Calendar

WELCOME, to a fantastic 2019 calendar of events!

If you prefer to view the calendar in a different format, please click on the button below and select between “Month”, “Week”, “Day”,or “Agenda” from the pull down Menu.

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 midnight February 14, 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
1
Fri
Artists Foundation 12th Awards Cycle @ Artist Foundaiton San Antonio
Feb 1 – Mar 15 all-day
Artists Foundation 12th Awards Cycle @ Artist Foundaiton San Antonio

Artist Foundation of San Antonio Awards

In 2019, the Foundation will make its 12th cycle of awards to artists residing in Bexar County, Texas. Each award is for $15,000 and is made for the creation of new, original work. The awards are designed to recognize artistic achievement, dedication to an artistic discipline and the potential for further professional development. Awards are made for a proposed project, which may already be in progress but should be completed by the end of the grant period of one year. Prior to receiving award funds, artists must sign a contract with the Foundation that specifies certain responsibilities. These responsibilities are found in the application process documentation and are intended to ensure that the award funds will be used in a manner that satisfies the Foundation’s charitable purposes.

Applications are ONLY accepted via the online application here at artistfound.org.
No applications will be accepted via FAX, e-mail, courier, mail nor ANY other delivery methods.
For questions email info@artistfound.org or call 210-721-1670.

EFFORT ECONOMY @ Blue Star Contemporary
Feb 1 – May 4 all-day
EFFORT ECONOMY @ Blue Star Contemporary

EFFORT ECONOMY

On view February 1 – May 5, 2019

Featuring Julie FavreauRaul GonzalezR. Eric McMasterRonny Quevedoand Anne Wallace.

Reflecting on dancer and theorist Rudolf Laban’s ideas related to effort and movement the exhibition features artists whose work utilizes choreography in some form. Movement and the body are essential to the works in the exhibition, with artists considering the design and sequencing of movement as it relates to dance, sports, daily life, eroticism, and more. Other ideas presented through this exhibition include internal rhythm and time as forces we connect our bodies to, and our drive for interconnectivity to one another in both the material and immaterial world.

Laban introduced the termeffortin the context of modern dance theory as a mental impulse where movement originates. He designated four factors of motion— space, weight, time and flow— that embody effort. The combination of these factors generates the dynamic of movement. Laban also defined basic actions relating to effort: to press, to flick, to wring, to dab, to slash, to glide, to punch and to float.

Using Laban’s theories as a foundation, this exhibition also considers the varied definitions of the terms effort and economy in combination with one another. We look at different contexts where our movements are calculated, sometimes the parameters fabricated or designed by the artists. Artists consider how the expenditure of energy can be optimized, futile, emotional, healing, sensual, mundane, and create new aesthetic languages. The works generate questions around the values we assign to the exerting effort, whether this be monetary, economic, social, or moral.

LUMINARIA 2019 CALL FOR ARTISTS @ Online @publicartist.org
Feb 1 – Mar 15 all-day
LUMINARIA 2019 CALL FOR ARTISTS @ Online @publicartist.org

DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2019

Apply to be a Luminaria 2019 Featured Artist for free online at PublicArtist.org

For the second year in a row, Luminaria hosts two open calls for artists.
Luminaria encourages artists, performers and creative organizations of all kinds to apply for this dynamic after-dark celebration of contemporary arts in San Antonio. Questions about the application? Join one of our Info Sessions in Hemisfair in San Antonio, Texas. Out of town? Don’t worry, we will have tips and a tutorial available on the application on PublicArtist.org under “Additional Resources.”
Feb
12
Tue
Cecilia Biagini: Agua Viva @ Ruiz-Healy Art
Feb 12 @ 11:00 AM – Mar 16 @ 4:00 PM
Cecilia Biagini: Agua Viva @ Ruiz-Healy Art

Cecilia Biagini’s paintings depict transparencies, curvilinear structures, and visible impressions, in dialogue with wall reliefs. Biagini’s sculpture and sound works are constructed with the repetition of one element and the transformation that occur within the process. She maintains the value of innocence and exploration in her exhibition “Agua Viva.”

Cecilia Biagini: Agua Viva will be on view through March 16, 2019.

Gallery Hours:  11:00 am – 4:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday.

Feb
28
Thu
Form + Function: a visual discussion @ DAMAS
Feb 28 @ 6:00 PM – Apr 26 @ 10:00 PM
Form + Function: a visual discussion @ DAMAS

Join us in the Upstairs Studios at Blue Star on First Thursday and First Friday from 6pm-10pm for the opening receptions of our CAM show.

We will be pairing works by artists Linda Perez and Audrey LeGalley to address the idea of worth and to build a discussion around why we value what we value.

