San Antonio visual artist Rafael Gonzalez Jr., who grabbed headlines last week with a blunt message to Texas Governor Greg Abbott, is leveraging that attention into a party.
No, not a new political party. Instead, he's throwing a Friday, June 25 bash featuring paletas, beer and — of course — merch bearing his "F*ck Greg Abbott" message in papel picado-style design. Pride Printing & Design Studio is hosting.
Fans of Gonzalez’s art, or just this particular sentiment, will be able to mingle and purchase shirts, lawn signs and stickers from 6-9 p.m. Given that both #AbbottHatesDogs and #AbbottFailedTexas are trending on Twitter, the artist may see plenty of takers.
Gonzalez, known online as "Pinche Raf," also will conduct a giveaway of a “Pinche Prizepack.” The bundle will include a signed, limited-edition Pandemic Lotería — another of his works that's grabbed media attention — plus a “F*ck Greg Abbott” lawn sign, sticker and shirt. Details on the giveaway are available on his Instagram page.
Pride Printing is located at 307 El Paso Street. Merchandise will sold on a first come, first served basis and cash is preferred.
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