Word Around Town is a collaborative project between House of Trees and San Antonio artists, poets, local businesses, and neighbors, creating a network of illuminated, vintage, lettered marquee signs that celebrate the people, landscape and culture of San Antonio.
Participating artists include: Alan Carl, Anthony Flores, Barbara Renaud, Ben Olguin, David Vance, Elizabeth Allen, Greg Harman, Jennifer Khoshbin, Jenny Browne, Jim LaVilla-Havelin, John Phillipe Santos, Lahab Assef Al-Jundi, Leslie Tolbert, Nan Cuba, Naomi Shihab Nye, Norma Cantu, Joshua Robbins, Robert Rivard and Sheila Black.
Date Farmers : Mural
Rooted in Mexican-American heritage and Californian pop culture, Coachella Valley artists Armando Lerma and Carlos Ramirez offer satire and commentary, frequently on behalf of the oppressed. Their work has been exhibited internationally, including the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, The Jonathan Levine Gallery New York, and the Oakland Museum of California.
House of Trees produced the Date Farmers' murals at the Luminaria Arts Festival, San Antonio, 2014.
A Japanese artist, Misaki creates installations out of papier-mâché, wood, fabric, and other low-tech materials. She shuns expertise and uses an anime method called "heta-uma". Her work is exhibited internationally including venues such as the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, FIAC Paris, and Giant Robot NYC.
House of Trees produced Kawai's installation at the Visions of the Frontier Exhibition IVAM, Valencia Spain, 2009.
From Guatemala City, Guatemala, BIP is a collaborative project by Stefan Benchoam and Christian Ochaita that responds to the lack of public space for recreation and socialization, highlighting the way in which citizens interact with their city. BIP have installed their projects internationally including venues such as Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Costa, Panama City and Museo de Arte Moderno Carlos Mérida de Guatemala.
House of Trees produced BIP's installation at the Luminaria Arts Festival, San Antonio, 2014.
Multi-disciplinary artists from Los Angeles and New York, Kaitlynn Redell and Sara Jimenez work in performance, video, and installation. Redell & Jimenez have exhibited internationally including El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY and Museo Laboratorio, Citta Sant’Angelo, Italy.
House of Trees produced Redell & Jimenez's performance at the Luminaria Arts Festival, San Antonio, 2014.
From Santiago de Chile, Mujica works with banners of fabric abstraction. His work serves as both art object and graphic design. Mujica's work has been exhibited internationally in Santiago Chile, London, and NYC.
House of Trees produced Mujica's installation at the Luminaria Arts Festival, San Antonio, 2014.
Creating sculptures and environments that reflect realities of life in his hometown of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Juni Figueroa has exhibited work around the world including the 2014 Whitney Biennial and the Sculpture Center in New York.
House of Trees produced Figueroa's installation at The Watermill Center, 2015 and at Luminaria Arts Festival, San Antonio, 2014.
Mexico City artist Miguel Mejia, better known as Neuzz, uses bold colors and distinctive lines to call attention to Mexican imagery, pre-Hispanic graphics and contemporary street culture. In addition to working as a muralist, Neuzz creates archeological illustrations for the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City; and has exhibited in venues such as the Museum of the City of Mexico, Graphic Arts Institute of Oaxaca, and Art Basel Miami.
House of Trees produced Neuzz's murals for Luminaria Arts Festival, San Antonio, 2015.
Gary Garay: Installation
Performing as DJ Ganas with Mas Exitos and as mixed-media artist in Los Angeles, Garay immerses himself in the cultural hybrid aesthetic between Tijuana, San Diego and LA. He has exhibited internationally including at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Art Basel Miami and the New Museum NYC.
House of Trees produced Garay's installations at the Luminaria Arts Festival, San Antonio, 2014.