Calendar

WELCOME, to a fantastic 2019 calendar of events!

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CAM 2019 Calendar Now Accepting New Submissions

Contemporary Art Month, San Antonio (CAM) announces its calendar is open for submissions for March 2019. The CAM calendar is open to all San Antonio area artists, curators, directors, club owners, producers, events managers, and arts organizations to announce and promote events, shows, and exhibitions that promote Contemporary Art in San Antonio taking place during the month of March 2019.

In 2019 CAM is once again partnering with the San Antonio CURRENT which will feature the entire calendar in the printed edition throughout the month of March. Any events to be published in the printed calendar should be received by February 11, 2019 without exception.

The cost of announcing is minimal and only a single charge per venue, not per event. Any venue may submit numerous events to promote throughout the month with the single price per venue.  The payment schedule is as follows:

Artist Run Spaces: $15

Commercial Run Space: $30

Institutions: $50

For more information on the Contemporary Art Month calendar please visit: http://contemporaryartmonth.com/calendar/

Please direct any and all inquiries to:

Nina Hassele

(210) 630-0235

info@contemporaryartmonth.com

Feb
2
Thu
Homage @ Blue Star Contemporary
Feb 2 – May 7 all-day
Homage @ Blue Star Contemporary | San Antonio | Texas | United States

HOMAGE

February 2 – May 7, 2017
Opening reception is February 2 from 6 – 9 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Main Gallery
Featuring artists David Almaguer, Joe Harjo, Jennifer Khoshbin, Michele Monseau, Andrei Renteria, Anthony Rundblade, Ed Saavedra

In celebration of BSC’s 30th birthday, Homage pays tribute to the exhibition that started it all back in June of 1986, The Blue Star Exhibition. The selected artists were asked to respond to an artwork from the original exhibition, but were only given the title and description details, and prompted to make a new work inspired by these details, without ever having seen the original work. The new artworks range from screenprints to video work to sculpture, providing an interesting take on the exhibition that was the inception of Blue Star Contemporary.

The Blue Hour (A clock stopped) Featuring Jessica Halonen @ Blue Star Contemporary
Feb 2 – May 7 all-day
The Blue Hour (A clock stopped) Featuring Jessica Halonen @ Blue Star Contemporary | San Antonio | Texas | United States

The Blue Hour (A clock stopped)

February 2 – May 7, 2017

Middle Gallery

Featuring Jessica Halonen

The Blue Hour (A clock stopped), investigates the historical intersection between art and science through the exploration of the pigment Prussian blue. The color Prussian Blue was originally discovered in an 18th century Berlin alchemist laboratory when a contaminated experiment resulted in the first synthetically produced pigment. No one could have predicted the far-reaching effect this accidental discovery would have on multiple facets of history, including the instant impact it had on painting by creating an affordable source of the color blue, its unfortunate role in the creation of the poison used by the Nazis during WWII, and its use today in the treatment for radiation exposure.
The works in this exhibition, ranging from oil on linen to sculpture, tap into the cultural and social associations the color blue evokes for many: nostalgia and loss. The piece New Years Gift 1883 (Flowers after Manet), for example, is a cyanotype reproduction of one of Manet’s last paintings: an image of one of the many bouquets of flowers the ailing, bed-ridden Manet was given by friends and family in the last year of his life.
Moments of transition such as this reverberate throughout the project and are echoed in the project’s title, The Blue Hour (A clock stopped), which refers not only to the pigment but also to an atmospheric phenomenon, the elusive period between day and night when a fleeting vibrant blue illuminates the sky.

Feb
9
Thu
Ángel Rodríguez-Díaz: A Retrospective, 1982-2014 @ Centro de Artes Gallery
Feb 9 @ 11:00 AM – Jun 11 @ 6:00 PM
Ángel Rodríguez-Díaz: A Retrospective, 1982-2014 @ Centro de Artes Gallery  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Ángel Rodríguez-Díaz: A Retrospective, 1982-2014 at Centro de Artes Gallery Guest curated by Ruben C. Cordova, Ph.D
The exhibit runs through June 11, 2017 and is the largest and widest-ranging exhibition of works by the Puerto Rican native artist, best known for his portraits that engage in social commentary. The exhibit provides new insights into Rodríguez-Díaz’s stylistic evolution and artistic objectives covering 32 years of the artist’s career.

Feb
20
Mon
King William Cultural Arts District @ King William Association
Feb 20 @ 9:00 AM – Apr 14 @ 3:00 PM
King William Cultural Arts District @ King William Association | San Antonio | Texas | United States

In support of March Contemporary Art Month, the King William Cultural Arts District will host a show by A.J. Rodriguez. A.J. is a local contemporary painter who lives in King William. The exhibit will be on display Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Feb
24
Fri
Of Country and Culture: The Lam Collection of Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art @ San Antonio Museum of Art
Feb 24 – May 14 all-day
Of Country and Culture: The Lam Collection of Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art @ San Antonio Museum of Art | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Of Country and Culture celebrates the gift to the Museum of over one hundred objects created by Aboriginal artists since the mid-1990s. This extraordinary collection, which includes a significant number of works by women artists, comes to the Museum from May and Victor Lam.

The Lams’ enthusiasm for contemporary Aboriginal art began when they visited Spirit Country, a 2000 traveling exhibition organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and presented at the San Antonio Museum of Art, that showcased the Gantner Myer collection of Aboriginal art. Inspired by the remarkable objects on view, May, a long-time Museum Trustee, and her daughter Dorothy traveled to Australia where they visited Aboriginal communities across the continent and amassed an outstanding collection.

Organized thematically, Of Country and Culture reveals powerful, recurring themes in contemporary Aboriginal art, which have ancient roots, including body and sand paintings and Aboriginal rock art dating back 40,000 years. The works by these contemporary artists depict many of the designs and subjects of their ancestors and demonstrate similar cultural ties to land, heritage, and visual communication. At the same time, there are also connections to themes in international contemporary art, such as identity, materiality, and abstraction.

The exhibition presents a diverse range of materials and regional styles—from the intricately painted bark paintings of Arnhem Land, to the Pukumani grave poles of the Tiwi Islands, and the boldly colored abstract paintings of the Western Desert.

Mar
3
Fri
CAMx(Miami, FL) Laundromat Art Space at San Antonio’s Rubio Gallery South @ Rubio Gallery South
Mar 3 @ 7:00 PM – Apr 1 @ 10:00 PM
CAMx(Miami, FL) Laundromat Art Space at San Antonio's Rubio Gallery South @ Rubio Gallery South | San Antonio | Texas | United States

“Color Cycle” Participating Artists from Miami Laundromat Art Space:

Andre Martinez
Bianca Pratorius
Christin Paige Minnotte
David McCauley
Jean-Paul Mallozzi
Marina Gonella
Michael Williams
Pablo Contrisciani
Ronald Sanchez
http://www.laundromatartspace.com/
https://www.facebook.com/RubioGallerySouth/
Mar
4
Sat
Richard Armendariz’ The Dream Keeper at The DoSeum @ The DoSeum
Mar 4 @ 12:00 PM – Apr 30 @ 5:00 PM
Richard Armendariz' The Dream Keeper at The DoSeum @ The DoSeum | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Come explore an installation created especially for children and families to enjoy Contemporary Art by local artist Richard Armendariz. The Dream Keeper will bring to life visions of an instructive, fable-like narrative grounded in the framework of an interactive childhood bedroom.

Mar
5
Sun
Neka’s Art @ Tex Pop
Mar 5 @ 2:00 PM – Mar 26 @ 5:00 PM
Neka's Art @ Tex Pop | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Popular painter and photographer Neka Scarbrough-Jenkins will display her newest work for the duration of CAM. For the opening date, March 5, local rockers Los #3 Dinners will provide the party music.

Mar
8
Wed
Exhibition: Artist Cheryl Sheehan @ Carver Community Cultural Center
Mar 8 – Apr 8 all-day
Exhibition: Artist Cheryl Sheehan @ Carver Community Cultural Center | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Debut exhibition of works by artist Cheryl Sheehan. Gallery hours: M-F, 8-4:30; 4/8, 6-9 PM

Debut exhibition opening for artist Cheryl Sheehan. With intuition as her guide for colors and material and inspiration from nature, childhood stories and fairy tales, Sheehan’s work begins with the eyes of her characters, which are often described as “pretty girls.” Her intent is use art to convey personality and emotion, with any concept of aesthetic beauty the creation and interpretation of the beholder.

CHERYL SHEEHAN – Artist Statement
I was never the artist in my family – my father passed his innate talent to my sister and it was her gift that was recognized and fostered. But I always loved art supplies and as I got older, I became quite the collector of various media and substrates, but it ended there. I rarely took the first step of putting pencil or paint to paper without an overwhelming sense of frustration and dread at it never being what I wanted immediately. I wanted to compose the perfect symphony without ever playing a single note. Fast forward to several years ago when I was introduced to an online art class and I slowly realized that for me, like so many of us, art was a skill that I could learn and practice was the key. I might not have the natural ability but I did have a strong desire to create.
The two aspects of my art that I focus on the most are creating backgrounds full of color and sparkle and a subject – most often a girl, where her eyes are central. As the age-old metaphor relates, “Eyes are the window to the Soul” and they are always the starting point of my character. Although these subjects can be viewed as “pretty girls,” my intention is to portray a personality or emotion that is attractive to the viewer and concentrate on that rather than her aesthetic beauty. I work quite freely, letting my intuition guide my choices of color and material. Much of my inspiration comes from nature and childhood stories and fairy tales.
I rarely create pieces that are “dark” or explore the negative side of life. I want people to feel a smile in their heart or a child-like joy when they look at my work. And I want people to look deep into my work – the backgrounds are often multi-layered and upon closer inspection you can often see words, music, or other ephemera hidden beneath the surface. This compounds my desire for the work to speak beyond being just a “pretty picture.” We are all complex creatures living in a complex world and even the simplest amongst us is more than is initially apparent.
Influences
Without a doubt, the work of online modern-day teachers such as Tamara LaPorte, Suzi Blu, Mindy Lacefield, Flora Bowley, among others, is pretty evident in my paintings. Their passion and guidance has helped me to find my own style, one that is grows every time I pick up the paintbrush. More importantly, they have convinced me that everyone is an artist and that includes me!

Mar
9
Thu
A Woman’s Place Is… @ Centro de Artes
Mar 9 @ 11:00 AM – Aug 25 @ 6:00 PM
A Woman's Place Is... @ Centro de Artes | San Antonio | Texas | United States

This exhibit of fifteen Latina artists is an acknowledgement of where women artists have been, looks to the places they occupy now and the roles they will fill in the future.
This cross-generational exhibit, with artists ranging in age from 20 to 80, includes women who were active participants in the first wave of feminist art and younger artists who are just now discovering the mythic history of that rich legacy.

Curated by Kathy Vargas

Featuring:
Sarah Castillo
Lisette Chavez
Cat Cisneros
Jenelle Esparza
Audrya Flores
April Flores Taylor
Mari Hernandez
Ana Laura de la Garza
Chloe Rivas
Elizabeth Rodriguez
Diana Rodriguez Gil
Elva Salinas
Victoria Suescum
Anita Valencia
Carla Veliz

Mar
13
Mon
Mujer @ Galeria EVA
Mar 13 – Mar 31 all-day
Mujer @ Galeria EVA | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Galeria Ecos y Voces del Arte tiene el honor de invitarles a un exposicion colectiva de Mujer con la participacion de los artistas Hector Garza,
Pamela Ortiz Swart, Giselle Diaz, Ruth Guajardo, Caroline Adam, Denise Homer, Lucy Llera,
Yvette Benavides, Giovanna Diz Zurita, Gloria Diaz, Gloria Urrabazo. Comisario de Hector Garza.

Mar
16
Thu
MUJER @ Galeria E.V.A.
Mar 16 @ 11:00 AM – Mar 31 @ 10:00 PM
MUJER @ Galeria E.V.A. | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Galeria Ecos y Voces del Arte tiene el honor de invitarles a un exposicion colectiva de Mujer con la participacion de los artistas Hector Garza,
Pamela Ortiz Swart, Giselle Diaz, Ruth Guajardo, Caroline Adam, Denise Homer, Lucy Llera,
Yvette Benavides, Giovanna Diz Zurita, Gloria Diaz, Gloria Urrabazo. Comisario de Hector Garza.
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Mar
23
Thu
Dorćol Distilling Company “Official Contemporary Art Month Drink Spot” @ Dorćol Distilling Company
Mar 23 @ 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Dorćol Distilling Company "Official Contemporary Art Month Drink Spot" @ Dorćol Distilling Company | San Antonio | Texas | United States
Fine Spirits, Craft Cocktails & Artisan Ales
An urban craft distillery and brewery. Makers of Kinsman Rakia and HighWheel Beerworks.
 2015 Best of the City (SA Magazine)
2014 Critic’s Choice Award – Best Local (Express-News)
2014 Highest rated American brandy (Chicago World Spirits Championships)
Makers of Kinsman Rakia and HighWheel Beerworks
Mar
24
Fri
Open Studios at The Sculpture and Ceramics Facility at UTSA @ The Sculpture Ceramics Compound on West Campus at UTSA
Mar 24 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Open Studios at The Sculpture and Ceramics Facility at UTSA @ The Sculpture Ceramics Compound on West Campus at UTSA | San Antonio | Texas | United States

There will be open studios and work on exhibit from students and faculty at all levels of the Department of Art and Art History at UTSA, including candidates for the Terminal Degree of Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art and members of UTSA’s New Media Collective. A partial list of the artists included is John Atkins, Eden Collins, Verena Gaudy, Greg Elliott, Buster Graybill, Ken Little, Ovidio Giberga, Mark McCoin, Zachary Slough, Martin Rodriguez, Mary Wuest, Suzanne Miller, Juan Vallejo, and others!!!

Dorćol Distilling Company “Official Contemporary Art Month Party Spot” @ Dorćol Distilling Company
Mar 24 @ 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Dorćol Distilling Company "Official Contemporary Art Month Party Spot" @ Dorćol Distilling Company | San Antonio | Texas | United States
Fine Spirits, Craft Cocktails & Artisan Ales
An urban craft distillery and brewery. Makers of Kinsman Rakia and HighWheel Beerworks.
 2015 Best of the City (SA Magazine)
2014 Critic’s Choice Award – Best Local (Express-News)
2014 Highest rated American brandy (Chicago World Spirits Championships)
Shop Rare Marketplace @ BRICK at Blue Star Arts Complex
Mar 24 @ 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Shop Rare Marketplace @ BRICK at Blue Star Arts Complex | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Join us at Brick in the Blue Star Arts Complex for the latest installment of Shop Rare Marketplace.

The party starts at 5pm and will continue until 11pm.

Shop Rare Marketplace is a monthly event that acts as a platform for up and coming businesses, artists, and musicians from San Antonio and the surrounding areas. The next Shop Rare will be held on Friday, March 24th at Brick in The Blue Star Arts Complex. The event includes over 15 vintage and handmade clothing vendors as well as artists. Music provided by a rotating lineup of local DJs and bands. The party goes from 5pm-11pm and is free and all ages.

Art Flow Yoga Class @ MBS Yoga Studio
Mar 24 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Art Flow Yoga Class @ MBS Yoga Studio  | San Antonio | Texas | United States
Art Flow
As a pre-cursor to the MBS “Collection for the Community” event Saturday, March 25th from6-11pm, MBS Fitness Founder Josh Levine will lead a Hatha flow yoga class focused on breathing techniques, balancing poses and a range of inversions to stimulate and rejuvenate the system.
Small Scale • Big Change Final Auction Night @ SAY Sí
Mar 24 @ 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Small Scale • Big Change Final Auction Night @ SAY Sí | San Antonio | Texas | United States

On March 3 – 24, 2017, SAY Sí celebrates 20 years of showcasing the best local art, culinary fare and refreshing libations at its Small Scale • Big Change events. The exhibition and month-long silent auction features the region’s most esteemed artists with over 200 unique artworks – all up for auction in support of SAY Sí’s tuition-free creative youth-development programs.

In honor of this Small Scale • Big Change milestone, SAY Sí is channeling the Summer of Love: the summer of 1967 where like-minded young people converged in San Francisco to celebrate love, peace, community and acceptance. So get groovy and show up in your favorite 1960’s garb!

SAY Sí closes out Small Scale at the Final Auction Night, with a cultural confluence that highlights chefs and mixologists, with cuisine and cocktails that feature specialty items from each participating bar and restaurant. During the evening, patrons can also explore the SAY Sí galleries and place their final in-person bids on artwork. As part of the evening’s festivities, SAY Sí’s annual Arts Education Award will be presented to Liz and Bill Chiego for making a creative difference in San Antonio.

Opening Night Event | Free & Open to the Public | Friday, March 3, 2017, 7 – 10 p.m.
Final Auction Night | $60 Presale, $75 At the Door | Friday, March 24, 2017, 7 – 10:30 p.m.
FREE Public Exhibition Viewing, March 3 – March 23, 2017
Gallery Hours: Mon. – Thu. | 10 AM – 7 PM, Fri. & Sat. | 10 AM – 5 PM
Full details and tickets available at bit.ly/smallscale2017

Mar
25
Sat
Lone Star Art Space | Artist Incubation Studio @ Lone Star Art Space | Artist Incubation Studio
Mar 25 @ 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Lone Star Art Space | Artist Incubation Studio @ Lone Star Art Space | Artist Incubation Studio | San Antonio | Texas | United States
Our studios will be open to the public from 11am to 6pm on the fallowing Saturday during the month of March.
Participating Artist: Antonia Padilla, Cristal Flores, A.J. Rodriguez, Margarita Benavidez, and Jesús Toro Martinez.
March 4th ~ Will Larson | Marked
March 11th ~  Cristal Flores | Experience Hall: This is the real challenge
March 18th ~  A. J. Rodriguez
March 25th ~ Margarita Benavidez | South Texas Land.
Mystic Market – Holistic Fair @ BRICK at Blue Star Arts Complex
Mar 25 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Mystic Market - Holistic Fair @ BRICK at Blue Star Arts Complex | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Time for a “Tune Up”!!
Find Balance, clear your Mind, Lift your Spirit and Re-Charge your Body

Metaphysical and Holistic practitioners focused on wellness guidance and tools.

Held at the historic Blue Star complex dating back to 1860, you will enjoy the atmosphere and interacting with all the different practitioners.

You can get answers to your most important questions from an intuitive or astrologer, appreciate the fine work of nature through crystals and mineral lamps, and relieve your aches and pains with a holistic healer.

Have a great afternoon learning about yourself and the ways to get in touch with what is really important for you. Spend time and find the modality that resonates with your highest good. This could be life changing, come out and take a look!

Intuitive and clairvoyant readings, Reiki, massage and reflexology, crystals, artisan products and much more!

*Drumming will be held at the beginning of Holistic fair.

The Best Metaphysic & Holistic exhibitors focused on Alternative Wellness/Living Guidence & Tools, Intuitive Tarot, Psychic Astrology & Angel Readings, Mediums,Reiki Masters,Massage, Reflexology Therapist, Chakra & Aura Readers, Numerology , Crystals, Rocks, Artisan Jewelry, Pop-Up Boutique, Skincare & Artisan products and much more.

Free admission & Free parking
The Mystic Market will be offering FREE Intuitive sesions to anyone who invites 20+ guest or more on this event page to the Mystic Market!! thats a FREE reading for every 20 or more guest invited..
**we will verrify your invites at the door!

Call: 7149264131 for more info. or email
iloveinunctus@inunctus.com

Artpace Family Day @ Artpace
Mar 25 @ 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Artpace Family Day @ Artpace  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Join us for a special Family Day  featuring spring artist-in-residence Robert Hodge. This free hands-on event celebrates contemporary art in its many forms from collage to screen printing. Enjoy food truck fare, live tunes, and explore our galleries!

Small Works Sale at R Gallery @ Southtown 101
Mar 25 @ 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Small Works Sale at R Gallery @ Southtown 101 | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Join R Gallery at Southtown 101 on Saturday, March 25th for a sale featuring reasonably priced works by local artists.

The sale starts at noon and will continue until 6 PM. Stop by and support local artists while enjoying the burgers, beers, and craft cocktails at Southtown 101!

Featured artists include:
Bad Chad
Bexar Bellamy
Ana Hernandez-Burwell
Christy Campbell
GJ Castro
Xavier Gilmore
JASON
Eric Mathis
Rhys Munro
Rani Reynolds
Seven of Wands
Madison Somerville
Jeremiah Teutsch

Curator: Liz Paris

Special Saturday Workshop @ The DoSeum
Mar 25 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Special Saturday Workshop @ The DoSeum | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Come explore Contemporary Art through an installation and special workshop created by local artist Richard Armendariz. The Dream Keeper will bring to life visions of an instructive, fable-like narrative grounded in the framework of an interactive childhood bedroom. March 25, Special artist workshop where kids and families will make artwork. Activities continue while supplies last.

Neiman Marcus presents The Suit Project with Rex Hausmann and Neiman Marcus Faces/ Phases of Art @ Neiman Marcus at The Shops At La Cantera
Mar 25 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Neiman Marcus presents The Suit Project with Rex Hausmann and Neiman Marcus Faces/ Phases of Art @ Neiman Marcus at The Shops At La Cantera | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Explore fashion and how art history, fashion and contemporary society overlay. Show up ready to draw with Rex Hausmann and have a Neiman Marcus artist beautify your fabulous face.

8th Annual Art Kite Festival (Visit the CAM Calendar online for more information) @ Pittman Sullivan Community Garden
Mar 25 @ 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
8th Annual Art Kite Festival (Visit the CAM Calendar online for more information) @ Pittman Sullivan Community Garden | San Antonio | Texas | United States

The 8th Annual Art Kite Festival is now a part of a city wide, month long celebration of kites! The Kites of March includes events in north, south, east and west neighborhoods, because, the winds of San Antonio blow in all directions.

