The Artpace Blog

19
Oct

Artpace Teen Council: Murals on the West Side

This year, Teen Council members will research and write an Artpace blog entry about the innovative art and artists that make up the thriving San Antonio community. Murals on the West Side by Eva Rangel In the part of town that I live in, the houses are homogenous, and the streets are bland. Nothing ever […]

5
Oct

David Benjamin Sherry: Earth Changes

Using tape and chalk to compose an abstracted landscape, you will create a geometric chalk mural inspired by David Benjamin Sherry’s exhibition, Earth Changes. MATERIALS Family A variety of sidewalk chalk or pastels Blue painter’s tape INSTRUCTIONS 1. GO OUTSIDE! Decide on a clean, flat sidewalk area or driveway to act as your canvas. 2. […]

4
Aug

Más Rudas: Brown Style

Más Rudas is a Chicana art collective based in San Antonio, TX. The group is comprised of four artists: painter Ruth Buentello, textile artist Sarah Casillo, filmmaker Kristen Gamez; and photographer Mari Hernandez. The artists utilize their individual practices to create multi-media installations that showcase their bicultural experiences. In this activity, you will create a […]

28
Jul

Lordy Rodriguez: Maps to Abstraction

Summer 2001 Artpace resident Lordy Rodriguez modifies existing maps to create abstract compositions that turn familiar areas into mystical and imaginary places. In this activity, you will create an abstract work of art from topographic maps of cities, national parks, and landmarks. Materials Images of topographic maps (this can be a map of anywhere— San […]