The Art Gallery at Musical Bridges Around the World presents professionally curated art exhibitions by emerging and established visual artists working in our community and beyond. Quarterly receptions, artist dialogues and other gallery events bring the community together and invite artists, collectors and visitors from all backgrounds to experience the connection between people, cultures and ideas through the expression of visual art.

23705 Frontage Road, Ste. 101, San Antonio, TX 78257

Current Exhibition

23 APRIL – 11 JUNE 2022

Open by Appointment, Mon-Fri 10am-4pm

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

This exhibition presents two bodies of work created over the last two years and focus primarily on the artist’s commitment to seeing beauty in the world. Reflecting on previous journeys, travels and experiences, Sokovic uses various techniques and colors to evoke the profound influence of nature on the individual. With large primary forms and colors, she brings closer her experience of the vastness of the African desert. In another series, she expresses moments of observation and memory from her surroundings in the former Yugoslavia, her life in Texas, and other environments. Fusing past and present, Sokovic draws on both physical reality and sensory recollection to evoke fragments of the various landscapes that inform her perception.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Maya Sokovic, born in Belgrade, Serbia lives and works in San Antonio. Her fascination with her surroundings, color theory, and personal history allow her to reconcile memory and landscape through visual storytelling. Her minimalist and abstract compositions, along with her keenly selected color palette, invite calmness and clarity with just a hint of chaos. Each color layered onto Sokovic’s compositions is a reflection of being in the moment and responding to her perception of collected memories of places, nature and people. Sokovic earned a BFA from the Academy of Fine Art in Belgrade. Her studio practice includes painting, photography, design and installation. Recent exhibitions have been in Madrid, Miami, Sebastopol, California and a solo exhibition entitled “Moments” presented by Brick Gallery in San Antonio. Her illustrations have appeared in several books, and she has been featured in newspapers and journals such as Glas javnosti in Belgrade, the San Antonio Express-News, San Antonio Current and Glasstire. Her work can be found in private collections in the United States, Europe and Australia. Sokovic exhibits internationally in galleries, alternative art spaces, and community centers.

Works in the Exhibition

Click on an image to see the full artwork piece.

Africa #1, 2021

mixed media on paper

50″ x 30″

$3,247.50

Africa #2, 2021

mixed media on paper

50” x 30”

$3,247.50

Africa #3, 2022

mixed media on raw canvas

16” x 12”

