Friday, January 8, 2016

Flax Studio Opens on South Flores in the Lone Star Arts District

Posted By on Fri, Jan 8, 2016 at 2:35 PM

acrylic on panel, by Katy Silva - COURTESY
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  • acrylic on panel, by Katy Silva
There's a new art studio on South Flores in the SMART Art Project Space: Flax Studio.

The space — opened by Trinity University graduate and marketing and development manager at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, Katy Silva, and University of Texas at San Antonio graduate Andrei Renteria — seeks to encourage the development of San Antonio and South Texas' emerging artists.

The word flax suits the space perfectly, as Silva and Renteria are painters and flax is an ingredient in oil paint and canvas.

"Andrei and I have seen the incredible growth of San Antonio's art scene," Silva says in a press release. "Flax was born out of our passion for painting and for the future success of the creative community."

The studio's grand opening is on January 9, Second Saturday, and will feature Sarah Sauer, a ceramic and paper products artist.

"Flax is honored to host Sarah," Silva says. "She crafts brilliant ceramic and paper pieces that embody the simple union of innovation and good taste. Visitors to the studio are in for something truly unique."

The opening coincides with DreamWeek San Antonio, which works to advance voices of tolerance, diversity and equality. 

You can also catch the Second Saturday Art Walk and listen to Michael Cirlos, the visual journalist behind Humans of San Antonio will talk about tolerance and diversity, central tenants to DreamWeek. 

ceramic vessels, by Sarah Sauer - COURTESY
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  • ceramic vessels, by Sarah Sauer

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