It is with great pleasure that we invite you to our exhibit, “Painted Churches of Texas,” at The Institute of Texan Culture, Smithsonian Affiliate, 801 E Cesar Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78205
SAVE THESE DATES – MARK YOUR CALENDAR ------November 19, 2016 through March 5, 2017
For the past few years Jane and I have been traveling the back roads and inner cities of Texas locating and photo documenting some of the famous Painted Churches of Texas. Our aim is to raise awareness and document a visual history of these intricately painted 19th century churches built by immigrants from Germany, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Austria, France and Spain. To this aim we have photographed the interiors, exteriors and collected history of more than 20 Painted Churches in Texas. Using my 60 years of photography experience with traditional photography along with new technology I have blended images with the new large scale GigaPan technology.
What is GigaPan? GigaPan Systems was founded in 2008 as a collaborative project between Carnegie Mellon University and NASA’s Ames Research Center with support from Google. The original GigaPan robotic hardware and related software were devised for NASA’s Mars Spirit and Opportunity Rovers, to capture high-definition panoramas of Mars.
We invite you to come experience a close up look at these painted treasures. Photographed digitally and with GigaPan technology experience interactive views of these beautiful Churches.
I suggest you do two things, first find and enjoy these “Texas Jewels”… secondly leave a nice donation in the cash box! Maintenance and Restoration of these fine Texas heritages is not cheap, in fact it can run in the millions very quickly. . So please help the cause.
All images on this site of Texas Painted Churches of Texas are copyrighted and may not be used with out permission.
Thanks for visiting, return soon. More to come soon.....
Jim and Jane Whitcomb
Use the controls on the left side of the image. Zoom in Pan around. Enjoy.