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.
Blue Star/Red Dot 2013 is San Antonio's most highly anticipated art sale of the year, benefiting Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum's exhibitions and educational programs. This fundraiser provides the opportunity to purchase contemporary artwork selected by collectors from around the state and supports San Antonio's premier contemporary art institution. For 23 years, Blue Star's annual Red Dot fundraiser has raised essential funding for operational support as well as exhibitions, MOSAIC educational programming, lectures and workshops. Fifty percent of the profit from art sales is re-distributed back to the participating artists in the community, making BLUE STAR/RED DOT the single largest event in San Antonio that gives back to artists through the sale of their work. Over the past 23 years, Red Dot has given back over half a million dollars to local artists.The tremendous support stays true to the mission of Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum as the first and longest-running visual contemporary art institution in San Antonio and speaks to the history and roots of the organization, continuing its tradition as an artist run institution supporting artists through programming, exhibitions, art education and events.
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.
G. Tomas V presents the sixth edition of SA's "only body art competition." Hosted by Anthony "The Poet" Flores, "Fairytales & Fantasy" features 30 artists (including special guests Oscar Galvan Jr. and Raul Castellanos) creating live art on 30 models, plus music by DJ Techneek (10pm-2am), a live visual performance by Matari Productions (10:30pm), and a photo shoot (11pm-midnight) followed by the presentation of contestants at midnight. Rewarding first, second, and third places with trophies and other prizes, the contest also guarantees winners a spot in the 2014 Beyond the Canvas calendar.
Come celebrate Memorial Day at the Institute of Texan Cultures and discover the historic role of Texans in the American military! Travel back in time and visit the Frontier Fort, engage in marching drills, observe historic firearm demonstrations, explore tactical vehicles, and interact with Texas soldiers from the American Revolution, Texas Revolution, American Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Desert Storm, and Afghanistan. This event is an overview of the role of Texans in major American conflicts throughout time. The Institute of Texan Cultures will be partnering with the Lone Star Heritage Association and retired military personnel to bring you an exciting event!
For additional information, call (210) 458-2300 or visit TexanCultures.com
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."
Come dressed for a mess and experience Vik Muniz’s curious photographs made with edible ingredients like marinara sauce and chocolate syrup. You and a child can create food-based compositions with photographer Mari Hernandez. McNay members can reserve a space by calling 210.805.1768 by noon Friday before the program. Nonmembers can pick up remaining passes the day of. All family programs are free with museum admission.
Created as a platform for young designers to share their work, PechaKucha follows a “20x20” format: 20 images are shown and explained for 20 seconds each. The 10th installment hosted by the local chapter features presentations by Killis Almond FAIA (architect), Diego Bernal (City Councilman-musician), Ernest Gonzales (musician), Josh Levine, Miss Anastasia, George Schroeder (steel artist), Kathleen Trenchard (paper artist), and Mark & Angela Walley (filmmakers).
Blue Starʼs first all-female exhibition since 2008's "Arte Latina: ROAR," "Texas Tough" represents multiple disciplines in four distinct shows: Sharon Kopriva: "From Terra to Verde," Sherry Owens: "Origins," Amita Bhatt: "Depends Who You Ask," and Jill Bedgood: "Book of Hours: Intervention." "Texas Tough" was made possible by an NEA grant and the support of DCCD.
Former Project Runway contestant TV Guide Network red carpet host Nick Verreos presents his NV Nick Verreos Spring 2013 collection with a fun-filled fashion event at Dillard’s. Inspired by the Amalfi Coast, the collection is filled with bright pops of color and graphic prints and showcases the designer's signature draping style.
An Oak Loop walk led by Don Ewers will teach beginners and experts the basics of nature photography.
Known for painting “The Scream” – which recently set a public art auction record of $120 million for one of the four paintings – Munch’s exhibition has been hailed a "once-in-a-lifetime show." Hosted by the National Museum and the Munch Museum, both in Oslo, Norway, the event will feature the most ambitious presentation of Munch’s art ever featuring 220 paintings – the greatest number of Munch’s key works ever. The cinema event will take audiences through the process of putting the exhibition together as well as an in-depth biography of the man who lived from the mid-19th century through to the German occupation of Norway in World War II.
The final exhibition in the "Exhibition" series, “Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure,” features the works of Vermeer who is most popularly known as the painter of the “Girl with a Pearl Earring.” The National Gallery, London focuses on his art in relation to music in this particular exhibition. Music was one of the most popular themes of Dutch painting and revealed an enormous amount about the portrait model and the society. The event tells the entire story of Vermeer's life and, in doing so, shows in detail many of the artist's great works including how his technique and materials affected his works.
