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Join the Briscoe Book Club the first Tuesday of every month for a lively discussion of great works of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction inspired by the vast and varied experiences of the American West. A powerful, fast and timely story by an award-winning author, Flight is the tale of an orphaned, teenaged Indian boy in search of his true identity. About to commit a devastating act, he finds himself shot back in time through moments of violence in American history. This book has been called Sherman Alexie at his most brilliant, making us laugh while breaking our hearts.
Gallery talk: Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 6:30 pm
Free with museum admission
Museum open until 9 pm for the 210 West Gallery Talks, the first Tuesday of every month
In this series, attendees will learn about the classifications of the Texas Bluebonnets as well as the history of the Alamo and the Pink Bluebonnet. Topics will also include seeds vs. transplants and how to maintain a strand of future bluebonnets.
Curated by Scott A. Sherer Ph.D.
Opening reception: Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 6 - 8 pm
Exhibit on display: September 3 - October 3, 2014
Viewing hours: Tue - Fri, 10 am - 4 pm; Sat, 1 - 4 pm | And by appointment
Artist lecture: Thursday, September 4, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Art Building, Room 3.01.18A
One doesn’t usually associate Americana singer-songwriters with being gear nerds, but Austin Forrest can spar with the gnarliest of roadies. Using a looping pedal, Forrest lays down the rhythm section on the bongo and cajón, the song’s bones on the rhythm guitar, then shreds lead on top. Forrest loops three part harmonies to complement his tunes, challenging the role of the barside/restaurant patio crooner.
Discussions about P.G. Wodehouse's novel, the Motted Oyster will commence at Barnes & Noble.
The Hangar Tavern's Craft Beer Tasting, held every 1st Wednesday of the month, will be on September 3rd from 7pm-9pm. Guests will sample 10 craft beers from 5 different breweries. Representatives of each brewery will be in attendance to educate the participants on their products and craft beer. Admission is $5.00, which includes 10 beer samples, light snacks, a $10 Hangar Tavern gift card, and raffle ticket.
Join us on a journey into Dr. Cathetine Musemeche's fascinating world. As a pediatric surgeon, she operates on the smallest of human beings, manipulates organs the size of walnuts, and uses sutures as thin as hairs to resolve matters of life or death. Small: Life and Death on the Front Lines of Pediatric Surgery takes readers into the realm of pediatric medicine, where children and newborns undergo surgery to resolve congenital defects or correct the damage caused by accidents and disease. This is a field guide to the state of the art and science of operating on the smallest human beings, and a very personal story about the maladies that afflict children, told by an exceptionally gifted surgeon and writer.
Curated by Irene Abrego
San Antonio College Library - Moody Learning Center, 4th Floor
Opening reception: Thursday, September 4, 2014, 4 - 7 pm
Exhibit on display: August 25 - December 5, 2014
Viewing hours: Mon - Fri, 9 am - 6 pm
Curated by Brian St. John
Associate Professor | Chair of the Department of Art - Saint Mary’s University
Opening reception: Thursday, September 4, 2014, 4 - 5:30 pm
Exhibit on display: September 4 - 25, 2014
Viewing hours: Mon - Thu, 7:45 am - Midnight; Fri, 7:45 am - 6 pm; Sat, 1 - 6 pm; Sun, 1 pm - Midnight
In collaboration with Blanca Berlín Galería, Madrid, Ruiz Healy Art is presenting Straight from Spain: Photography by Isabel Muñoz and Juan Manuel Castro Prieto. Isabel Muñoz has always been entranced by dance and her photographs of the body reverberate with motion. She’s extended her depictions of wrestlers, monks, Flamenco dancers, and bullfighters towards a meditation of being in the world. Her grand themes is embodiment. Juan Manuel Castro Prieto has chronicled his travels throughout Peru, Ethiopia, and India with an attention to both cultural detail and landscape. His photographs occupy a bridge space that hovers between documentation and introscpetion. Both artists are acknowledged exemplars of Spanish photography today.
