Artpace's You(th)Pace Teen Art Council encourages teens across Bexar County to explore the San Antonio art scene; work with artists; create art activities; and design their own collaborative program, exhibition, or project for the public. On Tuesday, the fifteen high-school students from 11 area schools present the culmination of the two semester-long program, a group show exploring themes of discovery and loss.
The local chapter of RAW Natural Born Artists showcases visual art by Christina Barboza, daphid art, Mzroyalec, Larry Castilleja, Prerna Suyal, James Seufert, Justin, Mind Potency, Violet Serpentine, Dani Cruz, Jordan Nerison, Rock SALT, Shellee Laurent, Megan Solis, and Jacinda Jackson; photography by John.John, Taj Marie, Gregory Stack, Collette Orquiz, B. Alvidrez, Katie Red, Vispanius, Sherrie Scherer, PaperMoon, Don Walthrop, and Roland; fashion design by O.M. by Ecaterina Pharrez and Monster Con; film by Jack Webb; performing art by Mary Annette and Aliska Wolfbane; makeup artistry by Beautiful Creatures, Dominique, and Lisa Boston; and live music by Christina Murphy, Nevermind, and The Black Market Club. Joshua Cabaza emcees the show set to beats by DJ Cogswell.
Centro Cultural Aztlan is hosting our 22nd Annual SUPERHERO contest and exhibit. This exhibit is open to any students 6 to 18 years of age. We ask students to identify a positive role model in their lives and create a drawing, illustration, painting, or sculpture of their Superhero. The key word and subject of this contest is “Super Heroes”, who the students consider as positive role models in their school, community, or home. Special attention will be to creativity and originality on the subject. Artwork is open to any media. Prizes will be awarded at different categories and grades.
Special reception will be Saturday May 18th, 2013 from 12-3pm with an Award ceremony and entertainment.
Hello Studio hosts a screening of two videos written, recorded, and produced by Joe Raymond Vega, formerly of the band Xry. Exploring gender roles and sexuality, Vega's works speak to "those who indulge and are not afraid … everyone who has had to deal with racial or ethnic cruelty … straight, gay, and lesbian … outcasts of American society."
Stemming from Lawrence’s infatuation with the concept of space: inside, outside, illusionistic, real, imagined, occupied, and unoccupied, “Infestation” uses the architecture of nature as inspiration to examine the way an idea can manifest over time.
Recently named director of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art in Portugal, Melbourne-born Suzanne Cotter has worked as Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Curator for the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Project. As guest curator at Artpace, Cotter selected the first trio for the institution’s 2013 International Artist-in-Residence cycle. Famous for a sense of humor T magazine described as “morbid, deadpan and frequently gory,” Tehran, Iran’s Tala Madani puts a cartoonish twist on tragedy in her paintings and silent animations. Performance, photography, and sculpture factor into native New Yorker Adam Putnam’s investigations into our relationships with space. Known to incorporate unusual materials into textural works, Austin’s J. Parker Valentine strays from the norm with a new project that uses light to cast “drawings on the gallery wall.”
Richard Hunt curates works by artists (including Danville Chadbourne, Isaac Duncan III, Ted Sitting Crow Garner, Andrew Light, Julia Ousley, Jean Jacques Porret, Bret Price, Linda Walden, Ben Woitena) representing Chicago International, Mid-South Alliance, and the Texas Sculpture Group.
Much like author Mo Chorfi, Cuban artist Adrian Rumbaut found creative inspiration in the relentless commodification of Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) and Ernesto “Che” Guevara (1928-1967). While Morfi’s novel Marilyn and El Che in the Mirror of Love and Death sends a JFK-obsessed Monroe to meet Guevara on a mission to rectify the Bay of Pigs, Rumbaut’s multimedia forays (including the inter-related projects Contraparte and Diagramas Pictóricos) package the pair as something of a power couple. Fused together in layered portraits and conceptual fashion designs, it’s hard to tell where her Hollywood ends and his revolution begins. Launching with a Cuban-themed preview party ($75-$90, 6-9pm Thursday), “Icons” imports Rumbaut’s intriguing studies in “visual duality” to Bihl Haus Arts.
