The DoSeum, San Antonio’s newly opened children’s museum, recently announced that Ricky Armendariz will be the museum’s first-ever artist-in-residence. Armendariz lives and works in San Antonio and is currently an associate professor at UTSA. Other finalists for the residency included Amber Ortega-Perez, Raul Gonzalez, Mark Menjivar, and Rafael Gutierez.
My San Antonio reports that Armendariz’s exhibition for the museum, which will be on view from January to March 2017, will be an installation “featuring an oversized children’s bedroom tent and a magical forest with interactive and projected elements.” In a statement on his project, Armendariz stated:
My goal for my residency experience would be to highlight our strengths as individuals and how that can be a powerful learning tool for young kids. I hope to show kids there’s value in their individuality.
Armendariz’s work is currently on view in SATX/MX. Read our review of that exhibition here.