My Brother Cletus Painting

A little bit before Christmas, I saw a Facebook post from St. Mary’s University announcing that Brother Cletus would be closing his art gallery. He would gradually be cutting his hours until shuttering it all together. He will finally retire from almost forty years of operating the St. Mary’s University Art Center. My first reaction was, “Wait, what? He can’t retire! I don’t have my Brother Cletus yet!” I wasn’t aware of his work until I moved to San Antonio and noticed these beautiful paintings in bright and vivid colors. They were pieces depicting our Missions, the River Walk and … [Read more...]

Luminaria in Pictures

I attended the 5th annual Luminaria this weekend after it had moved from the regularly scheduled date back in March. (Click for original post LUMINARIA-AGIFTTOOURCITY ) San Antonio came out and made it a record setting crowd of over 315,000. If the crowd grows much bigger, I hope they consider expanding it beyond the HemisFair Park footprint. Everyone seemed to have a great time and enjoyed all that is unique that this night has to offer.  Art in the form of light is beautiful indeed! Here  are some pictures from the evening. My husband took most of them. I never realized how hard it is to … [Read more...]

Luminaria is a Gift to our City

  Luminaria is coming. And I couldn't be happier. The event started five years ago and is modeled after Paris’ Nuit Blanche which showcases art in the theme of light. Our former Mayor Phi Hardberger envisioned San Antonio having its own showcase of light and art and each year has been bigger and better than the previous one. A free and family-friendly outdoor event, Luminaria showcases the city's unique cultural mix of over 150 artists' work in six different artistic disciplines: music, dance, film, literary arts, theater and visual arts. Luminaria hopes to inspire those in … [Read more...]

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