Local artists Jose Sotela and Ernesto Ibanez reflect on the artwork displayed at Centro de Artes. Photo by Rocío Guenther.

SATX/MX Exhibit Celebrates SA’s Shared History with Mexico

Around 25 artists, City staff, and media professionals convened at Centro de Artes Tuesday morning for a preview of SATX/MX: Un Viaje Lleno de Cultura, an exhibit featuring the work of 21 San Antonio artists whose work grapples with the theme of what life in San Antonio is like through the lens of their Mexican and Mexican-American heritages.

Centro de Artes at 101 South Santa Rosa Avenue. Photo by Scott Bal.

Bringing a ‘Shared Vision’ to Centro de Artes

San Antonio’s Centro de Artes, a Latino arts education and exhibition space in the heart of the Zona Cultural, has been a “lifeless, non-cohesive space” for much of its existence, and many of its leaders have failed to fulfill its core mission: to be the center of local and regional Latino art and tell the story of the Latino experience with a focus on San Antonio and South Texas.

Rivard: Centro de Artes Awaits a Better Vision

In the end, consider it good news that the City of San Antonio is terminating its lease agreement with Texas A&M-San Antonio to operate Centro de Artes in the heart of the Zona Cultural where the spirits along San Pedro Creek are stirring with anticipation.