ON THE EASTSIDE

Build a kite and Fly it! Or just enjoy the live music and food trucks.
Saturday, March 25, 2017 2PM-6PM

Pittman-Sullivan Community Garden 8th Annual Art Kite Festival

Pittman-Sullivan Community Garden at Dakota & Palmetto aka Pittman Sullivan Softball Field, SATX

DOWNTOWN

Kite Flying Fandango
Saturday, March 4, 2017 12NOON-2PM
Great Lawn, Yanaguana Gardens, Hemisfair Park, 434 South Alamo, SATX 78205 www.hemisfair.org

ON THE WESTSIDE

Güilas de Viento ~ Community Kite Flying
Saturday, March 4, 2017 2PM-4PM
Woodlawn Lake, SATX www.centroaztlan.org

A Centro Cultural Aztlan event

ON THE SOUTHSIDE

Papalote Day ~ Kite Day
Saturday March 11, 2017 10AM-12NOON
Land Heritage Institute, 1349 Neal Road between Applewhite & Pleasanton/Moursund, SATX 78264 www.landheritageinstitute.org

ON THE NORTHSIDE

Fest of Tails ~ Kite Festival & Dog Fair
Saturday, March 18, 2017 9AM-4PM
McAllister Dog Park, 13102 Jones Maltsberger Road, SATX www.festoftails.org

A San Antonio Parks Foundation event

BECOMING : Jesse Amado Artist Talk @ Ruiz-Healy Art
Mar 25 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
BECOMING : Jesse Amado Artist Talk @ Ruiz-Healy Art  | Olmos Park | Texas | United States

BECOMING

New Works by Jesse Amado

On View March 16 through April 29, 2017

RUIZ-HEALY ART 201-A East Olmos Drive, San Antonio Texas 78212

Public Opening Reception Thursday, March 16, 2017 6 – 8pm

Artist Talk 2:00pm Saturday, March 25 moderated by Rainey Knudson

Celebration of Claire Casseb’s Art with Music by Will Owen Gage @ Tex Pop
Mar 25 @ 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Celebration of Claire Casseb's Art with Music by Will Owen Gage @ Tex Pop | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Artist Claire Casseb’s paintings of pop icons are colorful, fun, and evocative. Enjoy viewing (and perhaps purchasing) her art while listening to one of San Antonio’s most talented local musicians. His music is Good Ol’ American Roots Rock and Blues!

Dorćol Distilling Company “Official Contemporary Art Month Drink Spot” @ Dorćol Distilling Company
Mar 25 @ 5:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Dorćol Distilling Company "Official Contemporary Art Month Drink Spot" @ Dorćol Distilling Company  | San Antonio | Texas | United States
Fine Spirits, Craft Cocktails & Artisan Ales
An urban craft distillery and brewery. Makers of Kinsman Rakia and HighWheel Beerworks.
2015 Best of the City (SA Magazine)
2014 Critic’s Choice Award – Best Local (Express-News)
2014 Highest rated American brandy (Chicago World Spirits Championships)
Tafsiri/Interpetations @ Bihl Haus Arts
Mar 25 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Tafsiri/Interpetations @ Bihl Haus Arts | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Tafsiri (Interpretations)” Highlights Kenya’s history with a modern perspective
in Works by Naomi Wanjiku Opening March 25 at Bihl Haus Arts

In her work “Gitiiro,” Kenyan-born artist Naomi Wanjiku has cut, dyed and linked pieces of sheet metal to assemble her wall hanging that mimics the swaying movement of a dancer.

Wanjiku explained that sheet metal is used mainly for roofing materials and walls and is particularly associated with Mabati women’s groups of the 1960s in Central Kenya. They organized to improve their communities by upgrading the roofs of their homes using sheet metal.

“I observed the success of their efforts, the harvesting of water from the new roofs, and the consequent ageing of the material itself,” Wanjiku said. “I mirror these effects in my own artistic process that weathers the surfaces of the materials. I occasionally add dye to create color and more complex effects. The delicate transformations etched in metal by the effects of weathering, chance, and time emphasize an ethereal, transient beauty.”

Bihl Haus Arts will host an opening reception for “Tafsiri,” which means “interpretations” in the Kiswahili language of East Africa, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25 at the arts center, 2803 Fredericksburg Road. The exhibition, which is in conjunction with Women’s History Month, Contemporary Art Month and Poetry Month SA, runs through May 5. Wanjiku will give a gallery talk at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1 at Bihl Haus.

At first glance, “Gitiiro” resembles a large, multi-colored, Spanish folding hand fan, or even small propeller blades swirling in circular motion. But, after a while, one begins to see the shape of a woman twirling round and round. The inspiration for the work comes from the artist’s pride in the traditional Kikuyu women of Kenya.

“It is a woman only song-dance that facilitated mentorship of courtship, sexuality and family life, for younger women, by older women,” Wanjiku said. “The mentorship would facilitate the gradual transition of these women from youth, to adulthood, and into respected members of their communities. This was a time for women to bond, to inspire and empower each other, in the absence of the male figure. It was their dance, their space, their time.”

The artist studied design at the University of Nairobi, where she explored the dynamics of fiber arts. During her graduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, she merged the old fiber arts and imagery of Africa with contemporary techniques. “There is no doubt that my American experience interacts with my Kenyan heritage and influences my art,” she said.

In response to “Tafsiri (Interpretations),” which touches on environmental issues, Bihl Haus presents Stone In Stream/Roca en el Rio, reading by environmental writers, artists and activists Mobi Warren, Kamala Platt, Janice Campbell, Rebecca Burroughs, Toni Falls, Jim LaVilla-Havelin y mas, on Thursday April 27, 2017 at 7:00 PM

For more information, visit www.bihlhausarts.org or call (210) 383-9723.

(non)commercial: share alike @ Trebla art Gallery
Mar 25 @ 6:00 PM – Apr 19 @ 6:00 PM
(non)commercial: share alike @ Trebla art Gallery | San Antonio | Texas | United States

title: (non)commercial: share alike
(FREE ADMISSION)

Participating Artists:
Stacey Villalobos: @huixola
Carly A. Garza: @carlyagarza , www.carly-garza.com
Daryan Arcos: @chula_dair*
Jon Tyson: @prayxplot , Pray X Plot
Jose Villalobos: @jvillalobos29 , www.josevillalobosart.com
Michael Martinez: @detribalizedaztec , www.michaelmartinez.org
Rafael Gutierrez: @greyhellos

(non)Commercial:Share Alike, is meant to reflect the ideas and subject matter broached by each of the 7 artists. Curator mark anthony martinez has selected a roster of artists, who employ conceptual practices within their works, straddling the line between fine art and commercial but who, more importantly are unapologetically rooted in identity. Most artists inevitability make work for sale, however, it is this particular selection of artists where the line between the commercial and concept becomes blurred.

More to the point, the phrase “noncommercial: share alike” is directly lifted from the ethos of the Creative Commons, wherein “If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original,” and alludes to the noncommercial ideas, typically associated with conceptual practices. Ideas that are constantly being remixed for every new generation.

In the context of the exhibit, the “material” is in fact, the world in which we live — remixed, in order to shift perspectives on assumption or highlight opportunities to unlearn oppressive modes of being. This ethos applied to the ideas these artists tackle, serve as the lens in which to view the works on display. In this exhibition the works become strategies to subvert oppression, declarations of personhood and challenge puritanical assumptions placed upon each of our bodies. Transgressive artistic liberties that disrupt normative stances towards Race, Gender and Sexuality are ultimately what is displayed in this exhibition with the hope to, not only get a viewer to reevaluate their relation to injustice but, ultimately to SHARE ALIKE the values of an intersectional and equitable future.

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About the Curator:
Born in San Antonio, Texas; Mark Anthony Martinez has lived, worked and exhibited in Portland, Oregon and Chicago, Illinois. Mark received his BFA in Intermedia at the Pacific Northwest College of Art (2011) and MFA in Contemporary Art Practice from Portland State University (2014). He’s curated exhibitions in Portland, Oregon and San Antonio, TX. Currently, Martinez resides in San Antonio, Texas where he is Visual Arts Director at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center.
Instagram: @forevermarkanthonymartinez
Website: www.markanthonymartinez.com

Exhibition Opens: March 25, 6–10p
Show Run: March 25 – April 19, 2017
*cover image: “Flaccid PeePee,” Daryan Arcos, 2017

Aquí Estamos y No Nos Vamos Exhibit Opening @ Esperanza Peace and Justice Center
Mar 25 @ 6:00 PM
Aquí Estamos y No Nos Vamos Exhibit Opening @ Esperanza Peace and Justice Center  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Join us for the opening of “Aquí Estamos y no nos Vamos” Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 6pm at the Esperanza (922 San Pedro Ave.)

The exhibit, Aquí Estamos Y No Nos Vamos, highlights the resistance, solidarity, anger, hope, and healing women of color are experiencing in response to the abusive and oppressive rhetoric that is/was disseminated during Trump’s campaign and carried on into his presidency. The art speaks to a transformation of a social or personal strife that translates into piercing visions of the present and a futuro con Esperanza. The artists featured in this exhibit believe that art must address the abuse on our bodies, communities, and lands.

This exhibit is part of our 30th Anniversary celebrations of the Esperanza. This exhibit is curated by Rebel Mariposa.

This event is FREE to the public with a small reception and performance art by various artists featured in the exhibit.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
The women of color artists featured in this exhibit are working class, immigrant, queer, and create artwork ranging from traditional visual art to sound art to sculpture to textile and much more. Exhibit artists: Alejandra Casas, Alicia Galvan, Alina Rayas, AnaKaren Ortiz Varela, Anel Flores, Brenda Pina, Carmen Cartiness Johnson, Caroline Arteaga, Delilah Montoya, Elida Bocanegra, Elva Salinas, Elva Treviño, Ëricka Bolta, Erika Casasola, Ester Hernandez, Esther Guajardo, Giomara Bazaldua, Iris Rodriguez, Juanita Luna Lawhn, Katherine Jenings, Katrina Gorman, Kriss Abigail Paredes, Laura Lopez, Laura Rios Yohualtlahuiz, Liliana Wilson, Lisa Sanna, Magdalena Mata, Margarita Benavides, Marisela Barrera, Michelle Rodriguez, Patricia Bayon, Patricia de la Garza, Pearl Sanchez, Priscilla Carrion, Sarah Castillo, Suzy Gonzalez, Tamara Becerra Valdez, Teri Borrego, Yacatsol feat. 4Rios of Calmeca Skwad, Yvonne Herrera-Rendon, y más.

ABOUT THE CURATOR:
Rebel Mariposa has been active in the performance and visual art world in Tejas, Califas and Mexico for over 15 years. Rebel has curated many shows specializing in emerging artists and new works. She most recently co-curated a show at R Space with Sarah Castillo of Lady Base Gallery by Arlene Mejorado titled Califas Lens, San Anto Heart: Outside Looking In. The exhibit won a 2016 FotoSeptiembre USA Choice Award for Thematic Development, Production, Curation, & Presentation, and Branding Integration & Execution.

For more information about the exhibit please contact the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center at 210.228.0201 or at esperanza@esperanzacenter.org.

Collection for the Community MBS Gallery Event @ Mind BodySoul Gallery
Mar 25 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Collection for the Community MBS Gallery Event @ Mind BodySoul Gallery  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Collection for the Community

Where: MBS Yoga Studio 1115 S. Alamo (bottom floor of St. Benedict Lofts)

Date: March 25th, 2017

Time: 6pm-11pm (it says 7pm currently on the listing. Sorry about that. My mistake)

Description:

ART SALE- One of the best private collections of local artists in the city offered for sale to the community and local collectors to free the walls up for revolving art openings for local artists.

Enjoy small bites by Tim the Girl and immerse yourself in the sounds of Garrett T. Capps and some of the best emerging young musicians in the city: Bygoe Zubiate, Abel Grace & Victoria Acuna.

Collection includes a wide range of artists including Vincent Valdez, Sarah Fox, Franco Mondini-Ruiz, Chuck Ramirez, Mignon Harkrader, Jorge Villareal, Nicholas Hay, Jayne Lawrence, Dennis Olson, Justin Parr, Katie Pell, Cruz Ortiz, Julie Speed and many more.

Guests will enjoy small bites provided by Tim the Girl Catering and music by Garrett T. Capps (at 7pm), Bygoe Zubiate, Abel Grace and Victoria Acuna.

Sponsor, Artist & Art-Buyer area will include heavier fare and augmented drink options.

Collection for the Community will further promote the arts by sharing any appreciation on the original sales prices on each piece with the artists as well as providing an area for education booths of local arts- related non-profits to promote additional ways of supporting the arts.

Following the sale of the collection, MBS Fitness plans to complete some much-needed updates to the studio and begin holding regularly scheduled art openings for the public.

Josh Levine, serial social entrepreneur and Founder of MBS Fitness explains, “It’s hard to say goodbye to these pieces- they each mean a lot to MBS Fitness… but part of what we are about is breaking down barriers and making things accessible. Art and fitness have a lot in common- people can be really intimidated by both. I want these events to inspire people to view the respective communities with more curiosity and eventually to become more active or creative.”

To learn more about the event or how you or your company may become a sponsor, please contact Anne Wolfe-Andersen by emailing anne@mbslife.com.

 

Gallery 20/20 Spring Salon Exhibition @ Gallery 20/20
Mar 25 @ 6:00 PM – May 28 @ 5:00 PM
Gallery 20/20 Spring Salon Exhibition @ Gallery 20/20 | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Gallery 20/20 will be filled with new works by gallery artists including: Gary Schafetr, Larry Graeber,Henry Stein, Twyla Arthur, James Joffe, Gloria Brockman, Tim Olson,Patricia Jane Fugitt, Ernie Davis, Scott Mueller, Richard Conn, Brian St. John, Tim Beard, Joel Lardon, and Guest artists: Tim McMeans, Billy Keen, Miguel Cortinas, Christina Ramsey, David S. Rubin, Dror Baldinger  and more….

Pretty Plastic: 20 Years of Hyperbubble Music, Art, Fashion and Video @ K23 Gallery
Mar 25 @ 7:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Pretty Plastic:  20 Years of Hyperbubble Music, Art, Fashion and Video @ K23 Gallery | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Jeff and Jess DeCuir have collaborated on music, art, and multidisciplinary projects since 1997. The Texas electronic art/punk duo will adorn the walls and space of K23 Gallery with flyer art, fashions, video, and a live music performance. In celebration of this Contemporary Art Month event, Hyperbubble will release a 22-song, career spanning retrospective of tracks only previously released on vinyl and compilation albums around the world, available at the event.

Visionary space cowboy, Garrett T. Capps, opens the show.

Mar
26
Sun
Brick Sunday Market – Bring Your Friends @ BRICK at Blue Star Arts Complex
Mar 26 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Brick Sunday Market - Bring Your Friends @ BRICK at Blue Star Arts Complex | San Antonio | Texas | United States

S P R I N G B R E A K !!!!
Support Local Artists and Merchants… Sip from our Bar..$2 – $5 beer, wine and mimosas!
Rare Finds, Art, Photographs, Fabrics, Cards, Vintage Looks, Thai Fashions, Astrology readings, Groovy Jewelry, Fashion, Health Products, Soaps, Leather Goods Sweets, Handmade Tiles, Oddities and people watching…

Photo Cred: James’s Flamingo mating ritual.jpg – Wikipedia, the en.wikipedia.org

Norman Avila’s Photos: Rolling Stones 1975 Concert @ Tex Pop
Mar 26 @ 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Norman Avila's Photos: Rolling Stones 1975 Concert @ Tex Pop | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Norman Avila is a talented local artist and musician. He recently re-discovered photos he had taken of the Rolling Stones 1975 Concert in San Antonio. These photos will be seen in public for the first time at Tex Pop. We’ll also be showing a documentary of this tour “Tour of the Americas” 1975.

The 11th Annual OFFICIAL DIGNOWITY HILL PUSHCART DERBY @ Lockwood Park
Mar 26 @ 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
The 11th Annual OFFICIAL DIGNOWITY HILL PUSHCART DERBY @ Lockwood Park  | South Bend | Indiana | United States
The 11th Annual OFFICIAL DIGNOWITY HILL PUSHCART DERBY
TICKETS ARE FOR REGISTERING TEAMS ONLY!!! SPECTATORS ARE ALWAYS FREE, SO COME AND JOIN THE FUN!!!
Teams are made up of 3, two pushers and one driver, and can be raced in two brackets; ages 14+ and 7-13. Prizes will be awarded to the winners in the Main Event, Granny races, Cookie Crunchers, and Best in Show. Rain or shine.

Sunday, March 26th, 2017 2-6pm
Lockwood Park (corner of N. Hackberry and Hays St.)
800 N. Olive, San Atonio, Texas 78202

https://www.facebook.com/events/1054192394724392/
Mar
28
Tue
Vacancy Project: Texas Swing/ The Cross Roads @ Main Plaza Building
Mar 28 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Vacancy Project: Texas Swing/ The Cross Roads @ Main Plaza Building | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Installation by Ethel Shipton.

 

Señor Rodeo at the Liberty Bar @ Liberty Bar
Mar 28 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Señor Rodeo at the Liberty Bar @ Liberty Bar | San Antonio | Texas | United States

“Señor Rodeo” (Ken Little, Bart Nichols, and Paul Farrell) will perform original music as well as classic covers of Western Swing, Country, and Rock and Roll. They will be joined by Mr. Joe Reyes for an opening set. Great Food, Great Drinks, and No Cover!!!

Mar
30
Thu
Dorćol Distilling Company “Official Contemporary Art Month Drink Spot” @ Dorćol Distilling Company
Mar 30 @ 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Dorćol Distilling Company "Official Contemporary Art Month Drink Spot" @ Dorćol Distilling Company  | San Antonio | Texas | United States
Fine Spirits, Craft Cocktails & Artisan Ales
An urban craft distillery and brewery. Makers of Kinsman Rakia and HighWheel Beerworks.
2015 Best of the City (SA Magazine)
2014 Critic’s Choice Award – Best Local (Express-News)
2014 Highest rated American brandy (Chicago World Spirits Championships)
Mar
31
Fri
Mujer @ Mujer
Mar 31 @ 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Mujer @ Mujer | San Antonio | Texas | United States

We are honored to invite you to visit our group expo closing reception Friday March 31st. We open at 11:00am reception begins at 6:00pm – 12:00am

Dorćol Distilling Company “Official Contemporary Art Month Drink Spot” @ Dorćol Distilling Company
Mar 31 @ 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Dorćol Distilling Company "Official Contemporary Art Month Drink Spot" @ Dorćol Distilling Company  | San Antonio | Texas | United States
Fine Spirits, Craft Cocktails & Artisan Ales
An urban craft distillery and brewery. Makers of Kinsman Rakia and HighWheel Beerworks.
2015 Best of the City (SA Magazine)
2014 Critic’s Choice Award – Best Local (Express-News)
2014 Highest rated American brandy (Chicago World Spirits Championships)
CAMMIE Awards 2017 @ Linda Pace Foundation CHRISpark
Mar 31 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
CAMMIE Awards 2017 @ Linda Pace Foundation CHRISpark | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Every year, CAM recognizes excellence and diversity throughout the city’s rich landscape with the presentations of the CAMMIE Awards. We are excited to announce the following cultural organizations as judges for the 2017 CAMMIE Awards; San Antonio Museum of Art, McNay Art Museum, Southwest School of Art, Blue Star Contemporary, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, Carver Community Cultural Center, Artpace and the Peoples Choice/Best of CAM Popular online voting. 

Mini Art Museum closing exhibition.  Sweet treats by Honeysuckle Tea Time. 

CAMMIE Awards created and designed by Make San Antonio.

Cocktails by Bellion Specialty Vodka & Dorćol Distilling Company Highwheel Beerworks.

A special THANK YOU to the  Linda Pace Foundation. 

FL!GHT CAMP Fundraiser at Hotwells! @ Hotwells
Mar 31 @ 6:00 PM – Apr 1 @ 12:00 PM
FL!GHT CAMP Fundraiser  at Hotwells! @ Hotwells  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

In the past 16 years, FL!GHT has never asked for money or had a (fun)draiser. Often times running (and paying for) the gallery is a labor of love shared between Ed Saavedra, myself and our myriad of friends and supporters ( Anthony, Josh, Robbie, Andy, Rigo.. there’s so many of you who make it work time and time again) .. I have often struggled with .. “is it worth it ?” and I’m quickly reminded that it is when I see new and old faces enjoying our exhibits and hear compliments on what we choose to show. Unfortunately not everyone can afford to be an art collector, and we recognize and understand the value of just SHOWING good work in our community more than selling it. I’ve long wanted to have a FLIGHT Camp Out Fun-Raiser at The site of the old Hotwells Hotel in San Antonio and this Contemporary Art Month we have our chance … Mar 31 through April 1 (and unofficially the 2nd).

Send FL!GHT a private message (through facebook) to register/reserve your campsite number now (there’s a limited amount, first come, first serve and some of the locations are quite swell.

Your $125 donation / ticket comes with :

Campsite reservation for one tentsite and two people
Free music and beer all night / live music / performance/ etc
FOOOD FOOD FOOD – chef & garden inspired Dinner, chef inspired midnite snacks, special breakfast by Robbie Nowlin & myself.
A !secret! midnite ghost tour of the ruins.
Morning Rock & fossil Hunting Expedition on the SA river banks.
Morning after Yoga..
More surprises to come !!

Additional $40 individual tickets are available if your camp holds more than two people. Groups who want to camp together on one or two adjacent sites just need to coordinate with me. Poor artists who can’t afford any of this and really want to come and donate their time as volunteers or performers .. we need you as well, just send me a message!!!

Let’s do this! Thank you for 16 years San Antonio !!

MINI ART MUSEUM presents “Fine Print” closing reception @ CAMMIE Awards 2017 at Linda Pace Foundation CHRISpark/Fifth Friday
Mar 31 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
MINI ART MUSEUM presents "Fine Print" closing reception @ CAMMIE Awards 2017 at Linda Pace Foundation CHRISpark/Fifth Friday | San Antonio | Texas | United States

The Spare Parts MINI ART MUSEUM proudly presents “Fine Print” featuring 16 contemporary artists working in an range of printmaking techniques and styles, from letterpress and lithograph to photogravure, photopolymer etching and chine collé. Editions of these limited-edition miniature-sized original prints will be available to benefit museum programming and “Fine Print” artists. Free admission.

ARTISTS: Cynthia Emma Alderete, Sabrina Alfaro, Linda Arredondo, Kim Bishop, Lisette Chávez, Danielle Cunningham (DC), Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Janet Lennie Flohr, Michael Menchaca, Amada Claire Miller, Sable Mirelez, Anthony Rundblade, Michael Stoltz, Hiromi Stringer, Luis Valderas and Rikkianne Van Kirk.

Special thanks to Hotel Emma, Rotary Club of San Antonio Mission Trail & Spare Parts.

