July 31, 2009

Tepeyac: World Premiere & Reception










July 25, 2009

On the cover of the Conexion:San Antonio,Texas.

Wow, I really did not see this coming when I was first approached, i just thought it would be a filler story and then to have Melissa Renteria,the writer of the article to come and tell in person, in a very calm manner, "oh you are on the cover" I really honestly was surprised and she caught my reaction of disbelief and laughed as I kept saying "are you serious?". She was very..and I was shocked in a good way. This publicity that raises the profile of local fashion in San Antonio is a"trailer"/tease of the awesome things to come for this community of fashionistas,as we connect daily with other talented designers at different levels in their careers and almost our duty as recognized designers to give an opportunity to the up-and-coming bunch of raw talent in San Antonio, giving these aspiring designers a realistic vision of the fashion industry and the dedicatio n and hard work that go along with this profession. I am honored to have been signaled out as a
Mexicano-americano-chicano gay designer in a very conservvtive town, they call San Antonio the Virgin City...i guess I know why

July 21, 2009

2 out of 3 ain't bad: "A conversation with Franco Mondini-Ruiz"





Tonight my friend, Franco Mondini-Ruiz was at the San Antonio Museum of Art in San Antonio,
in conversation with David S. Rubin of the museum, wow it was a standing room only after all the seats filled up in the huge auditorium , at I point I was kicked out or asked to leave as i was standing at the very back wall of the space next to the camera guy, like 5 of us standing there were told it was a fire hazard. I just exited one door and came around the other side and saw my friend Patricia who was volunteering at SAMA, she let me hide there for the remainder of the talk and Franco was so sweet and loving to his crowd, he packed them in..and he made me laugh
San Anto's true art hero, Franco has traveled the world promoting his hometown thru his artwork and his book HIGH PINK: Tex-mex Fairy Tale is a best-seller and it was great to celebrate one of our home-grown talents..
Plus I got to see some awesome movers and shaker's in the art world let's see... my dear friend Sandra Cisneros, David Zamora Casas,Terry Ybanez,Norman Avila,Bettie Ward,Chuck Ramirez,Kristy Perez,Felix Padron,Micheal Casey,Will Muniz,La Letty,Lisa Ortiz,Joan Fredrick,
Henry Stien,La Victoria,Jane Madrigal,Angelina Mata,Beto Gonzales,Lloyd Walsh,Kimberly Aubuchon,Arturo Alemeida.plus many more..Okay you get the idea....I did miss the after-party at the old Luigi's on San Pedro.
A Fabulous 1960's Dolce Vita style restaurant featuring Roman summer buffet.
And the 2009 edition of "art of fashion" is set to go in early October. As part of San Antonio"s First ever Fashion Week..exciting

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Designer based in Texas. Creating One-of-a-kind Originals. Reclaiming textures and recycling Fabrics, I envision uses for discarded culture. I POP them into a new recycled life. I am a Painter, a colorist, a mobile D.J., A writer, a performance artist, a comedian, a boutique owner, an uncle,and a friend to few. How I see life through my words and pictures. Profess..or.....