Inspirations & Memories: A Remembrance

“When I heard the news that Katie Pell had passed away I was alone in the desert at dusk. She had been an inspiration to me since the day I met her nearly fifteen years ago. Though our personalities were different and we pursued life in different fashions, what we had in common can be encapsulated by the memoriam in the The Current, we “drew inspiration from nature, childhood memories, personal mythologies, identity, imperfection, and reinvention.” 

“I asked myself how could I honor this amazing artist, this legend of San Antonio? I took this picture, committing to see the world how Katie did, giving it the title, RIP Katie Pell.

“For the first time I realized I could be a nature photographer through the memory and inspiration of what Katie’s life personified. ”

~ MBS Owner, Josh Levine


Join us as we celebrate Contemporary Art Month. 

MBS Gallery’s private collection of Katie Pell artwork will be on display, plus pieces on loan, and new works inspired by her memory.  

Jorge Villarreal will show watercolors began while at Blue Star Berlin Residency in 2019. He experiments with wine and coffee as his color base to make whimsical pieces of beauty.  

Josh Levine will show his first nature photographs. 

Opening, First Friday, March 6th and special closing reception Saturday, March 28th. Stay tuned for more details through the gallery website.

At MBS we believe wellness requires a holistic approach that integrates the needs of mind, body and soul. Strong bodies need strong hearts, both physically and metaphorically. At MBS, we offer personal training, pilates and yoga to strengthen the body in balance with the mind and heart. Our yoga studio doubles as an art gallery featuring stimulating works by contemporary artists to create a liberating atmosphere for creative movement, and encouraging soul-nourishing introspection and relaxation.