It’s been a busy week, and the weekend seems like a good time to wind down from the excitement of a Wednesday Halloween. If you’re not already heading to one of the city’s many Día de los Muertos events, grab a friend or your family to get some steps in and get acquainted with the local art scene this weekend.
Made in Mexico
Contemporary art gallery Ruiz-Healy Art closes its group exhibition Made in Mexico on Saturday. The exhibition features works by Mexican artists including Pedro-Diego Alvarado Rivera, Carlos Amorales, Laura Anderson Barbata, Marifer Barrero, Pedro Friedeberg, Graciela Iturbide, and Shinzaburo Takeda.
Gallery director Patricia Ruiz-Healy said it was an honor to showcase the Mexican artists in the gallery.
“In celebration of San Antonio’s Tricentennial I felt that it was the perfect time to highlight these artists’ work in a dedicated exhibition,” she said on the exhibition’s webpage. “Most of these artists have been part of the gallery program since the first show in the fall of 2006 so to me this is in many ways a look back at the roots of the gallery program.”
Ruiz-Healy Art is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Uptown Art Stroll
Olmos Park’s Uptown Art Stroll returns this year with more than 60 artists participating. Artists who live in the Olmos Park Terrace neighborhood are opening their homes to visitors who want to see local art displayed in local homes. There will be paintings, jewelry, pottery, and … a car with dozens of white balls glued all over it?
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The 21 homes participating in the Art Stroll are bounded by San Pedro Avenue, West Contour Drive, McCullough Avenue, and Dora Street. Artists’ homes will be marked with signs and yellow-and-purple tie dyed flags.
Bonus for those who like taking breaks while looking at art: There will be free pedicab rides between venues. Learn more about the Art Stroll here.
Free First Sundays at the McNay
The McNay offers free general admission to the public on the first Sunday of every month. Special exhibition fees are not included, but the current special exhibition might be worth paying a few extra dollars for: Pop América showcases Latino and Latina pop artists from 1965 to 1975. It’ll be on display until Jan. 13, and then travel to Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art.
Learn more about the McNay’s free general admission here.