Part of a multi-site project devoted to the exploration of the relationships between science and religion, local artist Chris Sauter’s “Faith and Reason” consists of photographs of words written on airplane windows during flight.
In collaboration with Jeff Keithline, Elizabeth Keithline exhibits an installation of full-scale woven wire trees and human figures.
Based on travels along the length of the U.S./Mexico border and encounters with residents, fence contractors, border patrol officers and journalists, New York artist Blane De St. Croix’s “Broken Landscape III” reconstructs a selection of the border as a “monumental miniaturized section” that divides the gallery space.
Local art scenesters are perhaps more likely to recognize Ed Saavedra as the “senior creative co-conspirator” at Fl!ght Gallery than for his own artwork—which spans from drawings and assemblages to “occasional performance outbursts.” In a review of his exhibition “Things Have Gone to Pieces,” Art Lies noted Saavedra’s “mastery for creating levels of meaning beyond immediately appealing craftsmanship.” The Houston native’s first local solo show since “Requiem for an English Major” (which referenced both Thomas Gainsborough’s painting The Blue Boy and Harlan McVea’s suicide in Bexar County Jail), “Paintings for a Razed Hotel” comprises works created over the past few weeks. According to Saavedra, the project isn’t about a specific property but “the proverbial razed hotel.”
The San Antonio Museum of art presents a 9-part lecture series by Professor Annie Labatt, Department of Art History, UTSA, about great masterworks of western art. This lecture series is a great way to learn about fascinating art. There will also be delicious (and thematic) food and drinks!
This event is free with mueseum admission.
Cande Aguilar and Jorge Puron are contemporary artists who emerged from the Texas/Mexico border. While Aguilar hails from the Rio Grande Valley, Puron grew up in Piedras Negras, Mexico. Much like the volatile dynamics of the border region today, their work involves the frenetic use of media, and a fusion of styles in paintings informed by their identities and feelings.
An intriguing concept designed to “encourage the community to buy artwork during the holiday season,” Beacon Hill’s new French & Michigan Gallery’s exhibition “50 / 250” comprises 250 works by 50 artists currently or previously based in San Antonio, Austin or Houston. Although representing a wide variety of disciplines (including architecture, painting, ceramics, woodworking and printmaking) the selected artists were limited to submitting five works, all on 8-inch-by-8-inch paper—a connective thread allowing the assembled pieces to come together in a large grid on one wall. According to gallery director Billy Lambert, this limitation of medium and size inspired certain artists to “explore something new” or “reevaluate and refocus their techniques.” In keeping with the show’s shopping initiative, all works are priced at $250 and can be taken “immediately upon purchase.” Uniting a number of accomplished locals, the list of contributing artists includes the likes of Andy Benavides, Anne Wallace, Judith Cottrell, Louis Vega Treviño, Sarah Sudhoff and Scott Martin, whose night photograph Women Men is shown here.
SAMA celebrates the lighting of the Museum Reach River of Lights by offering free general admission from 5-9pm on Saturday. For a $5 surcharge, guests can view the exhibition "Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor" in its final weeks at the museum and "take pictures in an authentic samurai in the exhibition space."
Chaired by Soonalyn and Dan Jacob, this years holiday brunch will serve up a morning of mimosas, shopping in the Museum Store, and a musical performance.
The Celebración a La Virgen de Guadalupe exhibition includes Virgen de Guadalupe inspired hand pulled prints, wall hangings, acrylic, oil & water color paintings, wood sculptures and contemporary folk art and handmade jewelry. With La Virgen de Guadalupe as the main theme, this annual exhibition is the oldest and most revered.
Join the American Advertising Federation-San Antonio and Ad 2 San Antonio for a fun night of mingling and live entertainment. The event will include food, drinks, music, door prizes and the “Pixels of Fury: A Live Creative Inspiration Tournament.” 8 San Antonio designers have signed up to compete against each other in a live poster design competition, sponsored by Shutterstock.
By using sculpting, filmaking, and design skills, filmmakers Mark and Angela Walley satirize the seemingly interminable production and distribution of new retail electronics for their month long exhibition. The two have created the impossible video camera, the WALLEY POS-86, to represent a reverse trend in consumer electronics. There will be an opening reception on Dec.13 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
The Inspire Fine Art Center presents "Passport in Inspire," a program aimed at improving art understanding in the community. On the second Saturday of each month, participants will pick a country to "stamp" their passport, enjoying snacks and art projects centered around that particular culture. Once a child has collected four stamps, they will receive a free t-shirt. After accumulating seven stamps, children will be eligable to receive 50 percent off of art lessons. This event is free and open to public.
On display will be three of Gassiot’s sculptural video installations: Empty Crib, Every Bath, and Circadian Rhythm. Brooke Gassiot is a Texas native, currently based in Austin. Her work has recently been featured in the East Austin Studio Tour, and at the Art Car Museum (Houston, TX) and Red Arrow Contemporary (Dallas, TX). That same evening The Lullwood Studios will host a small works sale in honor of the holiday season—a great opportunity to pick up unique gifts and support your local art community.
