The Arts are alive and well in San Antonio. Join us here for the highlights of the best and brightest talent in the categories of art and design that are shaping the fabric and landscape of our great city.
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Violeta De Leon Davila is a contemporary dance teacher, choreographer, and community dance organizer based in San Antonio, Texas. Although she was active long before, we first noticed her when she was a participant in the evening arts festival, Luminaria, in San Antonio in 2021. She has also been the recipient of grants from the City of San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture.
Our most viewed articles in 2023 include an interview with a Casting Director who grew up in S.A. and is now based in L.A., the new Executive Director of the San Antonio Philharmonic, a local mid-century modern antiques dealer, a contributing article from an architecture firm that designed a building which hosts the education of first-responders, and the background behind a new development in River North with fantastic new restaurants + brewery! Did you miss them? Let us bring you up to speed below.
K. Day Gomez is the San Antonio-based Editor in Chief, CEO, and Creative Director of the global magazine, PEPPER. She has worn many creative hats such as being a model, a photographer, a fashion designer, an actor, a visual artist, a writer, and now a publisher.
We connected with her to discuss her diverse background in visual arts and media and her journey to her current role with PEPPER.
In Southtown, tucked around the corner at South Flores and Lonestar Boulevard, is the hidden gem of a gallery by artist, Douglas Galloway.
Douglas began practicing art as a child (see his CreativeMornings talk at the end of this article for the whole story). He began private lessons as early as eight years old and was an instructor by the time he was eighteen. Douglas began his collegiate training in Graphic Design at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, later changing his studies to Studio Art.
Roberto Treviño is an architect, a former San Antonio Councilman for District 1, and as of June 2023, he is the new Executive Director of the San Antonio Philharmonic. We sat down with him to discuss his new role, being an advocate for arts and culture in San Antonio, and some of his preferred places.
Rex Hausmann is an international contemporary artist that was born and raised in San Antonio. He is represented in galleries in both Fort Lauderdale, Florida and New York City, and is still based in San Antonio, Texas.
Mike Brannon is the Creative Director of 71 Magazine, an international arts magazine, and he is based in San Antonio, Texas. When not writing content and/or scouting talent for 71, he also is a lighting designer and has a history of being a guitarist in the Texas jazz music scene. We sat down with this creative Renaissance man to ask him more about his fascinating background and the intersection of all things visual and auditory.
[Sponsored] Fernando Andrade is a San Antonio-based contemporary artist that was born in the Mexico border town of Acuña Coahuila. His family migrated to Texas when Andrade was just 7 years old for work and they now run a paint contracting company.
Chad Ritterbach is a casting director based in Los Angeles and has booked models and actors for several notable commercials and music videos. Some of his credits include casting for Nike, Dior, Estee Lauder, Yves Saint Laurent, Madonna, Drake, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, and Lizzo, among others. His most recent casting success was in the new Miley Cyrus music video for the song, 'River'. His career has taken him around the world, and his roots are right here in San Antonio, Texas.