Romance scents the air this Second Saturday — the South Flores Arts District’s alternative to First Friday — when Gallista Plays Songs of Love opens at Joe Lopez’s eccentric art gallery. Inspired by popular love songs, visual artists Dennis Ochoa, John Valles, Martha Stroud, Imelda Robles, Adrian Alvarez, Ashley Sanchez, Maya Ochoa, Joe Lopez, Lauren Hughes, and David Zamora Casas have created new, small-scale works — priced affordably “for the art lover in your life.” Before the opening reception, Gallista and the San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists welcome author David Montejano for a book signing and lecture based on Quixote’s Soldiers: A Local History of the Chicano Movement, 1966-1981. An associate professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, Montejano chronicles the rise of Chicano activism in his native SA. Free, lecture at 4:30pm, opening reception at 6:30pm, Gallista Gallery, 1913 S Flores, (210) 212-8606, gallista.com.
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