$649.50

Africa #4, 2022

mixed media on raw canvas

16″ x 12″

$649.50

Africa #5, 2022

mixed media on raw canvas

16″ x 12″

$649.50

Africa #6, 2022

mixed media on raw canvas

16″ x 12″

$649.50

Africa #7, 2022

oil on raw canvas

20″ x 16″

$757.75

Sold

Africa #8, 2022

oil on raw canvas

20″ x 16″

$757.75

Africa #9, 2022

oil on raw canvas

20″ x 16″

$757.75

Africa #10, 2022

mixed media on raw canvas

20″ x 16″

$757.75

Sold

Summer, 2021

mixed media on paper

24″ x 35″

$1,299.00

Blue, 2022

mixed media on paper

24″ x 35″

$1,299.00

View, 2021

mixed media on hand made paper

24″ x 35″

$1,299.00

Balance, 2021

mixed media on hand made paper

24″ x 35″

$1,299.00

Balance #2, 2021

mixed media on hand made paper

24″ x 35″

$1,299.00

Fragments of Moments #1, 2022

mixed media on paper

24″ x 35″

$1,299.00

Fragments of Moments #2, 2022

mixed media on paper

24″ x 35″

$1,299.00

Sold

Fragments of Moments #3, 2022

mixed media on paper

24″ x 35″

$1,299.00

Mirroring, 2022

mixed media on paper

24″ x 35″

$1,299.00

Morning Light, 2022

acrylic and soft pastel on canvas

48″ x 36″

$2,706.25

Landscape #1, 2021

mixed media on hand made paper

10″ x 8″

$162.38

Sold

Landscape #2, 2021

mixed media on hand made paper

10″ x 8″

$162.38

Landscape #3, 2021

mixed media on hand made paper

10″ x 8″

$162.38

Landscape #4, 2021

mixed media on hand made paper

10″ x 8″

$162.38

Landscape #5, 2021

mixed media on hand made paper

10″ x 8″

$162.38

Landscape #6, 2021

mixed media on hand made paper

10″ x 8″

$162.38

Sold

Landscape #7, 2021

mixed media on hand made paper

10″ x 8″

$162.38

Sold

Landscape #8, 2021

mixed media on hand made paper

10″ x 8″

$162.38

Landscape #9, 2021

mixed media on hand made paper

16″ x 12″

$270.63

Sold

Location & Parking Information

How to Get There

The Art Gallery at Musical Bridges Around the World is located at our offices in Leon Springs – gateway to the beautiful Texas Hill Country –  just south of Boerne Stage Road. If you are coming from the south and heading north, you will need take Exit 551 and do a turnaround under the I-10 freeway. Once on the access road heading south, the turn is directly after Sun Auto Services (and Las Palapas preceding that).

 

Parking

Free parking is available in the office parking lot, and there is overflow parking as you go up the hill.

Safety Guidelines & Protocols

MBAW will follow all safety and distancing guidelines for fine arts performance halls per the State of Texas, as well any other measures it feels necessary per event from its own discretion for the ensured safety of its attendees. More details about safety guideline details/protocols being enacted will be provided with each event’s communication and as each date approaches, as per the most updated COVID-19 city and state guidelines and MBAW discretion.
 
Most Recent Updates:
  • For the safety of patrons and staff, masks are strongly encouraged while inside the gallery. Extra Masks and hand sanitizer will be available. Per CDC guidance, we request that unvaccinated individuals wear masks at all times.
  • To allow social distancing, MBAW reserves the right to limit the number of attendees inside the gallery at a time.
  • For gallery receptions, wine and bites will be outdoors. Music may be indoors or outdoors.

Gallery History

After a fifteen (15) year occupation of our founder’s home (mostly her kitchen and dining room), Musical Bridges Around the World moved into its first-ever dedicated office space in 2012. The open floor plan and generous walls allowed us to realize the dream of incorporating visual art into our multi-pronged programming. In turn, the MBAW Art Gallery made its public premiere in May 2013. Since then, the gallery has taken on a life of its own and become an integral part of our diverse programs; hosting art openings, gallery talks, chamber concerts, poetry readings and book signings. In January 2016, Julya Jara joined the MBAW family as our first dedicated gallerist. After a three-year tenure, Julya became our Director of Development as long-time San Antonio curator Diana Roberts took over as Gallery Director in January 2019. As the only major fine arts entity on the IH-10 Corridor between downtown San Antonio and the city of Boerne, the MBAW Art Gallery is positioned to help bring our mission and vision to the larger community through its culturally and artistically diverse programs. Artworks are available for sale and a portion of all proceeds benefit all of our programs directly.

 

 

