Hispanic Heritage Month: San Antonio artists share beautiful sights of the West Side

The exhibit will be open to the public through November 11

A group of San Antonio artists wanted to share their pride for the West Side through ceramics.

The latest art exhibit, “Arboles Del La Vida De La West Side,” is on display at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center.

The traditional tree of life has a married couple and their family, but West Side artists put their own spin on it by placing some of their favorite West Side memories in the piece.

Graciela Sanchez, from the Esperanza Center, hopes more people will come and see the West Side through the eyes of the artists who live there.

“All we hear is negative stuff about being Mexican, being from the West Side, and it’s growing,” Sanchez said. “It’s not getting better. So this kind of gives you a more complete and complex look at the West Side.”

All of the trees are for sale, proceeds going towards mujeres rates.

The exhibit will be open to the public through November 11.

About the Authors:

Adam Barraza is a photojournalist at KSAT 12 and an El Paso native. He interned at KVIA, the local ABC affiliate, while still in high school. He then moved to San Antonio and, after earning a degree from San Antonio College and the University of the Incarnate Word, started working in news. He’s also a diehard Dodgers fan and an avid sneakerhead.

Gavin Nesbitt is a photojournalist and video editor who joined KSAT in September 2021. He has traveled across the great state of Texas to film, conduct interviews and edit many major news stories, including the White Settlement church shooting, Hurricane Hanna, 2020 presidential campaigns, Texas border coverage and the Spurs.