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Inspiration From Unlikely Places in San Marcos TX

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Inspiration From Unlikely Places in San Marcos TX

Often inspiration comes when you are actively seeking it, not in a vacuum. So when I saw the dirty white Jeep Wrangler on my way home from the store yesterday morning, I stopped to appreciate the magnificent all-over coating on the jeep's paint job. It wasn't until I worked my way around the other side that the photograph appeared. In the end, it is a photograph of Hopkins Street in West Downtown San Marcos TX; blurry against the contrasty skies overhead on which the splatters of mud streak white against the darkened glass. Having photographed the view across the street...

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Upcycled And Sustainable – The Art Of Christine Terrell

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Upcycled And Sustainable – The Art Of Christine Terrell

San Marcos artist, Christine Terrell – the first local artist we've represented at Rio Claro Studio – was in fact one of the first people we met at our Grand Opening back in September of this year. Christine makes jewelry and other objects out of locally-sourced vintage tin objects; making smart, wonderfully-crafted, often graphically-punchy and wildly-colorful pieces. And if you don't know her work, we feel very strongly that you should.  Terrell's work hits all the right notes; her design and manufacturing leans toward the functional/ minimal aesthetic, but not spare. Her work has many sources; 60s lunchboxes, European chocolate tins, upscale cookie...

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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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