Join us Second Saturday, May 11th as we celebrate the artistic work of the Martinez Street Women’s Center – Girl Zone After School Program.
Girl Zone is a year-round after school program and summer camp that enhances academic potential, nurtures high self esteem and supports the healthy development of neighborhood girls, ages 9-14. Girl Zone provides on-campus enrichment activities and off-campus learning experiences to girls at SAISD schools in Southeast and East San Antonio.
Martinez Street Women’s Center
1510 South Hackberry
San Antonio, Texas 78210
Two Projects are being exhibited this Second Saturday at Lady Base Gallery involving sculptures and mural work. First, we have the collaboration between local artist and Research Geologist Lauren Browning and the hands-on sculpting workshop, a collaboration with the Elementary School participants of the Girl Zone After School Program. This sculpture project was an effort to tap into their creativity and increase interest in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math).
The girls created original sculptures inspired by renowned female scientists in history who made crucial discoveries in the world of science such as Rosalind Franklin, Ellen Ochoa, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Blackwell, Mae C. Jemison, and Ada Lovelace.
Science and technology are often considered to be the forte of men. It is imperative that the young women of today see themselves in scientific roles and careers if we are to increase our presence and influence in the world of science.
The 30 unique sculptures are made of paper mache, clay and recycled materials such as glass bottles, cloth and plastic bags.
In an effort to raise funds for Girl Zone participants, each of the unique 30 sculptures on display will be for sale. The funds raised will cover fees for community classes and workshops Girl Zone participants become interested in outside of MSWC programming throughout the year. With your support, Girl Zone members will have the opportunity to continuously engage in opportunities outside of their community.
Secondly, we have local artist Jane Madrigal who is leading the mural project entitled “Dare to Be Powerful” in collaboration with the Middle School participants of the Girl Zone After School Program. The mural is designed as a tribute to women and their struggle against violence of all kinds, and a reminder of the continued path towards justice and equality.
Drawing inspiration from their own personal experiences and guided research, the girls were able to share their stories, express their creativity, and mark the intersections between their experiences and those of women around the globe.
So please, join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of
Girl Zone: Girls Eye View.
Second Saturday, May 11th
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Lady Base Gallery (Inside Gallista Gallery)
1913 S Flores