Curated by Patricia Ruiz-Healy
Presented in collaboration with Blanca Berlín Galería in Madrid
Opening reception: Thursday, September 4, 2014, 6 - 8 pm
Exhibit on display: September 4 - October 4, 2014
Viewing hours: Tue - Sat, 11 am - 4 pm
Curated and organized by Patsy Sasek
Cathedral House Gallery, 111 Torcido Drive, San Antonio, TX 78209
Opening reception: Thursday, September 4, 2014, 6 - 8 pm
Open gallery with the artists: Sunday, September 14, 2014, 2 - 5 pm
Exhibit on display: September 4 - October 15, 2014
Viewing hours: Mon - Fri, 9 am - 5 pm
Curated by Susan Oliver Heard
Cinnabar Art Gallery, 1420 South Alamo, Suite 147, San Antonio, TX 78210
Opening reception: Thursday, September 4, 2014, 6:30 - 9 pm
Artist talk during opening reception
Exhibit on display: September 4 - November 1, 2014
Viewing hours: Wed - Sun, Noon - 6 pm | Mon & Tue by appointment
Pushing boundaries for 29 years, Jump-Start Performance Co. is an SA institution rooted in experimentation and collaboration. A former fixture in the Blue Star Arts Complex, the performance art troupe unveils a mysterious new production this week in its new Beacon Hill space. Directed by Marisela Barrera and developed through “a rehearsal process of performance experiments, improvisation and story-sharing,” Oscuridad plays out during the final hours of a doomed cantina frequented by shadowy characters La Lechuza, Fantasma, El Señor, the Handless Maid and La Muerte.
This new show, Photo Contemplo, features work from artist Mary Ellen Archer, Jim Elliot, Maureen Leach, Jana Orsinger, Edwin Sasek, Christie Schroeter, Peter Szarmach, and Dan Tharp. There will also be works in various media by Artists of the Diocese. On September 14, guests will have the opportunity to visit with the artists at the open gallery from 2-5pm.
Lecture with Dornith Doherty about Seeds, Science, Sustenance and Snacks.
Come help launch internationally acclaimed author Naomi Nye's new book Turtle of Oman with two presentations by the author.
This delicate novel shines with gentle humor and explores themes of moving, family, nature, and immigration.
Hair might seem like an odd source of inspiration for a ceramic sculptor, yet Ohio-born, New York-raised, San Antonio-based Jennifer Ling Datchuk reminds that “these delicate strands have the power to identify us to the world, and this world can make assumptions about us based on its shape, color and condition.” Often exploring her own unique heritage (which includes Chinese, Irish and Russian ancestry) as well as underlying themes of identity and femininity, Datchuk favors pristine porcelain as a medium but also works delicate magic with fabric, embroidery and floral patterns. Amusingly titled, her solo show “Dark and Lovely” takes over Blue Star’s Middle Gallery and runs concurrently with Philadelphia artist Caroline Santa’s multi-layered offering “Code-Mixing” (Project Space), an exhibition highlighting local photographer Lané Pittard (Gallery 4) and Hill Country-based Catherine Lee’s sculptural installation “Emergence,” which comes to life with collaborative performances (7pm and 8pm Thu, 7:30pm Fri) courtesy of the Shay Ishii Dance Company (Main Gallery).
Hard-rockin’ and deliberately a bit obnoxious (read totally obnoxious), San Antonio band Dynamite Boyz (note the gratuitous stupidity of the ‘z’ at the end there) plays sweaty rock/old-school metal hallmarked by wild guitar shreds and fierce, bludgeoning volume. A relative newcomer to the SA music scene, this three-piece is delightful for the earnest headbanging it inspires and the give-no-fucks energy that accompanies its shows. Also melting your face on this night of dark lord worship and rock abandon is stalwart local punk outfit Muscle Car, which plays aggressive garage punk at white-knuckle speeds.
Despite best intentions, Lynyrd Skynyrd left behind enough bullets for a million .38 Specials, but don’t hold that against them. The reign of Skynyrd—named after the gym teacher hassling them about their long hair at Robert E. Lee High School—ended at its zenith in 1977 when a plane crash killed three members, including frontman Ronnie Van Zant. But like the phoenix, Skynyrd rose from the ashes a decade later with Van Zant’s little brother Johnny at the helm. As my Southern Granny used to say “It’s worse for wear, but it’s still an effing phoenix, bro. ‘Freebird!’”
Looking like something straight out of Lewis Carroll’s synapses, Sala Diaz is one of the quirkiest gallery spaces you may have overlooked on First Friday. The house is an experimental exhibition space that has hosted artists from all over the world. Barbara Sturm’s “7+5-3 = Nine Fingers” will be featured through September 27. Hailing from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Sturm will tackle concepts of failing, inhibition, handicaps and interruptions in drawings and installation. Expect conceptual works in which something is always missing, “at least the tenth finger of those two hands of yours.”
If you are a fan of gospel-tinged blues music that really hearkens back to the primordial soul of the genre, you’ll want to be at Sam’s Burger Joint this Saturday as Ruthie Foster presents her new, Meshell Ndegeocello-produced album Promise of a Brand New Day. Foster, who has received various blues-specific accolades and was nominated for a Grammy for her 2012 album Let it Burn, has the kind of voice and songwriting range that can only come from a lifetime of devotion to the craft and lessons lived. Don’t miss this native Texan as she celebrates this swell new batch of material.
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