Apr 13 2018
Totemic Marquees and Neons of San Anto

Totemic Marquees and Neons of San Anto

Presented by Bihl Haus Arts at Bihl Haus Arts

In the Tricentennial exhibition, “Signs of Their Times: Totemic Marquees and Neons of San Anto,” photorealist painter Ben Ortiz celebrates iconic signs of San Antonio. He centers most of his images on 3-by-2-foot vertical canvases, an exception is the horizontal “Tip Top Café,” which visually links all 13 signs as revered totems.


These signs, normally noticed from the window of a passing car at night, their brilliant neon, flashing lights and impressive size designed to momentarily mesmerize the viewer, have been re-contextualized by the artist. They appear at the viewer’s eyelevel, flush with the plane of the canvas.


The exhibition opens with a reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, April 13 at Bihl Haus Arts. It continues through May 19. The reception includes poolside music by The Michael Waid Trio, food and drinks.

Admission Info


Dates & Times

2018/04/13 - 2018/04/13

Additional time info:

Gallery hours are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 

Location Info

Bihl Haus Arts

2803 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio, TX 78201