Dream Keeper

By The DoSeum’s Artist-in-Residence, Richard Armendariz.

March 4th – April 30th, 2017

Artist Ricky Armendariz poses in a Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 portrait in front of one of his works on exhibit at Ruiz-Healy Art.

Artist Ricky Armendariz poses in a Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 portrait in front of one of his works on exhibit at Ruiz-Healy Art.

The DoSeum is excited to announce the selection of its first ever Artist in Residence, local artist and UTSA professor Richard Armendariz. After a careful 4-month selection process, Armendariz was chosen for his unique and brand new proposal for The DoSeum this spring. Armendariz’s project will bring to life visions of an instructive, fable-like narrative, grounded in the framework of an interactive childhood bedroom.

The DoSeum’s artist in residence serves to support the arts community by showcasing the work of artists annually to engage kids in socially-engaged community art pieces, while also providing art-centered educational opportunities. By showcasing his work at The DoSeum, Armendariz will serve an integral part of creating joyful learning experiences for San Antonio’s children.

The Dream Keeper

Armendariz’s exhibition, The Dream Keeper, will run March and April of 2017. The opening day will be March 4th! For his installation, Armendariz will create an oversized childhood bedroom tent through a sheet tunnel that will lead guests into a magical forest. Armendariz will incorporate his carved, hand-crafted aesthetic to create a nostalgic, fable-like story through which guests can explore complex character-traits, learning about and accepting diverse characters.

Special Members-only Preview on March 2nd and 3rd: 

Enjoy a sneak peek of The Dream Keeper before it opens to the public! On March 2nd and 3rd, members can enjoy a preview of the exhibit when they visit The DoSeum. Learn more about the perks of membership on our member page here.

Meet the Artist/Special Workshops:

Richard Armendariz will be on-site working and hosting the exhibit on the days below. Children will participate in block-printing activities related to the themes of Dream Keeper. This will be an opportunity for children to work closely with a talented local artist on a variety. We will be offering the workshop on the following days:

  • Saturday March 25th
  • Saturday April 8th
  • Saturday April 22nd (led by DoSeum staff)

A huge thank you to our sponsors: The San Antonio Area Foundation, The City of San Antonio Department for Arts & Culture, The Texas Commission on the Arts, and Alliance of Artists Communities.

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