In 2017 S.M.A.R.T. was approached by Public Art San Antonio (PASA) to create murals along the World Heritage Trail. We were honored to participate in this historic project. An opportunity to mentor artists, connect with community, educate and make the southside of our City even more beautiful.
For each mural, public community meetings were held, and feedback inspired final designs. For the Stinson Mural, the public had a strong desire to incorporate women in aviation, past and future. And for the Four Seasons mural, collaborative feedback inspired the final design to focus on the four seasons. Each mural identifies animals and vegetation corresponding to the season.
John Tosh, Director of Texas Air Museum at Stinson Airfield
Sebastian St. John, research consultant Texas Air Museum
Ramon Vasquez y Sanchez, American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions
Joe De La Cruz
Christina Sosa Noriega
Stinson Mural: 8410 Mission Rd. Stinson Municipal Airport Service Building
The Four Seasons: 410 underpass and Villamain Rd.
TPR – Stinson
KSAT – Stinson
S.M.A.R.T. / The NRP Group partnership
In 2012 The NRP Group opened Cevallos Lofts. Part of The NRP Group's mission with Cevallos was to develop a community space that accomplished two things: (1) make local art accessible to their residents and (2) support the local art community. Every year since 2012, SMART organizes an annual art exhibition where local nonprofits and educational institutions are given an opportunity to exhibit in what is often their first public art experience. In partnership with The NRP Group, the reception is held every March during Contemporary Art Month. All works are for sale and the show runs for an entire year.
Cevallos Lofts Past Exhibitions
2017 | Art Institute of San Antonio
2016 | Trinity University
2015 | Texas State University
2014 | Photohive
2013 | Mark Hogensen, Cruz Ortiz, Antonia Richardson
2012 | San Anto Cultural Arts & Local & Texas based artists
Behind the Lens: Light of the Eastside
by Light Catchers Society
March 6, 2020 - Feb 2021
Opening Mar 6 | 6 - 9 pm
Behind the Lens is a collection of work showcasing the individual strengths of 11 - 12 year old photographers representing the Eastside (Harvard Place / Eastlawn neighborhoods). Known together as the "Light Catchers Society", these eleven young artists provide excerpts from their visually-based storytelling in order to shift the narrative of their community.
Jazmon Limón, 2019
Participating artists include:
Cesia Martinez Cortéz • Jazmin Limón • Mayte Lara • Vicente López •
Martin Patino • Kimberly Rubio • Ricardo Vásquez • Israel Acosta Willis •
D'aviona King • Alejandro Vásquez • Nehemiah Welch