On June 8, Guide Dogs of Texas (GDTX), the only guide dog school in Texas, and Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB), the nation’s largest guide dog school headquartered in California, heralded a successful collaboration that has produced eight Texas-bred puppies. The pups will hopefully someday serve as the eyes to the world for people who are visually impaired.
Public Art San Antonio (PASA) and District 1 Councilman Diego Bernal are seeking ideas from local artist groups and collectives to activate vacant downtown spaces with light and technology-based art installations as the next phase of the popular X MARKS THE ART downtown art program. The deadline to apply is July 1. All selected ideas will be implemented beginning in August through the end of the year.
Author, song writer, and United Kingdom's Children’s Laureate (2011-2013) Julia Donaldson stopped by San Antonio Central Library on April 20, 2013 to read and sing her works. She covered a range of her books including her first song turned book, A Squish and a Squeeze, The Gruffalo, Tula The Fish Who Cried Wolf and Zog.
A lecture by Rose Williams, a Holocaust survivor and San Antonio resident, concluded the San Antonio Public Library's month-long photo exhibit, Holocaust: Learn and Remember.
The lecture took place on Holocaust Remembrance Day, also known as Yom HaShoah, on April 7, 2013. You can replay video of the event below.
The City’s Department for Culture and Creative Development (DCCD) added another site to San Antonio’s roster of public art which spans all city council districts. City Councilman David Medina hosted the unveiling and was joined by City Manager Sheryl Sculley and other City officials in lighting “Ballroom Luminoso” at the underpass of Theo/Malone and IH-35, located on the south side of District 5.