Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum presents "Gloves and Glasses" with Claire Watson. An intimate evening gathering giving one of our exhibiting artists direct contact with their audience and art lovers the chance to peek inside the artist's mind. Watson's exhibition presents viewers with collections of altered objects, including gloves and pipes that have been transformed into peculiar sculptures. Join us for discussion, drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Space is limited so please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-227-6960. City: San Antonio
Art Party is a collaboration of SAMA and KRTU Jazz 91.7.
Three Walls is excited to present a pop-up space at The Warehouse for CAMx 2014. Curated by former Casa Chuck resident Barbara Perea, Mexico City sound artist Manuel Rocha Iturbide will construct an installation that essentially turns the cavernous space into an interactive musical instrument. The warehouse will be converted into a metaphorical expanded body with the electric guitar acting as its beating heart.This project is funded by a grant from the Idea Fund (funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts) and CAM.
Like a train that passes in the night. One night only.
The Warehouse Pop-Up Opening will be curated by Barbara Perea of Mexico City and Michele Monseau, founder of Three Walls Gallery. Curated by Barabra Perea, this exhibition will consist of transforming Stacey Hill’s warehouse space in Southtown into a pop-up space for Monseau’s gallery Three Walls. Mexico City artist Manuel Rocha Iturbide will install an interactive, site-specific sound installation at Three Walls which will essentially turn the space into a musical instrument that can be played by the audience.
Fresh compositions from FL!GHT's dynamic duet.
Part two of Clamp Light's Gallery swap. FL!GHT's founding director Justin Parr and Senior Creative Co-conspirator Saavedra host a one night event that threatens to be full of surprises as they present collaborative work inspired by a fragment of classic Willie Nelson buddy tune.
We continue our celebration of the artists who live on and off Fredericksburg Road with FRED SINGS: A tribute to SA women in Jazz.This pooliside concert on Fred Road features some of San Antonio's hottest women jazz musicians: Carol Cisneros, Judi Deleon, Katchis Cartwright, Leonor Ramiez, Nina Rodriguez and Polly Harrison.
Ethnomusicologist and singer/flutist/keyboardist Katchie Cartwright, PhD, is the recipient of Fulbright awards for music residencies in Greece and Lebanon. She has performed and conducted workshops in South Asia, West Africa, South America, the Caribbean and Europe. An associate professor of music at Northwest Vista College, she hosts the weekly “Planet Jazz” on Trinity University’s KRTU Jazz 91.7.
An accomplished guitarist, jazz vocalist, composer, educator, writer and visual artist, Carol Cisneros holds an MA in Music from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University). She has performed at the Monterrey Pop Festival and has ung her way across Texas, most recently at Jazz SA’Live and the 2013 Texas Jazz Festival in Corpus Christi.
Judi Deleon, Jazz/R&B vocalist, is one of the most versitile female artists in Texas. She is a member of the Latin Jazz ensemble, Henry Brun/Latin Playerz. She also leads The Latin Connection, a high-power cover band that performs at some of San Antonio’s top events and high-profile weddings.
Guitar ace and mainstay of the San Antonio jazz scene since 1971, Polly Harrison is a master of the seven string guitar. She is part of the jazz group Small World and plays regularly at jazz festivals and venues in South Texas. Her work In photography featuring local jazz personalities has been featured in many art exhibits in the area.
Leonor Ramirez studied classical piano at Julliard School of Music and with renowned pianists Steven Degroote and Olegna Fuschi. She received a degree in piano performance from UTSA. Also an accomplished vocalist inspired by Vicki Carr and other greats, Leonor embraces two languages and interprets boleros and tangos with great passion. She currently performs at Rosario’s.
Grammy Award winner Nina Rodriguez is a percussionist who is a national facilitator and clinician for workshops entitled “Drumming With Nina, Unlock the Rhythm.” Nina is a specialist in Latin styles and is a regular on the jazz scene in San Antonio.
They are accompanied by jazz pianist Aaron Prado, bassist George Prado and drummer Chuck Glave. This performance, featuring musicians from the ‘hood organized by Beverly Prado, is part of Women’s History Month SA.
Every year, CAM chooses a curator from outside of San Antonio to give a fresh perspective on the San Antonio art scene. Leslie Moody Castro will serve as this year’s curator of the 2014 CAM Perennial Exhibition.
The gallery space of the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center will evolve as artists Christie Blizard and Mark Menjivar collaborate with each other, the surrounding community and gallery visitors. Works will be added, taken out of the space, and the process documented on a hand drawn map of the community which will serve as a focal point of the exhibition.
