Downtown San Antonio hotel hosts exhibition inspired by classic film

Artist Miles Glynn will present "Giants", an exhibit of his original works that are based upon characters in the 1956 movie "Giant". (Courtesy Miles Glynn)
Artist Miles Glynn will present "Giants", an exhibit of his original works that are based upon characters in the 1956 movie "Giant". (Courtesy Miles Glynn)

Artist Miles Glynn will present "Giants", an exhibit of his original works that are based upon characters in the 1956 movie "Giant". (Courtesy Miles Glynn)

The St. Anthony Hotel, located at 300 E. Travis St., will be hosting an art exhibit featuring works inspired by "Giant", a 1956 Western drama.

An opening reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 30. The exhibit will be on display through the end of this year.

The collection, called “Giants”, is made up of 14 pieces by American mixed-media artist Miles Glynn that are inspired by the characters both in front of the camera and off-screen, a news release stated.

According to the release, Glynn lives and works in Bozeman, Montana. He grew up the son of a U.S. Army photojournalist, and his father’s influence taught him to see life in frames and compositions.

The release stated that Glynn’s upbringing also sparked an affinity for going to great lengths to create intriguing imagery that tells compelling stories.



For this show, he combined materials such as diamond dust suspended in resin with a palette to express the personalities and activities of the actors while on set filming the 1956 movie near Marfa, Texas. Rock Hudson, James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor headed the all-star "Giant" cast.

“One thing that developed organically in this show, and not really intentionally, is that the majority of the imagery is of behind-the-scenes and/or promotional material, and not direct scenes from the movie,” Glynn said in the release. “This movie, in particular, had a huge amount of behind-the-scenes photos taken, and those are the ones I've gravitated toward for this show.”

The “Giants” exhibit is part of the St. Anthony Hotel’s ongoing dedication to celebrating original and striking works of art throughout the property, according to the release.

All works are available to view at the hotel or by requesting a catalog by emailing [email protected].

By Edmond Ortiz
Edmond joined Community Impact as a reporter in August 2021, helping to launch new editions in the San Antonio market. Edmond covers various beats in the North San Antonio coverage area. He previously was the main reporter for Local Community News, covering several areas in and around San Antonio, first as a freelancer and then staff member. Prior to that, Edmond was a community news reporter for Prime Time Newspapers and the San Antonio Express-News, including editing two community weeklies. He's a San Antonio native, and studied mass communications at San Antonio College and Texas State University.