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August 1, 2014_spare parts Fine Arts Fair at Wonderland of the Americas_PRESS Release

To further its mission, spare parts founder Mary Elizabeth Cantú is now a certified Master Reuser under the Reuse Alliance—the first person in San Antonio to earn this designation.

To further its mission, spare parts founder Mary Elizabeth Cantú is now a certified Master Reuser under the Reuse Alliance—the first person in San Antonio to earn this designation.

July 26, 2013_spare parts Fine Arts Fair at Wonderland of the Americas_PRESS Release

Art & Science Forge Together to Launch Community Partnership:_spare parts & 10BitWorks Hackerspace_Fall 2012

spare parts main objective:
Connect with various agencies/businesses & provide a steady supply of materials (otherwise thrown away) for the artistic community & educators. This will increase the creative & cultural energy of San Antonio.

paving the path By Erin Eggers and Marissa Villa / Conexion 2012

spare parts supports:

The concept behind spare parts was developed in 2010 by Mary Elizabeth Cantu & responds to: a noted lack of creativity in K-12 classroom (The Creativity Crisis, Newsweek, July 2010); City of San Antonio’s “Creating a Pathway to Zero Waste” 10-year plan (Solid Waste Management Department, June 2010); dramatic budget cuts at state level for arts education programming (Legislative Budget  2012-2013 Biennium); an increase in art degree offerings (International Academy of Design & Technology-2009, The Art Institute of San Antonio-2010, Southwest School of Art Bachelor of Fine Arts degree offering-2013); and a thriving arts & cultural community that makes a positive impact on the economy- $3.83 billion per year (Strategic Alliance for Business and Economic Research Institute and City of San Antonio study, 2006).

spare parts in the news:
-Spare Parts: Clever Ways to Recycle ‘The Current’ (San Antonio Current, 2014)
-DIY Fiesta Flair with Spare Parts (San Antonio Current, 2014)
CAM closing Party, Yeah! (Contemporary Art Month, 2014)

-SXSW 2014: DIY Projects Have Entered the Tech World (Time Warner Cable News, NY 1, Staten Island, 2014)
-PechaKucha brings passionate professionals together (The Ranger, 2014)
-CM supports Mary Cantu and Doris Palmeros at SA PechaKucha 13 (The Convergent Media Collective, 2014)
-PechaKucha 13: Blue Star to the Brim (The Rivard Report, 2014)

-Besos handed out to the things we love in S.A. (Conexion, 2014)
-Lucky Number 13: PechaKucha at Blue Star Contemporary Art Center (The Rivard Report, 2014)
-Take it apart, make art! (The Convergent Media Collective, 2014)
-Funny Valentines: DIY tips for homemade cards and gifts (San Antonio Current, 2014)
-Making art with spare parts and 10bitworks (NOWCastSA, 2014)
-Deck the Halls with Wire Hangers: 5 DIY Holiday Wreath Ideas (San Antonio Current, 2013)
-Runners-Up of 2013 ’40 Under 40′ Announced in San Antonio (San Antonio Business Journal, 2013)
-Spare Parts Fills A Local Need For Art Supplies (Texas Public Radio, 2013)
-Dreaming in Spare Parts: Making A Creative Space Happen (The Rivard Report, 2013)
-Recycling, rethinking and reusing artfully (San Antonio Express News, 2013)
-Wonderland and spare parts bring fine arts to the mall (San Antonio Business Journal, 2013)
-Stuff gets new life in artwork (San Antonio Express News, 2013)
-Arts fair for teachers set for July 26 (San Antonio Express News, 2013)
-Etsy #CraftParty Recap (Maker Mama, 2013)
-Providence student’s creativity leads to summer internship (NOWCastSA, 2013)
-spare parts: saving the planet and making art (NOWCastSA, 2013)
-Acts of Love (San Antonio Magazine, 2013)
-Our American Dream: Mary Cantu, Turning Trash into Treasures in the Hands of Budding Artists (Fox News Latino, 2013)
-Resolve to reduce-reuse-recycle (San Antonio Current, 2013)
-Art and Science Forge Together to Launch Community Partnership (San Antonio Current, 2012)
-10BitWorks to launch community partnership (Southside Reporter, 2012)

-paving the path (Conexion, 2012)
-San Antonio Creatives: A Diaz & Diaz special photo project for The Rivard Report
 (The Rivard Report, 2012)

-Spare Parts Studio needs some spare space (WOAI, 2012)
-Art With A Heart: Local Group Helps Teachers (WOAI, 2012)
-Reduce, reuse, recycle…and create (La Prensa, 2012)
-Reduce, Reuse, Recycle at Galeria Guadalupe (Texas Public Radio, 2012)
-Teachers:Still Time to Register for Spare Parts Teacher Fair (Alamo City Times, 2012)
-Space available at spare parts teacher fair (San Antonio Current, 2012)
-Amy & Mary Go Thrifting (Maker Mama, 2012)
-Spare Parts: Imagination as Trash-eater (San Antonio Current, 2012)
-Nonprofit Spare Parts recycles for the sake of art (San Antonio Current, 2012)

-Art supplies round-up for schools at Blue Star (San Antonio Current, 2012)
-East Austin Studio Tour (Austin Creative Reuse, 2012)
-sparepARTS needs arts materials for Teacher Fair (NOWCastSA, 2011)
-School’s community CAMP program making trash into eco-friendly art (San Antonio Express News, 2011)





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