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                          • Cristina J. Sanchez: Bantu EyeZ

                            Cristina J. Sanchez’s collection Bantu EyeZ is on exhibit at Fotoseptiembre this fall. The opening reception is September 16 from 5:30-7:30pm.

                          • Sonja Heldt Harris: Life On The Ranch

                            Artist’s reception: Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 5 - 7 pm Exhibit on display: August 22 - October 10, 2014 Viewing hours: Daily, 11 am - 10 pm

                          • Mixing It Up
                            Mixing It Up 9/18 11:00AM
                             

                            Curated by Deborah Keller-Rihn and Melanie Rush Davis, “Mixing It Up” is a one-stop crash-course in some of San Antonio’s most innovative artists, who experiment in this show with mixed media and photographic images. Given the crazy roster of artists involved, which includes Katie Pell, Juan Miguel Ramos, Kemp Davis, Trish Simonite, Ramin Samandari, Mario Garza, Wesley Harvey, Carra Garza and the curators themselves, this could be anything. Worst-case scenario: The viewer learns a little something about a whole lot of artists at once.  

                          • Daniela Riojas: A Collection of Work

                            Mercury Project Gallery announces that they will be hosting A Collection of Work for multi-media artist Daniela ZaaZaa Riojas as her debut solo exhibit. The opening reception will take place on September 18, 2014 at 6:30pm. A Collection of Work will include themes from previous series such as personal myth (BloodHistory 2012) cultural displacement and immigration reform (Dysplacia 2011), reclamation of pre-colonial spirituality and Jungian introspection (Being and Becoming 2014), and documenting the undocumented. The exhibit will include artwork through various media including photography, videography, and sound. Riojas demonstrates a deep introspection through Latin culture, history, and mythology. In her latest work "Being and Becoming" Riojas' explores a Jungian self-examination process that favors the rituals and practice of naturalistic spirituality and highlights the idea of the mother as way to balance the ubiquitous reverence of the father figure. Riojas began displaying her work in San Antonio in 2010 as founder, director, and curator of a collaborative community project, The Arts United, whose mission was so promote social awareness through art and literature. Since her involvement, she has become a strong advocate for local art in the San Antonio community. In April of last year, Riojas was recognized as a photographer who demonstrates a quiet compassion that focuses on those who dont quite fit the P.C. mold, and makes them shine, by the San Antonio Current's Best of 2013 showcase. Riojas has had the opportunity to work with San Antonios former poet laureate, Carmen Tafolla, as well as award-winning author, Sandra Cisneros. The work displayed will exhibit Riojas trajectory over the past four years and share an important milestone in the art community of San Antonio.

                          • Exhibition Talk: Intimate Impressionism

                            William J. Chiego, Director, highlights connections between paintings from the National Gallery of Art and the McNay’s permanent collection.

                            Category: Art
                          • Creative Celebration
                            Creative Celebration 9/18 6:00PM
                             

                            Abode, San Antonio’s only home that gives contemplative community care at no cost for those in need at end of life, is proud to present a Creative Celebration, Paintings of Big Bend by the famous Watercolor Gang. This will be the 51st exhibition of San Antonio’s own “Watercolor Gang”, composed of Finis Collins, Clay McGaughy, Lee Ricks, and E. Gordon West.  For the past 50 plus years the “Gang” have visited and painted locations in the United States, Europe and Mexico.  Big Bend, this year's location, is celebrated for its grand views and scenic celebrations. There will be a preview reception Thursday, September 18, a grand opening Saturday, September 20 and a big finale Sunday, September 21.

                            Category: Art, Exhibits
                          • Art to the Power of Ten
                            Art to the Power of Ten 9/19 7:00PM
                             

                            Category: Art
                          • 4th Annual Art to the Power of 10

                            Now in its 4th year, this extraordinary event will not only feature the best contemporary art from ten different galleries, but it will also showcase the art of food presentation, cocktail crafting, music, and more. Some featured artists include Clay Beutler, Eric Breish, Bryson Brooks, Steven DaLuz, Sara Fox, Aubra Franklin, Kathy Maple, Franco Mondini-Ruiz, Lucy Peveto, Jorge Puron, Brook Rosser, Jesus Toro Martinez, and Kathy Sosa.

                          • Art to the Power of Ten
                            Art to the Power of Ten 9/19 7:00PM
                             

                            Calling all contemporary art lovers: this fourth annual fundraising event supports the McNay’s contemporary art collection. In addition to works on sale from 10 Texas galleries, the McNay welcomes San Antonio’s multidisciplinary arts program, SAY Si and its student artists to the mix. Enjoy cocktails and appetizers by Bohanan’s Prime Steak and Seafood and entertainment by Brent Watkins of South Texas Jazz. Observe as models—painted in full body make-up by a professional cosmetics team—interpret works of art in the McNay’s collection. A highlight of the evening features drawings for works by different artists, a gift certificate to Bohanan’s and other prizes.

                            Category: Art, Exhibits
                          • Flatland Associated Programming: Around the World in 80 min.
                          • Creative Creatures Celebrate New Venue

                            A new and improved Creative Creatures will have the party at their new venue, the White Rabbit on Sept. 20. There will be two stages full of live music featuring Pop Pistol and the Bolos! They also have over 60+ artists and vendors presenting and performing art!

                            Category: Music, Party, Club Gig, Art
                          • Workshop: Watercolor on the Patio

                            Capture the changing light in the idyllic setting of the Blackburn Patio. Create a unique watercolor composition combining natural and architectural details such as lush landscaping, decorative tile work and ornamental cast iron. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration deadline is September 18. Ages 14+.

                            Category: Art, Talks plus, Workshop
                          • Reception of Bryson Brooks:

                            Enjoy art, sangria, small bites and music with artist Bryson Brooks at the reception of his collection "Texas Beauty".

