San Antonio, Texas. ART Magazine.
RAW Artists had its second event in San Antonio. Solstice featured more artists and more performers than its previous event. We can see that the crowd is getting bigger every time, but it can also be appreciated that a RAW community is being built in San Antonio. Even though there were different artists on display, some of the previous artists attended the event which created a network experience with the featured artists.
It was the same venue, the same host, the same dj, even a few of the artists where the same, but the event turned to be a different experience. The event did not completely drew away from last month, but there was more interaction between the different disciplines that created a busier and more interactive atmosphere, where the public seemed more engaged, but at the same time disciplines merged into a whole. There was film, there was music, there were two fashion shows, and a belly dance performance; there was a little bit of everything.
The artwork selection seemed a bit more ambitious and coherent than last time. The street/pop/progressive art style was kept in this selection, which might become a feature of this event compared to other events. It does not only showcase mainly emerging artists, but the work itself is very experimental in nature. The film by Jaime Sanchez was quite bold as was the belly dance performance by Valorie Jenne. However, even though the couture selected was well-designed and presented, it had a softer and more conservative style that was inconsistent with the experimental nature of the event.
RAW artists will have its next showcase Mixology on July 26. For more information please go to their website: rawartists.org/sanantonio/
Participating Artists: Rachel Acosta, The Rafiki Project, Heather Fitzgerald, Valorie Jenne, LuMagoo, Melissa A Torres, Sara Jouett, Queen Boom, Flex Borin, Alas Couture, Andrea Sepulveda, Jaime Sanchez, Shwanzee Darin, Leslie Vossmer, Just Hits, Dane*BNA, General Avocado and the Calavera Queen, Lauren Mojica, Abraham Mojica, Kirk Forster, and Antionette.