of merge conceptual design in Santa Monica, California.