About the artists:

Linda Perez became a ceramic artist in 2006 while simultaneously raising a herd of beef cattle on her South Texas ranch. Upon becoming a charter vendor of The Pearl Farmers Market in San Antonio in 2009, she began researching traditional ceramic cookware and integrating these vessels into her practice. Linda furthered her studies at the Southwest School of Art where she now teaches. She has also studied and held residencies at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Her custom designed and fabricated tableware can be found within Supper at Hotel Emma and Cured at The Pearl, among other notable Texas hot spots in San Antonio, Austin, and Marfa. She continues to live and work from her ranch where ceramics and cattle are a daily part of life.

Audrey LeGalley is a Texas-raised artist who utilizes mediums including porcelain and fibers to explore themes of anxiety, fragility and domesticity. Drawing on childhood memories and experiences she discusses familial relationships and emotional structures through sculptures and compositions. Recently, she has been recreating domestic objects out of porcelain to present a metaphor for fragility and fear. Audrey received her BFA from The Southwest School of Art in 2018 and was given the “Best in Show Award” for her work in the Senior Thesis exhibition. She is currently a resident at Clamp Light where she continues to develop and show her work.

Mending Wall: A Relic of Truth @ Terminal 136
Feb 28 @ 6:00 PM – Mar 16 @ 6:00 PM
Mending Wall: A Relic of Truth @ Terminal 136

Mending Wall: A Relic of Truth
Lauren Riojas-Fitzpatrick | MFA Thesis Exhibition

February 28 – March 16, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 28, 6 – 9pm
Terminal 136 is also open for First Friday, March 1, 6 – 9pm

All exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Hours are Thursday, Friday, & Saturday: Noon- 5pm

Image: Lauren Riojas-Fitzpatrick, “Veil” [detail], 2019

Ruby City presents Solo Show of Isaac Julien’s Film Looking For Langston @ STUDIO
Feb 28 @ 6:30 PM – Aug 11 @ 8:30 PM
Ruby City presents Solo Show of Isaac Julien’s Film Looking For Langston @ STUDIO

Ruby City presents Solo Show of Isaac Julien’s Film Looking For Langston

March 1 – August 11, 2019

Public Opening Reception: February 28, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm

Location: Studio, 111 Camp St. San Antonio, TX 78204

Ruby City presents an exhibition of works by renowned filmmaker and installation artist, Isaac Julien, CBE RA opening at Studio on February 28, 2019. Central to the exhibition is Julien’s seminal 1989 documentary-drama Looking for Langston, a film which expanded his international acclaim. Looking for Langston, one of Julien’s most recognized early works, is a meditation on the life of poet, novelist and playwright Langston Hughes alongside several of his contemporaries who were also integral members of the Harlem Renaissance. When it debuted, it was lauded for its exploration of desire and the reciprocity of the gaze, and marked a founding film of what critic B.Ruby Rich named The New Queer Cinema.

The film is regarded as a fundamental resource for African-American Studies and has been a key part of curricula in North American universities, colleges and art schools. 2019 marks it’s 30th anniversary.

Also on display are two recently acquired photographic works from the Looking for Langston series, Film-Noir Angels and Masquerade No. 3, which illuminate the multilayered narratives present throughout Julien’s oeuvre.

Julien’s film, video installation and photographic works combine a number of artistic genres to create a unique visual language. Much of Julien’s work explores issues of Black and queer identities. Addressing themes such as institutionalized racism, transcultural identity and experiences of cultural displacement, Julien’s work explores many of the social and economic issues facing contemporary global society.

During her lifetime, Linda Pace was a dedicated supporter of Julien’s practice, acquiring over fifty works for her permanent collection. Today, the Linda Pace Foundation preserves the largest collection of Julien’s work.

Mar
1
Fri
Exhibition: Capturing the Moment @ San Antonio Museum of Art
Mar 1 – Mar 31 all-day
Exhibition: Capturing the Moment @ San Antonio Museum of Art

The new exhibition features photographs and films of the decades between the 1930s and 1980s, highlights the transformative events of the twentieth century such as the Great Depression, World War II, and the Civil Rights Movement.

Demos Schmemos: Nicholas Frank @ FL!GHT Gallery (Main Space)
Mar 1 @ 6:00 PM – Mar 31 @ 10:00 PM
Demos Schmemos: Nicholas Frank @ FL!GHT Gallery (Main Space)

Demos Schmemos
Nicholas Frank
FL!GHT Gallery (Main Space)
Mar. 1 – 31, 2019

Demos Schmemos is Nicholas Frank’s first solo show in San Antonio since his Artpace residency in January 2017. With a set of new sculptures, Frank continues his consideration of audience, passivity, and participation, with a rumination on the corrosion of democracy and mutual trust. Money, a trust exchange, is referenced in the form of Ancient Greek obolus and drachma, set in hand-built ceramic double-spitoons holding leather renderings of beer foam lacing shapes. Flatscreen TV mounts sit dormant, awaiting eyes, like Charon awaiting payment for conveying the dead through their final river crossing. The glittering residue of days gone by reflects more light from the future than the present.
Form + Function: a visual discussion @ DAMAS
Mar 1 @ 6:00 PM – Apr 27 @ 10:00 PM
Form + Function: a visual discussion @ DAMAS

Join us in the Upstairs Studios at Blue Star on First Thursday and First Friday from 6pm-10pm for the opening receptions of our CAM show.

