Dedicated to bringing the world of performing arts to Boerne by presenting concerts that feature internationally acclaimed artists, educating through student outreach programs, and enriching the quality of life in the community, Boerne Performing Arts is an autonomously functioning committee of the Hill Country Council for the Arts. HCCArts also actively promotes the ambitious productions of Boerne Community Theatre and the Boerne Independent School District’s excellent Fine Arts Department.
In 2011, the city of Boerne approved a Public Art Resolution in support of HCCArts’ efforts to bring public art to the gateways and cityscape of Boerne & Kendall County. HCCArts’ Public Art Master Plan provides a guide to the city of Boerne’s Public Art Committee for location, selection and maintenance of public art. “Father Gander,” a bronze sculpture by Larry Stevens in River Road Park, was the first piece of HCCArts’ public art. HCCArts has worked in partnership with the city of Boerne and Texas Treasures Fine Art Gallery to purchase Erik Christianson’s life-size bronze sculpture, “Wild Bill Hickok.” It is proposed that the likeness of the legendary lawman be placed at Main Plaza in Boerne near the gazebo.
Research shows that students who participate in the fine arts are more accomplished academically and lead more well-rounded and self-disciplined lives. They also learn early on the joy the arts bring to life. HCCArts supports the The Boerne Independent School District Fine Arts Department’s high-caliber theater, music, dance and visual arts programs to enrich the lives of Boerne’s children and its community at large.
Painting, sculpture and photography are among the broad range of visual arts the Hill Country Council for the Arts supports as essential to the quality of community life. The Hill Country is blessed with a flourishing array of art galleries and artists’ groups, including our partners in Boerne Professional Artists and the Boerne Art League. Currently, HCCArts and the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm are co-sponsoring “Art and Conservation: Our Hidden Treasures,” a biennial collaboration between artists and landowners to promote conservation of Hill Country natural lands, water, wildlife and plants. A call for artists is now in progress.
HCCArts supports Boerne’s Patrick Heath Public Library, which offers services for everyone in our community. From children’s reading programs and adult book discussion groups to computer classes, Spanish classes, speakers, art, live concert sand more, the library has it all, with help from the Boerne Public Library Foundation.
BUSINESS & THE ARTS
At the Hill Country Council for the Arts, we believe that business can do more than just do business. The tools in the business toolbox can affect how we think and how we act, combining cultural vitality and economic benefit to better our communities. Get down to business – and art – with our Business Committee for the Arts.