Aztlan In Our Hands

When the historic Univision building in downtown San Antonio came down in 2013, local artists were asked to paint one of their preserved doors. Behind me is the door I painted, which to me depicts life in San Antonio. Here La Virgencita shows us, in the reflection of her hands images of the land on both sides of the Rio Bravo/Grande. Both images are the same. This works shows us we are all living in the same world, at the same time, on both sides of the river, en la madre tierra. Y, La Virgen has worked this land and continues the work it, with her two hands, en Mexico, en Aztlan and San Antonio. This art piece now lives in the current Univision building. I still stand by its message that we are all of one people, one earth, one land, flowing together on both sides of the river, and we are all responsible for doing the work of keeping us all in harmony, with the work of our two hands.

Aztlan In Our Hands
Artwork by Anel I. Flores
Acrylic on Wood Door

New York Foundation for the Arts Immigrant Artist Mentor Program 2018

nyfa immigrant mentor program

Thrilled to be chosen as a mentor with the Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program. I have been paired with Maria Linan, to offer her one-on-one support in the sustainability of her creativity.

Gracias to the New York Foundation for the Art (NYFA), the Ford Foundation, NALAC, Say Si and all other partnering organizations and collaborators.

About: Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program pairs immigrant artists working in all disciplines with artist mentors who provide one-on-one support for their mentee, guiding them to achieve specific goals and providing them with broader access to urban cultural centers through an exchange of ideas, resources and experiences.

NYFA’s Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program is the only known program of its kind in the United States, and has provided close to 200 NYC-based immigrants with mentorship, community, and exposure for their work since it was founded in 2007. The New York program includes sessions in Visual/Multidisciplinary Art, Performing and Literary Arts, and Social Practice.


Give your amorcitx a token of love to last beyond lifetimes. Sterling Silver and Ruby handcrafted pendant by Anel I. Flores


15th Annual Uptown Art Stroll


Olmos Park Terrace 2015 Uptown Art Stroll
Art Stroll’s 15th year offers feast for the eye and heart!

Looking for a beautiful, romantic weekend? Join visitors and residents of the historic Olmos Park Terrace neighborhood who have been falling in love with the art next door for fifteen years.

More than 17 artists will open their studios – and their hearts – for the 2015 Olmos Park Terrace Uptown Art Stroll. There will be plenty to see and enjoy at what promises to be the greatest show yet in the Uptown Art Stroll’s storied history – from paintings, sculpture, collage and photography to jewelry, ceramics, weaving and much, much more.

Olmos Park Terrace is home to dozens of artists. For two days each year, the one-of-a-kind treasures they produce are on display where these artists work and live. It’s a great opportunity to see some beautiful art and visit with the friendly, creative people who make the historic district so special.

The 2015 Olmos Park Terrace Uptown Art Stroll will be held Saturday, Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 8 from noon to 5 p.m. 17 resident artists and 63 guest artists will display their latest work. Looking for an unforgettable gift or that perfect piece for your wall or mantle? You’ll find it at the Uptown Art Stroll!

Olmos Park Terrace is centrally located near the Quarry Market, just south of Basse Road between McCullough and San Pedro, bounded on the south by Dora. Because the artists want to make it easy for art lovers to visit all xx locations, the Art Stroll will once again feature free pedi-cab rides between the different venues. The artists’ homes are easy to find – just look for the yellow and purple tie-dyed flags and signs out front. Maps will be available at every location, or check our website at

The Olmos Park Terrace Uptown Art Stroll is free for everyone. Come spend your weekend with us and bring your love of art. You never know what you’ll find. Just like the boy or girl next door, there will be plenty to grab your heart!

For more information, visit our website at

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Take the Uptown Art Stroll This Weekend

Take the Uptown Art Stroll this weekend – Out in SA

2014 Uptown Art Stroll Olmos Park Terrace November 1 (10 am-5pm) and 2nd (noon-5 pm) Free More info here A wise woman once told Anel Flores to move to Olmos Park Terrace. Sixteen years later, and she’s still in the neighborhood writing, painting, and making jewelry forever “inspired by my community garden, my neighbor’s outdoor sculptures, and the colorful bike-riders who fly by daily.”