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A diverse mix of faces and places is represented in a delightful new community art show featuring 113 works from 65 different area artists. The colorful and creative pieces are on display now through Sept. 25 throughout the first and second floor galleries of the Price Center. “Faces & Places” showcases the full range of talent and creativity of our local arts community via traditional media like graphite, oils, acrylics, and photography. In addition, clever twists on sculpture, mosaics, fiber art, and assemblage add another dimension to the show.

"We had such an enthusiastic response to this Call, we had to use our stairwell and upstairs gallery spaces to display it all," said Joan Nagel Price Center Arts Committee Chair.

Participating artists range from San Marcos to as far away as Houston, Saldao, Georgetown and San Antonio, as well as others from Canyon Lake, New Braunfels, and Wimberley. Most of the works are for sale, and a portion of any proceeds benefits the Center’s ongoing arts efforts.

The intimate portraits and vibrant street photography of Christopher Paul Cardoza come together for an up close and personal look at some of San Marcos’ familiar faces and favorite places. The uniquely displayed solo show mimics the look of an open air market in the first indoor installation of the ongoing portrait series. “Martian Chronicles” hangs in the 1910 Room Aug. 14 through Sept. 25.

Community Art Shows are conducted by the Price Center Art’s Committee and funded in part through a grant from the San Marcos Arts Commission.

The gallery venues are open to the public Wed – Fri, noon-5; Sat., 11-1. Occasionally, a private rental of a venue space may prevent access to some of the art during open hours. For more information, please call 512-392-2900, stop by the Center at 222 W. San Antonio St., or visit or Facebook @ Price Center & Garden.

Pictured here, Top: El Indio, oil painting by Adriana Ibarra, bottom, A recent outdoor installation of Christopher Paul Cardoza's Martian Chronicles, which will have its first indoor and longer viewing window in the Price Center's 1910 Room.


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