While this project may seem unconventional, the crux of it is to offer the surrounding community and audience the opportunity to play an active role throughout the duration of the exhibition. It is a work in progress and we invite everyone to participate. This project is as reliant upon its audience as it is on the artists participating.
In addition to its 20th anniversary, Southtown’s own SAY Sí has a lot to celebrate. Launched in 1994 under the King William Neighborhood Association’s umbrella, the nonprofit has evolved from a modest operation serving 12 students to a full-time “creative youth development organization” with an enrollment of 200, community outreach benefiting upwards of 3,000 and a new game design program in the works. Not surprisingly, SAY Sí’s signature fundraiser Small Scale Works for a Larger Cause has followed this growth curve, expanding from an auction with 26 participants to a full-blown affair gathering works by 200-plus local, regional and national artists. While the main event doesn’t take place until March 21, avid collectors can jump the gun with the “buy it now” option at Thursday’s private preview and awards ceremony or First Friday’s free reception. Promising “a spectrum of one-of-a-kind art pieces ranging from abstract sculptures to hyper-realistic portraits and photography,” this year’s Small Scale features contributions from Diana Kersey, Hannah Dreiss, Kent Rush, Vikki Fields, Susan Budge, Steven Daluz and Nemo, to name but a few.
Collector Richard Weisman will speak about his role in getting world-famous athletes to pose for portraits by Andy Warhol.
Following the lecture Weisman will autograph copies of his book Picasso to Pop: The Richard Weisman Collection.
Artpace will welcome family members of all ages for an exciting day of free, hands-on engagement with contemporary art. Using the artwork of Spring 2014 International Artists-in-Residence Rosa Barba (Berlin, Germany), Liz Glynn (Los Angeles, California), and Jessica Mallios (Austin, Texas), and artist Mungo Thomson as springboards for creativity and discovery, Artpace will present educator-led art activities, tours, and workshops to spark creativity and connect families with contemporary art. Like Artpace's programs year-round, Family Day is free and open to the public.
For CAM 2014 Sala DIaz has invited Toby Kamps of The Menil Collection, Houston, to be Guest Curator. The exhibition Happy Homemakers: The Pleasures and Perils of Domestic Life uses painting, photography, sculpture, video, and performance to re-domesticate the galleries of Sala Diaz. Six Houston artists, Melanie Crader, Francesca Fuchs, Rachel Hecker, Mick Johnson, Jim Nolan, and Jenny Schlief, along with the Chicago-based collaborative of Dutes Miller and Stan Shellabarger, explore themes and forms from indoor living in works as fraught, funky, and funny as home life itself.
Barrio Pop Store is an artistic incorporation of works which was influenced by the characters, colors and street phenomena of border town culture as seen through three artists living and working on the Texas-Mexico border.
Lecture will be held in the Auditorium. Andy Warhol’s Athlete Series raises a number of questions about art, athleticism, and celebrity and establishes complex relationships between these seemingly disparate concepts. At the same time, Warhol’s silkscreens of Muhammad Ali, Dorothy Hamill and others, function as portraits and work to represent these athletes as individuals in conjunction with the broader social categories through which they are seen (male, female, black, white, etc.). This talk considers the place of The Athlete Series within Warhol’s oeuvre. Reception to follow. This lecture is generously supported by the Mary Kargl Lecture Fund.
Presenter: Isabelle Wallace, University of Georgia.
Several times throughout the year, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum presents Black Box Lunch. These short and intimate lunchtime chats give featured artists direct contact with their audience and art-lovers the chance to peek inside the artist's mind. Past Black Box Lunch artists include Chris Sauter, Philip John Evett, Justin Parr and Ed Saavedra, Ivano Vitali and Joan Hall, Gary Sweeney and Julia Barbosa Landois. Space is limited so please RSVP to elizabeth@bluestarart or 210-227-6960. City: San Antonio
Casas Ink will be a featured artist at RAW: San Antonio presents MOSAIC. RAW is an international community for artists, owned by artists. Casas Ink will be selling graphic t-shirts and prints. The event will feature other local artists and showcase their work, from film, fashion, music, visual art, hair and makeup and performance art.
