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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.
The holidays can be a particularly difficult time after the loss of a loved one. Many memories are associated with the different holidays we celebrate with family and friends. It often helps to talk with others and learn how they were able to work their grief while “celebrating” the holidays. Christus VNA Hospice and Palliative Care invites you to join their Grief and Holidays Workshop.
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.
As we approach Indigenous Dignity Day in October, the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center welcomes Nina Was’te Wilson to San Antonio this weekend. A Nakota and Plains Cree woman from the Kahkewistahaw First Nation in southeastern Saskatchewan, Canada, Wilson is one of four women who began Idle No More in Canada, a series of teach-ins on Canadian bill C-45 that became the largest indigenous mass movement in recent history.
Wilson’s talk will present updates on what is happening in First Nations territories since bill C-45, legislation that violates treaty rights with sovereign indigenous nations and erodes protection of air, land and water. She will also educate the San Antonio community on Idle No More’s history of resistance to cultural and environmental destruction. As Idle No More has emerged in response to histories of extractive industry on Native lands—including fracking and tar sands mining—Wilson will also exchange insights with South Texas residents resisting the impacts of fracking on air, water, and public health and learn more about local struggles.
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.).
Join the Briscoe Book Club the first Tuesday of every month for a lively discussion of great works of poetry, fiction and non-fiction inspired by the vast and varied experiences of the American West. Sandra Cisneros is famous for presenting the working-class Latino experience with an irresistible mix of realism and lyrical exuberance. Vintage Cisneros is a perfect introduction to the works of this MacArthur Fellow, featuring excerpts from her award-winning books.This book was chosen in conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month.
Award-winning journalist and writer Amy Goodman will speak at Trinity University as part of the Maverick Lecture Series. Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a news program broadcast on more than 1,200 public TV and radio stations around the world.
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.
The holidays can be a particularly difficult time after the loss of a loved one. Many memories are associated with the different holidays we celebrate with family and friends. It often helps to talk with others and learn how they were able to work their grief while “celebrating” the holidays. Christus VNA Hospice and Palliative Care invites you to a Grief and the Holidays Workshop.
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.
The Evolution of Irrationality: Insights from Monkeys will be presented by Dr. Laurie Santos, as part of the Mind Science Foundation’s 2014 Distinguished Speakers Series. Over the past few years, Santos has examined the roots of human irrationality by studying the way our primate relatives make decisions. Her experiments in "monkeynomics" have shown that monkeys make some of the same silly financial choices as humans do. But her work has also revealed ways in which human choices are uniquely irrational - with monkeys sometimes making smarter choices than we do.
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Fl!ght Gallery showcases a collection of works artist Ed Wilson has created over the last 18-plus years, from castings to large-scale sculpture.
Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum hosts an opening reception for Houston based artist Tommy Gregory, whose sculptural, photographic and installation based works deal with technology, communication and patience. In a modern society of instant gratification, the “smart” device takes over and patience falls to the wayside. Gregory's work "in this exhibition gives the viewer a tongue-in-cheek look at [his] take on all of this...From selfies to the planned obsolescence of rapidly changing technologies.”
Founded by Nicholas Mason in 1998, the Manhattan Short Film Festival has grown from a humble presentation screened on the side of a truck to a far-reaching global affair encompassing upwards of 250 cinemas spread across six continents. With alums who have gone on to earn Oscar nods, Manhattan Short is now billed as a “breeding ground for the next big thing in film.” An interactive draw for opinionated cinephiles, the top awards (Best Film and Best Actor) are determined by audience votes collected at screenings around the world. Narrowed down from 589 entries representing 47 countries and ranging in length from eight to 17 minutes, the fest’s 17th annual program comprises Ben Brand’s 97% (Netherlands), Alix Lambert and Sam Chou’s Crime: The Animated Series (U.S.), Elena Fuller’s On the Bridge (UK), James Croke’s Shift (Australia), Andreas Thaulow’s The Fall (Norway), Thierry Lorenzi’s On/Off (France), Josh Soskin’s La Carnada (Mexico), Bexie Bush’s Mend and Make Do (UK), Monn Molson’s The Bravest, The Boldest (U.S.) and Erik Schmitt’s Rhino Full Throttle (Germany).
On Friday, October 3 SAY Si and UTSA will present “SERIE: A Serie Project Retrospective,” an exhibition of 100+ Serie Project artworks never before displayed from the private collection of Drs. Harriett and Ricardo Romo. The Serie Project, which started in 1993 by the late artists and teacher, Sam Conrado, allows underrepresented artists to benefit from collaboration and learn the ‘serigraphy’ technique.
Roadkill Ghost Choir’s website describes their music as “Tom Petty by way of Radiohead and Cormac McCarthy” and—for their somber, folky, alternative, Southern Gothic flair—that bloated description isn’t too far off. The Florida quintet’s debut LP, In Tongues, was released on August 19 and stands as a testament to the band’s sonic vision. Pronounced and rolling percussion, steel guitar, spacey noise and the singularly pretty, wiry voice of lead singer/songwriter Andrew Shepard, along with his dark and symbolically suggestive lyrics, make Roadkill Ghost Choir a band to be excited about.
Forming the Beat in the late ’70s as his personal power pop pulpit, Paul Collins helped set the tone for the genre for years to come with his speedy, fructose-packed guitar pulses. On “Rock ‘n’ Roll Girl” and “Don’t Wait Up for Me,” two of the Beat’s more famous compositions, Collins spits out tales of romance and heartbreak over a trued backbeat, trading off between a twangy purr and impressive group harmonies. With an original run into the early ’90s, Collins revived the Beat in the early aughts, touring China, cutting new tunes and joining Green Day for their Broadway production of American Idiot. Sowing the early seeds of power pop, Collins is still enjoying the harvest, gigging with bands in the tow of his legacy. With the Rich Hands, the Bolos, Dark Planes.
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