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Inkstravaganza: Honoring Gregg Barrios
Let’s come together to celebrate the amazing life and literary journey of Gregg Barrios. What better cause this year than to honor this legendary playwright, poet, filmmaker, activist, teacher, and journalist, whose passion for the arts was contagious! A literary rebel bar-none, who we sadly lost this August, Gregg lifted up so many writers through his example, advocacy, literary criticism, and mentoring. It’s time to shine a light on the full impact of his artistic achievements.
Don’t miss a special weekend celebration of Barrios’ storied career that took him from Victoria, TX, to Andy Warhol’s New York, and back to our beloved San Antonio! To honor Gregg’s irrepressible creative force, the Gemini Ink staff and gala committee have put the “extra” into this year’s Inkstravaganza and ask you to join us for an unforgettable celebration in honor of this “Texas Treasure.” It all kicks off at the McNay Art Museum’s Moroccan Courtyard on Friday, October 15th, from 6:30-8:30pm, with our imaginatively interpreted, open air “Jardín de Artes,” and continues the next night, with a star-packed virtual show. Don’t miss special appearances by 2015 U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, activist Rosie Castro, poet Luis J. Rodriguez, Texas State Legislator Emeritus Robert R. Alonzo, and more! Over this two-part event, (let’s call it Act One and Act Two), you’ll be able to catch up with old and new friends and come together to celebrate the artist-activist, Gregg Barrios.