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San Antonio, TX, Oct. 29, 2009 - Artpace San Antonio announces a unique opportunity for teachers to be inspired by 09.3 International Artist in Residence and education advocate Mario Ybarra, Jr. through a CPE-certified seminar on Saturday, November 7, 2009 from 10am - 2pm. As a guest lecturer at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles and a 2008 Whitney Biennial participant, Ybarra lends his expertise in both art production and education to an interactive workshop focusing on key issues of art production, respect, and collaboration in the classroom and beyond. The session is open to all teachers and offers 4 CPE credits. Space is limited and reservations are required with a $10 registration fee.
"Mario Ybarra, Jr. offers a novel perspective on everything from the commingling of street culture and fine art to the grassroots workshop and the artist-run gallery," says Jens Hoffmann, Director of CCA Wattis Institute for Text Box: 09.3 Resident Artist Mario Ybarra, Jr. leads a studio tour with teens.Contemporary Arts and Artpace 09.3 guest curator, in Mario Ybarra, Jr.: Capp Street Project. "He is one of a new generation of American artists of Mexican descent who, in contrast to many of their forebears, do not reject their American identities but embrace equally both of the trajectories in their backgrounds."
The artist is the founder of the art collective Slanguage, based in Wilmington , California . He draws inspiration from southern California 's mix of Mexican-American inhabitants, history, and street culture for his large-scale, multi-media installations, public performances, and community-based projects. Ybarra's 09.3 Artpace residency project opens to the public on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 6:30pm.
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.
Artpace is located downtown at 445 North Main Avenue , between Savings and Martin streets, San Antonio , Texas . Free parking is available at 513 North Flores Street . Artpace is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, 12-5 PM, and by appointment. Admission is free.
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