- Sep 07 2019
- 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
- Free and open to the public
MujerArtes Studio Anniversary
Join MujerArtes as they celebrate their second year in their compressed earth block studio!
Take a tour of the studio and view the new arboles de vida that the women have created to mark their two-year anniversary in this wonderful space.
Event Studio Hours: 9am-3pm
Started in 1995 and operating out of a house in San Antonio’s Westside, the MujerArtes Women’s Clay Cooperative has been among Esperanza’s groundbreaking programs for over 24 years.
At the MujerArtes studio the women, with the guidance of experienced ceramicists, shape the clay into historic snapshots of their lives as workers, heads of households and marginalized women in a country where they have always had to struggle. International artists/cooperatives Irene Aguilar, Enedina Vasquez, Taller Leñateros and Domitila Dominguez are invited for annual cultural exchanges.Through cooperative efforts, the women create an environment where each woman is a teacher and student by way of their creativity and cultural experiences.
For over 24 years, our women’s clay cooperative has facilitated the cultural grounding of low-income women in San Antonio’s Westside through clay workshops and exhibits. We have witnessed the growth of women, many of whom have never received formal artistic training, resulting in a diverse group of talented and accomplished artists. Read more about our current group of MujerArtes women at esperanzacenter.org.