Ruiz-Healy Art, in collaboration with Galerie Eigen + Art, Leipzig / Berlin, is pleased to present Straight from Berlin: Paintings and Works on Paper by Uwe Kowski and Jörg Herold. The exhibition will open on February 27 with an artist reception and book signing 6-8 pm. Uwe Kowski and Jörg Herold are acclaimed as members of the New Leipzig School, a group of artists identified with Neo Rauch who were born in then-East Germany and trained at the traditionally-inclined Hochschule für Graphik und Buchkunst Leipzig (Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts). Recognized and championed by gallerist Gerd Harry Lipke of Galerie Eigen + Art, Kowski and Herold have achieved international recognition for their use of highly-tuned skills to express questions of value and direction in a time of indecision, loss and anomie. This collaborative exhibition at Ruiz-Healy Art offers American viewers a rare opportunity to see their newest work: Straight from Berlin.
Enjoy music by "Hometown Artist's Rodeo" with a special guest MC, food by Say.She.Ate, beverages by Blue Moon Beer, locally sponsored wine and Pura Vida Tequila Margaritas, plus a special exhibition by the Linda Pace Foundation.
The Briscoe Western Art Museum presents its 13th annual Night of Artists Art Sale & Exhibition featuring over 60 of the country’s top Western artists. Night of Artists showcases the artists’ best works to patrons and visitors at the Briscoe Campus on the iconic San Antonio River Walk.
Nationally respected contemporary painters and sculptors include John Coleman, T. D. Kelsey, Sandy Scott, Logan Maxwell Hagege, Doug Hyde, Billy Schenck, Kent Ullberg and Kim Wiggins. The range of subjects will reflect the vastness of the great American West from dreamy landscape vistas, to rugged frontier cowboys, historic missions, and detailed Native American subjects.
The term 'social fabric' brings to mind the basic structure of society as well as the connections & bonds formed by people encountered throughout life. "Social Fabric" is
my exploration of these connections by using fabric stretched and sewn onto canvas, abstraction, molecular drawings and screen prints.
Imagine a piece of artwork without actually seeing it, but using the remaining four senses to grasp the artist’s expression. Last spring local artist, Trina Bacon brought to life, The Color of Blind, a dream many years in the making, to create a multi-sensory art show where the blind can share in the experience.This Contemporary Art Month, previous artists and new ones have procured works to continue fueling the momentum for this event in hopes to further Bacon’s mission. Local names such as Robert Tatum, Andy Benavides, Cat Quintanilla, Russell Stephenson, along with up and coming artist, Daniela Riojas will be taking on the daring task to display their work for this anticipated audience.
The Color OF Blind is an art show that is catered for the visually impaired and those with special needs. This is the only annual art show in the united states for the blind. We are a contemporary concept. One is welcome and encouraged to touch the wide rage of different art mediums created by over 50 artists. There are also sensory stations where participants can touch, taste, and smell color. A simple art curriculum created by Trina Bacon, to give a point of reference on color to the visually impaired.
Cultivate, nurture, and inspire creativity through stories, gallery activities, hands-on art, movement and music. Playdates recommended for ages 2-4.
A fabulous party following the museum's annual gala in celebration of Warhol's the Athlete Series, on view in the Great Hall. Includes savory bites, cocktails, and valet parking.
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.
Join us for family friendly street art, interactive arts and crafts booths for kids, kids bounce house, artists booths, art demonstrations by Inspire artists/instructors, a variety of food trucks, great music and plenty of refreshments. Meet Inspire instructors and learn about upcoming summer art camps for kids and Inspire art classes for adults.
Parisian Kraut-surf outfit La Femme is … actually before we say anything else about the band, let’s just acknowledge the ridiculousness of the words we’ve already typed. French pop that’s equal parts Dick Dale and Kraftwerk (or, more accurately, something kind of like that, but not really) is a thing that exists, thanks to La Femme, and now we have to figure out how to write about it. Imagine the B-52s swapped their Pink Flamingos trailer-park chic for Breathless detached cool (or occasionally that fuzzy-wuzzy French teacher Muzzy rapping over an old James Bond theme). If you think that description sucks, keep in mind that the title of last year’s full-length party-starter, Psycho Tropical Berlin, is probably no closer to actually telling you what the hell’s going on. Just go hear it for yourselves. With Portland-based dream-pop outfit Wild Ones, brooding Los Angeles duo In the Valley Below, Canadian indie-rockers July Talk and many more.
Likened to Patsy Cline by producer Gordon Raphael, 17-year-old, Texas-based French singer-songwriter Victoria Celestine celebrates the release of her new CD Back Home in San Antone with a concert featuring Juanito Castillo and an after-party with Zydeco Blanco.
Cleveland-based metallic metalheads Ringworm play the Korova in support of their Relapse Records debut Hammer of the Witch.
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