The Segundo de Febrero event pays tribute to the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1846 by honoring the diverse contributions of Mexican Americans in the arts and other fields. This historical and informative cultural event marks the beginning of the Mexican American as a political entity in the United States.
McNay Chief Curator, René Paul Barilleaux, is a contributor to the exhibition catalogue for Robert Indiana: Beyond LOVE, a survey exhibition organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, opening at the McNay on February 5, 2014. Recently published by Yale University Press, Beyond LOVE, features artist Robert Indiana's body of work from 1955 - 2007. The artist, Robert Indiana, is widely known for his iconic LOVE sculptures and paintings, but nearly all of his work is characterized by bold, simple, and brightly colored numbers, letters, symbols, and short words. In Beyond LOVE, more than 80 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper from public and private collections from around the world place Indiana's work into a broader perspective.
The once factory-standard vehicles that have been transformed into rolling murals are put on display at the 2014 Lowrider Festival. With more than 100 local and regional customized lowriders, this family oriented event also features live entertainment, food & drink booths, an artisan market and games for the children.
With 25 participating schools and over 300 students’ ages 6 to 19, the annual Superhero Exhibit and Contest challenges to create representations of real "super heroes" they know and admire.
If you’ve visited Linda Pace Foundation before, you may have been enchanted by Eight, a looped video of a young girl determined to save a piece of cake from her outdoor birthday party, abandoned during a thunderstorm. The looping intentionally distorts time and plot. Filmmakers Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler have circled back as well, locating the original actress from Eight, 10 years later and creating another scenario involving her 18th birthday party. The Linda Pace Foundation will premier the resulting work, Eighteen, along with a selection of Hubbard and Birchler’s videos and photos.
Houston’s Mark Ponder curates this group show of visiting artists in which “car parts become mirages, golf clubs are fetishized, and a home become a funhouse.” Ponder coordinates exhibits at the artist-run Box 13 ArtSpace in Houston and also creates his own “brutally honest” yet “cute” work. He’s selected Philadelphia’s Jonathan Armistead, Houston’s Debra Barrera and Dallas’ Chuck and George for a show that promises to be both clever and insightful. Armistead creates sculpture from everyday objects and participatory performance art; Barrera uses sports cars as metaphor; and Chuck and George (the name for the 20+ year collaboration between artists Brian Jones and Brian Scott) will present Tablescrappin’, a mini-room installation that leaves an impression viewers have favorably compared to being on drugs.
In 2004, SA artist Franco Mondini-Ruiz received the Rome Prize and traveled to the city as an artist-in-residence for a year. In a recent interview with Gary Sweeney for the Current (see “Questions for Franco Mondini-Ruiz,” Sept 11), he described his bon vivant experiences there as “like living on the Loveboat.” So perhaps it’s no surprise Rome keeps influencing Mondini-Ruiz’s paintings and sculptures, including this Fl!ght Gallery show of his latest works. The ’60s are also on the artist’s mind, not just last century’s swinging era, but 1560 and A.D. 60 as well. As with any Franco happening, this one promises “Neroesque nibbles, Dionysian drinks and Dolce Vita vinyls.” Mondini-Ruiz may even bring one of his infamous goats, “if I can get it to play the flute!” he says.
What do Bowling for Soup, Meat Loaf, Norah Jones and the guy who wrote the Schoolhouse Rock theme have in common? That’s right, they all hold the Denton connection. Certainly the small North Texas town has pumped out a disproportionality high number of musical icons (can’t forget Sly Stone and Don Henley), but it’s also packaged its own distinct sound. Led by the likes of Midlake, Sarah Jaffe and Centro-matic, it’s a style rich with thickly layered harmonies, Americana-friendly melodies and folksy instrumentation (i.e. lots of banjo). Seryn fits squarely into this tradition, with all five members contributing vocals and multi-instrumental skills to weave their richly textured sound. They also pack enough four-on-the-floor kick drum punch and shout-along choruses (Hey!) to endear them to the Mumford and Lumineers faithful. Still touring behind their 2011 debut This Is Where We Are, the band plays Sam’s with support from Austin-based indie-rockers Quiet Company.
Presenting the bracelet as “a symbol of encircling beauty,” Kathleen Sommers’ 5th Annual Bracelet Show features more than 100 original designs created by 60 artists, with 10 percent of proceeds benefiting the Scholarship Fund at the Southwest School of Art.
First opened on Repeal Day (December 5, 1933), the Esquire Tavern will celebrate its 80th birthday and "the reinstatement of booze back into our culture" with a "Riverwalk Empire"-themed party. Bar Manager Houston Eaves will be serving up Repeal Day Punch throughout the evening (along with an 80th birthday cocktail menu and a Champagne toast at 8pm), Chef Brooke Smith will supply guests with complimentary passed appetizers, local jazz favorite Brent Watkins will perform from 7-11pm and those who dress in '20s and '30s attire "will be kindly rewarded by the barstaff."
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