Friday, January 29, 2010

Coming on February 27: "Consicousness" Mural Blessing!

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Check out the event's website at Can't wait to see you then!

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

This Friday! Raza Poetry and Open Mic Night featuring Desahogate #2: Amor y Pazion

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Friday, January 22
6:30-9:00 p.m.
Guadalupe Street Coffee, 1320 Guadalupe Street

Join San Anto and Xicana Xicano Education Project (XXEP) in celebrating the release of Desahogate #2: Amor y Pazion (cover art by SACA's CMP Coordinator Ruth Buentello), a San Antonio barrio-based literary anthology with work from over 30 local writers and artists. This event at Guadalupe Street Coffee will mark the first-time release of the publication. After the release XXEP and San Anto will host an open mic event with a special reading featuring Desahogate contributors.

SACA is very excited to be a part of this empowering and fun event. Hope to see you on Viernes!

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

San Anto included in OCA's ArtBeat TV show!

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San Anto is pleased to announce that we have been included in the Office of Cultural Affairs' ArtBeat TV program, a program hosted by OCA's Sebastian Guajardo that highlights San Antonio's vibrant local arte scene. San Anto was included in a long segment about the Community Mural/Public Art Program! Sebastian interviewed Heather in the office, and then went out to SACA's 38th mural, "Consciousness" at Escobar Park, with Ruth (CMP Coordinator) and Rico Salinas (Lead Muralist). It's exciting to continue to get that kind of exposure in the wider community and have the opportunity to show off the exciting things we're doing around here.

The program comes on Public Access TV, but you can also check it out on OCA's website. San Anto's segment is about midway through, and you can either click to advance or watch it from the beginning. Check it out!

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

A note from our Executive Director...

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¡Feliz Año Nuevo de San Anto Cultural Arts!

SACA staff has hit the ground running as the new year has arrived. Last year saw tremendous changes in the life of the organization, and I want to thank each of you for supporting us with encouragement, time, inspiration, and love. We never would have weathered the loss of Manny without you; your belief in San Anto Cultural Arts helped us survive after his passing. Even though it's been a year, we miss him every day and we keep his mission and vision in our daily work.

The hardest part of the transition may be over, but 2010 is going to prove to be a HUGE year for San Anto Cultural Arts, and we need your continued support as much as ever as we strive to meet the increased demand for our programs and services. here are a few highlights to watch out for as we look toward 2010...

· Raza Poetry and Open Mic Night featuring Desahogate #2: Amor y Pazion at Guadalupe Street Coffee from 6:30-9:00 p.m. on Friday, January 22

· Blessing of the “Consciousness” Handball Mural Blessing (Lead Muralist: Rico Salinas) on Saturday, February 27

· Kick off of the “Transformation” Haven for Hope Mural (Lead Muralist: Gabriel Garcia) in the Spring

· El Placazo Foto Workshop in June and the Exhibit July 10 with Mari Hernandez as Lead Photographer

· The 13th Annual Huevos Rancheros Gala and Silent Art Auction on Saturday, October 2 at the Plaza Guadalupe

· Dia de Los Muertos Barrio Procession on November 2 in collaboration with Inner City Development, the P.E.A.C.E. Initiative, and the San Jacinto Senior Homes

· And oh yeah, our own building!!! More details to come…

We hope to see you at as many San Anto events as possible, and know that you're always welcome to pop by our office and check in. On behalf of the Board and Staff of San Anto Cultural Arts, have a happy new year, thank you for all you've done, and we hope to see you soon!

Heather Eichling
Executive Director
San Anto Cultural Arts

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Monday, January 4, 2010

SACA highlighted in "On the Town eZine"!

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When "On the Town eZine" editor Gerry Lair contacted San Anto about highlighting our Community Mural/Public Art program in his online magazine that promotes visual, theatrical, and culinary arts in San Antonio, we jumped at the chance. Check out this exciting article with four colorful pictures at and click on the January/February 2010 issue. It's under the "More Visual Arts" section. Share it with your friends!

Happy New Year from San Anto Cultural Arts!
We are excited about all the promise 2010 holds for our organization, and we hope that you can be part of it!
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