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Media Contact: Libby D. Tilley
t 210 212 4900 x323
f 210 212 4990
VALERO CHALK IT UP
San Antonio’s artists hit the streets
in a free, family-friendly event downtown on Houston Street
Presented by Artpace San Antonio and title sponsor Valero Energy Corporation, Chalk It Up raises public awareness about contemporary art in a fun, casual environment while reinvigorating utilization of downtown San Antonio. This annual community event is made possible through the support of Valero Corner Store; Federal Realty Investment Trust; HEB; Baptist Health System; Argonaut Group, Inc.; RBC Dain Rauscher; Frost Bank; Weston Centre; and Alamo Traffic Services, Inc.. In-kind support provided by: Hotel Valencia, Santikos Theatres, Herweck’s Art Supply, The RK Group, Sip, and The Shops at La Cantera. Media sponsors include Clear Channel Outdoor, 101.9 Soft Rock, Mix 96.1 fm, KJ 97.3 and WOAI radio; Fox 29/WB 35.
Showcase Artists include some of San Antonio’s most recognizable names: Inspired by classical and Christian iconography, Lloyd Walsh’s works are infused with corrupted symbols intended to create confusion about the assumed role of visual language; Katie Pell, whose drawings and comic books irreverently explore identity and the potential for greatness in everyone; Mark Hogensen, whose skillful use of color and pattern keeps viewers negotiating their expectations of space; Terry Yba–ez, using colorful images that reflect upon the culture and history of this community; Alex de Leon, whose works transcribe both the pleasures and vices of contemporary life; Regis Shephard, whose playful graphic quality belies the power and politics of his compositions; Sabra Booth, whose abstracted biological forms suggest the multi-dimensional fabric of the living; James Cobb, inspired by the dynamic frequency of synthetic music to create digitally generated paintings in hot hues; Georgia Tambasis, who abstracts the landscapes of her native Greece and current home in South Texas; and Hills Snyder, whose explorations of history and myth cleverly combine arcane and pop cultural references.
MUSIC, FOOD, AND MORE
There’s something for everyone at Chalk It Up! Music by diggindeepquartet DJs-Sean G, DJ Gibb, DJ Rise, and JJ Lopez-will provide an energetic backdrop for the art-filled day. Come hungry, Houston Street boasts some of San Antonio’s most well-reviewed restaurants, including Sip, ?nar, Bohanan’s, Houston Street Bistro, The Palm, and Yokonyu. Can’t break away from the art? No problem—there will be fajita tacos, gorditas, nachos, and an array of festival food available throughout the venue. Additionally, street-side shopping at area storefronts rounds off this family-friendly event.
Artpace San Antonio serves as a laboratory for the creation and advancement of international contemporary art. Artpace believes that art is a dynamic social force that inspires individuals and defines cultures. Our residencies, exhibitions, and education programs nurture the creative expression of emerging and established artists, while actively engaging youth and adult audiences.
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