                            Place: Twin Sisters
                          • Destination Hong Knog
                            Destination Hong Knog 9/25 7:30PM
                             

                            Sip. Dine. Dance. Music will be provided by The Klocks

                            Category: Party, Art
                          • RAW San Antonio Presents Scope

                            RAW: natural born artists brings flavor to a brand new venue called 210 Kapone’s on Thursday, September 25th with Scope featuring 30+ talented artists covering several artistic mediums.RAW produces monthly showcases in over 72 cities in the United States, with locations in Australia, Canada, the UK and creates a worldwide platform for local artists that provide tools and resources to advance their careers while entertaining event goers.

                            Category: Visual art, Art
                          • Daniela Riojas: A Collection of Work

                            Closing reception for Daniela Riojas' A Collection of Work.

                          • Family Art Play: Butterflies and Bugs

                            Winged creatures take flight in Burst: An Installation by Paul Villinski. At Family Art Play, use recycled materials to create airborne animals. Educators from the San Antonio Zoo will stop by with some special critters.This program is made possible with generous support from the Jack H. and William M. Light Charitable Trust.

                            Category: Art
                          • Evening for Educators: Postcards from Paris

                            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.

                            Category: Art, Talks plus, Workshop
                          • Parallax
                            Parallax 10/4 6:00PM
                             

                            The Board of Trustees of the Linda Pace Foundation announces a new acquisition and the United States premiere of Parallax, a three-channel HD animation by international artist Shahzia Sikander.

                            Place: SPACE
                            Category: Art, Exhibits
                          • Nate Cassie & Ethel Shipton Exhibit

                            Join Ruiz Healy Art for the opening reception of Nate Cassie & Ethel Shipton exhibit on October 9th along with an artist talk later on October 25th.

                            Category: Art, Exhibits
                          • Stage, Street and Studio: The Dance Impulse in Art

                            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.

                            Category: Art, Talks plus
                          • 11th Annual Chalk It Up Festival

                            Historic Houston Street will experience a colorful awakening and quickly become the “chalk” of the town, with original murals created by some of the most vibrant contemporary artists in San Antonio. The community is encouraged to contribute to a Freestyle area and help complete a city block-sized mural, and a variety of hands-on educational activities are offered in our Kidzones—inviting spaces where imaginations soar. There will also be food, music, friends, and fun for the whole family.

                            Place: Houston St.
                            Category: Art, Visual art
                          • Workshop: Look Sharp Linocuts

                            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+.

                            Category: Art, Talks plus, Workshop
                          • Distinguished Lecture: Identity Before Freud- Gauguin's Self-Portraits

                            This distinguished lecture is given by Richard Brettell, Margaret M. McDermott Distinguished Chair of Art and Aesthetic Studies, University of Texas at Dallas.

                            Category: Art, Talks plus
                          • Kate Ritson: Gallery Talk
                            Kate Ritson: Gallery Talk 10/14 7:00PM
                             

                            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.

                            Category: Art, Talks plus
                          • Beyond The Canvas 7 - Superheroes and Villains Body Painting Competition
                          • Art Show featuring Jennifer Datchuk, Caroline Santa, Catherine Lee, Tommy Gregory
                          • Lecture: The Artist and the Altered Landscape with Victor Pagona

                            The Southwest School of Art Photography Department Chair discusses an evolution of creating and defining the landscape in contemporary art.

                            Category: Talks plus, Art
                          • 'Altering Space' Art Show featuring Scott Martin
                          • Celestial Sleuth: Astronomical Dating of Paintings

                            A pioneer in the field of forensic astronomy, Don Olson, Professor of Physics, Texas State University, traces the footsteps of artists Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh and Edvard Munch to determine the exact time and location of their well-known masterpieces.

                            Category: Art, Talks plus
                           

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                          • Queer Queens of Qomedy
                            Queer Queens of Qomedy 9/16 8:00PM
                             

                             Producer and internationally known comedian, Poppy Champlin is touring the country with some of the funniest and most talented comedians in her tour, “Queer Queens of Qomedy.” Champlin artfully selects the best of the best lesbian comedians and has them join her at each comedy venue the tour stops on. Now in its eighth year, the tour is proud to have Curve Magazine as the official sponsor for 2014. The two veteran comedians who will be joining her on her Texas tour are Vickie Shaw and Sandra Valls. The show is relatable to everyone whether they are gay, straight, or bi.  Even if Poppy Champlin hadn’t been crowned “America’s Funniest Real Woman” on The Joan Rivers Show in 1993, it’d be hard not to see this touring lineup of lesbian comics as descendants from Rivers’ royal bloodline. Onstage, Champlin and her fellow queens Vickie Shaw (hearing this Houston grandma drawl “Texan by birth, lesbian by grace,” should be medically prescribed to homophobes) and Sandra Valls (a Laredo native named hottest/most bad-ass lesbian Latina comic by anyone keeping score) talk about sexuality, aging, addiction and other things hushed in “polite society.” 

                            Category: Comedy, Stand-up
                          • Mixing It Up
                            Mixing It Up 9/18 11:00AM
                             

                            Curated by Deborah Keller-Rihn and Melanie Rush Davis, “Mixing It Up” is a one-stop crash-course in some of San Antonio’s most innovative artists, who experiment in this show with mixed media and photographic images. Given the crazy roster of artists involved, which includes Katie Pell, Juan Miguel Ramos, Kemp Davis, Trish Simonite, Ramin Samandari, Mario Garza, Wesley Harvey, Carra Garza and the curators themselves, this could be anything. Worst-case scenario: The viewer learns a little something about a whole lot of artists at once.  

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