This River Here
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In This River Here, Patty Ortiz, Director of the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, invited local artists to participate in an exquisite corpse to make a visual interpretation of the poem of the same name by San Antonio’s Poet Laureate Dr. Carmen Tafolla. Every artist was given a stanza of the poem from which they drew for inspiration when creating their piece. They were given a space within the page and they were only allowed to see the edges of the previous drawing, working alone in the gallery without feedback from other artists. Without any more specific instructions given, the artists were free to express their mental picture through drawing. We had the opportunity to talk to Patty Ortiz about her experience as the mastermind behind this experimental curatorial project.