JOIN US AT OUR FIRST ART EXHIBIT!
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
On October 8th, SASAI will host its first Youth Street Art Exhibit and Fundraiser during the A Day in Southtown Festival. This past September, SASAI officially launched its Youth Street Art Department and our new Youth Art Program. 10 lucky high school students were recruited among many applicants to receive a stipend and learn basics in spray paint handling and other fine art techniques.The program features hands-on art projects, sponsored by high profile or corporate brands that lend themselves to impressive resume building collateral in attempt to give these students a head start in thinking like sole proprietors when pursuing their art careers.
Taught in four-week cycles, the program is instructed and lead by local distinguished artist, mentor, and public art educator of over 35 years, Rubio® The students also have access to creative business and career development advisor, Burgundy Woods for in depth “artists as sole proprietors” education.
This four-week launch cycle is currently preparing for SPIRITLANDIA, the nation’s biggest Day Of The Dead River Parade and Celebration happening October 27th-30th. The task at hand: Paint two 2’x2′ Calaveras (Tzompantli Skulls – 20 total) to be on showcase as a street art structure during this Emmy award winning celebration. Students were given a background in the cultural significance of day of the dead culture and have been busy chipping away on their art designs and paintings. Come October 8th, the community has opportunity to sneak peek at their progress at the San Antonio Street Art Initiative studio located at 1906 S. Flores.
We ask the public to come support the students’ career development at their first street art exhibit. Prints will be sold to raise funding for the students and the program. Moving forward, we strive to continue this program after this initial launch, and retain students so that they may benefit from art-business education and our career development opportunities. SASAI believes empowering artists this way, early in life, will not only serve themselves as artists, but also San Antonio, as they are the next generation of street artists that will keep ‘San Antonio Colorful’.
WHO: SASAI High School Students: Franscisco Cortes, Athena Prieto, Aracely Gaitan, Chanel Avila, Elijah Posada, Koa Lopez, Autum Hernandez, Jazmín Muñiz Pedraza, Alondra Ortiz, Elliyah Posada
WHAT: FREE San Antonio Street Art Initiative Youth Street Art Exhibit
WHERE: SASAI Art Gallery at 1906 Complex – 1906 S. Flores, San Antonio, Texas 78204
WHEN: October 8, 2022 – 6pm-pm (during A Day in Southtown Festival)
WHY: Support our high school students who will be showcasing progress on their SPIRITLANDIA Skulls.
ADDITIONAL CAUSE: Prints will be sold to raise funding for the program and our students
Contact Info for more information
210-935-8213 | Info@SanAntonioStreetArt.Org
2022 PROGRAM DATES & QUICK FACTS
Students will learn the basics of handling spray paint and other fine art techniques in preparation for an art exhibition October 27th - October 30th.
August 16, 2022 – September 3, 2022
September 6th – October 7th
Exhibit: October 8th
October 27th – October 30th
CLASS DAYS & TIME
1906 S. Flores, San Antonio, Texas 78204
Yes, SASAI is proud to offer a stipend.
Details to come to students selected.
HOW TO PREPARE YOUR STUDENT FOR TRY OUTS
Students are asked to present portfolio works. This can be as simple as a folder with the following: paintings, drawings, images of work, sketches, copies of original work, or any example of their creativity, preferably painting or drawing.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
With over 35 years of mentorship experience with San Antonio’s creative youths and countless accolades attached to himself and his students, SASAI could not be more excited to have this San Antonio art icon as part of our new staff. With unparalleled experience in public art design, production and installation, Rubio’s mentorship areas of expertise include teaching high school youth in studio art techniques, public art commissions and early exhibition experiences. He has worked for many of San Antonio’s Non-Profit Organizations including, Community Cultural Arts Organization, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Organization, San Anto Cultural Arts Organization, and Blue Star Contemporary, MOSAIC Student Artist Program.
Rubio®, is a native born San Antonio artist, muralist and mentor. Rubio began his career as a young mural student working with Community Cultural Arts Organization based in the West Side of San Antonio. True to the nature of Chicano Art, his early paintings reflect a political and urban contemporary aesthetic memorable in color and rich in his community, roots, and experience. In recent years, his paintings have taken on more fluid abstract shapes, filled with saturated color and his signature curvilinear designs. Rubio® is a very important contributor to the Chicano Art Movement and has solidified himself as one of the all time greats for the genre.
Rubio’s artwork has been exhibited locally at the San Antonio Museum of Art, the McNay Art Museum and Blue Star Contemporary. His work is also featured in national touring exhibitions, including those of the private collections of Cheech Marin and Joe A. Diaz. Rubio has received national recognition with grants from the Joan Mitchell Foundation and the Vermont Studio Center Fellowship. In 2007, Rubio was curated into the Artpace International Artist-in-Residency Program and received an Artpace, London Travel Grant. In March 2011, Rubio founded and curated R Space, and Rubio Gallery South, which presents the debut exhibitions of undiscovered, developing and emerging local artists. Today, Rubio® is a highly success full-time artist, is highly sought after by respected collectors and is dedicated to mentoring the next generation of young artists, especially those who come from marginalized neighborhoods and backgrounds.
WHO THE PROGRAM SERVES
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