Trolley guide knows his art, artists
When James Riebeling isn’t in class or studying for a class at San Antonio College you will most likely find him dabbling in the art world. This is pretty funny because James says he was an art major for “about a day and a half.”
James, 22, is a dual major in English and Speech and he is taking 18 hours this semester. But on the second Friday of the month (fall and spring) James is the trolley guide for the 2nd Friday Art Walk, part of the Art on the Hill Tobin Hill Art Alliance project.
This is his second year as trolley guide and before he boards the trolley on the day of the art walk, James has spoken to the artists or the gallery owners about the exhibits. He says Casa Rosa Art Studio, 527 E. Dewey, is his favorite gallery and also the one with the best food on the Art Walk; while High Wire, 326 Josephine St., has the best punch.
James has previously curated two art shows in Dallas and Houston. He also experiments in abstract art, working in oils, charcoal, mixed media and watercolors.
“I would rather work with artists at this point,” he said.
The Tobin Hill Art Walk includes seven galleries. For more information, http://tobinarts.com
Happy Holidays: "2nd Friday art walk" in San Antonio brings artists and art lovers together on December 14 from 6 to 10 p.m. Enjoy visiting with artists, view the art and remember, the gift of art is a lasting gift for the holidays.
Our complimentary "shuttle with James" stops at each venue throughout the night beginning at 6 p.m. at Cafe des Artistes at SAMA and continues to High Wire Art Gallery and onto La Casa Rosa and Tycoon Flats.
The art walk is free and open to the public. Refreshments and live music are provided.