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Downtown El Paso Ballpark Art – What Do You Want To See?

So, the City is going to build a Triple A ballpark in downtown El Paso - maybe you’ve heard something about that?  The City has also hired 3 artists to art-up the joint.  So the question is, what kind of art do you want to see at the ballpark?

In case you’ve forgotten, the subject of ‘art’, got the City into a lot of hot water last year right alongside the ballpark controversy.  I always thought art was either something you like, or something you don’t – turns out, it can also be used to say that Mexican immigrant women could only work as strippers on Alameda.  I’m not kidding.

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But, that’s all in the past.  Now, we have a ballpark, an 850 thousand dollar budget, and 2 of 3 artists with ties to El Paso who are going to design, manufacture, and install their artistic vision at the ballpark.  Here’s a quick rundown of the artists and what they are known for:

Ball-Nogues of Los Angeles, CA; Gaspar Enriquez of San Elizario, TX; and Robert Davidoff of El Paso, TX.

Ball-Nogues Studios create environments “that enhance sensation, generate spectacle and invite physical engagement”.

Gaspar Enriquez was born and raised on El Paso’s south side.  His art “features powerful, acrylic, air-brushed portraits of people who interest him, from former students to celebrities”.

Robert Davidoff is a local Texas artist whose work “is in the form of large metal installations with themes ranging from classical to contemporary”.

I have no idea what any of that means, and I don’t know what kind of art should be at a ballpark.  But, before these artists get started, they probably shouldn’t use the following examples of ‘art’ in their proposals to the City!

El Paso Artists Chosen For Ballpark
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El Paso Artists Chosen For Ballpark
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El Paso Artists Chosen For Ballpark
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I mean, there’s no sense in creating any controversy, right?

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