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.
By building a small house, drenching it in water, and allowed icicles to form, Larson's recreation of a severe ice storm depicts frozen beauty and nature's destructive ways.
The opening for Lewis Smith's 'Cardinal Vista' exhibit will feature a vino reception and an art talk with DJ JJ playing live music. The exhibit runs from May 23rd till June 1st.
Fernando Andrade's childhood memories of violence and cartels in Mexico is reflected in his latest pieces.
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.
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.
This documentary directed by Carlos Saura traces the roots and rhythms of flamenco performance including singing, dancing, and guitar playing.
Born in Tehran, Iran, Sussan Siavoshi received her Ph.D. from Ohio State University. Having taught at many San Antonio universities such as UTSA and St. Mary's University, she is currently the Cox Chapman Professor of International Relations and Chair of the Political Science Department at Trinity University. Siavoshi has authored many published works including a book on "Liberal Nationalism in Iran: the Defeat of a Movement," as well as having served on various committees such as: the Faculty Senate, the University Curriculum Council, the Promotion and Tenure Commission and the "Difficult Dialogue" founding group. Her expertise on the Middle East's, particularly Iran's, government systems is sure to make for a very interesting and enlightening address.
PechaKucha, a concept created by Tokyo-based architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham as a platform for young designers to share their work in a “20x20” format (20 images are shown and explained for 20 seconds each), turns 10 years old this month and celebrates the occasion as a thriving global network made up of 600 cities including San Antonio. The tenth installment to be hosted by the local chapter (organized by the Architecture Foundation of San Antonio) with presentations from Killis Almond FAIA (architect), Diego Bernal (City Councilman-musician), Ernest Gonzales (musician), Josh Levine (entrepreneur), Miss Anastasia (storyteller), George Schroeder (steel artist), Kathleen Trenchard (paper artist), Mark & Angela Walley (filmmakers). There will be free parking in nearby city lots.
Based on the short story by John Cheever, Ned Merrill (Burt Lancaster) swims his way home from private backyard swimming pools in the suburbs to a crowded public pool, encountering love, power, despair, and ruin in the process. USA. 1968. English, 95 min., color. Not rated. © Sony Pictures.This summer Get Reel features French and American takes on summer love, loss, and adventure. Wine reception at 6:00 pm.
Loosely based on the life of Italian poet and courtesan Veronica Franco, Dangerous Beauty documents Franco's rise to fame and her charges for witchcraft.
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.
Celebrate Rockwell's legacy with food, cocktails, and music! Organized by the Norman Rockwell musuem, the exhibition presents rarely seen aspects of Rockwell's creative process and unveils over 250 paintings, magazine covers, tear sheets, and prints.
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.
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.
The Linda Pace Foundation presents an exhibition showcasing Arturo Herrera, whose works encompass collage, sculpture, paintings, and felt wall hangings. Thematically, Herrera subverts recognizable imagery, from cartoons to fairy tales to abstract expressionism, to question the legibility and resonance of the language of abstraction. The exhibition is organized by Fairfax Dorn, co-founder of Ballroom Marfa and Guest Curator and Interim Program Director at the Linda Pace Foundation. In addition to several pieces from the Linda Pace Foundation collection, this exhibition will feature more recent works by Herrera on loan from Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
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.
Clamp Light alums Brianna Burnett, Kimberly Rumfelt, Jimena Marin, and Zane Carroll join current resident artists Wesley Harvey, Sarah Roberts, Mark Crutsinger, and Erin Hernsberger in a group show featuring photography, ceramics, drawing, and sculpture.
Fronted by vocalist and rhythm guitarist Kele Okereke, guitar-driven British rockers Bloc Party struck a major chord with Silent Alarm, a 2005 release highlighted by the danceable indie gem “Banquet” and The Smiths-inspired “Like Eating Glass.” A slight departure from the early work that earned them comparisons to post-punk pioneers Gang of Four, the quartet’s aptly titled fourth album Four shows Bloc Party rocking harder than usual after an uncertain period complicated by break-up rumors related to Okereke’s solo projects (which include his debut album The Boxer as well as dance-driven collaborations with Hercules and Love Affair and Martin Solveig). The vaguely political Londoners touch down in Helotes with support from buzz-worthy Canadian electronic outfit Bear Mountain.
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.
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.
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