BrightStar Care of Austin Donates Artwork to Celebrate McKetta’s 103rd Birthday

Today the Texas chemical engineering namesake turns 103. To celebrate, the president of BrightStar Care of Austin and local artist, George Sanchez, made a special gift to the department. Drawing on his artistic talents, George designed and sculpted a bronze bust of Dr. McKetta. The artist was inspired by the friendship that developed between Dr. McKetta and his caretaker, Mark Radosavljevic. Having met and spent time with Dr. McKetta, George thought the artwork would be “a great way to pay tribute to a man who has given so much to the world and to UT.”


This one-of-a-kind artwork will be installed and on display in the Texas ChE lobby.

Thank you to BrightStar Care of Austin and President George Sanchez for this incredible gift.

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