Ruby City and the Shambhala Meditation Center of San Antonio partner to offer a monthly meditation series in Chris Park. The lush one-acre green space dedicated to Linda Pace’s late son, Chris Goldsbury, idealizes thoughtful contemplation and relaxing meditation. Occurring the third Sunday of each month and led by experienced meditation instructors from the Shambhala Center of San Antonio, this series is perfect for those new to meditation and the experienced sitter alike. Afterward, participants are invited to explore Chris Park, Studio and Ruby City.
We commissioned artist and designer Agosto Cuellar to create Ruby City’s altar for this year’s Dia de los Muertos celebration. He will be honoring local artists and fashion designers using his signature approach of reusing and recycling materials. Stop by Ruby City’s Plaza starting Saturday, October 30th to see Agosto in production. The altar will remain on view through Tuesday, November 2nd.
About Agosto Cuellar
Agosto Cuellar’s long and esteemed career started in his youth as an artist in San Antonio’s West Side, where he was inspired by the neighborhood culture. He began making art as early as 1981 and in 1990, he participated in his very first exhibition at Planta de Arte Nuclear, which featured polymer clay and feather earrings he created.
From 2008 to 2018 Cuellar created and produced the west side’s groundbreaking fashion show Runway En La Calle, an extension of the Una Noche de la Gloria arts festival. The fashion show took place on an elevated platform on Brazos St.
His most recent accolades include the 2018 Cultural Pioneer Award from Texas Fashion Week as well as the 2021 Womenswear of the Year Award. In 2019, his collection, Barrio Folk Baroque, was featured on the New York City and Paris runways during Fashion Week.
Currently, Cuellar is Goodwill’s Customer Experience Manager and creates content for their social media. He also owns and operates the recently opened boutique, Augustine Atelier, located at the Blue Star Arts Complex. This is his second shop and carries a similar creative sprit as his celebrated Jive Refried shop which he closed in 2011.