Previous Exhibits

Exhibition Title Artist(s) Date(s)
Recent Works & Organic Continuity Tim Beard (San Antonio, Texas) & Conan Chadbourne (San Antonio, Texas) 23 October 2021 – 15 March 2022
Partituren | Time Stands Still – Fotoseptiembre 2020 Michael Matthews (Montreal, Canada | Berlin, Germany) & Michael Kruscha (Berlin, Germany) 4 September 2020 – 30 September 2021
Within and Without Norma Jean Moore (San Antonio, Texas) & Brian Wedgworth (McAllen, Texas) 14 March – 21 August 2020
Alterations, Interventions, and Other Manipulations Jill Bedgood, Carra Garza (San Antonio, Texas), Gerald Lopez (Corpus Christi, Texas), Paul Valadez (McAllen, Texas) 16 November 2019 – 7 February 2020
Bygone Texas: Photographs by John Mattson and Karen Zimmerly | Fotoseptiembre 2019 John Mattson & Karen Zimmerly (San Antonio, Texas) 31 August – 3 November 2019
Summer Visions: Landscape in the Mind’s Eye Sylvia Benitez, Sabra Booth, Caroline Korbell Carrington, Lorraine Shirkus, & Brian St. John (San Antonio, Texas) 15 June – 16 August 2019
Jean Edelstein: In Tune with Music & Nature Jean Edelstein (Los Angeles, California) 7 April – 18 May 2019
Multi-Colored Universes Paul Martin & Symone Kiyanna Elliott (San Antonio, Texas) 26 January – 31 March 2019
Luchadores Fabian Lainez (Spain | San Antonio) 29 September – December 2018
Celebration of the Art of Calligraphy: Messages of Peace and Reassurance Salma Arastu (India | Berkeley, California) 21 April – 20 August 2018
Puerto Rico: Ritmo del Sol | Dream Week 2018 Antonio Carrion Torruellas (Puerto Rico) 21 January – 13 April 2018
Master of Mystical Scenes Rubén Reséndiz (Guanajuato, Mexico) 9 July 2014
A Few of My Favorite Things | Fotoseptiembre 2017 Rodolfo Choperena (Mexico City, Mexico | San Antonio, Texas) 26 August 2017 – 13 October 2017
Whispers of Wuxi Chen Hao, Ge Qiang, Geng Minxia (Wuxi, China) 13 May 2017 – 18 August 2017
Social Consciousness Bernice Appelin-Williams, James Wyatt Hendricks (San Antonio, Texas) 11 March 2017 – 5 May 2017
From Moussor to Tignon: The Evolution of the Head-tie Juliana Kasumu (London, UK | Lagos | New Orleans) 7 Jan 2017
Chicken Soup Jill Bedgood, Danville Chadbourne, Mark Cheikhet, Alyssa Danna, Albert Gonzales, Rex Hausmann, Paul Martin, Ben McVey, Franco Mondini-Ruiz, Kevork Mourad, Justin Parr, Louis Vega Trevino, Tanya Rachickaya, Kathleen Silva, Natalia Sun, Gary Sweeney, Lauren Browning, Sarah Sauer, Ricky Armendariz, Nate Cassie, Chuck Ramirez 19 Nov 2016
Of Lace & Steel | Collaboration with Dock Space Gallery Laura Mijangos, Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga (San Antonio, Texas) 8 Oct 2016
¡Puro San Antonio! | Fotoseptiembre 2016 Darren Abate, Billy Calzada, Mark Greenberg, Josh Huskin, Mark Sobhani, Natalia Sun (San Antonio, Texas) 27 Aug 2016
Northern Lights Louis Vega Treviño (San Antonio, Texas) 18 Jun 2016
Fusion of the Arts Mark Cheikhet (San Antonio | Moscow, Russia) 22 Nov 2015
Land & Sea | Fotoseptiembre 2015 Robert Michalson & Jim Sparkman (San Antonio, Texas) 4 Sep 2015
Fireworks Rex Hausmann (San Antonio, Texas) 26 Jun 2015
Metamorphosis Kevork Mourad (Syria | New York) & Mahdi Vali (Iran | San Antonio) 30 May 2015
Unfolding Dimensions Sandy Whitby & Lauren Browning (San Antonio, Texas) 13 Feb 2015
Sculptures & Paintings Danville Chadbourne (San Antonio, Texas) 4 Apr 2015
Silent World | Fotoseptiembre 2014 Robert Michaelson & Jim Sparkman (San Antonio, Texas) 29 Aug 2014 (Fotoseptiembre)
Dream Worlds Tania Rachytskaya 5 Apr 2014
Feel the Glow Susan Dunis (Blanco, Texas) 25 Jan 2014
On the Way to Work Rex Hausmann (San Antonio, Texas) 5 Oct 2013

Sponsors

Department of Arts & Culture
Ford Foundation
Kronkosky
National Endowment for the Arts
H.E.B
The Brown Foundation, Inc.
Texas Commission on the Arts
Joan & Herb Kelleher
H.E.B
Joan & Herb Kelleher
Texas Commission on the Arts
Alice Kleberg Reynolds