Three marches, one exhibit

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Illustration by Estefania B. Alonso

Local art exhibit celebrates city’s unity in diversity.

By Solomon A. Wilson

The city’s department of arts and culture is hosting its “United We Are One” exhibit to celebrate the unity of San Antonio’s cultures until March 10 at Plaza de Armas Gallery.

The exhibit comprises 121 individual art pieces that range from collages of historic civil rights moments to sculptures depicting the city’s ability to come together during three major annual marches that honor Martin Luther King Jr., International Women’s Day and Cesar Chavez.

“It celebrates how San Antonians have come together in the name of equality,” Javier Flores, assistant marketing manager of the gallery, said.

“Thinking about everything going on, people are wanting to have their voice heard,” said Kimberly Hopkins, a local street photographer with three of her own original pieces displayed in the exhibit.

Some of the art will be available for purchase through the artists.

“It shows how the community appreciates their local leaders,” Flores said, as he described the exhibit’s deep roots.

San Antonio is known for hosting some of the biggest marches in the nation, and this exhibit brings that spirit to life

The celebration of civil rights milestones and leaders is showing a progressive leap toward San Antonio’s future.

People such as Mayor Ivy R. Taylor also have visited the gallery, admiring the works of art from her city’s artists.

The free exhibit is open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday to all ages.

The gallery is located at 115 Plaza de Armas St. Call 210-207-1435.


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