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QUE PASA 2018 COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

 

Calling all community members, art enthusiasts, artists, San Antonio transplants, and natives!  Find out what’s happening with public art!


Join Public Art San Antonio (PASA) for community events that introduce and collect your input for future public art opportunities throughout the city. Come learn more about #publicartsanantonio and its journey to place #arteverywhere.

Events are designed to be fun and informative. PASA will give a short overview of our program, then invite participants to visit multiple interactive stations where they can map cultural assets + describe their community, respond to + prioritize project opportunities for their district, experience the ‘reaction lab’, visit an exhibit of San Antonio-based public artists in the Art//Craft mobile gallery, learn about the San Antonio T, a public art garden and movable art initiative designed to connect all of San Antonio, and more.


Free and open to the public. Enjoy refreshments and an evening of public art!

 

Monday July 9th 6:30-8:30pm at Cuellar Community Center

Wednesday July 11th 6:00-8:00pm at the Guadalupe Theater

Tuesday July 17th 6:30-8:30pm at the South Side Lions Park Center

Thursday July 19th 6:00-8:00pm at St. Ann's Parish Center

Saturday July 21st 2:00-4:00pm at Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center

Wednesday July 25th 6:00-8:00pm at Tool Yard

 

EAST POINT PUBLIC ART RESIDENCY

East Point Public Art Residency
Curtis Braziel , Junye Butler, Mary Elizabeth Cantu, Francisco Cortes, Jennifer Edmonds-Jones, Daniel Eime, Olivia Hinojosa, Sam Lerma, Los Dos, Luminaria, Iker Muro, Matthew Rushing, Gabriela Santiago, Scotch!, Francisco Tavira, and more.

From 2016 to 2018 Public Art San Antonio’s East Point Public Art Residencies program, engaged more than 20 artists to produce community-driven public art for the Eastside Promise Zone. Working in spaces throughout the eastside and the urban core – from city streets, buildings, and parks to public schools and art spaces – Public Art San Antonio worked with numerous partners to create art experiences, events, and public art installations that fostered community pride, catalyzed creative thinking, and educated youth, residents, and stakeholders in the role of arts as a platform for community expression and transformation.

RESIDENCIES:
Luminaria Contemporary Art Festival (August-November 2016)
• Located within the Eastside Promise Zone, Luminaria activated public spaces and cultural institutions with a weekend of free and affordable performance, creative programs, and art interventions. 
• For the East Point Public Art Residency, three artists created legacy murals along Cherry and Nolan Streets and produced educational materials to support youth and family engagement with the artworks.

Mary Elizabeth Cantu (March 2017- March 2018)
• The program engaged elementary, middle and high school students in multidisciplinary creative initiatives and developed long term public art experiences for each campus.
• Program artists and educators led students in the creation of art and discussions of the history, culture, and future visions for their community. 
• The program reached hundreds of students and families, and:
  • introduced students to artists including performers from Alvin Ailey Dance Company
  • facilitated opportunities for kids to attend cultural events and show their work in a professional gallery, major arts festival, and other venues around the city
  • infused campuses with creativity through installations like an artistic time capsule, a permanent art gallery, and Art//Craft, a mobile gallery and cultural space

Sam Lerma (March 2017-March 2018)
Documenting the entire initiative was filmmaker Sam Lerma, who captured the process in a 30-minute documentary and web-series about arts, education, and community in the Eastside Promise Zone that debuted at Luminaria Contemporary Art Festival in 2017. It can be viewed online here.

PASA, a division of the City of San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture, recognizes our partners:
City of San Antonio Office of Eastpoint, the United Way of Bexar County, San Antonio: Eastside Choice, and the SAISD Foundation. The East Point Public Art Residency Program was supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.


 

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018