“The intention of their piece was not to honor or glorify Lenin or Mao. And it’s not my intention, either. … I’m not trying to glorify authoritarians, particularly Communists. I’m a capitalist, through and through,” said James Lifshutz, the downtown developer who brought a controversial sculpture depicting Chairman Mao and Vladimir Lenin to west downtown.
Photos: ‘Stargazer’ sculpture by Mexican artist Pedro Reyes debuts on San Antonio River Walk
About a week ago, the wrappings that had covered “Stargazer (Citlali)” were finally removed revealing the large-scale sculpture by Mexican artist Pedro Reyes.
Travis Park Church ‘stained-glass’ mural project shines light on social justice issues
This past May, Travis Park Church began its search for artists for a 3,500-square-foot wide mural project on the side of their building that highlighted “social issues, diversity and inclusivity.”
Conservation Society concerned about lack of long-term mural plan for downtown
The Conservation Society of San Antonio is concern over the proliferation of street murals in downtown San Antonio.
Artist celebrated at Esperanza’s Día de los Muertos event where she volunteered
Angie Merla, an artist and long-time volunteer at the Esperanza’s Día de los Muertos event, was honored with an ofrenda after she died of cancer earlier this year.
Alameda Theater restoration poised to resume as new mural is unveiled
A small crowd of more than 20 people gathered outside the Alameda Theater on West Houston Street recently to view the unveiling of a new, five-part mural project by local artist Alan Calvo.
West Side’s ‘Comprando y Prestando’ mural restored on 25th anniversary
Years of sun damage and graffiti have brought about the latest restoration of “Comprando y Prestando,” which illustrates two Native American tribes trading goods on the side of a West Side food mart.
Artistic memorial to Taco Land owner Ram Ayala goes up at San Antonio’s Velvet Taco
Ram Ayala, the late owner of Taco Land, received a fitting tribute last Saturday with the installation of a memorial mosaic at the site of the storied underground rock club.
‘The Last Parade’ mural honors indigenous cultures, underground artists
“The Last Parade” by muralist Rudy Herrera is the latest downtown public art project to be completed as part of Centro San Antonio’s “Art Everywhere” initiative.
Pabst expands its downtown San Antonio footprint with immersive art pop-up at the Aztec Theatre
Entitled “In Living Pixels,” the immersive show will feature work by seven San Antonio-based artists and begins this Friday.