Arts in the Family: A Family of Artists Just Trying to Make a Living in the Wilds of Texas


Friday, March 8, 2013

Friday Roundup

Some of the nifty sculptures I saw at this past weekend's art opening of Ana de la Garza's solo show.

This was a pretty interesting week here at Rancho Ramirez. I actually went to an art opening. It had been a very long time since I'd been to one so I'm glad I finally did otherwise I would have missed the fine art work of fellow UTSA grad Ana de la Garza. I enjoyed the experience thoroughly!The show closes this weekend. Don't miss it!

Pammy and I spent some time at the San Antonio Museum of art for their family day. Lots of great art activities for the kids. While we were their we also had a look at the space where we'll be presenting a marionette variety show on April 7th. It's another of our Arriba Arte Studios projects we have planned for spring. Things are looking good.

Another Arriba Arte Studios endeavor will be for San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" which opens next month. We'll be doing props for the show and for their Kaliedascope show during Fiesta, Pammy will be provide the catering. She's done that for them in the past and really enjoyed it.  Busy, busy!

I did a few voice overs at Raining Popcorn Media too. I really love that kind of work. I hope I get to do more very soon.

On the Doc Ed front, we had a very productive meeting on Doc Ed projects and shows and of course introducing Karston the Texas Blind Salamander to the city. That will happen on April 7th at Siclovia, which I mentioned in a previous post earlier this week. 

A neat bit of news for that event is that popular San Antonio  comedian Cleto Rodriguez will be the emcee for the event and will introduce Karston. If you watch KMOL's morning news program you see him in a segment called "Where's Cleto" in which Cleto finds himself  at any number of locations during the week like an elementary school or a restaurant or even a gym. I'm looking forward to meeting him.
My view from the barge as we cruised across the spring-fed lake at Aquarena Center. Can you say,"Beautiful"?

My alter-ego Doc Edwards also spent a relaxing morning at Aquarena Center in San Marcos taking photos for a planned Doc Ed blog. Many entries will have us introducing you to one of the many people that work at the Edwards Aquifer Authority and telling you a little bit of what they do. As soon as the blog is ready to happen I'll let you know.

Great week but I am so glad it's Friday! Have a great weekend.  



March Sky #1

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Upcoming Doc Ed Dates

Here's the latest Doc Edwards appearances scheduled for the next couple of months.

March 14th  KLRN Event at San Pedro Playhouse
March 18th  Martin Elementary School
March 20th  Vineyard Ranch Elementary School Science Night
March 21st  Medina Ag Fair

April 7th     Siclovia
April 12th   Carson Elementary School
April 16th   Northside Enviro Fair
April 20th   New Braunfels Kidfest
April 27th   San Marcos Earth Day at Aquarena Center

 Doc Edwards shows  are free courtesy of the Edwards Aquifer Authority. 

 To book a Doc Edwards show or to get more info on the Doc Ed program check out the Doc Edwards website by clicking on the link below!

Doc Ed at Siclovia

My alter-ego "Doc Edwards" of the Edwards Aquifer Authority and his pal Karston, the Texas Blind Salamander, will be at Siclovia, which is a family friendly event taking place Sunday, April 7th. This is how they describe their event on their website:

What is Síclovía?

Síclovía is a free event that turns major city streets in to a safe place for people to exercise and play.The streets become temporarily car-free for about 6 hours on Sundays for families to run, ride bikes, take exercise classes and enjoy their city streets.

The modern day Ciclovía originated in Bogotá, Colombia 30 years ago. Bogotá began their program with 8 miles of open streets. Ciclovía was so popular, today, they open over 70 miles of car-free streets to their citizens and connect city parks to provide green spaces for Reclovías.

For more info on the event click on the link below. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Making puppets

I started building a new marionette this week. Here's what I've got so far. Sorry about the poor quality of the photo. I seem to have misplaced my camera and had to use my old one. Still, the photo doesn't look too bad. 

It's all part of our Arriba Arte Studios work. This particular marionette is for a singing routine.

With any luck and a lot of work it should be done in a week or so. Can't wait to work on it some more tomorrow! 


Monday, March 4, 2013

Saturday Night Doodles

I was out enjoying a friends art opening so I missed Batman and Lost in Space but I did get home in time to draw from Star Trek and of course, Svengoolie. "The Cloud Minders", another third season favorite of mine was the Star Trek episode shown that evening. Of special note,appearing as High Advisor Plasus was actor, director and famed acting teacher Jeff Corey, who was blacklisted in the 1950's.

Svengoolie was rerunning "Son of Dracula" released in 1943 and starred Lon Chaney Jr. as Count Alucard, a.k.a. Dracula, who had come to America looking for a fresh start. Not the best Dracula film by any means by Universal during it's horror movie, golden age but it did have the cool effect of showing Dracula transform from a bat into a man. According to Wikipedia this was the first time this impressive effect was used.

That's all for now. Have a good night.




Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...