Community arts advocate, Puro Unity, is proud to showcase the images of Shaggy Cowboi in their debut gallery show titled “Shaggy Shoots.” The public opening celebration will be held Saturday, September 9, at Nombre Gallery in the 1906 South Flores Art Complex.

Shaggy started shooting photos as a way to improve their mental health. It began with images documenting San Antonio’s music scene; DJs, bands, artists, then moved to other facets of the city’s diverse cultural arts scene.

How did a Southside Chicago native/Texas transplant fall for the rich visual history of Charreria, the precursor to the American rodeo? An unexpected work assignment introduced them to the artisanship of Mexican equestrian culture. A gutsy tradition where precision and grace are prized above all. In this first public showing, Shaggy and Puro Unity will feature the arresting and ephemeral images of San Antonio-based Escaramuza Soles Del Bajio (all female Mexican-side saddle equestrian team) and will be donating half of the proceeds of print sales to help fund the group.

Signed, first-edition prints will be available for sale. Preview and presale of the show will be held on Thu. Sept 7 and Fri. Sept 8, by appointment only. Please contact Angel Garza to schedule a time.

Experience “Shaggy Shoots,” Saturday, Sept 9, 2023 at Nombre Gallery, 1906 S. Flores, 78204 from 7pm-10pm. The show closes Oct. 14, as a “Day in Southtown” public event. To view the collection between Sept. 9 – Oct.13 please contact Angel Garza for an appointment.

Puro Unity are community advocates who work with nonprofits, artists, neighbors, and organizations in strengthening community bonds through art and public service.

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