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.
Founded by Norman Rene Avila, Donjon Evans, and George Horner, the San Antonio Museum of Modern Art (SAMOMA) presented exhibitions, performances, lectures and film screenings from two locations in Alta Vista between 1976 and 1979. In an effort to bring this important part of San Antonio art history to light, SAMA exhibits multiples, limited-edition prints, and other works by SAMOMA artists including Judy Bankhead, Rolando Briseño, Larry Graeber, Jim Harter, Marilyn Lanfear, Henry Stein, Kathy Vargas, Robert Willson, and Gene Elder (whose Time Capsule containing works by 100 San Antonio artists and writers remains sealed within SAMA’s walls).
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.
Beyond the 1,000 works Peter P. Cecere donated to Arizona State University’s Art Museum (showcased in the 2007 exhibition “Everyday Miracles”), the collector gifted SAMA nearly 400 examples of ethnographic art. During his 25-plus years in the Foreign Service, Cecere amassed more than 12,000 pieces representing multiple cultures and illustrating a “fusion of differing beliefs.” Organized in sections (The Faces of Folk Art; The Beauty of Utility; The Shape of Belief; The Art of Diversion; and Art for the Sake of Beauty and Memory), “Pasión Popular: Spanish and Latin American Folk Art from the Cecere Collection” comprises bowls, signs, masks, toys, carousel figures, religious paintings, and other treasures the museum counts among the most important in its collection of folk art.
Raised in Kenya and based in San Antonio, artist Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga fuses African traditions and contemporary concepts in works that incorporate repurposed materials. On June 4 at 6:30pm, Gakunga leads an art talk titled "Unconventional Materials & African Heritage."
Known for projects employing pliant materials such as felt, string, paper, and wax, Texas artist Trish Ramsay explores spatial tension in "Equivalent Forms," an exhibition comprising works in the Ursuline Hall Gallery, an installation on the Navarro Campus, and a "pop-up garden piece." "Equivalent Forms" is held in conjunction with the 17th International Surface Design Association Conference.
A professor of textiles at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, artist Michael James employs digital imaging and quilting techniques to create works that occupy "the ambiguous realm between the recognizable and the indeterminate." "Organizing Nature" is part of the 17th International Surface Design Association Conference. On June 7 at 7:30pm, James presents the artist talk "Dual Realities: Life and Art" in the Texas Ballroom at the Crown Plaza Hotel (111 E Pecan).
Join the SAMA docents for "Gallery Talks," a guided tour of the current collections and special exhibitions.
Two decades old and counting, Blue Star is SA’s main hub for contemporary (p)art(y), showing emerging and mid-career local artists alongside more established national and international touring shows, and anchoring the monthly First Friday melee of openings and beer-drinking. In the past two years, Blue Star has expanded its educational programming to introduce the joys of conceptual and post-conceptual art to the next generation.
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The AT&T Center hosts its first-ever outdoor rock festival on Memorial Day weekend. The full-day of rock music will feature a lineup of 15 bands and features: Guns N’ Roses, Alice in Chains, Bullet for my Valentine, Skillet, Halestorm, Asking Alexandria, All That Remains, Device, Clutch, The Sword, Young Guns, O’ Brother, The Heroine, and Memory of a Melody.
An innovative collaboration between the Office of Historic Preservation, the Department for Culture and Creative Development, and the Center City Development Office, the Center City Open House series is designed to showcase the potential of San Antonio’s vacant historic buildings.The inaugural event takes over a 1920s-era building at 201 West Commerce with a dynamic art display spanning the entire facade of the building (featuring artists Rex Hausmann, David Almaguer, and Kyle Martin), a performance of "Da Luz" by Ballet San Antonio, a "Barrio Couture" fashion presentation by local designer Agosto Cuellar, complimentary drinks courtesy of Freetail Brewery, and international hors d’oeuvres by Ming’s Thing.
Based in Monterrey, Mexico, alt-rock outfit Los Claxons — Mauricio Sanchez (voice and guitar), Ignacio Llantada (voice, guitar, and keys), Edgar Lozano (electric guitar), Pablo Gonzalez Sarre (bass and guitar), and Cesareo R. Castillo (drums) — has been nominated for two Latin Grammys and opened for Maroon 5.
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