Grand Opening: Play @Yanaguana Garden - Stuart Allen
Stuart Allen is an artist whose work deals with fundamental elements of perception such as light, time, gravity and space. He has shown photographs, kites and sculpture in galleries and museums throughout the U.S. and abroad. His work is found in many private and public collections including the Tokyo Kite Museum, the Crocker Art Museum, the DiRosa Art Preserve, UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, and U.S. Embassy collections in Canada, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, and the Republic of Georgia. Allen has completed permanent public art commissions for the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, Canada and the Police Headquarters building in Davis, CA. His work has been published in a variety of books and journals including: Picturing California’s Other Landscape: the Great Central Valley, Terra Nova: Nature and Culture, You Are Here: the Journal of Creative Geography, Zyzzyva and Artweek. Allen has lectured or served as a visiting artist at many fine institutions including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Weisman Art Museum, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and a number of university art departments nationwide. Allen studied architecture at Kansas University and graduated from the photography and video department of the Kansas City Art Institute in 1994. He lives in San Antonio, Texas with his wife Kelly Lyons, their daughter Aidan and son Vincent. Allen is represented by the following galleries: PDNB, Dallas, TX; JayJay, Sacramento, CA; Jan Manton Art, Brisbane, Australia; Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO.
Stuart Allen, artist, photographer, sculptor, public art, kite, kite maker, art consultant, Jayjay, haw contemporary, pdnb gallery, science and art
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Grand Opening: Play @Yanaguana Garden

Grand Opening: Play @Yanaguana Garden


PLAY is a series of 6 new public art projects for Yanaguana Garden at HemisfairPark, downtown San Antonio, TX. Artists include: Alex Rubio, Karen MahaffyJennifer Khoshbin, Joey Fauerso, Justin Boyd and Stuart Allen. The series was curated and project managed by lead artist Stuart Allen.

Visit the PLAY at Hemisfair website for more information: CLICK HERE

Collection of the City of San Antonio, commissioned through Public Art San Antonio.


Friday, October 2, 2015, 6 pm – midnight

Join us as we ring in First Friday at Yanaguana Garden. Enjoy a family-friendly night out in the park with live music, then swing by a food truck for a bite to eat and a beer tasting.

Saturday, October 3, 2015, 10 am – 6 pm

The official ribbon cutting for the park happens at 10 AM, but there will be playful activities all day long. In addition to all of the climbing, splashing, and digging in Yanaguana Garden, you’ll also be able to enjoy music and programming for the whole family.

Sunday, October 4, 2015, 10am – 4pm

All six PLAY artists will be on site leading creative activities for kids of all ages. There will also bee food and fitness demonstrations all day. Join us for family friendly workshops: mural painting (Alex Rubio), kite making (Stuart Allen), constellations and star charts (Joey Fauerso), live music and improvisation (Jennifer Khoshbin), active listening sessions (Justin Boyd), and shadow tracing (Karen Mahaffy).


434 South Alamo Street
San Antonio TX