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Artpace Spring Residency Closes With a Party

Artpace’s spring Artist In Residence Program is winding down, and they do so with a party send-0ff for Liz Glynn, who's from Los Angeles.

“I’ve been here about six weeks and I’ve got a week and a half left to produce an exhibition for Artpace,” Glynn said.

That exhibition happens three times a year, when the artists from the Artpace Artist in Residence program finish their time in San Antonio. The last thing they do is to present their work to the San Antonians who have, in a small way, helped shape it.

“I’ve had a really wonderful experience working with the local fabricators," said Glynn. "There’s a carpenter named Reagan Johns who’s been doing really beautiful work on one of the pieces, and I’ve developed a really close relationship with Clay World, where I’ve been firing my ceramic works. I’ve been in there so often that they suggested maybe I should get a job there!" she laughed.

I asked if her time an Artpace may have altered the course of her work.

“It’s too soon to know, but I do know that the work I've made at Artpace may be only the beginning of a much larger project.”

That work, and the work of the two other spring Artists in Residence will be revealed next week, as Artpace's Director of Communications Francesca Rattray explains.

“Next Thursday at six o’clock is the opening to the public.”

Following the opening, Rattray says that at the 7:00 artist talk, much is revealed, including “what the artist’s motivations were, want their influences were, and really learn what’s gone into the creation of their works."

The whole thing is free and open to the public at the 445 North Main Street location, but there’s an additional event that’s not for everyone.

“For members only we have food and drink on our roof," Rattray said. "If the weather holds out, and it looks like it may, it’ll be really great to go up there and look over the city and have a few drinks and meet other people interested in contemporary art.”

Jack Morgan can be reached at jack@tpr.org and on Twitter at @JackMorganii