MINI ART MUSEUM presents “Fine Print” closing reception @ CAMMIE Awards 2017 at Linda Pace Foundation CHRISpark/Fifth Friday
Mar 31 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
MINI ART MUSEUM presents "Fine Print" closing reception @ CAMMIE Awards 2017 at Linda Pace Foundation CHRISpark/Fifth Friday | San Antonio | Texas | United States

The Spare Parts MINI ART MUSEUM proudly presents “Fine Print” featuring 16 contemporary artists working in an range of printmaking techniques and styles, from letterpress and lithograph to photogravure, photopolymer etching and chine collé. Editions of these limited-edition miniature-sized original prints will be available to benefit museum programming and “Fine Print” artists. Free admission.

ARTISTS: Cynthia Emma Alderete, Sabrina Alfaro, Linda Arredondo, Kim Bishop, Lisette Chávez, Danielle Cunningham (DC), Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Janet Lennie Flohr, Michael Menchaca, Amada Claire Miller, Sable Mirelez, Anthony Rundblade, Michael Stoltz, Hiromi Stringer, Luis Valderas and Rikkianne Van Kirk.

Special thanks to Hotel Emma, Rotary Club of San Antonio Mission Trail & Spare Parts.

CAMMIE Awards After Party at Dorćol @ Dorćol Distilling Company
Mar 31 @ 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM
CAMMIE Awards After Party at Dorćol @ Dorćol Distilling Company  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Join the fun at Dorćol for music, beer, cocktails following the CAMMIE Awards at CHRISpark.

Apr
1
Sat
CAM PERENNIAL REFLECTIONS ON LANDSCAPE AND MEMORY @ Russell Hill Rogers Gallery I & II Santikos Building
Apr 1 – Apr 30 all-day
CAM PERENNIAL REFLECTIONS ON LANDSCAPE AND MEMORY @ Russell Hill Rogers Gallery I & II Santikos Building | San Antonio | Texas | United States

CAM PERENNIAL REFLECTIONS ON LANDSCAPE AND MEMORY

Through – Apr 30, 2017
Russell Hill Rogers Galleries I & II | Santikos Building
Free and open to the public

Each March serves as a celebration of contemporary art in San Antonio and, as a part of this celebration, the Contemporary Art Month organization (CAM) invites an established curator from outside of San Antonio each year to give a fresh perspective on the local art scene through copious studio visits and a resulting curated exhibition. This year, the Southwest School of Art is pleased to partner with CAM to present: 2017 CAM Perennial: Reflections on Landscape and Memory, curated by Chris Ingalls (Miami).

Selected artists for the Perennial Exhibition are:

David Alcantar

Julia Barbosa Landois

Esteban Delgado

Ana Fernandez

Sarah Fox

Nicole Geary

Joe Harjo

Jennifer Ling Datchuk

Karen Mahaffy

Michele Monseau

Kallie Pfeiffer

Ryan Takaba

Alejandro Augustine Padilla

Saint Lorraine

Guillermina Zabala

“Reflections on Landscape and Memory” is an exhibition, curated by Chris Ingalls, for which the artwork was selected based upon the following abstract ideas, as expressed by Simon Schama, Ken Taylor and Margaret Drabble:

“Before it can ever be a repose for the senses, landscape is a work of the mind. Its scenery is built up as much from strata of memory as from layers of rock.” Simon Schama

“We see and make landscapes as a result of our shared system of beliefs and ideologies. In this way landscape is a cultural construct, a mirror of our memories and myths encoded with meanings which can be read and interpreted.” Ken Taylor

“One of our deepest needs is for a sense of identity and belonging and a common denominator in this is human attachment to landscape and how we find identity in landscape and place. Landscape therefore is not simply what we see, but a way of seeing: we see it with our eye but interpret it with our mind and ascribe values to landscape for intangible – spiritual – reasons.” Ken Taylor

“The past lives on in art and memory, but it is not static: it shifts and changes as the present throws its shadow backwards. The landscape also changes, but far more slowly; it is a living link between what we were and what we have become. This is one of the reasons why we feel such a profound and apparently disproportionate anguish when a loved landscape is altered out of recognition; we lose not only a place, but ourselves, a continuity between the shifting phases of our life” Margaret Drabble

Shown: Ana Fernandez, Funnel Cakes, 2016, gouache on paper, 9 X 12 inches

Gallery Talk by Sculptor Naomi Wanjiku @ Bihl Haus Arts
Apr 1 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Gallery Talk by Sculptor Naomi Wanjiku @ Bihl Haus Arts | San Antonio | Texas | United States

In conjunction with the exhibition Tafsiri/Interpretations, Kenyan-born sculptor Naomi Wanjiku will present a gallery talk. The artist studied design at the University of Nairobi, where she explored the dynamics of fiber arts. During her graduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, she merged the traditional fiber arts and imagery of Africa with contemporary techniques. “There is no doubt that my American experience interacts with my Kenyan heritage and influences my art,” she said. Learn more about Naomi at http://www.naomiwanjiku.com/about

Apr
6
Thu
Meet the Artist Reception – A.J. Rodriguez @ King William Association
Apr 6 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Meet the Artist Reception - A.J. Rodriguez @ King William Association | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Come meet the painter, A.J. Rodriguez, to hear him explain his painting techniques and describe his latest works. HIs works are on display to celebrate Contemporary Art Month in the King William Cultural Arts District.

Apr
8
Sat
Richard Armendariz’ The Dream Keeper at The DoSeum @ The DoSeum
Apr 8 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Richard Armendariz' The Dream Keeper at The DoSeum @ The DoSeum | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Come explore Contemporary Art through an installation and special workshop created by local artist Richard Armendariz. The Dream Keeper will bring to life visions of an instructive, fable-like narrative grounded in the framework of an interactive childhood bedroom. April 8, Special artist workshop where kids and families will make artwork. Activities continue while supplies last.

May
20
Sat
The Pancakes & Booze Art Show @ Paper Tiger
May 20 @ 8:00 PM – May 21 @ 2:00 AM
The Pancakes & Booze Art Show @ Paper Tiger | San Antonio | Texas | United States

San Antonio’s Premier Underground Art Show featuring:
-50+ Emerging Artists
-Live Body Painting
-Live Music
-Live Art
-$5 Presale
-$10 at the door
-ALL AGES

Music by:
DJ Jon Chris

Art Call – Submit here: pancakesandbooze.com/#submit

Nov
1
Wed
Layered Landscapes @ Mockingbird Handprints
Nov 1 – Nov 26 all-day

Michelle Trahan Carson
Show Title: Layered Landscapes

A mixed media interpretation of the Texas Hill Country using found materials, wax, and paint.

Whether I am working with encaustic, paint, collage, or a combination of all three, my work is always inspired by a life-long love of history. I use color, texture, and mark-making to create multi-layered pieces. I think about the passage of time as expressed in the layers of my work, with each choice covering over the past but still leaving it faintly visible.

Layered Landscapes was inspired by the terrain features, big sky, and lakes of the Texas Hill Country. I live in the city, but I love to spend the occasional weekend in the Hill County with my husband and kids. It’s a joy to see my son marvel at the rocky hills and get excited about using a fishing pole.  I have interpreted this landscape  that brings joy to my family using a variety of colorful mixed media materials. I collaged painted papers layered on top of vintage letters and postcards. I also painted vintage book covers using oil and cold wax medium layered with a palette knife. Finally, I made little “Lake Houses” using re-claimed wood, encaustic wax, and oils.
Michelletrahancarson.com

Feb
8
Thu
Fear: A group show of raised hairs and the heeby jeebies @ Hijole SA (Upstairs Studios at Bluestar)
Feb 8 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Last month we brought you Hope…this month we bring you our Fears. In a group showing of local artists, discover the varied things that send us shivers and make our hearts drop in terror like that moment you miss a step heading downstairs.

Hijole SA is located in Studio 205 in the Upstairs Studios, Building B in the Blue Star Arts Complex.

Feb
10
Sat
AND NOW: New Works by 10 Artists @ Freight Gallery & Studios
Feb 10 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
AND NOW: New Works by 10 Artists @ Freight Gallery & Studios  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

AND NOW: New Works by 10 Artists

In the course of artistic expression’s long history as a chronicle of the human experience, a large number of movements and descriptions of art have transpired. Contemporary art’s most defining element is that it is rooted in the here AND NOW. This exhibit is a survey of work very recently created by artists who live in Texas but who represent a diverse array of backgrounds, experiences and influences.  In their own way, each examines a sense of place and identity amidst the technological changes and cultural shifts that propel the new century.

Curated by Arturo Infante Almeida 

 

ANA HERNÁNDEZ VELA

ERNESTO IBANEZ

JUAN DE DIOS MORA

RHYS MUNRO

CARMEN OLIVER

RICARDO RUIZ

MARTÍN C. RODRIGUEZ

JOEL SALCIDO RUIZ

HUMBERTO SAENZ

RAUL SERVIN

8:00 P.M. Performance by artist Martín C. Rodriguez

Art Image: Raul Servin “El Cholo y La Chola”

Feb
16
Fri
On & Off Fred Autograph Party & Opening Reception @ Bihl Haus Arts
Feb 16 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
On & Off Fred Autograph Party & Opening Reception @ Bihl Haus Arts | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Join us for the opening reception of the 11th annual On & Off Fredericksburf Road Studio Tour! The tour weekend kicks off Friday evening, February 16, 6 to 9 pm, with the not-to-be-missed “On & Off Fred Autograph Party” at Bihl Haus Arts, 2803 Fredericksburg Road. This preview exhibition showcases one work by each of more than 70 featured artists on the tour this year. They will be on hand to autograph your personal copy of the tour catalog (available at the gate for $10, includes admin. for 2 to reception and all Tour events). Lavish hors d’oeuvres,wine, beer provided by San Antonio Bewwing Co., live music by Latin fusion band Los Nahuatlatos, with jazz vocalist Carol Cisneros performing between sets, hands-on art making with Jane Madrigal, flash performances and the opportunity to mingle with artists, event sponsors and community leaders fill the evening.

Feb
17
Sat
Nicholas Frank & John Riepenhoff: Hold My Beer @ Sala Diaz
Feb 17 – Mar 31 all-day
Nicholas Frank & John Riepenhoff: Hold My Beer @ Sala Diaz | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Hold My Beer is an exhibition of works by Nicholas Frank & John Riepenhoff. Both born and raised in Milwaukee, it’s fitting that this exhibition is centered around beer as a social catalyst, lubricant and agitator. Coinciding with Hold My Beer, Freetail just released Sala Diaz beer, a collaborative effort steered by Riepenhoff as part of his Beer Endowment Program, a project that connects art openings to the support structures that sustain artist-run organizations.

Gallery Hours: Thursday – Saturday 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm and by appointment.

 

 

11th annual On & Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour @ Bihl Haus Arts & surrounding neighborhoods
Feb 17 @ 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
11th annual On & Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour @ Bihl Haus Arts & surrounding neighborhoods | San Antonio | Texas | United States

The 11th Annual On and Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour, presented by Bihl Haus Arts (bihlhausarts.org), offers art enthusiasts and the public a personal glimpse into the private homes, art studios and galleries of more than 70 established and emerging artists including painters, sculptors, metal smiths and photographers. Additionally, some 200 musicians, poets, theater troupes and dance groups help make this community event the biggest art studio tour in San Antonio. A full-color brochure in both hardcopy and online versions consisting of a map and information on participating artists and their work is available for $10. For more information, www.OnAndOffFred.org or call 210.383.9723.

Feb
18
Sun
11th Annual On & Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour @ Bihl Haus Arts & surrounding neighborhoods
Feb 18 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
11th Annual On & Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour @ Bihl Haus Arts & surrounding neighborhoods | San Antonio | Texas | United States

The 11th Annual On and Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour, presented by Bihl Haus Arts (bihlhausarts.org), offers art enthusiasts and the public a personal glimpse into the private homes, art studios and galleries of more than 70 established and emerging artists including painters, sculptors, metal smiths and photographers. Additionally, some 200 musicians, poets, theater troupes and dance groups help make this community event the biggest art studio tour in San Antonio. A full-color brochure in both hardcopy and online versions consisting of a map and information on participating artists and their work is available for $10. For more information, www.OnAndOffFred.org or call 210.383.9723.

Sala Diaz Chili Cookoff! Sunday, March 18th, 2pm – 6pm @ Sala Diaz
Feb 18 @ 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Sala Diaz Chili Cookoff! Sunday, March 18th, 2pm - 6pm @ Sala Diaz | San Antonio | Texas | United States
Chili Cookoff! Sunday, March 18th, 2pm – 6pm
“It’s an absurdity to try to gather every type of bean,” Riepenhoff says, “but research yields its own rewards. In that process, you learn about so many agricultures, cultures and civilizations from all over the world.”
Participating chefs: Nate Cassie, Chris Sauter, Reagan Johns, John Riepenhoff via Amada Miller, Brooke Summers Smith, Niles Chumney.
Meet us in the back yard!
$10 donations support Sala Diaz’ programming
Feb
20
Tue
Art by Momo & Pompa at Gallery 237 @ Gallery 237
Feb 20 – Mar 31 all-day
Art by Momo & Pompa at Gallery 237 @ Gallery 237  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Enjoy whimsical contemporary paintings by Maureen ‘Momo’ Brown & Charles Harrison Pompa during contemporary art month at Gallery 237 in downtown San Antonio.

Exhibition is free and open to the public by appointment. Please contact Karen Evans, curator, for details and to schedule an appointment, karenevans@email.com, (210) 290-2425.

San Antonio Fandango: Art by Momo & Pompa @ San Antonio Central Public Library Gallery
Feb 20 – Mar 31 all-day
San Antonio Fandango: Art by Momo & Pompa @ San Antonio Central Public Library Gallery | San Antonio | Texas | United States

“San Antonio Fandango: Art by Momo & Pompa”, San Antonio Central Public Library Gallery, 600 Soledad, Exhibition: February 6 – March 31, 2018

San Antonio, Texas- Come interact with the new traveling exhibition by local artist couple, Maureen (aka Momo) Brown and Charles Harrison (aka Pompa), titled, “San Antonio Fandango: Art by Momo & Pompa” in the San Antonio Central Public Library Gallery from February 6 – March 31, 2018, (Free Public Exhibition Open Mon-Fri 9am-9pm & Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 11am-5pm during normal Central Library Hours).

Momo & Pompa’s free public engaging exhibition will pay tribute to 300+ years of San Antonio’s rich heritage with an interactive art experience designed for “Children of ALL ages”! The artists’ mission is to inspire and promote our heritage through their whimsical inquisitive colorful mixed media contemporary art with paintings, photography, sculptures, coloring books and games (including an exhibit scavenger hunt). Momo’s style is free flowing interwoven “puzzle-like” animals created in the moment and Pompa’s style includes massive mixed media colorful light sculptures and paintings. Their collaboration is full of surprises. The exhibit includes a free-standing 15 foot double-sided mural “From Dawn to Dusk: South Texas Habitat and Mexican Free-Tailed Bats” now owned and part of the education program of Bat Conservation International and Bracken Cave and on display on the 6th floor of the Central Library in the Texana and Genealogy Department. The main gallery exhibits highlight the heritage of our beautiful city from flora and fauna, south Texas rock art, the San Antonio mission trail, to landmarks and urban San Antonio. In addition the artists are launching a new coloring book highlighting San Antonio’s downtown attractions with animals and our local legend characters. Several library events will be in the gallery throughout the month of March. Be sure to check the SAPL events calendar for details.

For details and more information please contact Maureen (Momo) Brown at (512) 638-3483 or email at momo4design@yahoo.com.

Feb
21
Wed
Señor Rodeo at the Liberty Bar @ Liberty Bar
Feb 21 @ 11:34 PM – Feb 22 @ 12:34 AM
Señor Rodeo at the Liberty Bar @ Liberty Bar  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Señor Rodeo is a honky tonk band with Bart Nichols on bass, Paul Farrell on fiddle and guitar, and singer/songwriter, Ken Little, on guitar and vocals. Señor Rodeo performs Little’s original songs, and covers of a wide range of other artists including: Bob Wills, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Terry Allen, Billy Joe Shaver, and David Byrne. Liberty Bar has great food and drink specials. No Cover. Show up ready for a good time!

Every Tuesday in  March from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Feb
22
Thu
San Antonio’s Literary History: A Platica with Tomas Ybarra-Frausto and Bryce Milligan @ San Antonio Public Library, Latino Collection & Resource Center
Feb 22 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
San Antonio's Literary History: A Platica with Tomas Ybarra-Frausto and Bryce Milligan @ San Antonio Public Library, Latino Collection & Resource Center | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Join noted scholars Dr. Tomas Ybarra-Frausto and Bryce Milligan for one of several platicas, public conversations considering San Antonio’s rich, multi-cultural literary history. Ybarra-Frausto and Milligan will be reading from the newly published Literary San Antonio (TCU Press). Other writers and literary luminarios will also be present, including texas Poet Laureates Rosemary Catacalos, journalist Cary Clack, San Antonio and Texas Poet Laureate Jenny Browne and San Antonio book collector Bill Fisher.

Feb
23
Fri
Beach Paintings and More @ CDO Smiles, Orthodontist and Children Dentist
Feb 23 – Jun 21 all-day
Beach Paintings and More @ CDO Smiles, Orthodontist and Children Dentist | San Antonio | Texas | United States

These group of paintings focuses on portraits of children and “Trees Fantastic”, a series of fantastical landscapes where pure color resounds in lyrical shapes and forms

Feb
25
Sun
Brick Sunday Market @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex
Feb 25 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Brick Sunday Market @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Market 12pm – 5pm.
Shop local! Sip on wine, mimosas, champagne and lots of craft beer selections — Shop for rare Vinyl Record finds, Custom Art, Photography, Vintage Clothing, Pet Goods, Groovy Jewelry, Artisan Soaps and Oils… Plus out of the blue art performances… You never know what’s going to happen!

Feb
28
Wed
Murderesses and More: An Evening Discussion of Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace @ Gemini Ink
Feb 28 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Murderesses and More: An Evening Discussion of Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace @ Gemini Ink | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Join Gemini Ink members and others from the literary community for a literary talk on Margaret Atwood’s crime fiction thriller, which is now a popular Netflix series. UTSA Librarian William Glenn, Noir fiction expert Eusebio Diaz, and Literature Professor Patricia Portales will be leading the discussion. Wine reception included in price of ticket.

PING PONG Tourney — Prizes @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex
Feb 28 @ 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM
PING PONG Tourney -- Prizes @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex | San Antonio | Texas | United States

PING PONG TOURNEY FEB. 28!
Signup/warm up 5pm.
Start time 7:30pm.

Beginners $3 Advanced $5 Doubles $5

Sponsored by: @southalamode @stellapublichouse @choicegoodssatx @bluestarbrewco and the San Antonio Table Tennis Club.

BALL OUT WITH US

#southtown #sanantonio #texas #bluestar #pingpong #ballout #brickatbluestar

Mar
1
Thu
Cruz Ortiz, Jose Sotello, and Eva Marengo Sanchez at Feliz Modern @ Feliz Modern
Mar 1 – Mar 31 all-day
Cruz Ortiz, Jose Sotello, and Eva Marengo Sanchez at Feliz Modern @ Feliz Modern | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Local shop with local and international design and gifts, featuring rotating local artists.

Store hours: 
Mon-Sat 10am-6pm
Sundays 12-4pm
Small Ideas two Artists @ Mockingbird Handprints
Mar 1 – Apr 1 all-day
Small Ideas two Artists @ Mockingbird Handprints | San Antonio | Texas | United States
Paco Felici’s “Small Ideas” is the collection of ongoing photographic works that will be part of upcoming exhibit at Mockingbird Handprints for SA’s Contemporary Art Month. Paco uses a vintage Polaroid camera to capture images from the past and present. Actor Peter Gonzales Falcon, star of Federico Fellini’s autobiographical movie, Roma (with many other film credits to his name), plays a central role in these works.
Join us for the First Thursday Reception March 1 from 6:00-8:00 pm.
Show run March 1 – April 1

The Tobin Center Art Initiative @ The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 1 – Mar 31 all-day
The Tobin Center Art Initiative @ The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts | San Antonio | Texas | United States

The Art Initiative connects with community partners to introduce Tobin guests to local artists working at a nationally and internationally recognized level of achievement. Works are displayed throughout the Center and can be view during your next visit to the Symphony, Opera, Ballet or any other Tobin Center offering. Or by appointment, simply email rick@tobincenter.org to schedule a tour.

CURRENT WORKS ON VIEW:

PAPER CLOUD, a project conceived and executed by San Antonio artists Cade Bradshaw and Stuart Allen of BRIDGE PROJECTS. Fabricated with bond paper, wire, LED tape light, and, lots of staples, PAPER CLOUD is a collaborative endeavor, constructed by more than 90 individuals over the course of nine workshops. Building on the strength found in numbers, the group’s collective effort yields a result greater than the sum of its parts.

RAMIN SIMANDARI
San Antonio Faces of Art
Selected works courtesy of the artist

Iranian-born photographer Ramin Samandari is a resident of San Antonio since 1988. He has had solo exhibitions at the University of Incarnate Word’s Center for Spirituality, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, Carver Cultural Art Center and the San Antonio Museum of Art. He has been a stalwart of the San Antonio art scene. His work is in the permanent collection at San Antonio Museum of Art and University of Texas at San Antonio.

San Antonio Faces of Art consists of a series of portraits giving glimpses into artist’s emotions and psyche, resulting in an important archive of the San Antonio’s visual art community at this point in time.

ALEJANDRO DIAZ
Selected works courtesy of the Sala Diaz Gallery

Based in New York City, Alejandro Diaz is originally from San Antonio, TX where he developed an exciting and pertinent body of work exemplifying the complex and visually rich cultural milieu particular to South Texas and Mexico. Diaz’s work has been reviewed in publications such as the New Yorker, The New York Times, Art in America, the LA Times, Flash Art, Vogue Mexico, Artforum, and Frieze. His work is in the collections of the Smithsonian Museum of Art, LACMA, El Museo del Barrio, NY, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Fundación Jumex, and The RISD Museum of Art.

