SAN ANTONIO, TX – To celebrate 25 years of the American with Disabilities Act, VIA Metropolitan Transit opened up The Great Rotunda for an art exhibit July 27.
“The Color of Blind” invites spectators to experience a multi-sensory art show that challenges us to use all our senses to ‘see.’ A variety of art by local painters, weavers, and sculptors, was designed to be ‘read’ by touch.
The Great Rotunda, 123 N. Medina Street, is the 1908 International–Great Northern Railroad depot which stood in ruins in the 1970s. The San Antonio City Employees Credit Union restored it in 1988 before the recent VIA renovation.
Jeffrey C. Arndt, president and CEO of VIA, spoke of the upcoming advances for the Metropolitan Transit. Every bus will have internet connections by fall, he said. And Phase II of the Transit Center next door will be completed soon.
Trina Bacon and Kristel Puente coordinated the collection of art for the Color of Blind exhibition. Bacon would like San Antonio to have a museum for people with disabilities. “Such a multi-sensory museum would be the first in the nation,” she said.
The show will run until August 21. And the Mission Revival building is worth a trip in itself. Call 210-299-5929 for more information.