Yesterday I was invited by Texas Public Radio to record a spot for Hispanic Heritage Month on the Society of Latino and Hispanic Writers of San Antonio! I was allowed 40 seconds to talk about the Society and the services we provide.
The spot should air tomorrow (Thursday).
My good friend, P.C. McKinnon
me the following information on the Bihl Haus
Membership Drive to share with you:BIHL HAUS ARTS INAUGURAL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
Dear Friends of Bihl Haus
Can you believe it? It's been two years since our inaugural exhibition (and three since restoration work began on the Bihl
house). And what a time it's been! In that period, Bihl Haus
Arts has organized 20 exhibitions featuring the work of more than 130 artists, including artists from Japan, Tibet, and India. We have hosted dozens of poetry readings and dance, musical, and theatrical performances. We have presented scholarly lectures, a symposium on contemporary Indian art, numerous artists' talks, and lots of children's activities. Our seniors at Primrose have partnered with urban youth to create wonderful artworks, such as the current photography exhibit, "Exploring the Landscape," and a pair of 7-foot-high sculptures!
Our art classes have grown from one a week in May to three classes per week, and we are getting ready to expand this programming even more. We just added a second Thursday morning yoga class. And we've partnered with more than a dozen arts and cultural institutions in the city to expand our programming even farther. On the horizon are special events, such as the "On and Off Fredericksburg
Rd. Studio Tour" (Feb. 8-10, 2008), and "Art and the Healing Arts" (opens June 21, the Summer Solstice). And, there are some major surprises in the offing that we can't talk about just yet, but we know you’ll be amazed.
That's why, for the first time, we are turning to our Friends for support. We need your help. This is a critical moment in our development. We very recently received our official non-profit status, which makes Bihl Haus
Arts eligible to apply for grants and other funding. But, it is going to take some time before we can expect to see results. We need to bridge that time gap. And this is why we are turning to you.
Here’s how you can help:
1. Become a "Friend of Bihl Haus
Arts." You can become a member of Bihl Haus
Arts by either going to our new website, www.bihlhausarts.org
(still under construction), and clicking on "Support the Bihl Haus
,” then the "Membership" button. Our PayPal
account, which is guaranteed to be secure, will prompt you to do the rest. Or, you can mail your $35 ($20 seniors and students) membership fee directly to Bihl Haus
Arts, at P.O. Box 100806, San Antonio, TX 78201. Your annual membership benefits include receiving regular email updates and advance invitations to exhibitions and other events, a 10% discount on admission to special events, workshops, and classes, as well as a 10% discount on all art purchased from the gallery.
2. Become a “Supporter of Bihl Haus
Arts.” If you would like to contribute beyond the membership fee, our website has a “Support” button where you can contribute whatever amount you feel comfortable giving. Your contribution to Bihl Haus
Arts provides valuable unrestricted support so your dollars go where they are needed most. Contributions are also tax deductible as allowed by law (please consult your tax professional).
I want to close by thanking you for helping make our first two years of programming not simply remarkable but a true joy. We want to grow and continue to nourish the artistic spirit that is in all of us. We can change the world, one brush stroke, one note, one performance at a time. But we can’t do it without you.
P.S. We want to especially thank our fantastic BHA
Docents (we can’t do anything without them!), and Primrose at Monticello Park Senior Apartments and The Potashnik
Family Foundation for their generous support and commitment.
Dr. Kellen Kee
McIntyre Executive Director Bihl Haus
Arts 2803 Fredericksburg
Rd. San Antonio, TX 78201 (210) email@example.com