CHUCK RAMIREZ
Selected Purse Portraits
courtesy of Ruiz-Healy Art, the exclusive representative of the Estate of Chuck Ramirez

Chuck Ramirez (1962-2010), one of San Antonio’s most beloved artists, was a major force in the San Antonio art community before his untimely death in a 2010 cycling accident. A 2002 Artpace resident, Ramirez’ work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. As an artist and graphic designer, Ramirez employed the visual and conceptual techniques found in contemporary advertising and package design, isolating and re-contextualizing familiar objects to explore cultural identity, mortality, and consumerism through his photographs and installations. In 2012, The Smithsonian American Art Museum purchased Ramirez’ limited edition large-format photograph, Seven Days: Breakfast Tacos, for the institution’s permanent collection. The work is currently included in the traveling exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art.

Art to Lunch: Women Artists @ San Antonio Museum of Art
Mar 1 @ 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Art to Lunch: Women Artists @ San Antonio Museum of Art  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Thursday, March 1, 2018
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Meet at Front Desk

Price:  Free for members | $5 non-members

Take an art bite out of your lunch hour with a two-object tour and learn the back story about art you may have missed. To celebrate Women’s History Month and Contemporary Art Month, this gallery talk will focus on contemporary women artists.

https://www.samuseum.org/calendar/event-detail?eid=8840

 

EXACT CHANGE at Visual Arts Center Gallery (SAC) @ Visual Arts Center Gallery (SAC)
Mar 1 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
EXACT CHANGE at Visual Arts Center Gallery (SAC) @ Visual Arts Center Gallery (SAC)  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Exact Change

In 1880, the art patron Charles Ephrussi purchased Edouard Manet’s Bunch of Asparagus for 1,000 francs. The original price for the painting was 800 francs, however, Ephrussi would become the owner of Bunch of Asparagus with the fervor of overpayment in the amount of 200 francs. The gesture of appreciation of both patron and artist was equally palpable. In fact, Manet quickly sent Ephrussi a smaller painting of a single asparagus with a note that remarked that one spear had “slipped from the bunch”. The artist’s One Asparagus was a gesture of appreciation for Ephrussi’s patronage. Manet could have easily reimbursed the difference in the over payment for Bunch of Asparagus. Further, he could have painted a second One Asparagus to make up for the initial over payment of the original painting by accounting for the smaller scale format and the exact change of 200 francs. Each remaining asparagus spear would have been valued at 100 francs each. Nevertheless, it would be difficult to determine the Parisian practice of selling bunches of asparagus at the tail end of the 19th century without an extensive anthropological survey being conducted. Also, there are no contemporaneous examples to refer to since the number of asparagus spears sold is often determined by weight.

It is admittedly difficult to curate a personally inclusive two-person exhibition; the endeavor seemingly becomes a pursuit of finding a likeminded individual that engages their practice in a similar way. Eventually, the incentive in my choice to include Daniela Cavazos Madrigal revealed a delight that there are differences despite the visceral ethos shared. In any case, the narrative regarding the exchange between artist and patron serves as a conceptual prelude for the Spring 2018 exhibition at San Antonio College’s Visual Arts Center. It employs the comparative qualities that individually autonomous works have in common with generative ideas in the latter cycle of a body of work. As the curator, the metaphorical appropriation of Manet’s Bunch of Asparagus and the subsequent One Asparagus helps create loaded indices that reveal purposeful modification that are seemingly infallible. It is the work of art with in the art that becomes the transitive wholeness that is the ontological proxy for the momentum in an artist’s practice. At times the autonomy of a work is contingent on a singular aspect, not a focal point or symbol but an emphasis of attraction that comprises of a wealth of information. It is not a specific iconographic marker that is associated with signage, rather a particular sublimated object that becomes the trope. But, it manages to avoid the follies of complacent creative apostasy because of the reverberated layers of simultaneous subversive and progenitive inquiry. Perhaps this collective creative process is the trope of exact change. It is a seemingly ephemeral utilization found in the two artist’s works of required beliefs and practices assisting in identifying a hybrid moment. It is an idiomatic hybridization contextualized by specific media, mythology and modalities of presentation. Daniela Cavazos Madrigal and myself are the featured artists in the two-person show that explore the ontological through the inquiry in the fondness and aversion of media choices and revelatory content.

In the original aforementioned painting, the transformative change is affected by the inclusion of the second painting. It obviously continues to exist as an autonomous painting. But, it has been transitively harvested as the impetus for the second singular asparagus spear painting. The deductive sequentiality in this 2D harvesting is analogous to the transformational utilization of unconventional media found in both our work. In fact, the gallery installation will comprise of work from different time periods of each of our practice, all the while maintaining the consistent trajectory that allows for the readability of the exact change in the deductive sequentiality. Madrigal’s body of work is built around the illusive notion of the American Dream. The understanding that inequity is systematic and difference is often met with hostility is the driving force behind her practice. Her work challenges the barriers, both material and transcendent, that exist in our current sociocultural climate. Her work is often informed by the border politics that fracture the immigrant work force and the current emphasis on deportation. Additionally, I’ve always been fascinated with familial rituals and the mythology that initiates them. The use of diaristic iconography that spawns from a variety of visual dialects help create the identity of the work that is forged by past and present experiences with archetypal subject matter. I’ve utilized recent work to navigate through an identity that once was, in order to reach an identity that now is. In the end, our work explores narratives that have some type of moral derivative.

There are difficulties with compartmentalizing our two practices, however the layout of the Visual Arts Center gallery is conducive to the notion of installing two bodies of work that run congruently on an ontologically conceptual horizon. Like most work, the installation will help create complicated discursive examination through its multilayered structures. Again, the appropriation of Edouard Manet and Charles Ephrussi’s exchange is analogous to the unapologetic transformational harvesting that allows the viewer to gain access of critical content in the work.

“Nothing, it would seem, could possibly give to such a motley of effort the right to lay claim to whatever one might mean by the category of sculpture. Unless, that is, the category can be made to become infinitely malleable.” – Rosalind Krauss

“R. Tatum Presents: “Birds of a Feather” Blue Star Hallway Mural Viewing” @ Choice Goods Gallery Hallway
Mar 1 @ 6:00 PM
"R. Tatum Presents: "Birds of a Feather" Blue Star Hallway Mural Viewing" @ Choice Goods Gallery Hallway | San Antonio | Texas | United States
Join us on First Thursday in Southtown. We will be celebrating the completion of the “Birds of a Feather” Hallway Mural at Blue Star Arts Complex! Over these last couple of months, the 89 foot hallway wall has been vehemently transformed by over 25 Local Artists that steadily worked on their own distinctive creations to collectively produce a truly stunning & monumental work of art. The Mural Viewing begins at 6pm.

Plus, the Blue Star Hallway Galleries & Shops will be OPEN! Check out a “Sneak Peek” of Artflix – A Netflix Originals Inspired Group Exhibition at CREATIVE CREATURES (Gallery-Shop-Studio), Small Ideas – 2 Artists: Paco Felici & Andrea Guttman at Mockingbird Handprints and Photography of Linda Rogers Vivenza at ArtMatter’s.

Then head over to Brick at Blue Star from 7pm-Midnight for Brick’s Contemporary Art Month Kick-off  (Mural Viewing After-Party) for Live Music by Verisimilitude & Dolphin Dilemma, DJ, Visuals (that document the mural’s development process) and Art Show that will include the Local Artists that contributed to the mural project. This will be one evening not to be missed!

 “Birds of a Feather” Blue Star Hallway Mural Project Artists: R. Tatum, Scotch!, Rubio, Andy Benavides, Eva Sanchez, Paul Garson, Daniel Anguilu, Evil Dave, Christina Sparrow, Rooster, Linda Monsivais, Zane Thomas, Chris Montoya, Rachael Oelsen, James (Werds) Rose, Manny (Squid) Garcia, Carol Martelle, Taco Boy, Cassidy Frittz, A/S/L, Craig Patterson, Courtney Davis, Gerardo Garza, Stevan Zivadinovic, Izzy Tatum & Isabella Humphries.

ANALY DIEGO “ICONS” @ Apart Gallery & Studio
Mar 1 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
ANALY DIEGO "ICONS" @ Apart Gallery & Studio  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

AnArte Gallery is delighted to be hosting the opening reception of Analy Diego’s “Icons” on Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 6-8pm! Mojitos & vino reception, DJ music, & an art talk with Analy at 6:45pm! A portion of all art sale proceeds will benefit the Landa Gardens Conservancy. All are welcome!

Kitty Fisher & The Arañitas @ Cinnabar Art Gallery
Mar 1 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Kitty Fisher & The Arañitas @ Cinnabar Art Gallery  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Sarah Fox will have a solo show exploring the idea of female sexuality and the struggle for control by employing empowering images of women hybrids reclaiming their bodies.

Unheimlich @ Anthem gallery
Mar 1 @ 6:00 PM – Mar 2 @ 9:00 PM
Unheimlich @ Anthem gallery | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Unheimlich
Collaborative and solo works by Elizabeth McDonald Schwaiger and Seth Orion Schwaiger

Anthem gallery, Suite 115, Blue Star Arts Complex
First Thursday and First Friday

About the exhibition:

At the crux of both artists’ practices are dynamics of power, both subtle and overt. Working collaboratively, the subject becomes much more specific — the dynamics of power is they play out in the home, or rather, the home’s role in building personal power and deflecting external pressures. “Unheimlich” is a distortion and reimagining of you i i i everything else, the couple’s first entirely collaborative exhibition. Here the Austin bungalow-based De Stijl Gallery was transformed back into a residence-like space complete with sculpture/dining table installation/bedroom, painted digital fireplace, and artist chandelier. In Unhemlich, the stricture of the theme is loosened, and the more uneasy qualities native to the artists individual practices seep in. Unheimlich, the German word for uncanny, would be literally translated as un-home-like. This relation between the home and the taboo, the normal and the unspeakable, infuses the works within the exhibition — a fever dream domicile where symbolism is made flesh and invisible dynamics of power take palpable shape.

v e r s u s @ Terminal 136
Mar 1 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
v e r s u s @ Terminal 136 | San Antonio | Texas | United States

v e r s u s
An art exhibition by Houston Fryer

Houston Fryer’s artwork is focused on the violence of visual systems. Violence is explored in Fryer’s work to reveal how it operates as a system of consensus. v e r s u s is an installation of paintings, props, green screen technology, and interactive digital projections that transforms the gallery into equal parts theater and playground. Visitors are invited to play with the exhibitions interactive features. v e r s u s features extremely graphic imagery of human bodily violence. Viewer discretion is advised.

www.houstonfryer.com
Image: Houston Fryer, Snake Fight, Oil on panel, photo collage, gold foil mylar

The opening reception of Houston Fryer’s art exhibition v e r s u s will be at Terminal 136 on Thursday, March 1st, 2018 from 6pm until 9pm. Open First Friday, March 2nd, 2018 from 6pm until 9pm.

What: v e r s u s
When: March 1, 2018 through March 17, 2018
Where: Terminal 136

136 Blue Star

San Antonio, TX 78204

In the Blue Star Arts Complex on corner of S. Alamo and Probandt St.

Cost: Free

Contact: Houston Fryer, Terminal 136 Coordinator, houston.fryer@utsa.edu (210) 758-6246

Terminal 136 is free and open to the public.

Gallery hours: First Thursday & First Friday: 6pm until 9 pm

All other Thursday through Saturday: 12pm until 5pm

By appointment through Houston Fryer at houston.fryer@utsa.edu

Jeremiah Teutsch: Two Heads Are Better Than One @ Hello Studio
Mar 1 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Jeremiah Teutsch: Two Heads Are Better Than One @ Hello Studio | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Two Heads Are Better Than One is an exhibition of large-scale sculptures inspired by traditional funeral death masks. A death mask is a wax or plaster cast made of a person’s face following their death, often by taking a cast or impression directly from the corpse. For this exhibition, Teutsch sculpts the heads in clay, makes a mold from the sculpture out of plaster, and casts the heads in paper mache before painting them. “The idea of this show came about after my father passed away. I started drawing enormous Big Giant Heads sinking into the ground, as mountainous monuments of grief. These are scaled-down monuments of grief. They’re similar in form and function to death masks. The day before my father died, he asked me to make a death mask of him. He was cremated before I got to see him. So, now I’m making these big giant heads as recompense for not being able to make his.”

Jeremiah Teutsch was born in Lubbock, Texas in 1982. He graduated with a BFA in painting and drawing from the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design in Denver, Colorado. He now lives and works in San Antonio. He is involved in many different creative avenues: art, music, illustration, film, invention, curation, and design.

Hello Studio is an independent artist-run gallery and studio residency that hosts exhibitions showcasing emerging visual artists in and around Texas directed by Amada Miller and Justin Korver.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please email hellostudiosa@gmail.com.

Hours by appointment or during open receptions.

R. Tatum Presents: Brick’s CAM Kick-Off! @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex
Mar 1 @ 7:00 PM – Mar 2 @ 12:00 AM
R. Tatum Presents: Brick's CAM Kick-Off! @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex | San Antonio | Texas | United States
Join us on First Thursday in Southtown. We will be celebrating the completion of the “Birds of a Feather” Hallway Mural at Blue Star Arts Complex! Over these last couple of months, the 89 foot hallway wall has been vehemently transformed by over 25 Local Artists that steadily worked on their own distinctive creations to collectively produce a truly stunning & monumental work of art. The Mural Viewing begins at 6pm.

Plus, the Blue Star Hallway Galleries & Shops will be OPEN! Check out a “Sneak Peek” of Artflix – A Netflix Originals Inspired Group Exhibition at CREATIVE CREATURES (Gallery-Shop-Studio), Small Ideas – 2 Artists: Paco Felici & Andrea Guttman at Mockingbird Handprints and Photography of Linda Rogers Vivenza at ArtMatter’s.

Then head over to Brick at Blue Star from 7pm-Midnight for Brick’s Contemporary Art Month Kick-off  (Mural Viewing After-Party) for Live Music by Verisimilitude & Dolphin Dilemma, DJ, Visuals (that document the mural’s development process) and Art Show that will include the Local Artists that contributed to the mural project. This will be one evening not to be missed!

“Birds of a Feather” Blue Star Hallway Mural Project Artists: R. Tatum, Scotch!, Rubio, Andy Benavides, Eva Sanchez, Paul Garson, Daniel Anguilu, Evil Dave, Christina Sparrow, Rooster, Linda Monsivais, Zane Thomas, Chris Montoya, Rachael Oelsen, James (Werds) Rose, Manny (Squid) Garcia, Carol Martelle, Taco Boy, Cassidy Fritts, A/S/L, Craig Patterson, Courtney Davis, Gerardo Garza, Stevan Zivadinovic, Izzy Tatum & Isabella Humphries.

Catalina Sour Vasquez | Projets Dissolvants curated by Hillarey Jones @ The Gallery at MBS
Mar 1 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Catalina Sour Vasquez | Projets Dissolvants curated by Hillarey Jones @ The Gallery at MBS | San Antonio | Texas | United States

For this year’s Contemporary Art Month, the Gallery at MBS will present a solo exhibition by French/Chilean photographer, Catalina Sour Vasquez, organized by independent curator, Hillarey Jones.

Vasquez’s series Projets Dissolvants is the catalyst for what has become her own unique, surrealist style. Superimposing imagery that caters to the senses with her delicately designed mise en scene, while utilizing color and über surrealist elements, she allows the viewer to focus on one specific, if not subconscious, component of the photograph – often addressing the social impact of our mundane everyday lives and the toll that it infiltrates on our mental and physical well being. There are direct references, colors or details that placate to a specific smell, touch or often taste. She will shamelessly critique society’s tendencies for mass consumption utilizing a candy coated stage that is easy for us to digest…and almost impossible to resist.

The opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 7:30-9:30pm inside the gallery space at MBS. The artist will be present to greet guests and answer any questions. Light refreshments will be provided.

Mar
2
Fri
The MINI ART MUSEUM presents Shrinking Island @ Choice Goods at Blue Star Arts Complex
Mar 2 – Mar 30 all-day
The MINI ART MUSEUM presents Shrinking Island @ Choice Goods at Blue Star Arts Complex | San Antonio | Texas | United States

“Shrinking Island,” curated by Jason Reed, features four artist who use photography to probe at the social, cultural, and political constructs of our contemporary landscape, indexing and translating the symbols, places, and people of a changing world.

Artists: Ana Lucia Carbajal, Benjamin Powell, Sarah Sheafe, and Claudia Salinas.

What is the MINI ART MUSEUM?

The MINI ART MUSEUM is a traveling exhibition space that brings the fine arts experience to places where it is less accessible or unexpected. Follow the MINI ART MUSEUM on Instagram or Facebook to find out about other public installations of the exhibition, “Shrinking Island,” taking place throughout the month of March.

Pop Up Happy Hour Cinema with San Antonio Artists Shorts @ The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, Will Naylor Smith Plaza
Mar 2 @ 5:30 PM – Mar 30 @ 6:30 PM
Pop Up Happy Hour Cinema with San Antonio Artists Shorts @ The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, Will Naylor Smith Plaza | San Antonio | Texas | United States

ON THE WILL NAYLOR SMITH PLAZA
EVERY FRIDAY IN MARCH 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Start your Friday night off right and celebrate Contemporary Art in San Antonio! Join us on the Will Naylor Smith Plaza every Friday night for an hour of short films by and about San Antonio Artists!

Ay Papi’s Food Truck CAM Kick-off Friday, March 2, 2018 @ Blue Star Contemporary
Mar 2 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Ay Papi's Food Truck CAM Kick-off Friday, March 2, 2018 @ Blue Star Contemporary  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Good Food ~ Good People 

Ay Papi’s team Hector Faberlle & Nick Monda are excited to be a part of this  years Contemporary Art Month Kick-off at Blue Star Contemporary located at the Blue Star Arts Complex.  They will be cooking up some great Puerto Rican, Caribbean eats First Friday, March 2, 2018.  Food truck opens at 6:00 pm.  Vegetarian options available as well.  

 

Contemporary Art Month Kick-Off at Blue Star Contemporary @ Blue Star Contemporary
Mar 2 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Contemporary Art Month Kick-Off at Blue Star Contemporary @ Blue Star Contemporary  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

The wait is on for our 2018 CAM Kick off Party

Do not miss this event!  Join the fun and  help us start off Contemporary Art Month 2018 at our annual kick-off party.  Music provided by DJ Novasoul (Labkids), with delicious eats provided by Ay Papi’s Food Truck.  Free and open to the public!

Visit our CAM Calendar for more information at http://contemporaryartmonth.com/calendar/ or contact Contemporary Art Month at (210) 630-0235/info@contemporaryartmonth.com.

Free and Open to the Public!

Creative Creatures Presents: Artflix – Netflix Originals Exhibit @ Creative Creatures (Gallery-Shop-Studio)
Mar 2 @ 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Creative Creatures Presents: Artflix - Netflix Originals Exhibit @ Creative Creatures (Gallery-Shop-Studio) | San Antonio | Texas | United States

CREATIVE CREATURES Presents: ARTFLIX (A Netflix Originals Inspired Art Exhibition)

First Friday Opening Reception
March 2nd, 2018
CREATIVE CREATURES (Gallery-Shop-Studio)
at Blue Star Arts Complex
FREE // All Ages Welcome // 6-11pm

ARTFLIX will be our next Group Art Exhibition that will be a collection of works from over 50 Local & Regional Artists that are inspired by NETFLIX Originals (Film, Documentary, Special or Series)!

Join us on FIRST FRIDAY during CONTEMPORARY ART MONTH in Southtown this March at CREATIVE CREATURES! This month’s gallery show will be curated and hosted by Husband & Wife, Karen G. Rios (Nouveau Nostalgic) & Eddy Rios (Taco Boy Designs), the Founders & Owners of CREATIVE CREATURES (Gallery-Shop-Studio).

SHOWCASING ARTISTS:

Ant Lopez
Ashley Tristan
Bryanna Derderian
Carissa Gonzalez
Carlos Morfin
Catherine Collier
Cecilia Arce
Cheyenne Horner
Claudia Peña-Martinez
Connie Chapa
Dariela Alejandra
Eddy Rios
Elon Morena Alaniz
Eric Perez
Erin Perry
Genevieve Sheyanne Ashcraft
Gerardo Cazares
Heather Rodriguez
Israel Rico
Jaclyn Valdez
Jair Hernandez
James King-Sinnett
Jess Guerra
Jocelyn Trask
John Pena
Jonathan Estrada
Julian Garza
Justin Rice
Karen Rios
Kep Foe
Kristi-Ann Gustin
Kyle Otto
Levon Montez
Lorraine San Miguel
Lyric Garcia
Maggie Alvarado
Michael Finnegan
Michael Ruffo
Mira Perez
Missy & EPSR Martinez
Paul Garson
Rebecca Gonzalez
Regina Morales
Samantha Rubio
Skylar Richter
Sonya Marie Sky
Stephanie Saenz
Teeny France Revilla
Timothy McVain
Valerie Brown
Zane Thomas

Folksonomy:#Art#Science#Evolution#Reverse#Sex#Universe#DarkMatter#Chaos @ FL!GHT Gallery
Mar 2 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Folksonomy:#Art#Science#Evolution#Reverse#Sex#Universe#DarkMatter#Chaos @ FL!GHT Gallery  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Folksonomy:#Art#Science#Evolution#Reverse#Sex#Universe#DarkMatter#Chaos

New Work from FLIGHT old home favorite Patrick Visentin of Montreal, Canada in celebration of Contemporary Art Month.

Patrick Dominic Visentin is an Artist and Educator living and working in Montreal. He studied in Canada, receiving a Masters degree in Print Media from Concordia University, a BFA from Mount Allison University and a BA from St. Francis Xavier University. He has participated in various group and solo
exhibitions throughout Canada, the United States and Europe.
Stay tuned here for more details!

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Not So Invisible 7%: San Antonio’s People of African Descent @ Cevallos Lofts
Mar 2 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Not So Invisible 7%: San Antonio's People of African Descent @ Cevallos Lofts  | San Antonio | Texas | United States
In this exhibit curated by Aissatou Sidime-Blanton, San Antonio Ethnic Art Society (SAEAS) members and a guest artist honor some of the moments, people and places in San Antonio’s 400+ year-old African American community through photography, paintings, and sculpture.
Since 2005 S.M.A.R.T. organizes an annual art exhibition for NRP Group LLC,  where local nonprofits and educational institutions are given an opportunity to exhibit in what is often their first public art experience. This year S.M.A.R.T. is thrilled to partner with San Antonio Ethic Art Society. In partnership with The NRP Group, the reception is held every March during Contemporary Art Month. All works are for sale and the show runs for an entire year.
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Image: Glen Franklin, “Grandma’s Kitchen”, oil on canvas 24 x 30
Off the Face of the Earth: The Vanishing Art of Disappearance Vol 1 @ South-Alamode Gelato and Panini Co.
Mar 2 @ 6:00 PM – Mar 31 @ 9:00 PM
Off the Face of the Earth: The Vanishing Art of Disappearance Vol 1 @ South-Alamode Gelato and Panini Co.  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Daniel Armstong takes over the walls of South Alamode Gelato and Paninni Co in the Bluestar Arts Complex. The show presents a number of fantastic space narratives set against the backdrop of some of San Antonio’s forgotten architectural marvels. Open throughout March. Come see it before it disappears.

