Hill Country Council for the Arts is a resource for the arts, artists, arts organizations, and supporters of the arts in the Texas Hill Country.
Presenting concerts featuring internationally acclaimed artists and educating through student outreach, Boerne Performing Arts is an autonomously functioning committee of the Hill Country Council for the Arts. HCCArts also actively promotes the productions of Boerne Community Theatre, S.T.A.G.E. Krause House Theater and Boerne Independent School District’s Fine Arts Department.
In 2011, the city of Boerne approved a Public Art Resolution in support of HCCArts’ Public Art Master Plan to bring public art to the gateways and cityscape of Boerne andKendall County. “Father Gander,” a bronze sculpture by Larry Stevens in River Road Park, was the first piece. HCCArts workedwith the city of Boerne and Texas Treasures Fine Art Gallery to purchase Erik Christianson’s life-size bronze sculpture, “Wild Bill Hickok”, now installed at Main Plaza.
Research shows that students who participate in the fine arts are more accomplished academically and lead more well-rounded and self-disciplined lives. HCCArts supports the The Boerne Independent School District Fine Arts Department’s theater, music, dance and visual arts programs.
Painting, sculpture and photography are among the broad range of visual arts HCCArts supports as essential to the quality of community life. The Hill Country is blessed with flourishing art galleries and artists’ groups, including the 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.
HCCArts supports Boerne’s Patrick Heath Public Library, which offers services from children’s reading programs and adult book discussion groups to computer classes, Spanish classes, speakers, art, live concertsand morewith help from the Boerne Public Library Foundation.
BUSINESS & THE ARTS
HCCArts believes that business can do more than just do business. The tools in the business toolbox can combine cultural vitality and economic benefit to better our communities. Get down to business – and art – with Business Committee for the Arts.