Thursday, February 4, 2016

"Love Poems to San Antonio" Revealed this Afternoon in the Plaza de Armas Building

Posted By on Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 7:00 AM

  • City of San Antonio Department for Culture & Creative Development
Love is in the air, but passion for San Antonio is a year-round affair.

In testament to Alamo City residents' love for our historic metropolis (300 years in 2018, y'all), San Anto Poet Laureate Laurie Ann Guerrero's signature initiative, "Love Poems to San Antonio," will unveil the visual and poetic tribute by local writers and artists today at 6 p.m., the city Department for Culture & Creative Development announced.

The exhibition begins with a reception and reading of poems selected by Guerrero at Culture Commons in the Plaza de Armas Building (115 Plaza de Armas), remaining on display until March 25.

"Our city is one that continues to build upon the strength of those who came before us," Guerrero says in a press release. "Our loyalties lie with our deepest connections—family, land, community. Those of us born here are proud to be from here; those who are not from here are proud to be here now.” 

More than 100 poems were submitted by community members, 20 of which were selected for inclusion in "Love Poems to San Antonio." The exhibition also shows visual works that "transform the written words into this architecturally-integrated, text-based installation."

On Friday, February 19, at the same place, the Department for Culture & Creative Development will host a lunchtime discussion with Rigoberto Luna and Carmen Tafolla about the exhibit. Tafolla is Texas' poet laureate and will talk about the poetry process and read her own ode to the Alamo City. Luna, an artist, created a graphic design installation for the exhibit, which will be discussed. 

Café O’liva will provide the eats for a suggested donation of five bucks.

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