Austin may be known for its music scene, and staying weird, but San Antonio is the city for colorful and lively arts. Now, a group of San Antonio artists are creating their own ACL: Audacious City Limits Redux, to benefit Planned Parenthood. The opening reception takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at ArtSA Gallery.
Inspired by political attacks against women’s health care, Art SA Gallery’s Darryl Mix has selected a diverse group of artists for the multi-media benefit exhibit that will run through November 22. According to Mix, this show is truly an audacious one. “Each artist’s creative intent is influenced by dare deviltry, hardihood, pluckiness, mettle or intrepidity."
Artists from throughout the state have partnered with Planned Parenthood with benefit art shows since 2004. “As health care delivery becomes more challenging, the support from the artistic community is greatly appreciated,” said Kathy Armstrong, a Planned Parenthood board member and respected arts curator.
Proceeds from Audacious City Limits Redux will help Planned Parenthood to provide South Texas women --and men-- with high value health care such as life-saving cervical cancer screening and treatment, birth control, Pap and breast exams and STD testing and prevention.
Artists contributing socially provocative pieces for Audacious City Limits Redux include Daniel Armstrong, Mike Breidenbach, Daphid, Darren Dirk, Robert Dix, Mira Hnatyshyn-Hudson, Amy Jones, Laura Garcia Jones, Diana Kersey, Matthew McCoy, James Miller, Lenise Perez, Kari Roberts-Sackmann, Daniel Saldana, Justin Schneider, Katy Silva and Debra Sugarman.
About Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood provides a full-range of comprehensive reproductive health services including Pap tests that screen for cervical cancer, follow-up care and treatment for abnormal Pap tests, clinical breast exams, birth control, emergency contraception, STD testing and treatment and HIV testing. The Planned Parenthood Trust of South Texas provided 55,335 total clinic visits in 2012, to 29,983 unduplicated male and female patients.