Artist Looking at Art Conversation: Jenelle Esparza

Thursday, May 19, 2022

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Chiego Lecture Hall

FREE

Funding for the creation of Esparza’s Vessels was provided through an Artist Grant from the City of San Antonio, Department of Arts & Culture

Artist Looking at Art Conversation: Jenelle Esparza

Thursday, May 19, 2022

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Chiego Lecture Hall

FREE

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Through textile and experimental weaving techniques, Jenelle Esparza communicates powerful messages by isolating cotton fiber as a symbol of labor, land, and legacy. Esparza discusses her work and research on South Texas histories in a conversation with René Paul Barilleaux, Head of Curatorial Affairs. A brief weaving lesson with Rene completes the experience.  
 
Jenelle Esparza is a South Texas native originally from Corpus Christi, Texas. A multi-media artist with interdisciplinary practices that include installations in fiber, photography, and sculpture, she is co-owner of Presa House Gallery and was an Artpace resident (summer 2018). Esparza has exhibited nationally, and currently works as a Museum Educator of Family Programs at the McNay.  
 
The Artists Looking at Art series features contemporary San Antonio area artists, including McNay artists and staff members. 
 
Registration is required for this free event. Space is limited.

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Due to a maintenance issue, the museum will close at 5 p.m. today. Tonight’s Gallery Talk will be rescheduled for a later date. We will return to regular hours tomorrow.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to welcoming you soon.