Ruby City will celebrate its newly reinstalled collection galleries with a free Family Day on Saturday, October 15, 2022, 11 am – 2 pm, in Chris Park. Entertainment will include DJs from the AM Project and storytime with the San Antonio Public Library. Visitors may try out hands-on art activities led by artist Sarah Fox, Spare Parts Center for Creative Reuse, and SmartSA. Refreshments will be available. Admission is free and open to the public
Meditation in Chris Park, a monthly outdoor meditation series offered by Ruby City and the Shambhala Meditation Center of San Antonio, will return on Sunday, September 18, 2022, at 10 am. The one-hour sessions, led by experienced meditation instructors from the Shambhala Center, are suitable for those new to meditation as well as the experienced sitter. Upcoming sessions will be offered on Sundays, October 16 and November 20, 2022. The program is free and open to the public.
The meditation series takes place in Chris Park, 111 Camp Street, San Antonio. The lush one-acre green space dedicated to Linda Pace’s late son, Chris Goldsbury, idealizes thoughtful contemplation and relaxing meditation. Participants should bring their own cushion, yoga mat, firm pillow or chair. Participants are invited to explore Chris Park, Studio and Ruby City after the session (reservations recommended).
Artist Rick Lowe will discuss his work and process with Ruby City director Elyse A. Gonzales at the Carver Cultural Community Center. Ruby City acquired Lowe’s painting Untitled, 2021, last year, and it will be on view for the first time in the exhibition Tangible/Nothing, September 8, 2022 – July 30, 2023. Lowe resides in Houston, Texas. Over the past twenty years he has worked both inside and outside of art world institutions by participating in exhibitions and developing community-based art projects. Lowe’s work has been featured in numerous exhibitions at national and international venues, including the recent 2022 Whitney Biennial. He received a 2014 MacArthur award for his work with the groundbreaking organization Project Row Houses in Houston. Lowe’s talk is part of the series Taller Talks, created by the Carver Community Cultural Center and Ruby City to connect audiences to the wide range of artists working in the community and beyond. The name derives from the Spanish word, taller, for “studio” in English. The free program will take place at the Carver and will be streamed online.
Artist duo and sisters Manola and Maria Ramirez will lead a screen-printing workshop inspired by works from Arturo Herrera Constructed Collage. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the exhibition then try their hand at creating their own screen-print.
Available to purchase is Arturo Herrera’s limited edition exhibition poster. The hand screen-printed poster is an edition of 50 and is $60.
About Manola and Maria:
Manola and Maria are sisters whose goal is to share their art and teach what they’ve learned to others. They are both UT Austin graduates and are putting their studio art degrees to use. They are part of an all-female collaborative space known as Lavaca Studios in San Antonio, Texas. There they create, teach, and provide artistic resources to the community. Their work is inspired by their surroundings, personal experiences, and love of color. Never a duo to be put in a box their work ranges from printmaking, painting, illustration, murals, and installation work.
Music in the Park presented by KRTU and Ruby City returns to Chris Park on Friday, December 2, 2022. Enjoy a relaxing evening of Jazz music and refreshments outdoors in Ruby City’s lush Chris Park.
KRTU-FM is a radio station broadcasting a mainstream Jazz format. The station serves the San Antonio area and is owned by Trinity University. Between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., the station format changes from mainstream jazz to alternative and indie rock.
Taller Talk with Jennifer Ling Datchuk
Texas Talks Art: Lanecia A. Rouse and Elyse A. Gonzales
Dia de Muertos by Agosto Cuellar
Taller Talk with Kaldric Dow
Taller Talk with Barbara Felix
Bubble Fest at Home
Taller Talk with Jose Villalobos
Taller Talk with Giovanni Valderas