Tell Me What it Feels Like @ Flax Studio
Mar 2 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tell Me What it Feels Like @ Flax Studio | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Flax studio hosts Tell Me What it Feels Like, a solo show by Texas based photographer India Treat for Contemporary Art Month 2018.

About the exhibition:

The media depicts women as one-dimensional bodies. Our canons are limited to cleaning, laundry, and eating salads while smiling. The average woman portrayed in the media is young, thin, and white. This limited scope is outdated and stifles young women’s confidence and thus, their potential. A narrow depiction of our sex has allowed for the continued oppression of women and systemic patriarchy, which limits our growth and potential as a culture.

Frustration with this limiting canon lead me to answering this important question: “What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life?” (Muriel Rukeyser, “Käthe Kollwitz”). In order to begin answering this question, I asked the women I knew. “What is your truth? Where do you feel most powerful? Vulnerable? Or Whole?” This work is an exploration of their answers.

The women I photographed wanted to be seen in far more complex ways than the stories we’ve been told. With each new subject I documented, the definition, by which women want to be portrayed, grew. Subsequently, this body of work became more accurate through the representation of a diverse group of women. Their images challenge the male gaze and disrupt a tired narrative. I’ve found that if women told the truth about their lives, “the world would split open” (Muriel Rukeyser, “Käthe Kollwitz”).

About the Artist:

India Treat is a Texas based photographer whose work addresses standards of femininity.

indiatreatphoto.com

Unheimlich @ Anthem gallery
Mar 2 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Unheimlich @ Anthem gallery | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Unheimlich
Collaborative and solo works by Elizabeth McDonald Schwaiger and Seth Orion Schwaiger

Anthem Gallery, Suite 115, Blue Star Arts Complex
First Thursday and First Friday

About the exhibition:

At the crux of both artists’ practices are dynamics of power, both subtle and overt. Working collaboratively, the subject becomes much more specific — the dynamics of power is they play out in the home, or rather, the home’s role in building personal power and deflecting external pressures. “Unheimlich” is a distortion and reimagining of you i i i everything else, the couple’s first entirely collaborative exhibition. Here the Austin bungalow-based De Stijl Gallery was transformed back into a residence-like space complete with sculpture/dining table installation/bedroom, painted digital fireplace, and artist chandelier. In Unhemlich, the stricture of the theme is loosened, and the more uneasy qualities native to the artists individual practices seep in. Unheimlich, the German word for uncanny, would be literally translated as un-home-like. This relation between the home and the taboo, the normal and the unspeakable, infuses the works within the exhibition — a fever dream domicile where symbolism is made flesh and invisible dynamics of power take palpable shape.

NESA Visual Arts Spring Show @ Hijole SA (Upstairs Studios at Blue Star)
Mar 2 @ 6:30 PM

Hijole SA houses three art shows a year for the visual arts students at North East School of the Arts. Come check out their amazing budding talents in their Spring Show.

Brick Market with The Lost Project | The Gentlemen Swank @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex
Mar 2 @ 7:00 PM – 11:59 PM
Brick Market with The Lost Project | The Gentlemen Swank @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex | San Antonio | Texas | United States

First Friday at Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex
Brick Market and Music
Friday, March 2
FREE EVENT | All Ages
Music Starts @ 7pm

The Gentlemen Swank – 7:00pm

The Lost Project – 9:00pm

Go Ahead, Superstar, Step on Me: Closing Reception @ Revenant Gallery
Mar 2 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Go Ahead, Superstar, Step on Me: Closing Reception @ Revenant Gallery | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Join Revenant Gallery for a closing reception featuring the work of mixed media and performance artist Megan Solis.

In her current body of work, Solis continuously strives towards a forceful intimacy with viewers, persistently questioning our communal pursuit of happiness. For Solis, it is paramount to reveal flawed behavior that presents malfunction through both contemporary theories and portraits of desperation and loneliness.

Mural Show @ Carbon Bloom
Mar 2 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Mural Show @ Carbon Bloom | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Join us for the Mural Show at Carbon Bloom inside of The Upstairs Studios at Blue Star. Carbon Bloom is presenting four artists: Cassidy Fritts, Paul Garson, Ramon Martin, and Jesse Guevara. Each artist showcasing their work at a larger scale. The merging of styles and techniques all in a small space creates a large unique experience.

Carbon Bloom is a studio run by artists Jesse Guevara and Ramon Martin.

Mar
3
Sat
Danville Chadbourne: New Works @ REM Gallery
Mar 3 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Danville Chadbourne: New Works @ REM Gallery | San Antonio | Texas | United States

ARTIST STATEMENT
Essentially, my work is concerned with evoking spiritual or primal states. I use simple organic forms in suggestive conjunctions that elaborate metaphorical issues of ambiguity, morality, accident/intention, contradiction, or existence itself. There is often an allusion to circumstance, contextual or ritual usage, and time, but in a peripheral, indirect, or generalized way. The works seem interrelated, part of some culture with an elaborate but undefined mythological structure. I’m interested in the intellectual speculation we make about other cultures, especially primitive or ancient ones, based on observation of their artifacts. My forms, materials, and processes imply cultural attitudes that are harmonious with nature and the passage of time. Clay has associative power archeologically, responds well to the expressive needs of my ideas and is relatively permanent. Wood, stone, fiber, bone, and found objects also have connotative powers. This anthropological perception is a key issue in my work.

Image: Danville Chadbourne, Unexpected Marker on the Path of Impulse, acrylic on earthenware, 21″H x 12.5″W x 10″D, 2017

“Future Castles”-Jeffrey Dell March 3-24 @ Three Walls
Mar 3 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
"Future Castles"-Jeffrey Dell March 3-24 @ Three Walls | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Three Walls pops up at a gorgeous space on the near east side! Please join us for the opening Saturday, March 3 from 7-10 pm at 1160 E. Commerce in St. Paul’s Square (parking available in multiple lots around Sunset Station) for Jeffrey Dell’s “Future Castles.” Exhibition runs March 3-24, by appointment only. Please email for appointment.

Continuing Jeffrey Dell’s focus on the confluence of perception and desire, “Future Castles” draws upon pre-digital populist art histories ranging from ukiyo-e prints to US national park posters and sci-fi novel cover art. The forms in Dell’s screen prints linger between abstraction and realism, accommodating the graphic economy of Japanese print tradition and the visual seduction of trompe l’oeil. Dell is interested in the graphic shorthand that exists between image and symbol; it is a language that preserves mystery and reflection. The use of starscapes and cloud-like forms evoke the cosmos, and the deft use of color and shading produces astonishing visual depth. Dell’s restraint leaves room for the viewer to forge their own personal associations between poetry, mysticism, and nostalgia.

Jeffrey Dell heads the Printmaking Department at Texas State University and lives in San Marcos, TX. Recent exhibitions include the International Print Center of New York; The Print Center of Philadelpia; Rochester Contemporary Art Center; and Galleri Urbane, Dallas. Dell received his MFA from the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque.

Closing Exhibition “Colores e Imágenes; Arena y Sangre” Artist A.J. Rodriguez @ Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co.
Mar 3 @ 7:00 PM – Mar 5 @ 10:00 PM
Closing Exhibition "Colores e Imágenes; Arena y Sangre" Artist A.J. Rodriguez @ Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co. | San Antonio | Texas | United States
Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co. & Nina Hassele
Are Pleased to Present
“Colores e Imágenes; Arena y Sangre”
Artist A.J. Rodriguez
 
Artist Statement:
A.J. Rodriquez has always had a passion for sketching and painting. His late-grandmother would provide him with notebook paper to draw on every day in his youth, he was always partial toward drawing on cardboard. Over the years, he has created many pieces of art often donating them to admirers of his work. It is not uncommon for restaurant owners throughout San Antonio to have torn butcher paper sketches of his work where he is often known to sketch before and after meals.
 
AJ’s process begins with a thought, theme or feeling, followed by a rough sketch (sketches and studies almost always accompany his larger paintings). He enjoys painting big, bold pieces that cover a canvas with bright deep rich colors. He is partial to acrylic, metallic, and ink. This show debuts his endeavoring with oils. His paintings have thick strokes in his impressionistic, abstract art. Those observing his work often comment on the movement, shape and multi-dimensional qualities.
 
A.J. was most encouraged by his wife Estelle to take up his palette and brushes once again; she is considered his artistic, and obviously, most trusted advisor, hence “Colecciones de art’ – A.J.’s birth name and “+e” for Estelle. He works from his studios in King William and Lone Star Art Space.
 
A.J. spent time in Mexico City visiting Plaza Mexico researching the pageantry, mystique, brutality, vividness and beauty of the traditional Spanish Bullfight. In this latest series titled “Colores e Imágenes; Arena y Sangre” A.J. works to inspire each observer to suspend judgment of the activity and outcome of this centuries old event and rather focus on the spectacle of the colors, movement, grit and illumination of the intimate relationship and final dance between man and bull. Hemingway comments in “Death in the Afternoon,” “Bullfighting is the only art where the artist is in danger of death…” A.J. was inspired by this level of passion and ultimate commitment to artistic expression.
 
Show Run:
January 13 – March 3, 2018
Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co. Hours:
Thursday 5pm – 10pm
Friday 5pm – Midnight
Saturday 5pm – 1am
 
For more information and private viewings contact
Nina Hassele at (210) 630-0235
Mar
4
Sun
Brick Sunday Market @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex
Mar 4 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Brick Sunday Market @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Market 12pm – 5pm.
Shop local! Sip on wine, mimosas, champagne and lots of craft beer selections — Shop for rare Vinyl Record finds, Custom Art, Photography, Vintage Clothing, Pet Goods, Groovy Jewelry, Artisan Soaps and Oils… Plus out of the blue art performances… You never know what’s going to happen!

Mar
5
Mon
CAM 2018 San Antonio Public Library Special Events, Solo & Group Exhibits @ San Antonio Public Library
Mar 5 – May 5 all-day
CAM 2018 San Antonio Public Library Special Events, Solo & Group Exhibits @ San Antonio Public Library  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

 

View event flyer for full details on CAM 2018 San Antonio Public Library Special Events, Solo & Group  Exhibits.  March 5 – May 5, 2018. 

Forest Hills Branch: Artist Jimena Marin

Great Northwest Branch: Artist Yoko Misu

Cortez Branch: Artist Josh Huskins

Bazan Branch: Artist Mark Menjivar

Guerra Branch: Artist Emily Verkamp

Memorial Branch: Artists St. Phillips College Art Department Students

Johnston Branch: Artist Jen Frost Smith

Las Palmas Branch: Artist David Almaguer

Encino Branch: Artist Lauren Riojas

Central Library, 2nd Floor: Artist Hiromi Stringer

SPECIAL EVENTS 

PERFORAMCE ART PIECE: Artist Martin C. Rodriguez at Igo Branch March 12 at 5:30 pm

Spare Parts Mini Art Museum at Mission Branch March 7, 14, 21 & 28 at 4:30 pm

Contemporary Art Month 2018 @ Encino Branch Library @ Encino Branch Library
Mar 5 – May 5 all-day
Contemporary Art Month 2018 @ Encino Branch Library @ Encino Branch Library | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Lauren Riojas was born in Austin, Texas in 1985. She graduated with her Bachelor in Fine Arts – Studio Art (Painting) from Texas State University – San Marcos in 2016. She is currently a Master in Fine Arts Candidate at The University of Texas at San Antonio with a concentration in Painting and Drawing. Lauren’s work currently focuses on drawing still lifes from subject matter consisting of found objects.

Contemporary Art Month 2018 at Bazan Branch Library @ Bazan Branch Library
Mar 5 – May 5 all-day
Contemporary Art Month 2018 at Bazan Branch Library @ Bazan Branch Library | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Join us as local artist Mark Menjivar uses the library Bazan as inspiration for his latest project! Ever wonder what truly is in-between the stacks at the library? Visit Bazan to find out!
Mark Menjivar is an artist and photographer based in San Antonio, TX. His work explores diverse subjects through photography, stories and found objects while emphasizing dialogue and collaboration. Mark is also a member of Borderland Collective.

His work has been shown at venues across the country including The Houston Center for Photography, The San Antonio Museum of Art, The Wignall Museum of Art, The University of Wisconsin-­Milwaukee, Baylor University, The Southwest School of Art and Central Michigan University.

Mark’s work has been featured by National Geographic, Artforum, TED, NPR, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Village Voice, Gastronomica, Orion Magazine, GUP Magazine and dozens more

Contemporary Art Month 2018 at Central Library @ Central Library
Mar 5 – May 5 all-day
Contemporary Art Month 2018 at Central Library @ Central Library | San Antonio | Texas | United States

SAPL celebrates Contemporary Art Month (CAM contemporaryartmonth.com) with an exhibit by Hiromi Stringer at Central Library’s Marie Swartz Art Resource Center (MSARC). This is one of ten art exhibits at SAPL; check our Events Calendar for other exhibits, artists and locations.

Contemporary Art Month 2018 at Cortez @ Cortez Branch Library
Mar 5 – May 5 all-day
Contemporary Art Month 2018 at Cortez @ Cortez Branch Library | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Cortez Library hosts local artist Josh Huskin for Contemporary Art Month 2018. Join us as Josh uses Cortez to display his beautiful and inspired works.

Ever wonder what truly is in-between the stacks at the library? Visit Cortez to find out!

Contemporary Art Month 2018 at Cortez Branch Library @ Cortez Branch Library
Mar 5 – May 5 all-day
Contemporary Art Month 2018 at Cortez Branch Library @ Cortez Branch Library | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Cortez Library hosts local artist Josh Huskin for Contemporary Art Month 2018. Join us as Josh uses Cortez to display his beautiful and inspired works. Ever wonder what truly is in-between the stacks at the library? Visit Cortez to find out!

Josh Huskin is an Editorial and Advertising Photographer living in San Antonio, Texas.

Selected Client List: Texas Monthly, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Chevrolet, Western Union, Austin Monthly, 60 Minutes, ABA Journal, Totino’s Pizza Rolls, San Antonio Magazine, Santikos, VIA, Texas A&M, Houstonia, Rivard Report, St Mary’s University, Trinity University, Walmart & many more.

He also serves as the President of the Austin/San Antonio Chapter of ASMP and is the co-founder of 4×5 Photo Fest.

Contemporary Art Month 2018 at Great Northwest Branch Library @ Great Northwest Branch Library
Mar 5 – May 5 all-day
Contemporary Art Month 2018 at Great Northwest Branch Library @ Great Northwest Branch Library | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Yoko Misu was born in Tokyo, Japan, and currently lives in San Antonio, Texas. She is a semi-member of Japan Print Society. Her works are included in the permanent collection of Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, Japan Print Society, and some private collectors.

Contemporary Art Month 2018 at Guerra Branch Library @ Guerra Branch Library
Mar 5 – May 5 all-day
Contemporary Art Month 2018 at Guerra Branch Library @ Guerra Branch Library | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Emily Verkamp is a contemporary lens-based artist. She uses alternative darkroom and digital techniques to create surreal worlds and environments. She received her BFA in photography from Texas Tech University in 2014 and her MFA from the University of Texas at San Antonio in December of 2017. She currently lives and works in San Antonio, Texas.

Contemporary Art Month at Forest Hills Branch Library @ Forest Hills Branch Library
Mar 5 – May 5 all-day
Contemporary Art Month at Forest Hills Branch Library @ Forest Hills Branch Library | San Antonio | Texas | United States

A Contemporary Art Month 2018 Exhibit by Jimena Marin at Forest Hills Branch Library.

Contemporary Art Month at Johnston @ Johnston Branch Library
Mar 5 – May 5 all-day
Contemporary Art Month at Johnston @ Johnston Branch Library | San Antonio | Texas | United States

A Contemporary Art Month 2018 Exhibit by Jen Frist Smith at Johnston Branch Library.

Contemporary Art Month at Memorial Branch Library @ Memorial Branch Library
Mar 5 – May 5 all-day
Contemporary Art Month at Memorial Branch Library @ Memorial Branch Library | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Memorial is featuring artworks from St. Philip’s College. The show features a variety of themes created by students. Exhibit open during library hours.

Sticks and Stones: Artist Talk with Sophia and Nicole @ Parchman Stremmel Gallery
Mar 5 @ 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Sticks and Stones: Artist Talk with Sophia and Nicole @ Parchman Stremmel Gallery | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Join artists Nicole Geary and Sophia Healy for a guided tour/ lively talk about their new works that grace our walls.

From conception to process and seeing the bodies of work together, this discussion will be an inside look as well as an open forum for questions.
The work is up now through March 30th.
Light refreshments will be provided.

Mar
6
Tue
Art by Momo & Pompa at Candlelight Coffeehouse @ Candlelight Coffeehouse
Mar 6 – Apr 30 all-day
Art by Momo & Pompa at Candlelight Coffeehouse @ Candlelight Coffeehouse | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Enjoy newly created contemporary art, including paintings, sketches, digital and traditional photography, by local San Antonio artist couple, Maureen ‘Momo’ Brown and Charles Harrison ‘Pompa’ in a fun cozy relaxed atmosphere while sipping coffee, tea or wine and enjoying yummy comfort food (including fantastic cakes). Candlelight Coffeehouse and Wine Bar is a local favorite. Check out the website for details and menu. A favorite hangout to relax, study and/or play traditional games with friends! on display are Momo’s whimsical “puzzle-like” abstract sketches and paintings that incorporate whimsical animals created ‘in the moment’ and her photograph series from Italy and her new ‘From the Chopping Block’ abstract food series. Pompa’s paintings and new series of digital art from his original paintings are complexities of color, shapes and form that draw you in! Be prepared to be engaged litterally with surprizes!
Hours: Tues-Thurs 4pm-10pm; Fri 4pm-12am; Sat 10am-12am; Sun 10am-2pm.

Daniela Cavazos Madrigal Artist Lecture Visual Arts Center Gallery (SAC) @ Visual Arts Center Gallery Room 120
Mar 6 @ 10:50 AM – 12:05 PM
Daniela Cavazos Madrigal Artist Lecture Visual Arts Center Gallery (SAC) @ Visual Arts Center Gallery Room 120  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Daniela Cavazos Madrigal was born in 1991 in Laredo, Texas. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2017 and her Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M International University in 2013. Currently, Cavazos Madrigal is a self-employed artist living in San Antonio, Texas. Born and raised in a border town, Cavazos Madrigal’s work reflects her interest in socio-cultural issues along the U.S./ Mexico border from the perspective of a woman and mother. Her work employs processes such as embroidery, sewing, and weaving to honor the lineage of “Women’s Work”, as seen in art history, as well as blur the line between high and low art.  As a bilingual, Cavazos Madrigal is interested in how language fails and explores the facets of translation. Cavazos Madrigal comes from a long line of makers and crafters, and through her work, she continues to reinterpret the relationship between discarded materials and language.

http://danielacavazosmadrigal.com/

Break It Down: One Object, 30 Minutes @ San Antonio Museum of Art
Mar 6 @ 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Break It Down: One Object, 30 Minutes @ San Antonio Museum of Art  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Meet at Front Desk

Price: Free | Space is limited

Got a minute (or 30)? The average person spends 18 seconds in front of a work of art. Spend some quality time with Museum favorites in this slow-looking gallery conversation. Each session will focus on breaking down the formal and informal elements of one work of art through discussion, games, and other gallery activities.

To celebrate Women’s History Month and Contemporary Art Month, this gallery talk will focus on contemporary women artists.

https://www.samuseum.org/calendar/event-detail?eid=9049

Señor Rodeo at the Liberty Bar @ The Liberty Bar
Mar 6 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Señor Rodeo at the Liberty Bar @ The Liberty Bar | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Señor Rodeo is a honky tonk band with Bart Nichols on bass, Paul Farrell on fiddle and guitar, and singer/songwriter, Ken Little, on guitar and vocals. Señor Rodeo performs Little’s original songs, and covers of a wide range of other artists including: Bob Wills, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Terry Allen, Billy Joe Shaver, and David Byrne. Liberty Bar has great food and drink specials. No Cover. Show up ready for a good time!

Every Tuesday in  March from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

TPR – Worth Repeating: As Luck Would Have It @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex
Mar 6 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
TPR - Worth Repeating: As Luck Would Have It @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex | San Antonio | Texas | United States

“As luck would have it” we have another seven storytellers for Worth Repeating. Our March show honors our luckiest holiday, St Patrick’s day, with stories of luck, both good and bad.

Join TPR as we bring you the stories of San Antonio on March 6 at Brick at Blue Star. Music and a couple of free beers makes it the best deal of your week.

Worth Repeating is brought to you by Texas Public Radio in partnership with The 80/20 Foundation, and sponsored by Niche Clothing Co.

Mar
7
Wed
Contemporary Art Month 2018 at Mission: Spare Parts Mini Art Museum and Workshop @ Mission Branch Library
Mar 7 @ 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Contemporary Art Month 2018 at Mission: Spare Parts Mini Art Museum and Workshop @ Mission Branch Library | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Come one, come all to meet the big idea artists who created wee artwork for the Spare Parts MINI ART MUSEUM’s current exhibition. Following the artist-led discussion, grab a magnifying glass to explore the exhibition and join in a one-of-kind wee art making workshop.
The artists are:

Anna Carbajal
Benjamin Powell
Claudia Salinas
Sarah Sheafe

Every Wednesday in March WEE ART WEDNESDAY Creative Workshops at Mission Branch Library @ Mission Branch Library
Mar 7 @ 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Every Wednesday in March WEE ART WEDNESDAY Creative Workshops at Mission Branch Library @ Mission Branch Library  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

WEE ART WEDNESDAY Creative Workshops at Mission Branch Library

Every Wednesday for the month of March the Spare Parts MINI ART MUSEUM’s exhibiting artists will lead wee art workshops inspired by our 2018 Contemporary Art Month exhibition “Shrinking Island.” There will be DIY screenprinting, a mini zine make & take project, exquisite collaging and more. You won’t want to miss these! Every Wednesday, 4:30 – 6pm. Open to all ages. Admission is free. Email gabrielas@sparepartssa.org to RSVP or for more information.

