Media Advisory: Free Youth Community Public Art Workshop with Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson

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Last Updated on January 4, 2024

Artwork will be integrated into new shade structure at AME Church

WHAT: The San Antonio River Foundation (Foundation) is inviting youth ages 8-18 to join former City of San Antonio Poet Laureate Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson for a workshop to create poetry that will be integrated into the artwork Presence of the Past, coming to San Pedro Creek (SPC) in 2024. The artwork is part of the Foundation’s St. James AMEC Culture Crossing Design Enhancements project and will help honor and preserve the archaeological footprint and original foundation of the St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME Church) while also serving as a permanent shade structure for park goers to enjoy. This will mark the second event in a series of community engagement opportunities leading up to the artwork installation in spring 2024. For more event information, visit sariverfound.org

WHEN: Saturday, November 25 1-3 p.m.

WHERE: Confluence Park Education Center 310 Mitchell Street

WHO: San Antonio River Authority San Antonio River Foundation Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson, Former COSA Poet Laureate

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