Well, really, it's a great opportunity to find some wonderful books and to see my art in a great people-friendly setting. I've just hung a small show of mostly new work at The Twig Bookstore, San Antonio's wonderful indie bookseller. They've recently moved to The Pearl, another venue you need to explore if you haven't been there yet. The shop is one of those bookstores that is infinitely tempting. In the course of hanging the art, I found two books I had to have in my hands on the way out.
The Pearl is located just north of downtown San Antonio on the Museum Reach of the San Antonio River -- and that's another reason to visit. The riverwalk or river taxis take you past public art and make stops at the San Antonio Museum of Art, The Pearl and elsewhere. And when you get hungry, try the new La Gloria, a delightful new Mexican "street food" restaurant that is now Linda's " absolutely favorite restaurant in town." Me, too, Lupe. The ceviche (I had the Nayarit style with cucumber) is fab and my variety was one of 6 or 7 cold seafood cocktails available. Wonderful fish tacos, too. And sopes, and, and, and.
Of, course, if you want something more upscale, Weissman's Sand Bar and Il Sogno are also at The Pearl, as well as the Aveda school for discount hair and salon services.
Meanwhile, my art is on show and on sale, and I'm hoping the crowds that show up for Saturday's Farmers Market in the Parking Lot will become instant art collectors.