The sign on the door said “Closed during August,” but there was a lot of action inside the San Antonio Art League & Museum. Downstairs, volunteers and board members were carefully sliding out paintings by the Onderdonks, William Merritt Chase and Jose Arpa from their storage spaces as they documented and tagged the 600+ artworks in the League’s Permanent Collection. Meanwhile, the old Gift Shop was being scaled down to provide more exhibition space. Upstairs, SAAL&M members were putting together a salon-style Members Gallery that will showcase work by nine different artists every two months.
Adding to the mix was excitement and anticipation about the blockbuster September exhibit, a solo show by James Wyatt Hendricks, the Art League’s Artist of the Year for 2017. If you haven’t seen it, it’s up until October 22, and it’s not to be missed. Hendriks’ interpretation of Myth and Hero in metal, resin, paint and Prismacolor fills the gallery with magic.