Penelope Boyer

San Antonio, TX

Penelope (Penny) Boyer is an artist/author/arts advocate with over 30 years local/national/international arts management, direction and vision experience having worked at the NEA (National Endowment for the Arts), NAAO (National Association of Artists' Organizations) & TCG (Theatre Communications) before being based in San Antonio, TX where she’s been immersed in community-based arts organizing since 1993. For 15 years she worked with Land Heritage Institute, 1200 acres under development as a land museum--from 2009-2017 as LHI Art-Sci Projects Director (artist commissions & biennial symposia). She’s queerated several shows for the Esperanza Center; conceived & conducted the 3-year East Theo Street Project: A Neighborhood with a Mission (artists collaborated with residents on front-yard installations based on oral histories around Mission Concepcion), South Presa Pocket Park/Public Art Project, SPARTS: Southtown Supports the Arts, HACER:South cultural arts calendar. A certified Master Naturalist, she has a PhD from the European Graduate School (EGS). Her book, My Great High-Roofed House: Homer’s Penelope, was published by Atropos Press in 2012. In 2017, she co-produced LA MONARCA: the world's first Solar Mural installation with EPIcenter and Land Art Generator Initiative. In 2019-20, she produced both the world's first wall-mounted Solar Mural artwork with the Esperanza Peace and Social Justice Center and the world's first roof-mounted Solar Mural installation with LISC-San Antonio, the Ella Austin Community Center and support from the National Endowment for the Arts.