“Remember Me” Opening Reception
With the blessing of the Castillo Family, Presa House Gallery has partnered with Con Safos • Cocina Y Cantina to Remember Manuel Diosdado Castillo. Almost a decade since his passing, Manny’s legacy has lived on through the students, artists, and friends he has inspired. Former students of San Anto Cultural Arts Rigoberto Luna (Presa House Gallery) and Danny Delgado (Con Safos) have teamed up to celebrate the ten year anniversary of the passing of their mentor and friend. Together with close friends, band mates, and former San Anto Cultural Arts program members, the two-night event will feature an exhibition at Presa House Gallery and concert at Con Safos Cocina y Cantina to celebrate the life and legacy of Manuel Diosdado Castillo.
“Remember Me” features the work of Manny’s close friends, colleague’s and former San Anto Cultural arts students and muralists including David Blancas, Ruth Buentello, Jose Cosme, Ernesto Cuevas, Joe De La Cruz, Nephtali De Leon, Celeste DeLuna, Adriana Garcia, Gerry Garcia, Cardee Garcia, Ruben Luna, Jane Madrigal, Juan Ramos, Israel Rico, Mary Agnes Rodriguez, Mike Roman, Jeremy Sparig, Crystal Torres, Joanna Armijo Zamarron, and many more. Presa House invites any and all artists who were directly inspired or personally connected to Manny to contribute to the exhibition by submitting their artwork between the dates of December 30th – January 2nd. The public is also encouraged to share their memories, personal stories, and poems about Manny at both of these events. In addition to the exhibition, Con Safos will host a special tribute concert featuring a live performance by Manny’s close friends Sexto Sol and music by DJ Kelmis playing Manny-inspired tunes and a selection of Manny’s personal vinyl collection.
The Opening Reception for “Remember Me” will be held First Friday, January 4 from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM. The concert at Con Safos is on January 5 starting at 7:30 PM. “Remember Me” will be on view by appointment December 7 through January 26, 2019.