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Weekend Brings Art, Landscape Help And Classical Music

A gallery opening, a landscape primer and classical music-- there's plenty to do this weekend.

First off Friday at 6 p.m. at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, two new exhibits. The first is by Daniela Cavazos Madrigal.

"She is using re-purposed materials fabrics, representing sayings her family uses around the house," says
the Guadalupe's Mark Anthony Martinez.

Je nelle Esparza's exhibit looks at Texas's cotton fields, and those who worked them.

"Her family has history with the cotton fields in Texas. So she wanted to create an exhibit showing that legacy of our history," he says. "We have an opening reception, so there will be light refreshments."

Meet the artists from 6 to 9 p.m. Then Saturday morning head to the San Antonio Botanical Garden for a Texas Tough Round Table Discussion.

"We'll talk about which trees you should be pruning, and which trees you should not be pruning," says the Botanical Garden's Shelly Abbott.

"Right, so if you do it sparingly you'll encourage the tree to develop deeper roots, have it require less water," she says.

It's a critical time for your landscape and this discussion has some great info.

"It'll be this Saturday from 9:30 to 11a.m."

Then on Sunday at 3p.m., Martha Long says the Olmos Ensemble is playing.

"On Sunday we have our annual Baroque concert," Long says.  "This year is all about JS Bach and sons."

Is it fun to play?

"Oh, yeah, it's tremendously fun! In some ways it's really simple but in other ways it's incredibly complex," she says.

She says playing great music with talented musicians is almost intoxicating.

"There's really nothing like live performance for a musician," Long says.

And now the Ensemble has moved performance locations. Laurel Heights is the NEW home of the Olmos Ensemble.