Pop Up Happy Hour Cinema with Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema @ The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, Will Naylor Smith Plaza
Mar 7 @ 5:30 PM – Mar 28 @ 6:30 PM
Pop Up Happy Hour Cinema with Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema @ The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, Will Naylor Smith Plaza | San Antonio | Texas | United States

ON THE WILL NAYLOR SMITH PLAZA
EVERY WEDNESDAY IN MARCH from 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Do something different on Wednesdays in March! Enjoy a selection of short films featuring choreography after work.

With an expansive definition of dance and an appreciation for highly experimental and interdisciplinary forms, this unique festival exposes diverse audiences to a variety of film, video, and performance possibilities.

Sans Souci has exhibited 317 works submitted by about 200 artists from countries all over the world, including: Armenia, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, and USA. Our international tours have brought works to Mexico (2004, 2006 & 2012), Germany (2007 & 2009), Spain (2010), and Trinidad & Tobago (2004).

The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present this Happy Hour sampling of some extraordinary work!

Brick by Brick Open Mic Night – Hosted by John Tuttle @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex
Mar 7 @ 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Brick by Brick Open Mic Night - Hosted by John Tuttle @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Attention comics, poets, musicians, story tellers and friends! On Wednesday, March we’ve got our inaugural Brick by Brick Open Mic night hosted by John Tuttle. Every First Wednesday join us for laughs, poetry, music and drink specials. Starts at 9:00. No cover. #openmic #comedy #poetry #performance #satx #210openmic

Mar
8
Thu
Artist Stefani Job Spears presents Prints, Painting, Pastels @ St. Mary's Blume Library Gallery
Mar 8 @ 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Artist Stefani Job Spears presents Prints, Painting, Pastels @ St. Mary's Blume Library Gallery | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Please joins us for an art exhibition reception in celebration of Women’s History month with artist Stefani Job Spears. Stefani will be presenting her works: Printing, Painting, Pastels in the Blume Library Gallery on March 8th from 4:00-5:30. Light refreshments will be served.

Contemporary Textures in Art and Tile Opening Reception @ Travis Tile Design Center on Main
Mar 8 @ 5:30 PM – Mar 29 @ 8:00 PM
Contemporary Textures in Art and Tile Opening Reception @ Travis Tile Design Center on Main | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Travis Tile Design Center and the San Antonio College Art Guild collaborate to present a visual feast of art and design. Paintings and sculptures are paired with a variety of materials to extend the art works into the surrounding environment.
Opening reception March 8th 5:30pm – 8:00pm.

Cotton and Paper / Art Installation and Pop Up @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex
Mar 8 @ 7:00 PM – 11:59 PM
Cotton and Paper / Art Installation and Pop Up @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Showcase of art and clothing from local artist in San Antonio.

Mar
9
Fri
Art of the Sacred Texas Springs Exhibition @ Kelso Art Center, University of the Incarnate Word Art Galleries
Mar 9 – Apr 8 all-day
Art of the Sacred Texas Springs Exhibition @ Kelso Art Center, University of the Incarnate Word Art Galleries | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Headwaters at Incarnate Word and Art of the Sacred Texas Springs is proud to celebrate Texas’ major springs, with a special focus on San Antonio’s Blue Hole. Headwaters partnered with passionate local artists to organize a month-long art show with pieces inspired by water and the springs. The exhibit and accompanying events invite the public to experience these essential springs through various artistic mediums. Complementing the beautiful pieces in the exhibition are several special events, including music, film, and renowned local speakers. Each event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required to secure seating. Come join us at the Art of the Sacred Texas Springs Exhibition as we celebrate the head of the San Antonio River as the first of five sites in an artistic pilgrimage honoring the springs of South Central Texas. The exhibition galleries will be open Monday through Sunday, except for Easter weekend. Please see our website for more information on the special events, and hours for the exhibition gallery.

A portion of art sales will be donated to Headwaters at Incarnate Word, the only nature sanctuary in the heart of San Antonio.

Events Accompanying Exhibition:

Opening Reception for Exhibition
Friday, March 9, 2018
6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Springs of South Central Texas & The Sacred Springs of the Coahuiltecans:
Lectures by Gregg Eckhardt & Dr. Mario Garza
Saturday, March 10, 2018
2:00 PM-4:00 PM

San Antonio Debut Screening of yakona /water rising/
Sunday, March 11, 2018
2:00 PM-4:30 PM

A Celebration of Nature:
Recital by pianists Duo AleAnya of Musical Bridges Around the World
Thursday, March 29, 2018
7:00 PM-8:00 PM

Sounds of Spring:
Recital by pianist Elena Portnaya of Musical Bridges Around the World
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
7:00 PM-8:00 PM

Voices of the Waters: Poetry & Prose Readings
Sunday, April 8, 2018
4:30 PM-6:30 PM

Extended  Exhibition dates and hours: 

Mon – Sat, April 2-7, 10am-8pm

Sun, April 8, 1-5pm

Mon-Sat, April 9-14, 10am-8pm

Sun, April 15, 10am-5pm

 

 

Enlightenment @ High Wire Arts
Mar 9 @ 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Enlightenment @ High Wire Arts  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

ENLIGHTMENT
Friday March 9, 2018 6PM-11 PM
High Wire Arts Gallery 326 W. Josephine
http://highwirearts.com/A Contemporary Art Month Event

ARTISTS:      

JONATHON DAVIS:  Jon, a graduate of the UTSA School of Fine Arts, is an all-around artist with a flair for sculpture. His taste and work are eclectic, pulling inspiration from myth, science, psychology, politics and general life experiences. “I tend to focus on themes of understanding of others through the understanding of the self, cultural perception, and visual perception.”  http://helvenink.com/
RANDY GAY:  Randy makes digitally hand-crafted images using photographs he has taken. “While I consider myself a traditional artist, technology has given me new and different tools to work with. Most of all, technology has given me control of my work. I now have the final say every step of the way from concept to how the ink is applied to the page.” His client list is a “Who’s Who “of San Antonio.  http://www.randygay.com/
PAIGE HOLLAND:  Paige pays the bills by helping clients artistically transform their homes.  She is a skilled craftsman as well as a creative artist.  “Sometimes my service is translating people’s own vision for them in their homes in the form of murals or commission paintings.  I experience life as a productive, fruitful, ever-enriching present and future.”  Her colorful and creative artwork will add immeasurably to this show.                                         http://www.paigehollandartist.net
CINDY PALMER:  Cindy, owner of High Wire Arts Gallery, is both a creative and prolific artist. “My acrylic canvases incorporate the stains and scratches of modern culture revealed by the application and removal of textures and relevant objects that encompass years of unfolding stories. I love to re-create these histories in my work through different materials; sand, flat metal pieces, tossed out wrappers – a chronology of human life and the passage of time.” http://cindypalmerart.com/
BILL SIMONS:  Bill builds art that glows in the dark. The self-proclaimed “Illuminator” was a Featured Artist at the 2017 Luminaria. Several of the pieces he made for that show will be on display, as well as his wearable art, Night Jewelry. “I have always been a builder of things, mostly functional things. Art has offered me the ability to let my imagination soar as I make things that just look cool!” https://www.wgsart.com/
STEVE SMITH:  Steve is a figurative and landscape painter who has exhibited his work in San Antonio for 20+ years. His paintings of musicians have been in books about music and his work was on a Jazz’SAlive festival poster. He was recently named as the San Antonio Art League and Museum’s 2018 Artist of the Year. “In figurative work my goal is to convey the emotion and/or motion of the subject. In my landscapes, I hope to convey a ‘sense of place’ and enable the viewer to experience that location through my painting.”  http://www.sgsmithoriginalart.com
RESA Wohlrabe:  Resa is a San Antonio native. She received her undergraduate degree in ceramics from Texas Tech and her Masters of Fine Arts from Florida State. She teaches art and is a published book illustrator. She has exhibited in front of an international audience at Art Basel in Miami Beach and, among many other accolades, her design was selected as the Official Poster of Fiesta 2016. Her greatest creation is her new child that she welcomed into the world recently! “I just hope that my art brings joy to someone”. http://www.resagroffwohlrabe.com/Instagram: @resacreates

                                                       

Thread @ Clamp Light Artist Studios and Gallery
Mar 9 @ 7:00 PM – Mar 31 @ 10:00 PM
Thread @ Clamp Light Artist Studios and Gallery  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Clamp Light Artist Studios and Gallery is pleased to announce Thread, a dynamic exhibition centered on artists using needle and thread in contemporary techniques, narratives, and conceptual practices. Guest curated by Alana Coates and featuring artists from across Texas and beyond, the exhibit will open with a reception for the public Friday, March 9, 2018 from 7:00-10:00 pm as part of Contemporary Art Month San Antonio (CAM). The featured artists include: Bianca Alvarez, Linda Arredondo, Sara Barnes, Sarah Castillo, Martha Elena Flores, Sarah Fox, Abby Hinojosa, Sol Kesseler, Justin Korver, Michael Martinez, Nicole Tovar and Jose Villalobos.

 

Image: Justin Korver “A flower crown isn’t a laurel wreath, trees are more manly” (detail) 2017  Dad’s hat & embroidery floss, 11.5 x 6.25 x 6”

Reclaimed opening at Space Gallery @ Space Gallery
Mar 9 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Reclaimed opening at Space Gallery @ Space Gallery  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

The Linda Pace Foundation announces its 2018 exhibition, Reclaimed, a presentation of 25 monochromatic works by some of the most influential contemporary female artists working today, all drawn from the Foundation’s diverse collection. Artists include Laura Aguilar, Dorothy Cross, Judy Dater, Annette Messager, Lorraine O’Grady, Robyn O’Neil, Linda Pace, Tracey Rose, Lara Schnitger and Kiki Smith, with works spanning 1975 through 2009.

As the title implies, the exhibition addresses the concept of ownership—both literally and figuratively—and the notion of “reclaiming” what’s ours, from our lands and governments to our physical bodies and basic human rights. Central to each of the works on view are themes of nature, identity and the female form, often times as a depiction of non-traditional feminine ideals. For instance, in Mexican-American photographer Laura Aguilar’s self-portrait series, Stillness, the artist displays her large, naked body against the natural landscape. By fusing the cracked earth, bulbous rocks and knotted tree trunks of the San Antonio wilderness with the curvatures and folds of her own unconventional shape, Aguilar asserts her beauty as an extension of nature.

Other artists in the exhibition address these themes by exploring the decentralization of the human body. In Annette Messager’s sculptural installation Mes voeux sous filets, dozens of photographs, each containing a single foot, mouth, ear, nose, breast, etc. hang beneath a layer of netting. Inspired by religious relics historically hung from church ceilings, Messager employs these symbols as a commentary on blurred gender binaries and the widespread objectification of the physical form.

Similarly, in Landscape (Western Hemisphere), a single channel video installation, Lorraine O’Grady’s hair serves as the primary subject. Filmed at an extreme close-up and presented without context, the gently-blowing strands are reminiscent of a dense forest, and by drawing this comparison between African American femininity and the western world, O’Grady points to the fraught history of colonization and its continued effects on racial equality today.

Throughout the exhibition, the color palette—or lack thereof—and focus on photography, film, cast sculpture and works on paper, underscores the seriousness of the subject matter and harkens back to more traditional methods of artistic production. A departure from the Foundation’s typical spotlight on experimental and new media works, this unexpected selection provides insight into the depth and variedness of the permanent collection.

About Linda Pace Foundation

Linda Pace Foundation is committed to the charitable vision of its founder. Guided by the donor’s conviction that contemporary art is essential to a dynamic society, Linda Pace Foundation fosters the creation, presentation and understanding of innovative expression through contemporary art.

Linda Pace Foundation publicly exhibits its collection through loans to museums and Space Gallery, its public exhibition gallery. Free and open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, 12 noon – 5pm, Space Gallery showcases the collection of late philanthropist and artist Linda Pace, as well as related contemporary art exhibitions on an ongoing basis. Visitors enter through Chris Park to access Space Gallery, experiencing the meandering beauty of another of Linda Pace’s creations.

Since 2007, the Foundation has loaned hundreds of works to institutions such as: Pulitzer Arts Center in St. Louis, Missouri, Gwangju Biennale in South Korea, Tate in London, MASS MoCA in North Adams, Mass., Brooklyn Museum in New York, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, and Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey – MARCO in Mexico and others.

The Foundation fulfills Linda Pace’s vision of supporting the work of international contemporary artists. Acquisitions typically echo the themes and character of Pace’s own collecting, which favored works that reflected a feminist perspective, engaged social issues and considered aspects of spirituality and beauty.

Since Linda Pace’s death in 2007, the Foundation has steadfastly worked towards realizing her vision, in fact her mandate – to create a contemporary art center for the community, artists and the world to experience contemporary art. Sir David Adjaye has designed a building, which will open to the public in 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. The building will exhibit the Foundation’s growing collection and serve as a destination for visitors to contemplate and experience adventurous artwork from the recent past.

For more information visit http://www.lindapacefoundation.org

 

 

Aidan Fay @ Wolverton Home Gallery
Mar 9 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Aidan Fay @ Wolverton Home Gallery | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Aidan Fay will show drawings in the Wolverton Home Gallery in tandem with a house concert by Walter Salas-Humera and Buttercup.

H-E-B Cinema on the Plaza – Loving Vincent @ Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, Will Naylor Smith Plaza
Mar 9 @ 8:00 PM
H-E-B Cinema on the Plaza - Loving Vincent @ Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, Will Naylor Smith Plaza | San Antonio | Texas | United States

LOVING VINCENT
H-E-B Cinema on the Plaza – FREE EVENT
Friday, March 9, 2018
The Will Naylor Smith River Walk Plaza opens at 7PM
The movie begins at 8PM

This feature-length painted animation — the first film of its kind — explores the life and unusual death of Vincent Van Gogh via depictions of his artworks. Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman.

Full concessions and bar available. Bring your own lawnchair or blanket and enjoy the movie on our 32 foot LED video wall (Chairs also available at the venue). No outside food or drinks allowed on the plaza. No pets allowed on the plaza please.

Juarez VR Premiere @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex
Mar 9 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Juarez VR Premiere @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Br8kthroo Media premieres Juarez VR, a web series full of action. Get ready for an intense 10-minute scene. VR goggles will be available to use and for purchase.

If you are in the South Texas area for #sxsw2018 , come checkout #juarezvr Friday March 9 at San Antonio’s The Brick at Blue Star.

WARNING: This video contains explicit language and violence in Virtual Reality 3D.

Adults Only!

This action sequence stars Jorge Guevara as detective Juarez. In the film, he enters a bar in search for a girl. The bar is owned by a ruthless human trafficking gang. Using virtual reality technology, you go into the scene and experience what Juarez has in store for these mobsters.
Film

Mar
10
Sat
“Reclaimed” at Space Gallery @ Space Gallery
Mar 10 2018 @ 12:00 PM – Jan 26 2019 @ 5:00 PM
"Reclaimed" at Space Gallery @ Space Gallery  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Linda Pace Foundation announces its 2018 exhibition, Reclaimed, a presentation of 25 monochromatic works by some of the most influential contemporary female artists working today, all drawn from the Foundation’s diverse collection. Artists include Laura Aguilar, Dorothy Cross, Judy Dater, Annette Messager, Lorraine O’Grady, Robyn O’Neil, Linda Pace, Tracey Rose, Lara Schnitger and Kiki Smith, with works spanning 1975 through 2009.

As the title implies, the exhibition addresses the concept of ownership—both literally and figuratively—and the notion of “reclaiming” what’s ours, from our lands and governments to our physical bodies and basic human rights. Central to each of the works on view are themes of nature, identity and the female form, often times as a depiction of non-traditional feminine ideals. For instance, in Mexican-American photographer Laura Aguilar’s self-portrait series, Stillness, the artist displays her large, naked body against the natural landscape. By fusing the cracked earth, bulbous rocks and knotted tree trunks of the San Antonio wilderness with the curvatures and folds of her own unconventional shape, Aguilar asserts her beauty as an extension of nature.

Other artists in the exhibition address these themes by exploring the decentralization of the human body. In Annette Messager’s sculptural installation Mes voeux sous filets, dozens of photographs, each containing a single foot, mouth, ear, nose, breast, etc. hang beneath a layer of netting. Inspired by religious relics historically hung from church ceilings, Messager employs these symbols as a commentary on blurred gender binaries and the widespread objectification of the physical form.

Similarly, in Landscape (Western Hemisphere), a single channel video installation, Lorraine O’Grady’s hair serves as the primary subject. Filmed at an extreme close-up and presented without context, the gently-blowing strands are reminiscent of a dense forest, and by drawing this comparison between African American femininity and the western world, O’Grady points to the fraught history of colonization and its continued effects on racial equality today.

Throughout the exhibition, the color palette—or lack thereof—and focus on photography, film, cast sculpture and works on paper, underscores the seriousness of the subject matter and harkens back to more traditional methods of artistic production. A departure from the Foundation’s typical spotlight on experimental and new media works, this unexpected selection provides insight into the depth and variedness of the permanent collection.

About Linda Pace Foundation

Linda Pace Foundation is committed to the charitable vision of its founder. Guided by the donor’s conviction that contemporary art is essential to a dynamic society, Linda Pace Foundation fosters the creation, presentation and understanding of innovative expression through contemporary art.

 Linda Pace Foundation publicly exhibits its collection through loans to museums and Space Gallery, its public exhibition gallery. Free and open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, 12 noon – 5pm, Space Gallery showcases the collection of late philanthropist and artist Linda Pace, as well as related contemporary art exhibitions on an ongoing basis. Visitors enter through Chris Park to access Space Gallery, experiencing the meandering beauty of another of Linda Pace’s creations.

Since 2007, the Foundation has loaned hundreds of works to institutions such as: Pulitzer Arts Center in St. Louis, Missouri, Gwangju Biennale in South Korea, Tate in London, MASS MoCA in North Adams, Mass., Brooklyn Museum in New York, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, and Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey – MARCO in Mexico and others.

The Foundation fulfills Linda Pace’s vision of supporting the work of international contemporary artists. Acquisitions typically echo the themes and character of Pace’s own collecting, which favored works that reflected a feminist perspective, engaged social issues and considered aspects of spirituality and beauty.

Since Linda Pace’s death in 2007, the Foundation has steadfastly worked towards realizing her vision, in fact her mandate – to create a contemporary art center for the community, artists and the world to experience contemporary art. Sir David Adjaye has designed a building, which will open to the public in 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. The building will exhibit the Foundation’s growing collection and serve as a destination for visitors to contemplate and experience adventurous artwork from the recent past.

For more information visit http://www.lindapacefoundation.org

SPACE, the Linda Pace Foundation Gallery, is free and open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, 12 noon–5PM.

“Behind the Curtain” @ Lone Star Studios
Mar 10 @ 6:00 PM – Mar 30 @ 6:00 PM
"Behind the Curtain" @ Lone Star Studios | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Artist Robert Wurzbach will be exhibiting satirical paintings of San Antonio’s annual Fiesta Coronation. Some of the painting titles are: “”Her Royal Majesty of Surly Squat”, “Princess Good Ole Girl”, and “Duchess of Insincerity and Refined Fake Laugh”.

“Entre Seres (Between Beings) “ @ Lone Star Art Space
Mar 10 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
"Entre Seres (Between Beings) " @ Lone Star Art Space | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Contemporary Art Month Second Saturday Art Walk in the Lone Star Arts District.

 

Lone Star Art Space present “Entre Seres (Between Beings) ”  featuring Flor Ameira Parada Villarreal and  Ashley de la Montaña Casillas.

 

AND NOW: New Works by 10 Artists @ Freight Gallery & Studios
Mar 10 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
AND NOW: New Works by 10 Artists @ Freight Gallery & Studios  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

AND NOW: New Works by 10 Artists

In the course of artistic expression’s long history as a chronicle of the human experience, a large number of movements and descriptions of art have transpired. Contemporary art’s most defining element is that it is rooted in the here AND NOW. This exhibit is a survey of work very recently created by artists who live in Texas but who represent a diverse array of backgrounds, experiences and influences.  In their own way, each examines a sense of place and identity amidst the technological changes and cultural shifts that propel the new century. Curated by Arturo Infante Almeida

 

Artists:

ERNESTO IBANEZ

JUAN DE DIOS MORA

RHYS MUNRO

CARMEN OLIVER

RICARDO RUIZ

MARTÍN C. RODRIGUEZ

JOEL SALCIDO RUIZ

HUMBERTO SAENZ

RAUL SERVIN

ANA HERNÁNDEZ VELA

8:00 P.M. Performance by artist Martín C. Rodriguez

Art Image: Ricardo Ruiz “La Santa Obscura”

Ay Papi’s Food Truck Second Saturday, March 10, 2018 Lone Star Art District @ Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co.
Mar 10 @ 6:00 PM – 11:59 PM
Ay Papi's Food Truck Second Saturday, March 10, 2018 Lone Star Art District @ Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co. | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Good Food ~ Good People 

Ay Papi’s team Hector Faberlle & Nick Monda  will be cooking up some great Puerto Rican, Caribbean eats Second Saturday, March 10, 2018.  Food truck opens at 6:00 pm.  Vegetarian options available as well.

Fear: Second Saturday @ Hijole SA
Mar 10 @ 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Last month we brought you Hope…this month we bring you our Fears. In a group showing of local artists, discover the varied things that send us shivers and make our hearts drop in terror like that moment you miss a step heading downstairs.

Hijole SA is located in Studio 205 in the Upstairs Studios, Building B in the Blue Star Arts Complex.

KIMURA Ramen Pop-up @ Freight Gallery & Studios
Mar 10 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
KIMURA Ramen Pop-up @ Freight Gallery & Studios  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Freight Gallery & Studios presents KIMURA Ramen Pop-up

Second Saturday, March 10, 2018

Food kicks off at 6:00 pm

OM @ Dock pace Gallery
Mar 10 @ 6:00 PM – Mar 30 @ 6:00 PM
OM @ Dock pace Gallery | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Artists Kim Bishop and Luis Valderas will be presenting their exhibition “OM”.
Their artwork will consist of paintings, prints and sculpture.

The Light That Remains @ Mantle Art Space
Mar 10 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The Light That Remains @ Mantle Art Space | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Join us for Second Saturday – Mantle is proud to present “The Light That Remains” from artist Dana Lynn Harper.

