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Department of Arts & Culture Celebrates Three of San Antonio’s Largest Marches with ‘United We Are One’ Exhibit

Posted 240 days ago ago by Javier Flores (Arts)

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Javier Flores, Department of Arts & Culture
210-207-6960, javier.flores@sanantonio.gov

 

Department of Arts & Culture Celebrates Three of San Antonio’s Largest Marches with ‘United We Are One’ Exhibit

 

SAN ANTONIO (January 23, 2017) – The City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture presents “United We Are One,” an exhibit that celebrates how San Antonians have come together in the name of equality through three of the city’s largest marches – the Martin Luther King, Jr. march, the Cesar Chavez march, and the International Women’s Day march. 

“This exhibit not only celebrates the arts in our city, but also commemorates San Antonio’s unique role in our nation’s struggle for equality,” Mayor Ivy R. Taylor said. “Each of our city’s marches brings our citizens together to promote equality and encourages service to each other and the community.” 

“United We Are One” features 121 individual artworks by San Antonio artists, and is curated in part by Xavier Gilmore with the San Antonio Ethnic Arts Society and Sarah Castillo of Lady Base Gallery. Part of the individual artworks is a collection of 69 photos of the local Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cesar Chavez marches taken by City of San Antonio photographer Fred Gonzales. 

Participating artists for this exhibit include: Kim Bishop, Joe De La Cruz, Barbara Felix, Anel Flores, Glen Franklin “Frank,” Fred Gonzalez, Suzy Gonzalez, Kimberly Hopkins, Julia Barbosa Landois, Antonia Celeste Padilla, Howard Rhoder, SaySi, and Aaron Tolbert. 

The exhibit, which opened on January 19, runs through Friday, March 31, 2017 and is free and open to the public at the Plaza de Armas Gallery, 115 Plaza de Armas, in downtown. The gallery is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Department of Arts & Culture will host a series of events through March to accompany the exhibit. These events, all to be held at the Plaza de Armas Gallery, include: 

Dream Speak: Poets Speaking the Dream
January 26, 2017 (6-9 p.m.)

Experience the emotion, truth, and beauty of poetry with a purpose with Andrea Vocab Anderson, Darell Pittman and regional African American poets. Free. 

Screening of “And You Don’t Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop”
February 2, 2017 (6-9 p.m.)

Enjoy a screening of the VH1 documentary, “And You Don’t Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop,” exploring the development of hip-hop culture from its inception to its continuing evolution. The evening includes performances by DJ JJ Lopez and The Foreign Arm. Free.

Lunch & Learn: Artists of Color
February 17, 2017 (Noon-1 p.m.)

Veronique LeMelle, Artpace Executive Director, moderates this panel discussion on cultural diversity in the operations/decision making at museums, galleries and cultural institutions. $5 for box lunch.

Lunch & Learn: Women in the Arts
March 31, 2017 (Noon-1 p.m.)

Sarah Castillo of Lady Base Gallery will lead a discussion with female artists about cultural diversity in the operations/decision making at museums, galleries, and cultural institutions, and within exhibits. $5 for box lunch.

More information is available at GetCreativeSanAntonio.com.

 

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