Spare Parts

Chris Castillo

When the legislature chopped $5 billion out of the school budgets in 2011, it had an unexpected result here in San Antonio. An organization was created called Spare Parts . "It was pretty painful, the cuts in education," said Mary Elizabeth Cantu, founder of Spare Parts. So her organization tried to provide some of what the budget no longer did, art supplies. "By sustaining arts in our schools and supporting our youth in the arts, we are building artists, we are creating patrons and thespians...