The Artpace Blog

29
Jun

Milagros de la Torre: Systems and Constellations

Spring 2020 Artpace resident Milagros de la Torre is a New York-based artist who primarily works with photography. Her work examines the photographic processes used throughout history that reveal hidden and often dark sociopolitical implications.  In this activity, you will create your own facial constellation.    Materials  A black and white photograph of yourself   Transparent paper (tracing […]

24
Jun

San Antonio Express-News: Fiery installation by Carlos Castro Arias turns up the heat in Artpace gallery in San Antonio

Every so often, Artpace building manager Charlie Kitchen heads upstairs and sets a couple of works of art on fire. It’s nothing personal. Flames are key elements in “The Witness” and “Body,” two pieces in Carlos Castro Arias’ religion-themed exhibit “I came to set the world on fire, and I wish it were already kindled […]

22
Jun

Leigh Anne Lester: Composite Floral Drawings 

Spring 2013 Window Works artist Leigh Anne Lester is a San Antonio-based artist who creates mixed-media versions of amalgamate plant species. Her work merges prehistoric ferns with backyard weeds to create specimens that resemble 18th century botanical illustrations.    In this activity, you will use multiple botanical illustrations to create a contour (an outline) drawing of a hybrid plant.   Materials  Printouts or […]

15
Jun

Tony Feher: Blue Painter’s Tape  

Tony Feher, 2012 Hudson Showroom artist, took advantage of everyday objects. He altered the ordinary to create inventive pieces of artwork.   In this activity, you will use tape to create a translucent window mural.  Materials  A window (any size!)  Tape (masking, painter’s, and transparent tape work best)  Scissors   Paper (notebook paper works)  Writing utensils (markers, pencils)    Instructions  Pick a window in your […]