Holiday lights are the great equalizers of the season. Whether it is the glittering fairy land that that encompasses our River Walk and the University of the Incarnate Word campus, or the way neighbors have been getting together for more than 50 years to light up the little town of Windcrest, this is a tradition that everyone can get in on.
I remember as a child getting lost in the twinkle of the lights on our tree, lovingly examining each and every ornament, cherished and remembered from year to year.
It is so easy to “ooh and aah” over the really big installations. Piling the kids into the car with thermoses of cocoa to wind through the streets of distant towns and taking in the hypnotic, glittering magic is a seasonal tradition in many a family. But even more satisfying in so many ways are the little cottages sprinkled throughout the city, the exuberant splashes of color and light that announce the season.
As you find yourself rocketing through the holiday-clogged streets, rushing to make it to the next party, picking through the piles at the department stores, just stop, take a deep breath and peel away from the mad dash. Meander through our quiet inner city neighborhoods and drink in some of the sweetness. These little gems are straight from the heart. As it should be.
Tami Kegley has lived the life of an artist. Through multiple careers — dancer, percussionist, performance artist, sculptor, goldsmith, gallerist — she has pursued her need to create. The Great Recession brought changes, and now she’s back and discovering the art world of San Antonio, one happening at a time.
Page Graham has been a resident of San Antonio – on and off – for over 30 years now. He has moved into the corporate world, making a living developing training materials and Powerpoint presentations and all that stuff we need to do in order to make a living. But now he’s back – aqui en el corazón de San Antonio – enjoying life to its fullest.
The Rivard Report is one place that you can follow their trails, as is www.artblogsa.com.