I-10 Sculpture Garden Gets 3 Million in Art
David Broussard will be joining two other professional American sculptors, Beverly Paddleford and Max Greiner, Jr. of Kerrville, TX by donating his artwork to the sculpture park, located in the Texas Hill Country.
[USPRwire, Thu Apr 01 2010] Three million dollars worth of monumental sculptures have been donated to The Coming King Foundation for display at a 23 acre Sculpture Prayer Garden on Interstate 10 in Kerrville, TX. The non-profit Christian arts foundation announced this week that Dallas, TX sculptor, David Broussard will be joining two other professional American sculptors, Beverly Paddleford of Lander, WY and Max Greiner, Jr. of Kerrville, TX by donating his work to the sculpture park, located in the Texas Hill Country.
Broussard uses carbon steel and heat from his blow torch to construct colorful, contemporary sculptures, while Paddleford and Greiner carve their realistic originals out of clay or wax, which is later cast into bronze. Together, the three artists are giving more than a dozen monumental sculptures to the Christ-honoring garden. In addition to the art, two million dollars in donations have already been spent on the world-class garden park. However, two to three million dollars are still needed to complete the entire Sculpture Prayer Garden, which is being built without debt from the donations of Christians across America.
In December of 2008, construction on the spiritual Garden was halted for 15 months due to a lawsuit filed by neighbors, who sought to stop the largest sculpture, a 77’7” contemporary cross, from being erected. However, on March 1, 2010 Judge Keith Williams of the 216th District Court in Texas approved a Settlement Agreement, which allowed the Christian arts ministry to raise “The Empty Cross”, a two million dollar, 70 ton, Cor-tin steel, sculpture.
The seven story, symbolic cross sculpture, when erected on a 1,930’ hill, is destined to become a national landmark. It will be seen by travelers on the transcontinental interstate highway, which links Florida and California. The sculpture park is located approximately halfway between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The Texas garden is also at the same latitude as Israel and looks like the Holy Land. “Pilgrims” from across the USA and world are expected to visit the free spiritual garden when finished. According to Greiner, the organization’s founder and current President: “This garden will be a great spiritual blessing to all, and a financial blessing to the local area. We expect it will become one of the top free tourist attractions in Texas when opened to the public.”
The Kerrville Sculpture Prayer Garden is the “prototype” for other evangelical Christian gardens that will be built across the USA and world for the glory of God. The Christ-honoring artwork in the garden will be diverse, as more Christian artists are invited to donate their sculptures. The second garden is being built now at Christian Family Church in Owatonna, MN on Interstate 35, just south of Minneapolis.
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About The Artists:
David Broussard, www.JeweledSteel.com, began his professional art business, “Jeweled Steel”, in May of 2000, when the artist learned how to turn carbon steel into colorful sculptures using a blowtorch. Beverly Paddleford, www.HopeMonument.com, owns Eagle Bronze in Lander, WY, one of the largest art foundries in the world, with her husband, Monte. The Paddlefords donated all their profits to create “The Empty Cross” sculpture. Beverly has done many different commissions, from the Governors residence in Wyoming, the front of the Cabela’s in South Dakota to the ground of Oral Roberts University.
Max Greiner, Jr., www.MaxGreineArt.com, started his professional fine art business in 1978, with his wife, Sherry and is the “visionary” behind the project. The work of these artists is collected in all 50 states and around the world. It is in the collections of President George W. Bush, the late Pope John Paul, Governor Mike Huckabee, movie, TV, sports and music stars.
To learn more about TCKF, the Kerrville Cross and the Prayer Garden or to donate to TCKF, visit their website at: http://www.TheComingKingFoundation.org or call (830) 367-7706.
Max Greiner Jr.
The Coming King Foundation
P.O. Box 290555
Kerrville, TX 78029-0555