“The Light That Remains,” is as much about my emotional recovery as it is about astral dreams and after-life communication. Light is explored as a literal concept through reflective and opalescent materials but also as an abstract idea of light as spiritual power and presence. The works that appear in the exhibition are abstracted visual representations of my metaphysical experiences where I am often thinking about portals that connect our physical and spiritual worlds.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Inhale Underwater to View Your Benevolent Brother @ Studio Fantomas
Mar 10 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Inhale Underwater to View Your Benevolent Brother @ Studio Fantomas | San Antonio | Texas | United States

New work by Alejandro Augustine Padilla.

The Museum of Pocket Art (MoPA) @ Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co.
Mar 10 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Museum of Pocket Art (MoPA) @ Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co. | San Antonio | Texas | United States

The Museum of Pocket Art (MoPa) will present an artwalk exhibition during Second Saturday,  March 10, 2018 that will start at Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co.

About the Museum of Pocket Art (MoPA)

The Museum of Pocket Art began fourteen years ago with an idea that everyone should carry with them a small artwork in a pocket to enrich their day and share with others. MoPA developed this idea and organized it into a formal venue for contemporary artists and patrons.

MoPA introduces artwork from contemporary artists in an intimate and personal way. The Museum displays works of art created to fit in the pocket, usually around the size of a business card, in galleries selected to best frame the work, which range from wallets to mobile devices. MoPA shows at the opening of other art exhibits, or “leaches” the reception. At the reception, a MoPA representative approaches people individually and asks if he or she would like to visit the museum, and then shares the works on display. Currently MoPA hosts two shows a year.

Roberto Jackson Harrington

Bio

Harrington creates drawings and sculptural installations from everyday materials that center on the concept of potential. Recent exhibitions include All on the Line, The Backdoor Biennial 2018, Kyle, TX and C wut stix, at Bill’s Junk, Houston, TX.

Currently he directs the Museum of Pocket Art and is a member of the Center for Experimental Practice and the curatorial collective, Los Outsiders, based in Austin, TX.

The Museum of Pocket Art (MoPA) Presents Elaine Bradford @ Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co.
Mar 10 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Museum of Pocket Art (MoPA) Presents Elaine Bradford @ Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co. | San Antonio | Texas | United States

The Museum of Pocket Art (MoPa) will present an artwalk exhibition during Second Saturday,  March 10, 2018 that will start at Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co., featuring artist Elaine Bradford.

Bradford is a collector. She mines thrift and antique stores to find discarded pieces of people’s lives. The collectibles, which viewers might find on a shelf in their house, are transformed. For the Museum of Pocket Art exhibition she is embroidering vintage photographs.The found family photos have been repurposed. The pieces in the exhibition become physical representations of mental relationships, real or imagined. The extensions of embroidery represent hopes, thoughts and fears that can bind people together, or tear them apart. The fibers are  literal portrayals of being wrapped up in another person, and the distance or closeness that can be created between them. There is a lot about longing and unrequited love.

Elaine Bradford lives and works in Houston, TX.  She holds an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts (2003) and a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin (2000). Her work has been included in shows both nationally and internationally. She was one of the founding members BOX 13 ArtSpace, an innovative artist run studio and gallery space in Houston’s East End. She was a resident artist at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in 2010. In 2011 she completed a permanent civic art commission for the City of Houston at Vinson Neighborhood Library. Throughout 2017, she worked with Houston poet Sara Cress on a project called Routine Fables, where they created a “sculpture poem” every week of the year, which can be viewed at routinefables.com. Their collaboration will be exhibited at Lawndale Art Center in May 2018.

The Museum of Pocket Art (MoPA) Presents Rebecca L. Marino @ Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co.
Mar 10 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Museum of Pocket Art (MoPA) Presents Rebecca L. Marino @ Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co. | San Antonio | Texas | United States

The Museum of Pocket Art (MoPa) will present an artwalk exhibition during Second Saturday,  March 10, 2018 that will start at Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co. at 7:00 pm and end at Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co. at 10:00 pm. 

About the Museum of Pocket Art (MoPA)

The Museum of Pocket Art began fourteen years ago with an idea that everyone should carry with them a small artwork in a pocket to enrich their day and share with others. MoPA developed this idea and organized it into a formal venue for contemporary artists and patrons.

MoPA introduces artwork from contemporary artists in an intimate and personal way. The Museum displays works of art created to fit in the pocket, usually around the size of a business card, in galleries selected to best frame the work, which range from wallets to mobile devices. MoPA shows at the opening of other art exhibits, or “leaches” the reception. At the reception, a MoPA representative approaches people individually and asks if he or she would like to visit the museum, and then shares the works on display. Currently MoPA hosts two shows a year.

Artist Statement

Balancing fact and fiction, Marino’s work carefully constructs light-hearted attempts to objectify a personal interest in certain places and objects. This interest often stems from an ongoing fascination with cosmic perspective and the astronomical or scientific qualities of everyday life. By acknowledging and investing in what is often overlooked or disregarded, there is a hope to reassign value. By manipulating context, new implications arise and connections are made between the mundane and the remarkable. A Testament to Their Fortitude is a playful nod to the Food Systems Engineering Facility at the NASA Johnson Space Center and their history of testing, analyzing, and packaging food mobile and compact enough for space travel.

Bio

Rebecca Marino is an Austin-based visual artist whose work focuses on cosmic perspective. She has been featured in TX National, grayDUCK Gallery, Art Palace and by the Humble Arts Foundation. For the past four years she has acted as co-director and curator for pump project, but recently took on the role of associate director for Texas State University galleries in San Marcos, Texas. Marino is also co-editor and co-founder of Conflict of Interest, an online publication highlighting literature and visual art in Texas.

Rebecca L. Marino

rebeccalmarino@gmail.com

www.rebeccalmarino.com

“8/8: Works on Paper” @ Revenant Gallery
Mar 10 @ 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM
“8/8: Works on Paper” @ Revenant Gallery | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Join Revenant Gallery for an opening reception featuring works on paper by UTSA’s Bon A Tirer Print Guild.

Mar
11
Sun
Brick Sunday Market @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex
Mar 11 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Brick Sunday Market @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Market 12pm – 5pm.
Shop local! Sip on wine, mimosas, champagne and lots of craft beer selections — Shop for rare Vinyl Record finds, Custom Art, Photography, Vintage Clothing, Pet Goods, Groovy Jewelry, Artisan Soaps and Oils… Plus out of the blue art performances… You never know what’s going to happen!

Gnar World Order, Blast Dad, Cursus @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex
Mar 11 @ 8:00 PM – 11:59 PM
Gnar World Order, Blast Dad, Cursus @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Gnar World Order and Blast Dad are coming through San Antonio…
Local music support by Cursus

Mar
12
Mon
Contemporary Arts Month 2018: Martin Rodriguez @ Igo Branch Library
Mar 12 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Contemporary Arts Month 2018: Martin Rodriguez @ Igo Branch Library | San Antonio | Texas | United States

San Antonio artist Martin Rodriguez will perform a DADA piece, defined by an art movement formed during the First World War in Zurich in negative reaction to the horrors and folly of the war. The art, poetry and performance produced by dada artists is often satirical and nonsensical in nature.

Mar
13
Tue
SAMA Presents Performance: Shapes and Echoes of San Antonio @ San Antonio Museum of Art
Mar 13 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
SAMA Presents Performance: Shapes and Echoes of San Antonio @ San Antonio Museum of Art  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Performance: Shapes and Echoes of San Antonio

Move through space and time during a collaborative performance by local “street” choir, From Those Who Follow the Echoes, and San Antonio Dance Umbrella. Original music and choreography will be performed in select Museum spaces that tell a story of San Antonio’s future inspired by its 300-year history.

Meet at Front Desk

FREE

Señor Rodeo at the Liberty Bar @ Liberty Bar
Mar 13 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Señor Rodeo at the Liberty Bar @ Liberty Bar  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Señor Rodeo is a honky tonk band with Bart Nichols on bass, Paul Farrell on fiddle and guitar, and singer/songwriter, Ken Little, on guitar and vocals. Señor Rodeo performs Little’s original songs, and covers of a wide range of other artists including: Bob Wills, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Terry Allen, Billy Joe Shaver, and David Byrne. Liberty Bar has great food and drink specials. No Cover. Show up ready for a good time!

Every Tuesday in  March from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Lederhosen Lucil Soiro Bizarro: San Antonio JAAA Edition! @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex
Mar 13 @ 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Lederhosen Lucil Soiro Bizarro: San Antonio JAAA Edition! @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Freundlings! Lederhosen Lucil ist BACK to electro pop San Antonio! This night features Krista Muir (Montreal – Psych Folk), dreambored band (San Antonio – Dream Pop) and Lederhosen Lucil (Saturn – Yamahaha Electro Pop Country Rap Garage R&R Disco). Please note this will be FUN! ALL AGES! LL will not be wearing the outfit featured above. She may be wearing nouveau Acidwashstarwarshosen. You’ll just have to come to find out…Tickets PWYC at the door. Music .. https://www.facebook.com/lederhosenlucil/

COST: $5-10 (Sliding scale, children get in free)

Mar
14
Wed
Contemporary Art Month 2018 at Mission: Spare Parts Mini Art Museum and Workshop @ Mission Branch Library
Mar 14 @ 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Contemporary Art Month 2018 at Mission: Spare Parts Mini Art Museum and Workshop @ Mission Branch Library | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Come one, come all to meet the big idea artists who created wee artwork for the Spare Parts MINI ART MUSEUM’s current exhibition. Following the artist-led discussion, grab a magnifying glass to explore the exhibition and join in a one-of-kind wee art making workshop.
The artists are:

Anna Carbajal
Benjamin Powell
Claudia Salinas
Sarah Sheafe

Pop Up Happy Hour Cinema with Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema @ The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts @ The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, Will Naylor Smith Plaza
Mar 14 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Pop Up Happy Hour Cinema with Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema @ The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts @ The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, Will Naylor Smith Plaza | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Pop Up Happy Hour Cinema with Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema @ The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

ON THE WILL NAYLOR SMITH PLAZA
EVERY WEDNESDAY IN MARCH from 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Do something different on Wednesdays in March! Enjoy a selection of short films featuring choreography after work.

With an expansive definition of dance and an appreciation for highly experimental and interdisciplinary forms, this unique festival exposes diverse audiences to a variety of film, video, and performance possibilities.

Sans Souci has exhibited 317 works submitted by about 200 artists from countries all over the world, including: Armenia, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, and USA. Our international tours have brought works to Mexico (2004, 2006 & 2012), Germany (2007 & 2009), Spain (2010), and Trinidad & Tobago (2004).

The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present this Happy Hour sampling of some extraordinary work!

Mar
15
Thu
Out with the Old AND the New: Artworks from 1988-1989 and 2015-present @ Taqueria La Huasteca #3
Mar 15 – Mar 31 all-day
Out with the Old AND the New:  Artworks from 1988-1989 and 2015-present @ Taqueria La Huasteca #3 | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Solo exhibition featuring Artworks by Artist Daniel Santos Cantu made from 1988-89 and 2015 to present. Exhibition will be at La Huasteca # 3 Restaurant, 3905 San Pedro, San Antonio, TX 78212. The exhibit runs through March 31, 2018. He is planning several exhibits, solo and joint, at this location and three other local galleries throughout the rest of 2018. Daniel Santos Cantu will participate in a 30-day Artist In Residence program at Gettysburg Military National Park beginning mid-April through mid-May 2018. More information, photos, and event information available on his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DSCantuGallery/

Restaurant Hours:
M-W 6 a.m. -8 p.m.
T-F 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
S 7 a.m. -8 p.m.
S 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Restaurant Phone: 210-731-8595

Art to Lunch: Women Artists @ San Antonio Museum of Art
Mar 15 @ 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Art to Lunch: Women Artists @ San Antonio Museum of Art  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Thursday, March 15, 2018
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Meet at Front Desk

Price:  Free for members | $5 non-members

Take an art bite out of your lunch hour with a two-object tour and learn the back story about art you may have missed. To celebrate Women’s History Month and Contemporary Art Month, this gallery talk will focus on contemporary women artists.

https://www.samuseum.org/calendar/event-detail?eid=8835

Fear: Closing Reception @ Hijole SA
Mar 15 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Last month we brought you Hope…this month we bring you our Fears. In a group showing of local artists, discover the varied things that send us shivers and make our hearts drop in terror like that moment you miss a step heading downstairs.

Hijole SA is located in Studio 205 in the Upstairs Studios, Building B in the Blue Star Arts Complex.

Fuego de España: Celebration of San Antonio Flamenco Art @ The Art Institute of San Antonio
Mar 15 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Fuego de España: Celebration of San Antonio Flamenco Art @ The Art Institute of San Antonio | San Antonio | TX | United States

Saul Sandoval is a Media Artist with strong family ties to Flamenco dance. This inspired him to create a collection of art patterned after San Antonio’s great Flamenco dance traditions and artists. In addition to the gallery showing the evening will include live performances by Flamenco dancers, Spanish tapas, and a several Flamenco dresses. Information on the artist and the Flamenco collection at www.fuegodeespana.com

Mar
16
Fri
POP UP HAPPY HOUR CINEMA WITH SAN ANTONIO ARTISTS SHORTS @ The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, Will Naylor Smith Plaza
Mar 16 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
POP UP HAPPY HOUR CINEMA WITH SAN ANTONIO ARTISTS SHORTS @ The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, Will Naylor Smith Plaza | San Antonio | Texas | United States

POP UP HAPPY HOUR CINEMA WITH SAN ANTONIO ARTISTS SHORTS

ON THE WILL NAYLOR SMITH PLAZA
EVERY FRIDAY IN MARCH 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Start your Friday night off right and celebrate Contemporary Art in San Antonio! Join us on the Will Naylor Smith Plaza every Friday night for an hour of short films by and about San Antonio Artists!

 

Soon Warren & Kim Collins Opening Reception @ Art Gallery Prudencia @ Art Gallery Prudencia
Mar 16 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Opening Reception with Soon Warren and Kim Collins & Other Artists – Friday, March 16th 6-9 pm

Plein Air: Friday, March 16th, 8:30pm-12am @ Sala Diaz
Mar 16 @ 8:30 PM – 11:59 PM
Plein Air: Friday, March 16th, 8:30pm-12am @ Sala Diaz | San Antonio | Texas | United States
Plein Air: Friday, March 16th, 8:30pm-12am
Included in Hold My Beer is a work from Riepenhoff’s En Plein Air series, paintings of the sky created outside in the dark of night. This uses the furthest light we can see with our naked eyes as a still for objectifying ego in the creation process. Please bring your own materials and meet us in the back yard.
Meet us in the back yard!
Mar
17
Sat
Art Journal Workshop @ Venus Springs Advocacy for Community Enrichment, LLC
Mar 17 @ 11:00 AM – 12:45 PM
Art Journal Workshop @ Venus Springs Advocacy for Community Enrichment, LLC | Hollywood Park | Texas | United States

A creative workshop to expand personal or professional skill set on self expression.
**Learn key benefits of art journaling
**Identify various techniques for self discovery
**Become inspired by creative prompts
**Art journaling as a therapeutic process (CE for licensed professional counselors)
$35 includes materials | $50 with materials & 2 LPC CEU
Register: 210-531-6492 | sofiatorres@venussprings.org

BERLIN BRUNCH FEATURING ETHEL SHIPTON & JARED THEIS at Liberty Bar @ Liberty Bar
Mar 17 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
BERLIN BRUNCH FEATURING ETHEL SHIPTON & JARED THEIS at Liberty Bar @ Liberty Bar  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

BERLIN BRUNCH FEATURING ETHEL SHIPTON & JARED THEIS

MARCH 17, 2018 | 11 AM LIBERTY BAR

Blue Star Contemporary is pleased to partner with Liberty Bar to host the series Berlin Brunch.

Join BSC Berlin Residency Program Alumni Ethel Shipton and Jared Theis as they discuss their experience at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien as the sole US residents. This small intimate setting is an opportunity to get unfettered access to the artists and residency program while joining the international art dialogue in San Antonio.

This event is FREE and OPEN to the public but seating is limited. Mark us on your calendar and reserve your spot now.

Brunch is free but your support is invaluable, helping to sustain the Blue Star Contemporary Berlin Residency Program. If you are interested in donating please follow this LINK. Donation forms will be available at brunch.

Raul Gonzalez & Megan Solis Open Studios @ Raul Gonzalez Studios
Mar 17 @ 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Raul Gonzalez & Megan Solis Open Studios @ Raul Gonzalez Studios | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Mixed-media artists Raul Gonzalez and Megan Solis will host open studios at Raul Gonzalez’s home studios. (Studios are in the back of the house.)
Raul Gonzalez will have just completed a 2-week artist studio residency at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. See what he created as he prepares for his upcoming solo exhibition at Revenant Gallery in April.
Respectively, Megan Solis will have just completed a solo exhibition at Revenant Gallery. Check out her process as she continues to create new mixed-media paintings and performances.

St. Paddy’s Day Beer Release @ Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co.
Mar 17 @ 5:00 PM – Mar 18 @ 1:00 AM
St. Paddy's Day Beer Release @ Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co. | San Antonio | Texas | United States

No fake green beer at our St. Paddy’s Day Party (you’re welcome). Instead, ring in this year’s National Drinking Holiday with the much anticipated return of our HighWheel Irish Red Ale.

The easy-drinking, Irish-style red ale is full of dark and roasted malts that create a rich malty sweetness with accents of toffee and toast. English hops varieties – UK Fuggle and East Kent Goldings – provide an earthy, balanced bitterness to a traditional ale that finishes dry.

Come early. Stay late.

Sláinte!

Lone Star Studios Presents Robert Wurzback Behind The Curtain & Emily Kinder Heady Headdresses @ Lone Star Studios
Mar 17 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Lone Star Studios Presents Robert Wurzback Behind The Curtain & Emily Kinder Heady Headdresses @ Lone Star Studios  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Lone Star Studios Presents Robert Wurzback Behind The Curtain &

Emily Kinder Heady Headdresses

March 17, 2018 | 107 Lone Star Blvd 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm | Exclusive CAM Event

“Resurrection” works by Tom Turner @ Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co.
Mar 17 @ 7:00 PM – Mar 31 @ 10:00 PM
"Resurrection" works by Tom Turner @ Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co. | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Resurrection, a collection of waveform photographs, explores the representation of landscape as a way of seeing. Using topography, the photographic frame creates a trompe l’oeil, generating ambiguous, or even alien, perceptions with little or no anchorage. Terraforming the land in their mind’s eye, the viewer generates mountains, valleys, and impact craters in an attempt to understand and transform wilderness into landscape.

Title: The Cedars of Lebanon

Medium: Archival Inkjet print

Dimensions: 7″x10.5″

https://tomturnerphotography.photoshelter.com/index

Show on View through May 5, 2018

Mar
18
Sun
Brick Sunday Market @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex
Mar 18 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Brick Sunday Market @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Market 12pm – 5pm.
Shop local! Sip on wine, mimosas, champagne and lots of craft beer selections — Shop for rare Vinyl Record finds, Custom Art, Photography, Vintage Clothing, Pet Goods, Groovy Jewelry, Artisan Soaps and Oils… Plus out of the blue art performances… You never know what’s going to happen!

Sala Diaz Chili Cookoff! Sunday, March 18th, 2pm – 6pm @ Sala Diaz
Mar 18 @ 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Sala Diaz Chili Cookoff! Sunday, March 18th, 2pm - 6pm @ Sala Diaz | San Antonio | Texas | United States
Chili Cookoff! Sunday, March 18th, 2pm – 6pm
“It’s an absurdity to try to gather every type of bean,” Riepenhoff says, “but research yields its own rewards. In that process, you learn about so many agricultures, cultures and civilizations from all over the world.”
Participating chefs: Nate Cassie, Chris Sauter, Reagan Johns, John Riepenhoff via Amada Miller, Brooke Summers Smith, Niles Chumney.
Meet us in the back yard!
$10 donations support Sala Diaz’ programming
Mar
20
Tue
Artist Talk: Maider López @ San Antonio Museum of Art
Mar 20 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Artist Talk: Maider López @ San Antonio Museum of Art  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

 

Artist Talk: Maider Lopez Spanish artist Maider Lopez will share insights into her artistic process, which frequently interrupts norms in space and architecture, inviting the viewer to experience common spaces in new ways. Her work has been exhibited internationally including at the Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain; in the 51st Venice Biennale, Italy; and as part of Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp, New Orleans.

https://www.samuseum.org/calendar/event-detail?eid=9028

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

John L. Santikos Auditorium

Price: Free | Doors open at 6:00 p.m. | Seating is limited. Please arrive early.

Break It Down: One Object, 30 Minutes @ San
Mar 20 @ 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Break It Down: One Object, 30 Minutes @ San  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Got a minute (or 30)? The average person spends 18 seconds in front of a work of art. Spend some quality time with Museum favorites in this slow-looking gallery conversation. Each session will focus on breaking down the formal and informal elements of one work of art through discussion, games, and other gallery activities.

To celebrate Women’s History Month and Contemporary Art Month, this gallery talk will focus on contemporary women artists.

https://www.samuseum.org/calendar/event-detail?eid=8800

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Meet at Front Desk

Price: Free | Space is limited

Señor Rodeo at the Liberty Bar @ Liberty Bar
Mar 20 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Señor Rodeo at the Liberty Bar @ Liberty Bar  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Señor Rodeo is a honky tonk band with Bart Nichols on bass, Paul Farrell on fiddle and guitar, and singer/songwriter, Ken Little, on guitar and vocals. Señor Rodeo performs Little’s original songs, and covers of a wide range of other artists including: Bob Wills, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Terry Allen, Billy Joe Shaver, and David Byrne. Liberty Bar has great food and drink specials. No Cover. Show up ready for a good time!

Every Tuesday in  March from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Mar
21
Wed
34th Annual Juried Student Exhibition Student Show (evening reception) @ UTSA Main Art Gallery
Mar 21 – Apr 13 all-day
34th Annual Juried Student Exhibition Student Show (evening reception) @ UTSA Main Art Gallery | San Antonio | Texas | United States

The 34th Student Art Exhibition is a juried competition featuring recent work by UTSA undergraduate and graduate students. The selected works represent the full range of materials, methods, and techniques, ranging from traditional processes to contemporary digital photography and video. Themes range from representations of the human figure, to cultural commentary, and exploration of conceptual concerns. This year’s juror is Jacqueline McGilvray.

