On Friday, October 3, SAY Sí and UTSA will present “SERIE, a Serie Project Retrospective,” an exhibition of 100+ Serie Project artworks never before displayed from the private collection of Drs. Ricardo and Harriett Romo.
The Serie Project, which started in 1993 by the late artist and teacher Sam Coronado, allows underrepresented artists to benefit from collaboration and learn the “serigraphy” technique. In the last two decades the organization has fostered over 250 artists from different professional levels and ethnic backgrounds. Similarly, SAY Sí, San Antonio’s premier youth arts organization, acts as an incubator for emerging middle and high school artists.
“SAY Sí is an educational treasure in our city,” says Dr. Ricardo Romo. “Harriett and I are proud to be one of their many padrinos in their endeavors. We began collecting Serie prints 20 years ago and are pleased that today these prints will be in exhibit for the first time in San Antonio. We are proud to donate this collection of prints for the purpose of supporting college scholarships for talented SAY Sí graduates.”
SAY Sí’s gallery spaces will be transformed by prints from 74 Serie Project artists representing an array of unique creative perspectives and techniques.
“We are extremely grateful for the generous artwork donation and ongoing commitment of Harriett and Ricardo Romo,” says SAY Sí Artistic | Executive Director, Jon Hinojosa. “It is a true honor to celebrate the life of Sam Coronado and his work through the Serie Project. With all artwork proceeds going toward SAY Sí students, his legacy will continue to touch emerging Latino artists.”
SERIE: A Serie Project Retrospective
First Friday Reception: October 3 – 6-9 pm
Exhibition runs through October 24
SAY Sí’s 8th Annual Muertitos Fest
SAY Sí presents San Antonio’s most comprehensive Día de los Muertos Celebration on October 30-November 1 with its 8th Annual Muertitos Fest. This event celebrates the tradition that ties our city to Mexico, and commemorates the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio with local artists, folk art exhibits, altars to honor the deceased, family art workshops, food booths, artisan stalls, live music and dance performances. SAY Sí’s Muertito’s Fest provides a special aspect to our city’s Día De Los Muertos celebrations by providing an educational context to festivities.
The Muertitos Fest Fiesta Fundraiser will kick off the festival on Thursday, October 30 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. This night will be filled with regional Mexican delicacies, live music, student and artisan work, and the tradition of Lotería (Mexican Bingo) games with local celebrity callers. Muertitos Fest Friday (a free community event) will take place on Oct. 31, and will feature exhibits, altars, food and artisan booths, and live music and dance performances. It all culminates with Muertitos Fest Family Day, a free, family-focused, hands-on art event that takes place from noon to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 1!
For additional information visit www.saysi.org or call (210) 212-8666
- Stephen Guzman