Moroles also served as the judge for the 7-State
Biennial Art Exhibition 2012
held by the Art Gallery at the University of Science
Granite SculptingAdults (Ages
Create art that lasts a lifetime! Get one-on-one
instruction from National Medal of Arts Recipient
Jesús Moroles. Students will learn
the proper and safe use of manual and power tools as
granite is sawed, chiseled, grinded and polished in
a subtractive method to create a unique work of art!
No art experience required.
Students may provide their own granite or granite is
available onsite for a small fee. All other
materials are included. Lunches will be provided.
This intensive, four day workshop will allow for the
completion of larger projects.
Saturday October 17 –
plans are available *Excluded
Center Member discount
Moroles was born in Corpus Christi, Texas
continues to live and work in
Texas, at his studio in Rockport, Texas.He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from
of North Texas,
Denton, in 1978 and
apprenticed under Luis Jiménez for one year
immediately after his graduation.In 1979 he left for Italy worked in Pietrasanta, Italy
for one year before starting his body of work for
which he is widely known.
Critical recognition for Moroles came
visible public sculpture is “Lapstrake” 1987, a massive
22 feet tall, 64-ton work located across from the Museum of Art
in New York.Moroles has received significant national
attention with his inclusion in the landmark exhibition,
“Contemporary Hispanic Art in the
United States,” which
was shown at major American museums.His largest scale single work is the “Houston
Police Officers Memorial,” dedicated in November 1992.The memorial is comprised of a granite and earth
rising stepped pyramid surrounded by four equal inverted
stepped pyramids excavated from the ground.
the process of working with granite, Moroles observed “I
always say we don’t carve granite, we tear granite.One of the ways we do this tearing is we drill
small holes in the granite and put wedges into it.We apply pressure to the middle of the stone to
tear it in a line or in a curve and actually open up the
middle of the granite and it shows all the crisp
untouched granite.”And describing his work:“Each of my pieces has about fifty percent of its
surface untouched and raw – those are parts of the stone
that were torn.
The rest is smooth and polished.The effect, which I want people to not only look
at but touch, is a harmonious coexistence of the two.”
more than 2,000 works in place in China, Egypt,
France, Italy, Japan,
Switzerland, and the United States,
in museum, corporate, public and private collections.To date Moroles’ work has been included in over
one hundred and fifty one-person exhibitions and one
hundred and seventy-five group exhibitions worldwide.Among his distinctions, Moroles has served on the
board as a commissioner at the
in Washington, DC.His
most recent distinguished awards include the recipient
of the Three Dimensional Texas State Artist Award 2011,
the recipient of the 2007 Award for Visual Arts by the
Texas Medal of Arts Awards Committee and also recipient
of the 2008 National Medal of Arts which is the highest
award given to artists by the United States government.
A 50% deposit is required
to reserve your spot in the course. Due to instructor and
administrative costs, no refunds will be given on withdrawals
occurring less than 5 business days before the class meeting.
Withdrawals due to illness or family emergency will be
considered on a case-by-case basis. To pre-register or for more information call: Art
Studios (580) 490-6556 or Main Office (580) 226-0909.