Spellerberg Projects

On June 17, 2023, the vibrant colors of diversity and celebration were in full bloom at Luna Gardens as the Lockhart Pride Fest took place.

Spellerberg Projects, a stalwart supporter of the arts and equality, proudly sponsored the event. Expressing our commitment to bringing forth underrepresented voices, we harnessed the power of art as an instrument for social change.

This year, we set up a display featuring the work of artists Andrea Wallace and Sam Thompson, adapted from Drag Nest, their previous installation at the Masur Gallery. Wallace and Thompson’s work is a bold exploration of queer culture, conveying its audacious glamour but also its inherent defiance and resilience.

Gallery hours
Friday, June 2, 6–9pm – Artist’s Reception
Saturday June 3, 11am-3pm – Last Look

About the Installation

With her boots as a symbol of her adventurous spirit and her camera as a witness to her creative process, Lockhart’s own Laurel Coyle invites us to embark on a transformative journey where art transcends convention and becomes an ever-evolving dialogue with the world around us.

Throughout May, the storefront gallery at Spellerberg Projects becomes a portal into the captivating world of Coyle’s artistic evolution. Viewers will witness an unfolding narrative that captures the essence of Coyle’s unbridled imagination.

Join us Friday, June 2, 6–9pm to observe this installation in its completed form.

Laurel extends heartfelt thanks her collaborators:
Josephine Coyle McCauley
Grace Reyer
Merri Palmer
Chazz Bessette
Brandy Schuenemann

About the Artist

Laurel Coyle is a photographer and videographer. Having a keen eye for location scouting and natural light, she researches her subjects and places them in environments that give the audience an intimate peek into the soul behind the creative process. Her curiosity leads her to take the seemingly ordinary and turn it inside out until she locates the extraordinary. Coyle lives in Lockhart, Texas.

Spellerberg Projects, Masur Gallery
119 W San Antonio St, Lockhart TX
Organized by Mano Amiga

An exhibition of local teenagers’ poetry and artwork. Selected artists include Jonathan Carrillo, Jeyme Zavaleta, Daniela Sustaita, Jonathan Vasquez, Maribel Castruita, and Liliana Castruita. Several artists are members of Lockhart’s Voces de Resistencia collective.

This exhibition travels to us from the San Marcos Art Center. The title is a Spanish-language expression that refers to not allowing a situation to persist. This title reflects the young artists’ concerns about race, criminalization, and immigration.

The exhibition opened on April 15 with a festive event featuring literary performances and live music by Olivia Zane. Attendees to the opening received original postcards containing the young artists’ work pre-addressed to the Texas Historical Commission. These postcards support the effort to relocate Lockhart’s Confederate monument.

The opening reception was co-hosted by Caldwell County nonprofit Where We Thrive. The group announced their new Essentials Pantry, were household and hygienic items are offered for free to low-income residents. The pantry is located on the second floor of the Spellerberg Projects building at 103 S Main St.

Where We Thrive organized this event to kick off the organization’s residency on the gallery’s 2nd floor. WWT’s Margaret Carter said that she had avoided downtown for her 60 years as a Lockhart resident. It filled her with hope to now have space on the square mentor kids and do the organization’s work. The happening offered information about what empowering organizations locals can get involved in, a community art project and open mic poetry.

We were proud to support this event organized by several members of our community. From the Lockhart Post-Register, July 22, 2020:

“Residents from throughout Caldwell County gathered at the county courthouse in Lockhart on Friday to rally for the push to have the Confederate monument removed from the courthouse lawn. The event was a part of a convoy that included stops in San Marcos, Kyle, Buda and Lockhart that aimed to point out instances of buildings or monuments many perceive to be symbols of oppression.”

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Blue Star Contemporary Art Field Trip: Lockhart
Saturday, November 2, 2019

“Sure, you may know Lockhart as the BBQ capitol of Texas. Hit the road with San Antonio’s Blue Star Contemporary on Saturday, November 2, 2019 to discover another side of Lockhart: contemporary art. This day trip includes guided tours of Cristina Velásquez’s exhibition, The New World, and Hollie Brown’s The Triumph of Death at Spellerberg Projects; studio visits with artist Michael Villarreal and others; time to wander boutique shops like Take Care Apothecary, Rollfast Ranchwear and Bicycle Repair, and Magic Mirror Vintage; and a private dinner hosted by The Good Pot. Ticket price is $115 per person ($60 for Lockhart locals) and includes transportation to/from Lockhart from BSC and dinner.”

For more information, please call (210) 227-6960 or email [email protected]

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Spellerberg Projects, Masur Gallery
119 W San Antonio St, Lockhart TX
Fri Oct 4, 7-10pm

Join us for a live drawing performance by Aerial Dance Fusion duo Wren Wild. They will perform a number of large tricks and poses for your artwork. Their set will be around 20 minutes long and they plan to execute certain tricks multiple times to allow artists to get full impressions of the poses. Participate in some art-making or just come and enjoy the performance and exhibits in the Masur Gallery, which will be open for viewing during and after the performance.

Misty Witten’s interest in dance didn’t blossom until high school. However, it wasn’t until after college when she started social dancing blues and salsa that her love of movement was reignited. Over the last ten years she has studied zouk, ballet, blues, swing, salsa, aerial arts (including lyra and pole dancing) as well as hip hop, belly dancing and Bollywood dance. Her passion is creating, unlocking, and evoking emotions in both herself and others through an improvisational fusion of dances. Her focus is on connection, fluidity, storytelling, and grace in a partner dance setting. She absolutely loves performing in live music venues where she can interact with not only the musicians but the audience as well.

Dylan Warren has been dancing swing and blues for over two decades. With a background spanning acroyoga, martial arts and partnered dance, Dylan is constantly studying how bodies move together. He has a love for all movement and has developed a fusion of styles through years of performance and partnership that focuses on movement, fluidity and connection. Dylan frames his partner so that they may shine, and he with them. When not dancing, Dylan is creating through photography, video, balloons and design.

Spellerberg Projects, Masur Gallery
119 W San Antonio St, Lockhart TX
Curated by Hollie Brown

About Onix Rodriguez

Onix is a Latino artist and has received a BFA from Texas State University. His work ranges from paintings to video and installations, and performances. He has performed in ArtPace San Antonio, East Austin Studio Tour, and Enchanted Rock National Park. His latest exhibition show titled “Living Room” was a collaborative project in which a private home was turned into a contemporary art gallery, questioning expectations and norms of the modern home. He is currently working on a mural with the City of San Marcos along with a fellow artist. The mural will be completed in October of this year. Describing his recent work, he says:

“Intuition and action are driving forces in my work. When it comes to painting I use line work as visual language, depicting maps, pathways, borders or links between ideas or themes. The images are often related to my life experiences or memories. In this context, the intuition comes in the form of line quality, color and shape. Action is a bigger role in performance where I also tackle experiences and memories while interacting with the viewer. I am interested in how the viewer is or is not part of the work. Through performance I challenge the separation of viewer and art while at the same time commenting on topics such as colonialism, racism, community, and self-awareness.”

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An evening of artist video games, performances and screenings.

Spellerberg Projects, Masur Gallery
119 W San Antonio St, Lockhart TX


Spellerberg Projects, Masur Gallery
119 W San Antonio St, Lockhart TX