Artpace San Antonio is a nonprofit residency program which supports regional, national, and international artists in the creation of new art. As a catalyst for artistic expression, we engage local communities with global art practices and experiences.
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In this installment of “7 Questions With…” ceramic artist Michael Guerra Foerster shares what he loves about working with clay, the best piece of advice he’s received, and his most loved emoji.
His exhibit, Every Time We Say Goodbye, will be on exhibit at Artpace San Antonio May 19 – Sep 04, 2022. Filmed at the Joske Pavilion at Brackenridge Park. Learn more about Michael at https://events.getcreativesanantonio.com/artist/michael-foerster/
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Thank you CreativeMornings/SanAntonio for hosting this month’s talk at Artpace San Antonio earlier today. This month’s theme was .
Visual journalist and photographer Josie Norris was the featured speaker and shared their photo project that centers on identity and belonging, two very important industry topics. Thanks again, CreativeMornings. Can’t wait for next month’s talk!
Congratulations to artists Yanira Collado, Troy Simmons and Frances Trombly, who will head out to San Antonio for Home + Away Artpace San Antonio! The group will complete a 5-weeks residency in San Antonio with access to a workshop equipped with wood, metal, and computer facilities, and studio visits with art leaders, local artists, and curators.
Learn more about the residency and the artists: https://oolitearts.org/homeandaway/
Artpace San Antonio opens its Spring 2022 International Artists-in-Residency exhibition today with a chance to hear from the artists and curator at 6:30 p.m.
Save The Date! ⭐️
First Friday, April 1st stop by the old Terminal 136 gallery space for this show!
Sarah Fox’s and Lisette Chavez’s artwork was funded by Individual Artist Grants through Get Creative SA!
Most (but not all) of the artwork that will be featured in this exhibition was intended for the “8 CREATE” show at the McNay.
Many of the artists have changed & adapted the work to fit the new space and context.
The artists would like to thank everyone that helped them make this happen to get everyone’s work seen such as Arts & Culture, City of San Antonio, Artpace San Antonio and more.
Please plan to join them on this special evening!
Five tear-stained tissues, their blots carefully outlined in embroidery thread, comprise Erika DeFreitas’ “and every tear is from the other.” This series was exhibited as part of the Blackwood’s 2017 exhibition “The Sustenance Rite,” curated by Lauren Fournier for the program “Take Care, Circuit 3: Infrastructures and Aesthetics of Mutual Aid.” The "Sustenance Rite” brought together artists whose work explores the precariousness of health, wellness, and survival under late-capitalist and neocolonial conditions. Responding from q***r, BIPOC, and intersectional feminist perspectives, their works engaged rituals to repair, sustain, and care for the wellbeing of oneself and others.
With “and every tear is from the other,” DeFreitas contributes a mediation on crying. The fleeting effects of crying are memorialized by delicate and laborious maneuvers with needle and thread. DeFreitas recognizes both the sadness that crying expresses and its cathartic effect, a potential that is shared with the act of sewing. Placed in a gallery, the tissues are inscribed with distance from the actual event of crying. Throughout her practice, DeFreitas considers presence and absence, objects, memory, and loss that describe our interpersonal relationships; “and every tear is from the other” continues this, gesturing tentatively to communal healing between people connected by tears.
DeFreitas’ 2020 video “something else is happening” is currently exhibited as part of “Mystic Toolkit,” a show that explores routines of coping and care and their shifting significance in the pandemic context. On view until May 1st, “Mystic Toolkit” is curated by Anaïs Castro for Artpace San Antonio. Visit their website for a virtual tour of the exhibition!
1) Erika DeFreitas, and every tear is from the other, 2014. Courtesy the artist.
2) Mystic Toolkit (installation view) at Artpace San Antonio, 2022. Photo: artpace.org.
[Image descriptions: (1) Teardrops embroidered on a white tissue laid flat against a white ground; a needle and thread are to its left; (2) An installation view of the exhibtion “Mystic Toolkit” at Artpace San Antonio.
💘Unique suggestions for ways to celebrate Valentine's Day in San Antonio, including a fun Valentine's Pop-up Market at Artpace San Antonio tomorrow!💖
Talk about a 2022 glow-up! Artpace San Antonio has a BRAND NEW WEBSITE. ✨ It was an absolute pleasure working with the team at Artpace, and we couldn't be more proud of presenting the outcome of this project.
Check out their new website here! www.artpace.org
Artpace San Antonio's Main Space exhibition this year features local artist and recipient of our 2022 Individual Artist Grant, Sabra Booth. Booth’s studio practice offers interpretative observations of nature while addressing complex ecological issues, and Snow Shadows further explores this interest.
➡Exhibition on View: January 20–May 8, 2022
➡Artist Talk with Sabra Booth: Thursday, February 10, 6–8pm
Happy Holidays Everyone! We wanted to share an awesome video of our Holiday Faux Fur Party co-hosted with San Antonio Young Professionals - SAYP! We had a fantastic time admiring the work of Artpace San Antonio and networking with all of the future professional leaders of San Antonio. We hope to see you in the New Year at our upcoming events, check out our event page for more info on future events https://www.ycran.org/events
Video Credits - 🔴Benjamin Sanders🔴