To celebrate the sacred spring, the “blue hole” that is the source of the San Antonio River, a local non profit partnered with a group of passionate professional artists to organize “Art of the Sacred Texas Springs,” a month-long exhibit at the Kelso Art Center on the University of Incarnate Word campus.
The exhibit which runs from March 9 to April 8, 2018, was organized by Headwaters at Incarnate Word and features 38 artists and more than 60 pieces, including photography, sculpture and painting.
Watch the video of the artists staging their pieces for the exhibition, as Diana Roberts, one of the organizers part of the art collective, talks about the project's goals.
Part of the sale proceeds go to support the nonprofit, Headwaters at Incarnate Word. Their Executive director, Alex Antram, talked about the significance the spring has to the region, and shared the background and mission of the organization.
The installation is housed in the Semmes & Condos Galleries in the Kelso Art Center at the University of the Incarnate Word, 4301 Broadway, San Antonio.
The celebration is part of a pilgrimage of sacred springs in Southwestern Texas which include the headwaters at the Comal River, Barton Springs, San Marcos Springs, Dripping Springs, and San Pedro Spring.
Other special events in the series honoring San Antonio’s sacred spring, go here:
- A Celebration of Nature: Recital by pianists Duo AleAnya of Musical Bridges Around the World, Thursday, March 29, 2018, 7 .m. to 8 p.m. at University of the Incarnate Word Ingrid Seddon Recital Hall,
- Sounds of Spring: Recital by pianist Elena Portnaya of Musical Bridges Around the World, Wednesday, April 4, 2018 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., University of the Incarnate Word Ingrid Seddon Recital Hall (map)
- Voices of the Waters: Poetry & Prose Readings, Sunday, April 8, 2018 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Lourdes Grotto
Participating artists: Twyla Arthur | David Baker | Laura Barrow | Michelle Belto | Conan Chadbourne | Danville Chadbourne | Paul Collins | Anlo Sepulveda | Miguel Cortinas | Miles Dunis | Susan Dunis | Bridget Flood | Gini Garcia | Billy Hassell | Rex Hausmann | Gray Hawn | Billy L. Keen | Diana Kersey | Lucia LaVilla-Havelin | Jane Madrigal | Peter Mangan | Jesus Toro Martinez | Letha McIntire | Robert Michaelson | Norma Jean Moore | Adam Mulder | Loretta Rey | Kate Ritson | Ramin Samandari | Trish Simonite | Penelope Speier | Brian St. John | Eloise Yantis Stoker | jim stoker | gary sweeney | Louis Vega treviÑo | anita valencia | kathy vargas | karen zimmerly