Opening Reception: March 21, 5:00-7:00
Tuesday-Friday, 10-4
Saturday, 1-4
Closed Sunday and Monday

Contemporary Art Month 2018 at Mission: Spare Parts Mini Art Museum and Workshop @ Mission Branch Library
Mar 21 @ 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Contemporary Art Month 2018 at Mission: Spare Parts Mini Art Museum and Workshop @ Mission Branch Library | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Come one, come all to meet the big idea artists who created wee artwork for the Spare Parts MINI ART MUSEUM’s current exhibition. Following the artist-led discussion, grab a magnifying glass to explore the exhibition and join in a one-of-kind wee art making workshop.
The artists are:

Anna Carbajal
Benjamin Powell
Claudia Salinas
Sarah Sheafe

Pop Up Happy Hour Cinema with Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema @ The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts @ The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, Will Naylor Smith Plaza
Mar 21 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Pop Up Happy Hour Cinema with Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema @ The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts @ The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, Will Naylor Smith Plaza | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Pop Up Happy Hour Cinema with Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema @ The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

ON THE WILL NAYLOR SMITH PLAZA
EVERY WEDNESDAY IN MARCH from 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Do something different on Wednesdays in March! Enjoy a selection of short films featuring choreography after work.

With an expansive definition of dance and an appreciation for highly experimental and interdisciplinary forms, this unique festival exposes diverse audiences to a variety of film, video, and performance possibilities.

Sans Souci has exhibited 317 works submitted by about 200 artists from countries all over the world, including: Armenia, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, and USA. Our international tours have brought works to Mexico (2004, 2006 & 2012), Germany (2007 & 2009), Spain (2010), and Trinidad & Tobago (2004).

The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present this Happy Hour sampling of some extraordinary work!

Michael Menchaca: Vignettes from San Antonio @ Ruiz-Healy Art
Mar 21 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Michael Menchaca: Vignettes from San Antonio @ Ruiz-Healy Art | Olmos Park | Texas | United States

Ruiz-Healy Art, San Antonio, Texas, is pleased to present a solo exhibition of Michael Menchaca. The exhibition “Vignettes from San Antonio” opens to the public Wednesday, January 24 from 6:00 -8:00 pm and will be on view through May 12, 2018.

Michael Menchaca earned his master’s degree from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design in 2015 with a concentration in printmaking. A San Antonio native, Menchaca is known to juxtapose images from popular culture with Mesoamerican iconography. Vignettes from San Antonio is a new series of work that is inspired by the artist’s hometown. Large collage works speak to the cultural landscape of San Antonio and are made in honor of the city’s Tricentennial. Highlighting such iconic San Antonio scenes as the boots at North Star Mall, Easter weekend Camping at Brackenridge Park, and Fiesta, Menchaca uses Illustrator to build a new codex of hieroglyphs with the essence of the city.

Liberty Bar Happy Hours to Benefit Contemporary Art Month @ Liberty Bar
Mar 21 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Liberty Bar Happy Hours to Benefit Contemporary Art Month @ Liberty Bar  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Liberty Bar Happy Hours 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 

10% of  Sales to Benefit Contemporary Art Month!  

Wine and Critique @ Mantle Art Space
Mar 21 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Wine and Critique @ Mantle Art Space | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Come hang out at Mantle, bring anything you’re working on – any medium, any subject, any stage!

Drink wine, talk about art, ask questions, get suggestions. Meet other artists, be involved with your local San Antonio art community.

We have some hanging options, an easel and a projector. If you have special display options, let us know ahead of time!

More details: http://www.mantleartspace.com/

Mar
22
Thu
BLACK BOX LUNCH WITH WENDEL A. WHITE @ Blue Star Contemporary
Mar 22 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
BLACK BOX LUNCH WITH WENDEL A. WHITE @ Blue Star Contemporary  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

BLACK BOX LUNCH WITH WENDEL A. WHITE

Join us for a lunch conversation featuring artist Wendel White as he discusses his exhibition Manifest, on March 22nd at 12 PM. This lunchtime chat gives guests the opportunity to interact and converse with the exhibiting artist in a relaxed and intimate setting.

This program is free and a light lunch is provided. Registration is required, as seating is limited.

Email Education Manager Mari Hernandez at mari@bluestarcontemporary.org for more information.

Contemporary Art Month Perennial Exhibition 2018 @ Artpace San Antonio
Mar 22 @ 12:00 PM – May 6 @ 5:00 PM
Contemporary Art Month Perennial Exhibition 2018 @ Artpace San Antonio  | San Antonio | Texas | United States
Opening: Thursday, March 22nd, 6:00-9:00pm
 In pursuit of its mission to raise the national profile of San Antonio contemporary art and artists, each year Contemporary Art Month selects a city to partner with to foster dialogue and opportunities beyond San Antonio. We invite a professional curator from the partnering city to visit San Antonio artists’ studios to choose artists to participate in the CAM Perennial exhibition.

Artpace & Contemporary Art Month (CAM) are excited to announce their partnership for the 2018 CAM Perennial Exhibition.
The 2018 CAM Perennial pairs artists in a cross-cultural exchange between San Antonio and the Canary Islands. The artists were chosen by Canary Islands-based guest curator Adonay Bermudez for an exhibition in Artpace’s Hudson Showroom.

2018 CAM Perennial Artists
San Antonio-based artists
-Hayfer Brea (Caracas, Venezuela, b. 1975)
-Barbara Miñarro (Monterrey, Mexico, b. 1994)
-Ethel Shipton (Laredo, Texas, b. 1963)

Canary Islands-based artists
-Luna Bengoechea (Gran Canaria, Spain. b. 1984)
-Francis Naranjo (Gran Canaria, Spain. b. 1961)
-PSJM, Cynthia Viera & Pablo San José (Spain b. 1973. & Spain, b. 1969)

Exhibitions on View: March 22nd – May 6, 2018

 

Artpace Main Space Opening featuring John Medina @ Artpace San Antonio
Mar 22 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Artpace Main Space Opening featuring John Medina @ Artpace San Antonio | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Artpace Main Space Opening featuring John Medina

The Sunset Belongs to Us

March 22, 6-9pm

Free and open to the public

Artpace Spring 2018 International Artist-in-Residence Opening @ Art Pace San Antonio
Mar 22 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Artpace Spring 2018 International Artist-in-Residence Opening @ Art Pace San Antonio  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Artpace Spring 2018 International Artist-in-Residence Opening

March 22, 6-9pm

Kapwani Kiwanga (Paris, France), Rafa Esparza (Los Angeles, CA), & Carlos Rosales-Silva (Austin, TX). Curated by Risa Puleo.

Free and open to the public

CAM Happening Take 3 at San Antonio FLAVOR @ San Antonio Museum of Art
Mar 22 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
CAM Happening Take 3 at San Antonio FLAVOR @ San Antonio Museum of Art  | San Antonio | Texas | United States
CAM Happening Take 3
Contemporary Art Month is excited to participate in this years San Antonio FLAVOR at San Antonio Museum of Art. Curated by Christie Blizard.
Artists:
Carol Cunningham
Tom Turner
Justin Korver
Eden Collins
Verena Gaudy
Martin Rodriguez.
Image CAM Happening 2 2017
Artist: Tom Turner
Title: Salmon Run, 2017
Medium Three Channel Video installation
Dimensions Variable
Time: Variable
SAFILM FEST Presents: ‘QUIS UT DEUS’ : A Photography and Video Exhibition by Jonathan Trevino @ Bar 414 @ Bar 414
Mar 22 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
SAFILM FEST Presents: 'QUIS UT DEUS' : A Photography and Video Exhibition by Jonathan Trevino @ Bar 414 @ Bar 414 | San Antonio | Texas | United States

San Antonio Film Festival Presents:

‘QUIS UT DEUS’
A Photography and Video Exhibition by Jonathan Trevino

In association with ‘Raise Your Glass’ SAFILM Festival Fundraiser.
FREE to the public. Featuring wine, spirit, and beer sampling as well as a Silent auction.
All proceeds go toward the 24th Annual SAFILM Festival.

BAR 414 (connected to Sheraton Gunter Hotel)
205 E. Houston St.
Thursday, Mar. 22
7-10 PM

San Antonio Flavor @ San Antonio Musuem Of Art (SAMA)
Mar 22 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
San Antonio Flavor @ San Antonio Musuem Of Art (SAMA)  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Tastier than ever, San Antonio Flavor returns to the San Antonio Museum of Art on Thursday, March 22.

Sample bites from 30+ local restaurants in various cuisines, enjoy Shiner Beer, wine, signature cocktails and a live Sprouts Farmers Market Culinary Showdown, starring four top San Antonio chefs and celebs. Live music, beats by SoundCream, Contemporary Art Month art installations, and more.

San Antonio Flavor is a charitable event benefiting Culinaria 501c3.

Participating Restaurants:

2M Smokehouse & catering
BEXAR PUB Ice House • Grill • Live Music
Botika Restaurant
Brew’s Lee Tea
Cover-3
Dignowity Meats
Edera Osteria – Enoteca
El Bucanero Marbach
First Watch The Daytime Cafe
Frank
Grayze
Humble House Foods
Jamaica Jamaica Cuisine
Kimura
Lick Honest Ice Creams
Market on Houston
Papouli’s Greek Grill
Pharm Table
Primal Juice & Smoothies
Summer Moon Coffee Co.
Sangria on the Burg – Restaurant • Bar • Catering
Thai Topaz
The Art of Donut
The Maverick
Toro Kitchen + Bar
Two Step Restaurant and Cantina

And More!

After Party at Sala Diaz @ Sala Diaz
Mar 22 @ 9:00 PM – 11:59 PM
After Party at Sala Diaz @ Sala Diaz  | San Antonio | Texas | United States
Join us Thursday, March 22, 2018 as we continue the celebration following the openings at Artpace.
 
Ay Papi’s Caribbean Food Truck with complimentary veggie & meat empanadas while they last and full menu items for purchase.
 
Complementary bar service with beer, wine, champagne and cocktails.
 
517 Stieren St, San Antonio, TX 78210
9:00 pm – Midnight
 
Contemporary Art Month 2018!
Mar
23
Fri
A Creative Triangle @ Brilliant Studio
Mar 23 @ 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
A Creative Triangle @ Brilliant Studio | San Antonio | Texas | United States

3 studios explore angles on photography, painting and fashion
Carra Garza
Kari Englehardt
Gina Tarantino

POP UP HAPPY HOUR CINEMA WITH SAN ANTONIO ARTISTS SHORTS @ The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, Will Naylor Smith Plaza
Mar 23 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
POP UP HAPPY HOUR CINEMA WITH SAN ANTONIO ARTISTS SHORTS @ The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, Will Naylor Smith Plaza | San Antonio | Texas | United States

POP UP HAPPY HOUR CINEMA WITH SAN ANTONIO ARTISTS SHORTS

ON THE WILL NAYLOR SMITH PLAZA
EVERY FRIDAY IN MARCH 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Start your Friday night off right and celebrate Contemporary Art in San Antonio! Join us on the Will Naylor Smith Plaza every Friday night for an hour of short films by and about San Antonio Artists!

Gemini Ink at Viva Tacoland @ Viva Tacoland
Mar 23 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Gemini Ink at Viva Tacoland @ Viva Tacoland | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Come enjoy readings by Jesse Cardona, Fernando Esteban Flores, Pablo Miguel Martinez and Mobi Warren at Viva Tacoland! Located right by The Pearl, Viva Tacoland has something for everyone.
Open mic to follow readings. Sponsored by Gemini Ink. Free and open to the public.

Homebase @ Hijole SA (in the Upstairs Studios at Blue Star)
Mar 23 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Homebase @ Hijole SA (in the Upstairs Studios at Blue Star) | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Homebase is an interdisciplinary event series that provides the pop-up gallery experience to those interested in new media art and experimental music practices. Featuring the work of Megan Solis, Rousay/Zwetkof Duo, Magaly Cantu, and Angelo Salgado.

Small Scale • Big Change 2018 @ SAY Sí
Mar 23 @ 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Small Scale • Big Change 2018 @ SAY Sí  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

This March, SAY Sí celebrates 21 years of showcasing the best local art, culinary fare and refreshing libations at its Small Scale • Big Change events.

The exhibition and month-long silent auction features the region’s most esteemed artists with over 200 unique artworks – all up for auction in support of SAY Sí’s tuition-free creative youth-development programs. Each artist’s small-scale donation has the potential to make BIG change for SAY Sí, as Small Scale continues to be the organization’s single largest money-raising campaign.

Final Auction Night
$60 Presale, $75 at the Door
Friday, March 23, 2018
7 – 10:30 p.m.

Visit https://www.501auctions.com/smallscale for artwork and to buy presale tickets.

Bidding Information:
>Friday, March 2, 2018: Digital artwork bidding and “buy-it-now” purchasing begins at 7 p.m. at https://www.501auctions.com/smallscale/, coinciding with the free Opening Night Event.
>March 2 – 23, 2018: All artwork bidding can only be made digitally (online or on a mobile device).
>March 22, 2018: “buy-it-now” purchases will end at 11:59 p.m.
>March 23, 2018: Final day to bid on artwork, bidding will end at the end of Final Auction Night event.

Mar
24
Sat
FREE WORKSHOP Intro to Marketing For Artists by Leigh Baldwin @ Mercury Project
Mar 24 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
FREE WORKSHOP Intro to Marketing For Artists by Leigh Baldwin @ Mercury Project  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Intro to Marketing for Artists by Leigh Baldwin.
LIMITED SEATING – FIRST 30 ACCEPTED – RSVP
Leigh works with creative people – artists, entrepreneurs, big idea folks – to help them take all the innovative thoughts in their heads and put them down on paper. She helps you find your voice and share your message, easily and effectively.
Join us for a workshop led by Leigh that will be centered around marketing strategies for artists.

The “Wild West” Campus @ The Sculpture Ceramics Compound UTSA
Mar 24 @ 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
The "Wild West" Campus @ The Sculpture Ceramics Compound UTSA | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Eden Collins, Artist, MFA Candidate UTSA Department of Art;  “Look at Them Bounce” 2016 (film still)

Please join us on the “West Campus” of the UTSA (Main 1604) campus, for “Wild West” Open Studios/Exhibition by the students and Faculty of the UTSA Department of Art and Art History.
The Pop Up Exhibition, the Demonstrations, and Performances will begin at 1:00 PM with a “Steamroller“ print demonstration, ceramics throwing and hand building demos, Raku firing, and more throughout the afternoon, until 7:00PM.

Artwork in all media will be exhibited.

A partial list of the graduate student artists participating includes: John Atkins, Elizabeth Camiletti, Eden Collins, Verena Gaudy, Jessica Just, Suzi Lopera, Angelica Martinez, Taylor Maupin, Suzanne Miller, Martin Rodriguez, Eric Ryberg, Sonya San Miguel, Jennifer Seo, Juan Vallejo, and more.

Mar
25
Sun
Brick Sunday Market @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex
Mar 25 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Brick Sunday Market @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Market 12pm – 5pm.
Shop local! Sip on wine, mimosas, champagne and lots of craft beer selections — Shop for rare Vinyl Record finds, Custom Art, Photography, Vintage Clothing, Pet Goods, Groovy Jewelry, Artisan Soaps and Oils… Plus out of the blue art performances… You never know what’s going to happen!

The 12th Annual OFFICIAL DIGNOWITY HILL PUSHCART DERBY @ Lockwood Park (corner of N. Hackberry and Hays St.)
Mar 25 @ 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
The 12th Annual OFFICIAL DIGNOWITY HILL PUSHCART DERBY @ Lockwood Park (corner of N. Hackberry and Hays St.) | San Antonio | Texas | United States

The 12th Annual OFFICIAL DIGNOWITY HILL PUSHCART DERBY
Sunday, March 25th, 2018 2-6pm
Lockwood Park (corner of N. Hackberry and Hays St.)
800 N. Olive, San Antonio, Texas 78202

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!!!
A team of 3, 2 pushers and a driver, will compete in heats with other teams. There are 2 divisions: adults and kids (13 and under). Each team is responsible for the design, construction, and materials (preferably recycled) of their own carts and at their own expense. Sturdiness, safety, and creativity should all be considered.

You may enter an adult team and a kid’s team as one team. This means one cart may be used in a 3-person adult team AND a 3-person kid’s team. You only need to register under the Adult racer’s ticket.

PUSHCART DERBY PROCEDURES and RULES
To sign up you derby team, read this information and return the next page with registration fee.

PROCEDURES
-All teams and pushcarts must check-in and go through safety inspection by officials between 1-2pm
-Derby track will be open from 12-1:30pm for practice runs

RULES
Pushcart
-Carts must not have any protruding parts (ex: long bolts, large stabbing pieces of wood, knives, etc.)
-All carts need to have steering that is controlled by the driver; not the pushers
-NO: pull carts, rickshaws/rickshas (a pushcart is pushed; not pulled)
-All carts need to have a seatbelt that securely holds the driver in the pushcart
-All carts need to be tagged as “good to go” by official derby officials before competing in races – a well-built cart won’t get you hurt and will allow you to race

Team
-One driver and two pushers for each pushcart team
-Adult teams are 14+; Kids teams are 13 and below (all minors require parent/guardian permission)
-All team members must wear helmets and safety gear
-All team members must wear closed-toed shoes – no sandals
-Driver and pushers must compete throughout all races – no substitutes allowed

Racing
-All races will be overseen by Derby Officials – officials’ decisions are final
-Races will start with front wheels of each pushcart on starting line
-Any early jump starts will result in either a do-over or disqualification – decided by Derby Officials
-The race is over when front wheels cross the finish line

Other IMPORTANT Rules

-Clean-up – every person in your crew will clean-up their area – this is a collaborative public art intervention to create positive change – so be cool!!!
-No illegal substances on the premises, including Dignowity Hill Park; Alcohol will be sold this year; any team member found to be drinking prior to the completion of all races for which they are involved will be disqualified

Questions?

E-mail: dignowityderby@gmail.com
Call Derby Manager – Rina Moreno Belardi: 210-643-9178
Like us on facebook at The Official Dignowity Hill Pushcart Derby

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Mar
27
Tue
Señor Rodeo at the Liberty Bar @ Liberty Bar
Mar 27 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Señor Rodeo at the Liberty Bar @ Liberty Bar  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Señor Rodeo is a honky tonk band with Bart Nichols on bass, Paul Farrell on fiddle and guitar, and singer/songwriter, Ken Little, on guitar and vocals. Señor Rodeo performs Little’s original songs, and covers of a wide range of other artists including: Bob Wills, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Terry Allen, Billy Joe Shaver, and David Byrne. Liberty Bar has great food and drink specials. No Cover. Show up ready for a good time!

Every Tuesday in  March from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Mar
28
Wed
Contemporary Art Month 2018 at Mission: Spare Parts Mini Art Museum and Workshop @ Mission Branch Library
Mar 28 @ 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Contemporary Art Month 2018 at Mission: Spare Parts Mini Art Museum and Workshop @ Mission Branch Library | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Come one, come all to meet the big idea artists who created wee artwork for the Spare Parts MINI ART MUSEUM’s current exhibition. Following the artist-led discussion, grab a magnifying glass to explore the exhibition and join in a one-of-kind wee art making workshop.
The artists are:

Anna Carbajal
Benjamin Powell
Claudia Salinas
Sarah Sheafe

Pop Up Happy Hour Cinema with Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema @ The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts @ The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, Will Naylor Smith Plaza
Mar 28 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Pop Up Happy Hour Cinema with Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema @ The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts @ The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, Will Naylor Smith Plaza | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Pop Up Happy Hour Cinema with Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema @ The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

ON THE WILL NAYLOR SMITH PLAZA
EVERY WEDNESDAY IN MARCH from 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Do something different on Wednesdays in March! Enjoy a selection of short films featuring choreography after work.

With an expansive definition of dance and an appreciation for highly experimental and interdisciplinary forms, this unique festival exposes diverse audiences to a variety of film, video, and performance possibilities.

Sans Souci has exhibited 317 works submitted by about 200 artists from countries all over the world, including: Armenia, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, and USA. Our international tours have brought works to Mexico (2004, 2006 & 2012), Germany (2007 & 2009), Spain (2010), and Trinidad & Tobago (2004).

The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present this Happy Hour sampling of some extraordinary work!

Book Lights @ Clamp Light Artist Studios & Gallery
Mar 28 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Book Lights @ Clamp Light Artist Studios & Gallery  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Join the Book Lights the last Wednesday of every month. Read along and join for discussion March 28th from 7-9. For the month of March, we will be reading “Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers” by Leonard Koren

Flesh Electric Art Night @ Flesh Electric Tattoo
Mar 28 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Flesh Electric Art Night @ Flesh Electric Tattoo  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Space Limited.  Please RSVP fleshelectricmgmt@gmail.com or (210) 314-5685.

Mar
29
Thu
CAM Happening From Those Who Follow the Echoes, TAKE FLIGHT at the San Antonio International Airport! @ San Antonio International Airpot Terminal
Mar 29 all-day
CAM Happening From Those Who Follow the Echoes, TAKE FLIGHT at the San Antonio International Airport! @ San Antonio International Airpot Terminal  | San Antonio | Texas | United States
CAM Happening From Those Who Follow the Echoes, TAKE FLIGHT at the                      San Antonio International Airport!
From Those Who Follow the Echoes is an award winning “street” choir led by music director and composer, Nathan Felix.  FTWFTE re-imagine unique spaces for their performances by incorporating elements of movement, space and depth.  Examples include their recent “Opera on a Bus“, their “Choose Your Own Adventure” at the SA Central Library“ and their re-imagining of “McNay’s “Monet to Matisse“.  FTWFTE, won a Cammie for “Most Transcendent, Aurally Stimulating Award” for their performance at Blue Star Contemporary during CAM Kickoff 2017.
Time and Terminal TBD
Debate Team: Thursday, March 29th, 7pm – 9pm at Sala Diaz @ Sala Diaz
Mar 29 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Debate Team: Thursday, March 29th, 7pm - 9pm at Sala Diaz @ Sala Diaz | San Antonio | Texas | United States
Debate Team: Thursday, March 29th, 7pm – 9pm
Inspired by the arguing beer cans in Nicholas Frank’s I Think I Can, currently on view at Sala Diaz, we invite local personalities to debate contentious issues of the day such as comedy, belief systems, activism, epicurean lifestyles.
Lincoln-Douglas style debate teams TBA.
Meet us in the back yard!