San Antonio Art Walk

By Mary Jane Miller

Comprehend the value of art and where it comes from. Without art in the world we would have so much less to nourish our soul: all the cans at the super market would be the same, textiles aspire to beige, gray and black, square boring buildings with no life or light inside, furniture which is practical with no clever design. Music, dance, videos, food, shoes, hairstyles, plastic buckets, gas tanks, cars and the garden maceta, all these things take time to design and create. Where you are at the moment- look around and ask yourself where the creative impulse came from to make the many belongings surrounding you. Some artists can tell you about their work even though it most often speaks for itself. The viewer says, “I like it” or “I don’t.” But better still! Meeting the artist, seeing their space and perhaps asking a question about the technique, their inspiration, how much time, the cost or simply why do they do what they do? The open studio art walk in Colonia San Antonio is designed to help bridge the gap between making art and knowing more about the maker. We have a diverse number of artists this year, in a wide array of mediums and images.

San Antonio Art Walk
Sat & Sun, Nov 9 & 10, 12-5pm
San Antonio neighborhood
Maps available at:
Lavinia’s Framing (Refugio Sur 35, Col. San Antonio)
Photo/Graphic Galería (inside the patio of the China Palace Restaurant, Mesones 57 int. B.)

We are on our seventh of this bi-annual event and we promise to enhance the experience again in November. You will see paintings in oil, acrylic, marble dust and egg tempera. Sculptural works in wood, ceramic, metal and found objects, lettering, photography, collage, drawing, art jewelry and clothing design. We have artists who create the wild and unexpected, figurative works, and a feast of beauty which should not be missed. Take time this year to be associated with these extraordinary artists who dedicate their lives to making the world a more interesting and beautiful place for everyone. They invite you into their studios for two days only; to explore the world in which they create, enjoy a beverage and snack and meander along our cobblestone streets. If you have missed it in the past, don’t miss it this time! Maps are available at Lavinia’s Framing, Refugio Sur 35 in Colonia San Antonio, and Photo/Graphic Galería inside the patio of the China Palace Restaurant Mesones 57, interior B. Also on the inside page of Que Pasa of this issue.

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