Inkstravaganza Gala


Every year Gemini Ink honors a great San Antonio writer with the Award of Literary Excellence at our annual gala, Inkstravaganza. This year our honoree is the Distinguished Scholar…


Tomás Ybarra-Frausto

September 28, 2017, 6pm

Pearl Stable

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Print of Tomás Ybarra-Frausto by Harvey Mireles

Tomás Ybarra-Frausto, Ph.D. citing his life work in fostering cultural understanding between the United States and Mexico through the arts and humanities. He is the author is an independent scholar of Latin American and U.S. Latino arts and culture. He was formerly the Associate director of Creativity and Culture at the Rockefeller Foundation. Dr. Ybarra-Frausto was also a tenured professor at Stanford University in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. He served as chair of the Mexican Museum in San Francisco and the Smithsonian Council. He has published extensively on Latin American and U.S. Latino arts and culture. In 1998, Dr. Ybarra-Frausto was awarded the Henry Medal by the Smithsonian Institution, and in 2007, the Mexican government bestowed “The Order of the Aztec Eagle.” He is the author of  Rasquachismo: a Chicano sensibility.”



Sponsorship Levels

Scholars $10,000 – Highest Sponsor billing: premier-seating table for eight; major event sponsor recognition on invitation, program, and online.

Intellectuals $5,000 – Sponsor billing: preferred-seating table for eight; recognition on invitation, program, and online.

Archivists $2,500 – Sponsor billing: preferred-seating table for eight; recognition on invitation, program, and online.

Activists $1,800 – Table for eight; recognition on invitation, program,and online.

Single Ticket $175


Inkstravaganza Sponsorship Levels

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Inkstravaganza Menu

Seated Presentation, 7pm
Tables preset with Bread Baskets with Petite Croissants, served with Herb Butter Rosettes

Salad Course
Wild Field Greens with Asparagus Tips, Orange Segments, Dried Cherries, Toasted Hazelnuts, Goat Cheese and Champagne Shallot Vinaigrette

Beef Pot Roast in a Savory Mushroom and Onion Gravy

Whipped Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes and sauteed string style Haricot Verts and Young Stemmed Carrots

Dessert Trio
Lemon Curd Tartlet with Blueberries, A shot glass with Chocolate Mousse and Chocolate Shavings and an Almond Croissant with Lavender Vanilla Glaze drizzle

Vegetarian Plates – available upon request

Catered by Page Barteau

¡Mil gracias to all our Ink Supporters!


La Familia Cortez Restaurants, Henry R. Muñoz III


Norma Cantú/Trinity University, Dr. Arturo Madrid & Dr. Antonia Castañeda, Martin Capital Advisors, Bryce & Mary Milligan/Wings Press, San Antonio Public Library & Library Foundation, Trinity University Press, Sheila Wright, Jordan Vexler in honor of Esther Vexler


Dr. Ellen Riojas Clark & Rebeca Barrera, William Fisher, Frost Bank, Judge Bonnie Reed, Stuart Schlossberg, Maria Ameduri & Dudley Harris, Dr. Lucky & Jan Jarboe Russell, Dr. Mo Saidi/Voices de la Luna, St. Mary’s University, Southwest Airlines, Dr. Elliot & Marcia Goren Weser, Dr. Tomás Ybarra-Frausto & Dudley Brooks


Elizabeth & Drew Cauthorn, William Dupont, Harvey Mireles, The Smothers Foundation, Dr. Ricardo & Dr. Harriet Romo, Nancy & Robert Shivers