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Following a year of early record successes in art shows and community cultural celebrations, the Price Center’s Arts Committee has set an aggressive calendar of events and activities for 2021, including the return of an all-women’s art show and more interactive collaborative community art projects. An effort to include more cultural and heritage displays and observations has also already begun.

It’s been an extremely challenging and very rewarding year,” said Joan Nagel, Price Center Arts Committee Chair. “From our early success in the beginning of the year with the Women’s show to the COVID closure, to the unexpected opportunity to renovate our primary gallery spaces, to a triumphant re-opening and year-end show, it’s been a year of highs, lows and highs again,” she added.

Nagel and other members of the Arts Committee have begun mapping out a schedule of new gallery shows for 2021 that will begin with the return of an all-women’s art show titled “From Challenge Comes Change” for Feb. and March. A focus on Earth Day for April and May titled “Restore our Earth” will follow. The San Marcos Art League is planning an invitational show for its members in June and July. And, new this year, the Committee is asking individuals and groups within the arts community to propose shows for the second half of the year.

Committee members are also talking with individuals and groups responsible for the Mardi Gras, Heritage, Hispanic, and Indigenous Cultural activities to consider partnerships and other visual displays throughout the year.

Community art shows are made possible in part through grant funds from the San Marcos Arts Commission. Admission is free and open to all daily. Proceeds from show application fees and commissions from any sales benefit the Price Center, which is operated by the Greater San Marcos Area Seniors Association (GSMASA), a 501 (c) 3 non-profit. For more information, please call 512-392-2900, stop by the Center at 222 W. San Antonio St. when open, visit, or Facebook @ Price Center & Garden.

Pictured: Top right, Former Mardi Gras Queen, Nelwyn Moore, responds to the enthusiastic crowd watching the 2020 Mardi Gras Parade in front of the Price Center.

Bottom right, members of the 2020 Women's Art Show planning committee gather during the 2020 reception, which enjkoyed a record number of attendees. L-R; Garrie Borden, Debangana Banerjee, Margaret Adie, Joan Nagel, and Suzanne Shield-Polk.


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