Sixty unique artist crafted altars of the same shape and size exhibit the common threads of our creativity and our humanity.
Imagine…sixty handcrafted altars hanging in one large open room. It’s a dazzling display of contrasts in variety and unity. Each piece has an identical shape and the same 10” x 14” size, yet each shrine is decorated differently, in an eye-popping array of colors and media, including paint, wax, glass, metal, fabric, ceramics and more. And the subject matter ranges from sublime to temporal, and from spiritual to satirical.
Sixty of San Antonio’s most creative artists (see List of Featured Artists below) have created and donated their work for this exhibit and silent auction on display in the gallery at The Brick on Wednesday, March 19, 2020. All proceeds benefit the Celebration Circle of San Antonio, a 501 (c)(3) interfaith community whose creative, inclusive approach to spirituality is perfectly embodied in this exhibition. This marks the 16th year that this successful, wide-ranging exhibit has been held.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Altars on view: 3:00pm
Artist Reception: 6:00 – 9:00pm
Auction Closings: 8:00pm & 8:30pm
WHERE: The Brick, 108 Blue Star, 78204
WHY: This show is a reflection of the growing popularity of “nichos” or small, personalized shrines, in the popular culture of the Southwest. The artistry of “nichos” or small shrines has long been an integral part of San Antonio’s rich cultural heritage. But altars are becoming increasingly evident in art galleries, museums, homes and businesses alike, a fact which is underscored by the diverse, creative artistry evident in this exciting new art exhibit.
HOW MUCH: Donations accepted at the door.
Celebration Circle is a San Antonio based nonprofit founded in 1992, that offers a creative approach to spirituality with upbeat Sunday services, meditation circles, retreats and various music and art events, supporting the creative community in the Alamo City.
Maria Alvarado, Ana Arrieta, Zet Baer, Kathy Barrios, Lyn Belisle, Alexis Bierman, John Bierman, CeeJay Black, Momo Brown, Annie Centeno, Tam Corbette, Sofia Dabalsa, Sandy Dunn, Betty Franklin, Karl Franklin, Joan Frederick, David Anthony Garcia, Cira Garza, Michelle Glenn, Suzy Gonzalez, Martha K. Grant, Deborah Harris, Charles (Pompa) Harrison, Rudi Harst, Mark Hiebert, Jon Hinojosa, Dawn Horten, KC James, Julie Jarvis, Jagwired Art, Janice Joplin, Donna LoMonaco, Sarah Lyons, Jeff McDaniel, Michael Menchaca, Beverly Meyer, Kathy Miner, Shirley Moehring, Jose Mojica, Susie Monday, Alexandra Nelipa, Lisa Nigro, Cindy Palmer, Ray Palmer, Cynthia Phelps, Kathleen Baker Pittman, Theresa Powers, Linda Rael, Thom Ricks, Caroline Royall, Edwin Sasek, Patsy Sasek, Le Green Schubert, Chuck Squier, Daniel Stoneham, Tatum, Enedina Vasquez, Brent Widen, Terry Ybanez (as of 2-6-20)