Secrets Behind the Making of the Equestrian Monument

October 21, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
325 North Kansas Street, El Paso, TX 79901

Event Days:
Hotel Indigo (Patio)
Free; RSVP required
Contact Name:
Holly Cobb
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Discussion about bronze casting and El Paso monuments.

El Paso International Airport’s Equestrian Monument is the largest mounted horseman in the world, taking more than 10 years for sculptor John Houser to breathe life into the 36-foot cast bronze. This session will share the lengths to which John and Ethan Houser went to fully comprehend their subject and the tedious process of enlarging horse and rider to a colossal scale. Led by art historian Adair Margo, with Ethan Houser, apprentice to his father, and Jody Schwartz, photographer, who will discuss the trials and tribulations of classical bronze casting, and the reasons Tom Lea esteemed and heartily endorsed John Houser’s point of view as a practicing sculptor. Includes beautiful commemorative booklet using Houser’s words about creating the monument.

Includes hors ‘d’oeuvres and no-host cocktails, and baile folklorico performance.

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