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San Marcos TX Artist's Ambitious Silk Painting Celebrates Our Lady Of Guadalupe

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San Marcos TX Artist's Ambitious Silk Painting Celebrates Our Lady Of Guadalupe

Rio Claro Studio is proud to announce a live demonstration of painting on silk techniques by artist/ designer Gigi Mederos on Saturday, December 12, 2015 between 9 am - 5 pm during the monthly arts celebration in San Marcos TX called ArtsSquared.  The regular art marketplace event coincides with the annual celebration in Mexico City and around the world of the building of the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and the miracle of the roses and the tilma which occurred on December 12th.  For this ambitious painting, the artist researched the many aspects and tellings of the story, and...

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Rio Claro Studio – A Unique Boutique in San Marcos TX

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Rio Claro Studio – A Unique Boutique in San Marcos TX

With fashion accessories, home goods, high-end crafts, beautiful jewelry and limited edition fine art work, this spot marries fine art studio and gallery/boutique with makerspace. Located off Courthouse Square between Guadalupe and Comanche, the newest and cutest little boutique is part of the blossoming West Downtown neighborhood; home to such diverse spots as Tantra Coffeehouse, Bower Bird Antiques, Salon Mink, The Floral Studio, Jo's Cafe and Zelick's Icehouse.  Artists and designers, Gigi Mederos and Stevie Black, open their studio/workspace Wednesday through Saturday year-round and now, during the 2015 holidays, they have extended their hours on Fridays and Saturdays until 8 pm and are...

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Working Art Studio Meets Online Store

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Working Art Studio Meets Online Store

What a flurry of activity it has been, but it's finally here – our online storefront. So many beautiful items in our inventory and with our friends and collectors spread all around the country (and the world!), we decided that we really did need to grow the business online. After weeks of photographing objects and writing content; not to mention the setting up of the store itself, it has come together nicely. Take a trip through the catalog and let us know if it works for you. We're still smoothing the process, so any ideas or feedback you have will be...

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The Learning Curve (or How Texas Expands my Horizon)

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The Learning Curve (or How Texas Expands my Horizon)

I feel like since moving to Texas a short, few months ago I am back in school; I guess that is because I am learning so much, about so many things: the Texas landscape and its - sometimes savage - beauty, the ever-changing and inmense sky, the way of the Texans I have been meeting, specially in our new home-town of San Marcos, and how they have this manner of making one feel welcome and right at home. I have been learning how to set up a website and an online store (thank you, Shopify), and how to make a...

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