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Bolsa Restaurant manager, Chris Jeffers, tapped to head up statue project

April 2, 2009

(Chris Jeffers, second from Right)

Chris Jeffers, manager of the award winning Bolsa restaurant on Davis Street, has recently signed on to head up the Stevie Ray Vaughan statue project. We’re very excited to have his leadership, and energy on the team.


Update on model: Lettering complete

April 2, 2009

Here’s a movie file showing the latest updates from the modeling of the letters. The SRV figure is in the works currently:

The Sculptor and Initial Renderings

April 1, 2009

The Stevie Ray Vaughan statue was commissioned by Austin artist and sculptor, Victor L. Rangel. Victor grew up in Fort Worth, raised a family in Dallas, and now resides in Austin heading the graphic design firm Rangel Brothers. 

Below are Victor’s initial renderings:

Right Side View of SRV Statue

Left Side View of SRV Statue

The Memorial

April 1, 2009

This site is setup to provide information on the effort to erect a memorial statue to Stevie Ray Vaughan in Lake Cliff Park. Lake Cliff is located in the Oak Cliff  region of Dallas, and directly across the street from Methodist Hospital, the birthplace of Vaughan. 

Stephen “Stevie” Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990) was a blues musician who is regularly ranked among the Greatest Guitarists of All Time. His influential style has spawned many imitators, and his music is known the  world around. In his lifetime, Stevie performed with such legendary artists as James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, and David Bowie. 

The area Stevie was raised, Oak Cliff, is also known for another well-regarded blues musician, T-Bone Walker. T-Bone is considered the father of Electric Guitar Blues, and Stevie regularly cited him as an influence.  

More details soon…