Inspired by Mexican folk art collected by her mother and grandmother, artist and educator Brook Rosser employs a mixture of painting, drawing, and decoupage to create works that are soothing to the eye but hold tremendous depth and complexity. According to Rosser, the story her work tells is "full of beauty, pain, hope and miracles." At the opening reception: margaritas, an art talk at 7pm, and music by DJ JJ.
Local painter Julie Shipp’s series “Asperatus” captures “visual anomalies of light and color in action.”
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Kicking off with an opening ceremony at the Arneson River Theatre, America’s Armed Forces River Parade features 25 floats representing veterans, support groups, and all branches of the military. Reserved seating at the Arneson is sold out; view the parade for free from the banks of the River Walk.
The creative brainchild of guitarist Ricardo Diaz, Travesuras (Mischevious Pranks) unites flamenco artists from Malaga, Paris, New Mexico, San Francisco, and San Antonio. Featured performers include Cristo Cortes, Vicente Griego, Antonio Arrebola, and Tamara Saj. The San Antonio leg of the touring collaboration culminates Sunday with a matinee presentation of Dibujos de Travesuras (Sketches of Mischief), a series of choreographic vignettes exploring the range of emotions we encounter in daily life. Showtimes: 8:30pm and 10pm Friday at Carmens de la Calle Café; 8pm Saturday at España Bar de Tapas; 4pm Sunday at Raices de Arte Espanol Tablao.
Austin-based Bamako Airlines has just released their self-titled EP —an engaging collection of mostly solid AfroPop covers from Algeria, Madagascar, Ethiopia, and Mali. What I’m really looking forward to is their next album, which reportedly will be more centered on their promising originals (listen to Bamako Airlines’ “Desséché” for clues). Singer Meera Chandy, trumpeter Brian Carr, guitarists Chris Vestre and Michael Goldsmith, drummer David Justh, Sexto Sol bassist Greg Goodman, plus guest Eddie Lehwald on trombone (cross your fingers that they can also bring Guinea percussionist Aboubacar Sylla, who recorded on the album) are at their best in a live setting, and cozy Carmens is perfect for them — you could do a lot worse than having a sangría while Bamako Airlines is all over your ass.
The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center presents the 32nd Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival at the historic Guadalupe Theater (May 15-16) and nearby Rosedale Park (May 17-19). Highlights of the festival include star-studded performances by Conjunto Music Hall of Famers Mingo Saldivar, Eva Ybarra, Flaco Jimenez, and Los Dos Gilbertos, as well as a special “New Directions in Conjunto Music” concert on Thursday night featuring Los Fabulocos (Pomona, CA), Juanito Castillo and The Psycho Trip Band (San Antonio), Thoze Guyz (Roscoe) and Los Nahuatlatos (San Antonio). Other highlights of the festival include a free Seniors Conjunto Dance, student showcase and accordion and bajo sexto workshops. For more information on the Tejano Conjunto Festival, call (210) 271-3151, or visit www.guadalupeculturalarts.org for the full schedule of performers.
Founded in Austin eight years ago by Chris Gross, FrankenBike promotes cycling to the masses while connecting cyclists looking to buy, sell or trade bicycles and bicycle related gear or parts. The free free monthly swap meet that has since spread to include San Antonio, Houston, Fort Worth, Corpus Christi, Waco, and Bryan-College Station, and is set to expand coast to coast. On Saturday, the local chapter celebrates its third anniversary with a party at Alamo Street Eat Bar with music by Merge 98FM and Independence Brew on tap. For details, visit sanantonio.frankenbike.net.
Lovely and talented young women compete in interview, physical fitness, and evening gown categories with special guest performances by Trilogy Dance Center.
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