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2015-05-14

Stone sculpture exhibit at Schreiner Mansion

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Staffers with the Schreiner Mansion Historic Site and Education Center will host an exhibit of stone sculpture by local stone carver Dean Reganess during May. Fifteen of his sculptures will be displayed on the second floor of the mansion now through Saturday, May 30. At present, no elevator service is available to the second floor.
Reganess will also teach two sessions of Saturday afternoon classes for 8- to 12-year-olds and adults. The free classes, which will be held from 1 to 3 pm, Saturday, May 16 and May 30, are limited to 10 participants, and will be held in the courtyard behind the mansion. To register for the classes, contact Stacey Lewis, director of the Schreiner Mansion, at 830-890-5886 or email mansion@schreiner.edu.
A third-generation stone carver, Reganess grew up in rural Michigan. He owns and operates Carver Road, a Kerrville-based stone carving, sculpture and fine stone masonry company, which offers custom designing, and original, one-of-a-kind artwork. Carver Road has a page on Facebook with photos of some of its creations.
Working with others in the Kerrville area, Reganess hopes to start a revival of old-world artisan skills through the creation of a free school here.
Once the home of Charles Schreiner, the Hill Country rancher and businessman who founded Schreiner Institute in 1923, the Schreiner Mansion was donated to the university in 2009 by the Hill Country Preservation Society. It is used for university programs and available for community activities.
The mansion, located at 226 Earl Garrett Street, in downtown Kerrville, is open to visitors from 11 am to 4 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. To schedule a tour or for general inquires, call 830-896-8633.