Support Local Journalism, Join the SA Current Press Club.

San Antonio's Poets, Artists Team Together for '30 Poems for the Tricentennial' Exhibition 

click to enlarge CREDIT: CITY OF SAN ANTONIO
  • Credit: City of San Antonio
In one of the coolest Tricentennial projects to date, Gemini Ink and the San Antonio Department Of Arts and Culture have teamed up to offer a special, inter-arts look at our city’s history and culture.

Earlier in the year, poets were invited to submit a poem that fit thematically with one of the following timeframes: the Pre-Columbian era or Yanaguana (prior to 1718), the Spanish Colonial Period (1718-1809), Mexican era (1810-1836), Texas Nation era (1836-1846), San Antonio: Crossroads City (1846-1946), and Modern Times (1947-2017). From those submissions, 30 poems were selected, and then local artists were chosen to provide visual interpretations of the poems.

The results of this multi-generational, poetic/artistic historical exploration, billed as 30 Poems for the Tricentennial: A Poetic Legacy, will be on display at the Culture Commons Gallery through April 25, 2019, beginning with an opening reception this week. In addition to the exhibition, a free chapbook featuring the work of the poets and artists is available in the gallery.

Free, Thu Nov. 15, 6-9pm, on view 8am-5pm Mon-Fri though April 25, Culture Commons Gallery, 115 Plaza de Armas, (210) 206-2787,

Get our top picks for the best events in San Antonio every Thursday morning. Sign up for our Events Newsletter.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Related Locations

Read the Digital Print Issue

November 17, 2021

View more issues


Join SA Current Newsletters

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2021 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation