If you haven't made it out to "United We Are One", do it fast! The curated exhibit by the San Antonio Ethnic Arts Society and Sarah Castillo of Lady Base Gallery celebrates the efforts our community makes towards equality. Local artists celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr. march, International Women's Day march and Cesar Chaves march through the arts. Featured here is 'Serenade' by Glen Franklin. The showcase runs through March 31, free and open to the public.
Plaza de Armas Gallery
115 Plaza de Armas
Robert McGonagale (left) was enjoying vacation in Corpus Christi when he woke up Monday morning to tragic news. His house was damaged by one of the five tornados that ripped through the north and northeast side of San Antonio Sunday night. A large tree and a piece of his neighbors roof had gouged a hole in his own roof that night. "Well I just ripped out the chainsaw and went to town," said McGonagale while moving boxes of his belongings to the front yard. Long-time friend and San Antonio resident, George Koehler, stopped by to lend a helping hand. "I couldn't believe it," said Koehler. "Really, it's a strange 'hand of God' kind of thing."
Healthy goods courtesy of friends at @localsproutfoodhub. The new age gardeners grow their produce by way of hydroponics. Each vegetable, herb and green sprouts without soil and grows through mineral infused water right here in our city. Cool, huh?
Local business and creative storytellers, @thedownmarket, hosts A Doughnut Social this Sunday. Pastry chef, Chris Jara, prepared four artisan style doughnuts with curated beer pairings by @gs1221tx. Follow The Down Market for future upcoming events.
Our friend Harvey Mireles @laprinteriasa hosts Taller en Vida w/ Master printmaker Arturo Negrete Cuèllar. The live printmaking event displays local artist Jose Esquivel's "Labor Day Celebration" piece. Prints are available for purchase at the event. La Printeria, 563 SW 40th St. 4-8 p.m.
San Antonio Gives Back: Phil Pich believes in hope and encouragement. The 61-year-old is a retired army veteran and an 18 year member of Place of Grace Fellowship church on the Northeast side of town. Along with his wife, Ricki, Pich helps to organize an open food pantry that opens every 1st and 3rd Wednesday to those in need. "I usually carry the food out and as I'm carrying it to their cars, they may say, 'I really appreciate it' or some may break down crying. Open encouragement is something we really try to do. They need to know that they're not by themselves, they're not alone. God doesn't make junk. If we don't help each other out, where are we going to be?" Place of Grace Fellowship, 2938 Nacogdoches Rd.