Grand Opening

Photos: "Art Under Glass" by Franco Mondini Ruiz

QSanAntonio, July 19

A sixteen-foot high, gleaming glass apothecary-style showcase create a exhibition space called theARTCASE at the SoHo Wine & Martini Bar, downtown San Antonio's newest venue for martinis, wine, art, and musings. For the inaugural event, native son Franco Mondini-Ruiz (photo left) presents "Art Under Glass," a salon-style array of new paintings that playfully explore the pleasures and woes of indulgence and earthly temptations. Soho Wine & Martini Bar, 214 W. Crockett St. through August 21. (Photos courtesy Joan Frederick)