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Composer Tobias Picker and designer Emily Woodard discuss their collaboration on the Opera San Antonio production of Fantastic Mr. Fox. Based on the story by Road Dahl, Picker’s opera is part of the grand opening of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. Woodard’s scene and costume designs are on view at the McNay, outside the Chiego Arts Lecture Hall.
Jay Brandon is a successful attorney and a prolific, award-winning mystery novelist. His novel Shadow Night's Mate depicts Jack Driscoll, a member of a shadowy group known as The Circle. Its members have stealthily shaped America’s foreign and domestic policies for over two centuries.
Among their other triumphs, the Circle brought down world Communism. But they operate through suggestion and subtle influence, and are never overt.... But the Circle has been broken. The country is under a bizarre nanotech attack from ... very rich terrorists? Space invaders? Meanwhile, Europe is full of Jack look-alikes intent on putting a price on his head, the President intends to withdraw all American forces from everywhere, and a major peace conference is about to become a bloodbath. And then there’s this girl ...
Along the way readers will discover some of the “real history” of America, including why Lee chose Gettysburg, why Franklin Roosevelt had to run for a third and fourth term in office, and why Tom Hanks’ becoming a movie star was one of the Circle’s greatest failures.
As an extension of the exhibit “Frackaso! Portraits of Extraction in Eagle Ford and Beyond,” the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center is offering a free community education series this fall on the “rights of mother earth” philosophy and global movement. The series will host Eleanor Bravo, the Southwest organizer for Food and Water Watch, who will share insights from working with different communities to ban or restrict fracking. Following her presentation at the Esperanza will be a screening of the documentary Rooted Lands/Tierras Arraigadas, the story of the first county in the US to ban fracking.
Southwest Workers Union, in collaboration with Bihl Haus Arts and the San Antonio Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AUSA), is pleased to present “Social Justice Catholics and the Cuban Revolution,” a gallery talk by noted historian Dr. Gerald E. Poyo. It is presented in conjunction with Havana Now, an exhibit by Eric Lane at Galeria del Movimiento of large-scale enhanced digital color photographs taken in Cuba in May 2012. The lecture, which also serves as AUSA’s quarterly meeting, is free and open to the public.
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.
We are excited to host and present Idle No More co-founder Nina Was’te Wilson at the Esperanza. A Nakota and Plains Cree woman from the Kahkewistahaw First Nation in southeastern Saskatchewan, Canada, Wilson’s talk will lay out the “rights of mother earth” framework from a Native perspective and discuss the significance of Idle No More for all communities working to defend their water and land.
Chandra Murthy leads a free seminar for high school students and parents about how to apply for college and how to obtain financial aid. Students can also learn how to prepare for the SAT, ACT and AP courses, and much more.
Reflect on the Museum's collections through reading poetry, writing, describing, and creating. Link art and language arts to create haiku, ekphrastic poetry, collage, and Zen drawings. Discover ways to engage your students visually and verbally. Lunch included. Register by October 1st.
This presentation by Kay Hindes, City Archeologist for San Antonio is sponsored by the King William Association. Hindes has extensive experience in researching Spanish Colonial archaeology in San Antonio and has received numerous awards for her work. Join the King William Association in this presentation on the Acequia System in San Antonio.
Idle No More co-founder Nina Was’te Wilson is a Nakota and Plains Cree woman from the Kahkewistahaw First Nation in southeastern Saskatchewan, Canada. Wilson’s talk will lay out the “rights of mother earth” framework from a Native perspective and discuss the significance of Idle No More for all communities working to defend their water and land.
Don't miss what promises to be a riveting panel discussion! Join us as we consider the new flat playing field affecting the art world and the globalization of culture. Featuring special guest panelists: Carlos Aires (artist), Andrea Torreblanca (Assoc. Curator at the Museo Tamayo in Mexico City), Rocío Aranda-Alvarado (Curator at the Museo del Barrio in New York), Devon Dikeou (artist, editor/publisher of zing magazine and Contemporary Art collector)and Tey Marianna Nunn (Chief Curator of the Art Museum and Visual Arts Program at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, N.M.)
The Telling Project works to deepen our understanding of the military and veterans’ experience. Greater understanding fosters acceptance, easing veterans’ transitions back to civil society, and allowing communities to benefit from the skills and experience they bring with them. (Co-presented with KLRN/PBS).
Amy Goodman, an award winning journalist and writer, will speak at Trinity University as part of the Maverick Lecture Series. Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national daily, independent, award-winning news program broadcast on more than 1,200 public television and radio stations around the world. Her presentation, "Democracy Now" will take place in Trinity's Stieren Theater.
Maria Klawe, the first female president of Harvey Mudd College, served on the faculty of Princeton University and the University of British Columbia, and worked with IBM Research in California. She is a member of the boards of Microsoft and Broadcom, and is a member of Math for America and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Her presentation will be held in Trinity University's Fiesta Room.
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.
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+.
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.
This distinguished lecture is given by Richard Brettell, Margaret M. McDermott Distinguished Chair of Art and Aesthetic Studies, University of Texas at Dallas.
Three alumni of Trinity University will participate in a Young Women Programmers Panel. They will share their experiences at Intel and USSA beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Trinity University's Fiesta Room.
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.
TEDxSanAntonio is looking for speakers: to apply visit TEDxSA.com/speakers by July 6, 2014.
With a theme of "Ideas in Action" the fifth annual TEDxSanAntonio will be held at Rackspace Global Headquarters on Saturday, October 18, 2014.
Join David Rodriguez as he introduces Steven Sumrow from Aquaponic Systems USA. This two-hour presentation will teach you how to create your own Home Aquaponics to grow plants and vegetables in a water environment along with aquatic fish. This is part of the Backyard Gardening Series.
Victor Pagona, SSA Photography Department Chair, gives a lecture about the juncture of real and imagined worlds that these artists explore.
The Southwest School of Art Photography Department Chair discusses an evolution of creating and defining the landscape in contemporary art.
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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.
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.
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.
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