SAY Sí is opening a new exhibition, and it has an unusual theme. First, to be sure you remember SAY Sí, here’s what they do:
“We’re a youth arts and education program for high school and middle school students that challenges those students to grow professionally and artistically," said Stephan Guzman, who manages communications there.
As to how they help them grow, Guzman said one of the ways is to challenge them to create art around a central theme.
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Three times a year Artpace invites an artist from Texas, another from the rest of the United States, and another from somewhere in the world to live at Artpace for two months and create.
With the spring residency program nearly through, I caught up with one of their artists, Margaret Meehan, to see what she’s creating. First I asked her what the residency program is like, from an artist's standpoint.
“It’s like a really lovely boot camp!” she laughed.
What Meehan is creating has a theme: Women in War.
A new exhibit at the McNay Art Museum Stieren Center got my attention. I found works large enough to nearly cover the walls, colorful enough to enliven my senses, and detailed enough that I really felt like I’d seen a lot. I also found Chief Curator Rene Barilleaux to describe the exhibit, which is called Beauty Reigns.
If you’ve been to a pair of local medical facilities recently, you might be surprised by the art you see there. The concept is called "healing arts." I spoke to Mark Webb, a senior vice president with University Health System to find out how it works.
"There is science and data behind arts and the healing process," Webb said. “How it reduces anxiety of patients and how it speeds with the healing process because it’s calming.”
One of the masters of the 19th and 20th centuries, Henri Matisse, will be all over San Antonio this week.
He is on full display at the San Antonio Museum of Art in an exhibit called "Matisse: Life in Color" that started Saturday. Lasting until September 7, the exhibit draws from the extensive and unique works of the Cone collection at the Baltimore Museum of Art.