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  • Creative Celebration
    Creative Celebration 9/21 12:00PM

    Abode, San Antonio’s only home that gives contemplative community care at no cost for those in need at end of life, is proud to present a Creative Celebration, Paintings of Big Bend by the famous Watercolor Gang. This will be the 51st exhibition of San Antonio’s own “Watercolor Gang”, composed of Finis Collins, Clay McGaughy, Lee Ricks, and E. Gordon West.  For the past 50 plus years the “Gang” have visited and painted locations in the United States, Europe and Mexico.  Big Bend, this year's location, is celebrated for its grand views and scenic celebrations. There will be a preview reception Thursday, September 18, a grand opening Saturday, September 20 and a big finale Sunday, September 21.

    Category: Art, Exhibits
  • Reception of Bryson Brooks:

    Enjoy art, sangria, small bites and music with artist Bryson Brooks at the reception of his collection "Texas Beauty".

    Place: Twin Sisters
  • Destination Hong Knog
    Destination Hong Knog 9/25 7:30PM

    Sip. Dine. Dance. Music will be provided by The Klocks

    Category: Party, Art
  • RAW San Antonio Presents Scope

    RAW: natural born artists brings flavor to a brand new venue called 210 Kapone’s on Thursday, September 25th with Scope featuring 30+ talented artists covering several artistic mediums.RAW produces monthly showcases in over 72 cities in the United States, with locations in Australia, Canada, the UK and creates a worldwide platform for local artists that provide tools and resources to advance their careers while entertaining event goers.

    Category: Visual art, Art
  • Natural Born Artists Present Allure

    Category: Art
  • Daniela Riojas: A Collection of Work

    Closing reception for Daniela Riojas' A Collection of Work.

  • Family Art Play: Butterflies and Bugs

    Winged creatures take flight in Burst: An Installation by Paul Villinski. At Family Art Play, use recycled materials to create airborne animals. Educators from the San Antonio Zoo will stop by with some special critters.This program is made possible with generous support from the Jack H. and William M. Light Charitable Trust.

    Category: Art
  • Evening for Educators: Postcards from Paris

    Enter the world of Monet, Renoir and other impressionist artists. Compare masterworks from the National Gallery of Art with McNay counterparts for deeper learning about the artists’ innovations and influences. Following the keynote address, choose two focus workshops from four cross-curricular options. Teachers receive three hours of continuing professional education credit. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration deadline is September 25.

    Category: Art, Talks plus, Workshop
  • Loading... Opening Reception

    The Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum will host an opening reception for its newest show, Loading... by Houston based artist Tommy Gregory, on October 2nd. The exhibition combines elements of sculpture and photography to comment on complex notions such as technology, communication, and patience. Loading... will be on view at the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum until November 9th.

    Category: Art, Exhibits
  • Parallax
    Parallax 10/4 6:00PM

    The Board of Trustees of the Linda Pace Foundation announces a new acquisition and the United States premiere of Parallax, a three-channel HD animation by international artist Shahzia Sikander.

    Place: SPACE
    Category: Art, Exhibits
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  • Nate Cassie & Ethel Shipton Exhibit

    Join Ruiz Healy Art for the opening reception of Nate Cassie & Ethel Shipton exhibit on October 9th along with an artist talk later on October 25th.

    Category: Art, Exhibits
  • Stage, Street and Studio: The Dance Impulse in Art

    Author of Dance and Art: A Long Embrace, Sharyn Udall discusses American visual artists who captured dance through their work from Mary Cassatt and Max Weber to Alexander Calder and David Smith. Udall is an art historian, author and independent curator whose projects have included O’Keeffe and Texas, organized by the McNay in 1998.

    Category: Art, Talks plus
  • 11th Annual Chalk It Up Festival

    Historic Houston Street will experience a colorful awakening and quickly become the “chalk” of the town, with original murals created by some of the most vibrant contemporary artists in San Antonio. The community is encouraged to contribute to a Freestyle area and help complete a city block-sized mural, and a variety of hands-on educational activities are offered in our Kidzones—inviting spaces where imaginations soar. There will also be food, music, friends, and fun for the whole family.

    Place: Houston St.
    Category: Art, Visual art
  • Workshop: Look Sharp Linocuts

    Paul Gauguin channeled the primitive in his woodcuts inspired by his travels to Tahiti. Learn a similar relief process using linoleum blocks and print a small edition. Teachers earn three hours of continuing education credit. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration deadline is October 9. Ages 14+.

    Category: Art, Talks plus, Workshop
  • Distinguished Lecture: Identity Before Freud- Gauguin's Self-Portraits

    This distinguished lecture is given by Richard Brettell, Margaret M. McDermott Distinguished Chair of Art and Aesthetic Studies, University of Texas at Dallas.

    Category: Art, Talks plus
  • Kate Ritson: Gallery Talk
    Kate Ritson: Gallery Talk 10/14 7:00PM

    Texas artist and Trinity University Professor of Art, Kate Ritson will give a talk at The Southwest School of Art where she exhibits her new sculpture. The work is in carbon and glass fiber along with maquettes formed of porcelain, referencing the lunar eclipse and the transitory nature of light and dark.

    Category: Art, Talks plus
  • Hector Garza: New Works
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  • Art Show featuring Jennifer Datchuk, Caroline Santa, Catherine Lee, Tommy Gregory
  • Lecture: The Artist and the Altered Landscape with Victor Pagona

    The Southwest School of Art Photography Department Chair discusses an evolution of creating and defining the landscape in contemporary art.

    Category: Talks plus, Art
  • 'Altering Space' Art Show featuring Scott Martin
  • Celestial Sleuth: Astronomical Dating of Paintings

    A pioneer in the field of forensic astronomy, Don Olson, Professor of Physics, Texas State University, traces the footsteps of artists Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh and Edvard Munch to determine the exact time and location of their well-known masterpieces.

