The Larry Monroe Forever Bridge

Organized by: Ave Bonar

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EVENT DATE Mar 01, 2015

THE STORY:

Larry Monroe was a beloved musicologist. Broadcasting since age 14, his radio career in Austin spanned 36 years, with such iconic programs as Blue Monday, Phil Music, and Texas Radio Live, the last still ongoing at Guero’s Oak Garden every Wednesday night from 6-8 pm.

While Larry was knowledgeable about many genres of music, his specialty was Austin and Texas singer-songwriters, and he never stopped promoting them. Larry is one of the reasons Austin is known as the Live Music Capital of the World.

When he died on January 17, 2014, Austin lost one of its most important champions for Austin and Texas musicians. He was a DJ dedicated to his listeners more than any other.

To honor his life, friends came up with ideas for ways to permanently and publicly honor Larry for his considerable contributions to Austin’s music culture. There was talk of a statue, and there was talk of a bench. In the end there will be The Larry Monroe Forever Bridge, which the Austin Arts Commission and City of Austin unanimously approved in December.

Larry’s partner, Ave Bonar, and mosaic artist Stefanie Distefano are leading a revolving team of volunteers to create ceramic tiles for a mosaic artwork to be installed on a charming little bridge located on Eastside Drive, just north of Monroe Street, between Big Stacy and Little Stacy Parks in South Austin’s Travis Heights, near where Larry once lived.

This is a community project by and for the people of Austin, and you are invited to help make the tiles and put the mosaic together. If you think you don’t know how, you’ll be in good hands. Stefanie Distefano is an excellent teacher, and being in her studio is a real treat.

Everyone who donates to The Larry Monroe Forever Bridge will be offered a tile with his or her name on it included in the mosaic. Your name on the tile will be the name you choose for the donor roll of this website.

If you prefer to mail a check, make it to “Ave Bonar” and send to Ave Bonar at P.O. Box 3223, Austin, TX  78764.

 

 

 

 

 

 

$24,938

 

125% Raised of$20,000 Goal

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  • R. R. & Cindy Rodriguez

     

  • Alise Mullins

     

  • Gretchen Gardner

    $100

  • Jesse " Guitar" Taylor

    $20

  • The Sun Radio Foundation

    $2,500

  • Alex McAlmon

    $50

  • Offline Donations

    $3,205

  • Ryan McEachern Vandivier

     

  • Suzi Stern

     

  • Shanny Lott

    $50

  • Gail Fisher and Boo Resnick

    $100

  • Jody Richardson

    $50

  • Julie Ahmad Contemporary Art

     

  • Buzz and Suzy Elkins

    $100

  • John "Mambo" Treanor

    $50

  • Floyd Domino

    $50

  • Lynne Dobson

    $100

  • Jeff Iezzi

     

  • Stephen L. Clark

    $100

  • Claudette and Hugh Lowe

    $100

  • Carla & Robert Steinbomer

    $50

  • John and Randy Huke

     

  • Susan Crews Bailey

    $50

  • Mike Buck & Eve Monsees

    $50

  • Antone's Record Shop

    $50

  • Joy & Joe Luther

     

  • Doatsy Shrake

    $50

  • Mary Patrick

    $50

  • John T. Davis

     

  • Marilyn Carter

     

  • Gretchen & Mike Hicks

     

  • David Arnsberger

     

  • Susan Holland

    $20

  • Eric and Tara Radjef

    $40

  • Hugo and Hayes

    $20

  • Margaret Shaw

    $25

  • Dave Obermann

     

  • Dave Moriaty

    $100

  • Gary Lee Zimmer

    $20

  • Beth Klehr & Bill Bryan

    $25

  • Alice Guynn

    $50

  • Brianna Whitehead

    $40

  • Steven Fromholz

    $30

  • Gwen Rice

     

  • Marshall Chapman

    $0

  • Peter and Catherine Mears

    $100

  • Cindy Walker

    $30

  • Alec Rhodes

    $100

  • Scout Stormcloud-Hook & Cass Hook

    $300

  • Kristofer Newton Schmidt

    $30

  • Hartford City High School Class of 1960

    $50

  • Richard and Susan Monsees

    $50

  • Wendy and David Todd

     

  • Ray Frushay

    $20

  • Sheri Frushay

     

  • Wayne Zinkand

    $25

  • Wayne Zinkand

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Brad Buchholz

     

  • Barbara Miller

     

  • Paula Beaird

     

  • Molly Ivins

    $20

  • Dana DeBeauvoir

    $100

  • Peter Davis & Sandy McMillan

    $50

  • Steve & Jill Oleson

    $50

  • gueros taco bar

    $100

  • Kat Edmonson

     

  • Joe Sublett

    $50

  • Karen Kalergis

    $50

  • Lynn Sue and Will Indian

     

  • Christine Albert and Chris Gage

     

  • Patricia (Fleming) Morrison

     

  • Cindy Cashdollar

    $50

  • Cash Edwards & Roger Allen Polson

    $50

  • WHCI, Hartford City High School

    $50

  • Betsy Pilkington

    $100

  • Ben Bethea

    $60

  • David McKenzie

     

  • 'Johnny Mack' McGlothlin

     

  • John Freeman

    $30

  • Ed Toutant

    $50

  • Larry Baldauf

     

  • Nan Blake & Dallas Norvell

     

  • sheila stricker

    $100

  • Jimmy Peyton

    $40

  • Donna Endres

    $50

  • Hope Munro

    $25

  • Leslie Hume, Steve Wood

     

  • Jackie Fickel

     

  • Rev Jim

    $20

  • Jodie Garrison

    $100

  • Susan Morehead

    $100

  • carol & amon burton

    $100

  • Nita Fajardo

     

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Paul Minor

    $50

  • Gretta

    $50

  • Pearl Wallis

    $50

  • Beverly Spicer

    $33.33

  • Ellington and Rockwell Snell

    $50

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Donor Comments

Ellington and Rockwell Snell

Ellington and Rockwell Snell

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Beverly Spicer

Beverly Spicer

DONATION: $33.33

May good fortune and awesome memories forever be Larry's legacy 4 years ago

Pearl Wallis

Pearl Wallis

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Gretta

Gretta

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Paul Minor

Paul Minor

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Nita Fajardo

Nita Fajardo

4 years ago

carol & amon burton

carol & amon burton

DONATION: $100

what joy larry brought us! 4 years ago

Susan Morehead

Susan Morehead

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Jodie Garrison

Jodie Garrison

DONATION: $100

For Larry, a great DJ and teacher 4 years ago

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