Artpace Exhibit Reveals “Diversity” of San Antonio Art Community

Portrait of David Zamora Casas by Ramin Samandari. (Courtesy photo)

As part of its year-long 21st birthday celebration, this summer’s Artpace Window Works Exhibition offers a photographic glimpse by Ramin Samandari of former exhibiting artists, collaborators, and staffers.

Titled “Faces of Artpace,” the exhibition comprises 56 portraits from Samandari’s larger project San Antonio Faces of Art, which has been two years in the making, and opens at the Department for Culture and Creative Development’s Culture Commons on July 7.

“I was blown away by the diversity of the San Antonio art community,” Samandari said during a media preview. He noted the many generations, and various cultural and artistic communities, that the artists in the exhibition represent.

Among the many recognizable faces are artists Chris Sauter, Angel Rodriguez Diaz, David Zamora Casas, Vincent Valdez, and Katie Pell. The portraits are printed in various scales, with the largest ones focusing on artists who have participated in Artpace’s International Artists-In-Residence program.

Samandari emigrated from Iran in 1978 and currently teaches photography at the Southwest School of Art.

Free, noon-5pm Wed-Sun through through Aug 28, Artpace, 445 N. Main Ave., (210) 212-4900,



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