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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Raul Gonzalez is a well-known visual artist that resides here in San Antonio. Originally from Houston, Raul has been living and working in San Antonio for 6 years. He attended the University of Texas at San Antonio and attained a graduate degree in 2014 focusing on painting, printmaking, new media, and performance.
The year was 2008. A business owner of a co-working space in New York City by the name of Tina Roth Eisenberg began to see the economy struggling, and as a result, her friends that were in creative careers began struggling too. She started to wonder if there was a way that she could gather her creative community together once a month to hear an inspirational speaker and include free coffee and breakfast. CreativeMornings was born!
One of San Antonio's newest public parks, Confluence Park, opened in early 2018 with a flood of praise and news coverage spanning across the globe. This praise also extended into a prestigious design award. In January 2019, Confluence Park won an A.I.A. (American Institute of Architects) 2019 Institute Honor Award for Architecture.
At our recent M!SA Meet Up & Web Launch event, our DJ of choice was local Steven Lee Moya. Specializing in mid-century lounge music, he puts a modern spin on this genre making for a spectacular mix! We recently took a moment to ask this successful musician more about his deep roots in San Antonio and how his career has taken shape.
During Fiesta this year, we began to wonder who has the most modern fiesta medal in San Antonio? So we sent out a call to all San Antonio modernists
Throughout San Antonio’s 300 year history, “migration” and “immigration” have become terms with which San Antonians are very familiar. They are also terms expressed through the art and experience of local contemporary artist, Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga. Born in Kenya, her work speaks of crossing continents & cultures, of gender & empowerment, of the shifting of materials through time, and of migration to & boundaries on shared spaces.
Shade. It is something that San Antonians desperately seek out as respite from the grueling heat and sun. Even those who design multi-story buildings in an urban South Texas environment rely on shade devices to help with solar gain. One common exterior strategy for shading is to use the overhang of the roof, but for a multi-story commercial building this can prove to be a challenge, and vegetation or high-tech glass only goes so far.
One recent rainy morning, MiSA had the pleasure of meeting the folks with CREO Architecture for coffee at Estate Coffee Company just East of downtown to discuss this city-on-the-rise and it’s promising future. We discussed their individual experience, how CREO came to be, and their vision for the future.
A new apartment complex recently opened up in Brooks City Base called The Kennedy, and as you can probably guess, it is named after the revered Kennedy that ran this great country in the mid-century. Most of those involved in the building design and development were out of Dallas, and the leasing agency is based in Chicago/Austin, but the cool thing about this complex is what the leadership did with the artwork in the public spaces. They went local!