“Creating Community through the Arts”

The Mission of community-based Bihl Haus Arts—Creating Community through the Arts—is founded on the belief that each person, when given a chance, will achieve significant personal, social, and cultural growth through the arts.To support our mission, Bihl Haus Arts:

Nurtures and promotes the work of diverse visual and cultural artists in San Antonio;

Fosters artistic excellence and intergenerational and multicultural understanding and awareness;

Creates community between seniors enrolled in the GO! Arts program, area established and emerging artists, members of surrounding neighborhoods, and the global art culture; and

• Builds collaborations with other cultural and social service organizations to maximize access to collective resources.

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A Bouquet for a Summer Afternoon Poetry Reading

August 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Jim LaVilla-Havelin will read poems and prose about flowers, and the natural world to complement the exhibition BOTANICAL SENSATIONS. Jim LaVilla-Havelin will read poems and prose about flowers, flowering, and the natural world to complement the exhibitions "Invasive Species" and "For The Love of Flowers." Drawing from diverse voices in celebration of flowers, LaVilla-Havelin invites a live audience to share the joys of words that flower. Some guest readers will add their voices to the bouquet.

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A Caregiver’s Toolkit

With input from family caregivers, the SALSA (Successful Living and Aging in San Antonio) Caregiver and Socialization Workgroup, of which Bihl Haus Arts is a member, created a dynamic toolkit for caregivers. This toolkit offers resources to those spouses, family, and significant others who provide care for their loved ones. The success of most care plans—from hospital discharge to everyday care in the home—often rests on the shoulders of the family caregiver. We hope this toolkit assists new or experienced home-based caregivers to understand their role and provides information about essential support for the challenges caregivers may face.

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We want to thank everyone who joined us for the BOTANICAL SENSATIONS gallery talk with artists Carmen Oliver and Daniela Oliver de Portillo. They discussed how they used their studio practice to heal and distill the intense emotions brought on by the uncertainty and solitude of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please join us Sunday, August 1 for a poetry reading by Jim LaVilla-Havelin as he will read poems to complement the exhibition BOTANICAL SENSATIONS. RSVP here - www.eventbrite.com/e/a-bouquet-for-a-summer-afternoon-poetry-reading-tickets-164862533275 ... See MoreSee Less
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🎨 ART OFF FRED: Neighbor and artist, Kim Bishop is the creative force behind the latest D7 mural off Fred Road at the Jefferson Bodega. "In this painting I used my mother's portrait as a portrait to represent all mothers. Surrounded by roses, the flower of the mother and district 7. Behind her I stamped the words “I Am Here” to remind people that we share this space with everyone in our community. The notion that we should sacrifice our parents and grandparents for the economy is unacceptable. Vaccinate." - Kim Bishop. Beautiful work, Kim! We urge our friends and neighbors to check it out this weekend. ... See MoreSee Less
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