    Category: Art, Talks plus
  • Educator Workshop: Spotlight Saturday

    Spotlight invites students to make creative responses to a selected work of art in the McNay’s collection. Preview the 2014–15 Spotlight selection Haymakers Resting by Camille Pissarro and consider classroom connections. Brainstorm with other educators and develop the concept for your collaborative project. Student responses are featured at the Spotlight Celebration in May. Teachers receive three hours of continuing professional education credit. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration deadline is October 17.

    Category: Art, Talks plus, Workshop
  • Bonjour Les Artistes!
    Bonjour Les Artistes! 10/26 1:00PM

    To make sure everyone has the opportunity to enjoy Intimate Impressionism, the McNay is hosting a special family day on Sunday, October 26. Bonjour Les Artistes will let visitors travel to Paris without leaving San Antonio, celebrating impressionist artists while featuring activities throughout the museum. Visitors can paint en plein-air, make scientific discoveries, and enjoy French music and culture. With activities designed for the tiniest budding art fan and seasoned aficionados, Bonjour Les Artistes! is a celebration to be shared with family and friends.

    Category: Art, Exhibits
  • Lecture and Film: Imagining Vincent

    The life of Vincent van Gogh has inspired filmmakers from Akira Kurosawa to Vincente Minnelli. Steven G. Kellman, Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Texas at San Antonio, discusses the artists as imagined through several film adaptations.

    Category: Art, Film, Talks plus
  • 5th Annual Distinguished Veteran Art Show
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  • Visual Artists at AtticRep: A Provocative Dialogue

    Now the resident theatre company at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, AtticRep continues to provoke dialogue by engaging visual artists as production designers. Jody Blake, Curator, Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts, discusses theatre art collaboration with company directors Roberto Prestigiacomo and Rick Frederick and artists Chris Sauter, Hills Snyder and Jeremiah Teutsch. Reception precedes the conversation at 6:00 pm.

    Category: Talks plus, Art
  • Luminaria
    Luminaria 11/7

    The 7th annual Luminaria will take place on River North, a beautifully restored and revitalized area between the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts and the Southwest School of Art, which festival organizers hope will attract and encourage residents and tourists to visit this newly thriving and expanding stretch of the Riverwalk. Luminaria is San Antonio’s annual celebration of the city’s artists, musicians, performers and cultural organizations. Initiated by Mayor Phil Hardberger in 2008 and overseen by San Antonio’s creative leaders, the event provides visitors and residents with a unique opportunity to revel in the city’s wealth of traditional and innovative cultural expression presented on stages, galleries, and in locations throughout downtown San Antonio.

    Category: Visual art, Art

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  • One Direction
    One Direction 9/21 7:00PM

    An English boy band? How did Lou Pearlman—the impresario-creep of the ’90s boy band halcyon days—not think of this? By dropping the rounded UK vowel pronunciation in song and picking it up for interviews, One Direction tugs at American teen heartstrings with an unfair advantage (like Manu playing YMCA pickup, or an English boy with a trendy haircut singing to a room full of pre-teen girls). Imagine the wallet-boner on Simon Cowell when he signed One Direction after their stint on The X-Factor. Cowell, you sly English hound, could you have known how much dough you stood to make?

    Place: Alamodome
    Category: Music, Rock/Pop
  • Laurie Ann Guerrero, San Antonio Poet Laureate, reads from her book A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying. Poet Tim Z. Hernandez also reads selected poems, and inaugural Poet Laureate of San Antonio, Carmen Tafolla emcees.

    Category: Words, Poetry reading
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
    Fantastic Mr. Fox 9/23 7:30PM

    Mr. Fox is a very clever fox. But oftentimes, it is the cleverest of foxes that makes the greatest enemies. Composed by Opera San Antonio’s Artistic Director Tobias Picker, Fantastic Mr. Fox chronicles a gang of woodland creatures as they attempt to outwit three very brutish farmers. Picker was commissioned by the Roald Dahl Foundation to compose the music for this live action spectacle in 1998 (over 10 years before Wes Anderson’s film made Mr. Fox famous!). Tuesday’s performance is Opera San Antonio’s inaugural offering at the Tobin.

    Category: Theater, Opera
  • Síclovía
    Síclovía 9/28 10:00AM

    Making recreational use of closed-off city streets since 1976, Colombia’s cycle-centric concept Ciclovía (Spanish for “cycleway”) has inspired adaptations across the globe, with events taking place in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, Ecuador, New Zealand, Mexico, Peru and all over the U.S. Launched in 2011, SA’s fast-growing version Síclovía (a collaboration between the YMCA, the Mayor’s Fitness Council and others) was an instant hit and is now considered the Alamo City’s “largest free health and wellness event.” Expected to draw more than 65,000 participants, Síclovía's latest chapter sees the car-free, kid-friendly outing taking over a stretch of Broadway between Alamo Plaza and Lion's Field Park. The 3.25-mile route also includes an Eastside extension encompassing Dignowity and Lockwood Parks along with designated Reclovías to relax and refuel.  

  • Gabriel García Márquez Talk

    Casa de España, La Associación Amigos de Colombia and UTSA’s Department of Modern Languages and Literatures co-host this Spanish-language program celebrating the life and work of iconic Colombian short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist Gabriel García Márquez. The free gathering includes a variety of presentations, including Dr. Amalia Mondríguez’s “The Magic Universe of One Hundered Years of Solitude,” Dr. Santiago Daydí-Tolson’s “A Brilliant Sotryteller” and Dr. Margarita de la Vega Hurtado’s “The Life of a Novel.” A reception follows the talk.  

    Category: Talks plus, Lecture

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