I first met an artist based in San Antonio Albert Gonzales a few months ago at one of my favorite cafes, Rosella. I was sipping a latte and working on my laptop, trying to disconnect from the world. Gonzales was meeting locals who had purchased some of his art displayed there.
At one point Gonzales, 31, noticed me peeking at his paintings and he introduced himself. But he didn’t stop there. He insisted on telling me his story, despite my impending deadlines. Her moving story included an impromptu visit to her art exhibit in the café and next door to architecture firm Overland Partners.