We will be pairing works by artists Linda Perez and Audrey LeGalley to address the idea of worth and to build a discussion around why we value what we value.

About the artists:

Linda Perez became a ceramic artist in 2006 while simultaneously raising a herd of beef cattle on her South Texas ranch. Upon becoming a charter vendor of The Pearl Farmers Market in San Antonio in 2009, she began researching traditional ceramic cookware and integrating these vessels into her practice. Linda furthered her studies at the Southwest School of Art where she now teaches. She has also studied and held residencies at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Her custom designed and fabricated tableware can be found within Supper at Hotel Emma and Cured at The Pearl, among other notable Texas hot spots in San Antonio, Austin, and Marfa. She continues to live and work from her ranch where ceramics and cattle are a daily part of life.

Audrey LeGalley is a Texas-raised artist who utilizes mediums including porcelain and fibers to explore themes of anxiety, fragility and domesticity. Drawing on childhood memories and experiences she discusses familial relationships and emotional structures through sculptures and compositions. Recently, she has been recreating domestic objects out of porcelain to present a metaphor for fragility and fear. Audrey received her BFA from The Southwest School of Art in 2018 and was given the “Best in Show Award” for her work in the Senior Thesis exhibition. She is currently a resident at Clamp Light where she continues to develop and show her work.

Hands Down: Amada Miller @ FL!GHT Gallery (Salon Gallery)
Mar 1 @ 6:00 PM – Mar 31 @ 10:00 PM
Hands Down: Amada Miller @ FL!GHT Gallery (Salon Gallery)

Hands Down
Amada Miller
FL!GHT Gallery (Salon Space)
March 1 – March 31, 2019

Working alongside Nicholas Frank’s exhibition in the main gallery, Amada Miller presents a trust exchange experiment in the form of a temporary speakeasy in the back of FL!GHT called Hands Down. Handmade ceramic coins grant access to a mutual performance of social interaction and abstract economy. Hands Down will be open occasionally throughout the month of March.

Opening Reception: Cicatrices @ Presa House Gallery
Mar 1 @ 6:00 PM – Mar 30 @ 11:00 PM
Opening Reception: Cicatrices @ Presa House Gallery

Presa House is proud to present a solo exhibition by multidisciplinary artist and Joan Mitchell Foundation grantee Jose Villalobos. In Cicatrices, Villalobos juxtaposes distress with a feeling of comfort deriving from patriarchal and religious social structures which marginalize gay identity. Using found objects, he manipulates material through the context of self-identity as he examines gender roles within family culture. Villalobos demonstrates that dismantling traditional modes of masculine identity center an interstitial space where materiality softens the virility. In his work Villalobos protests the toxicity of machismo though the use of objects, specifically within the norteño culture, that carry a history by deconstructing and altering them. Although new forms are created he demonstrates the battle between the acceptance being a maricón and assimilating to the cultural expectations.  ***This exhibition MAY NOT BE SUITABLE for all ages.***

BIO

Jose Villalobos grew up on the US/Mexico border in El Paso, TX, and was raised in a traditional conservative family. His oeuvre reconciles the identity challenges in his life, caught in between traditional Mexican customs and American mores, as well as growing up with religious ideals that contrast with being gay. In his artistic practice, Villalobos explores traditionally “masculine” objects and softens the virility of these objects. Villalobos received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2016. He was awarded the Artist Lab Fellowship Grant that same year for his work De La Misma Piel at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. Since then Villalobos has been awarded the Joan Micthell Painters and Sculptors Grant in 2018. He has exhibited and performed at Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX; El Paso Museum of Art, TX; El Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juarez, Mexico; and Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio, TX.

Mar
5
Tue
Pamela Ortiz Swart | Traditions @ Credit Human Shaenfield Financial Center | Lobby
Mar 5 @ 5:00 PM – May 10 @ 7:00 PM
Pamela Ortiz Swart | Traditions @ Credit Human Shaenfield Financial Center | Lobby

Pamela Ortiz Swart | Traditions

Opening Night March 5, 2019 5-7 PM
Credit Human Shaenfield Financial Center | Lobby
7915 W Loop 1604, Suite 111, San Antonio, TX. 78254

Lone Star Art Space is honored to present the works of Pamela Ortiz Swart a San Antonio, Texas based contemporary artist. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from UTSA with a concentration in painting. Along with her studies in art, she has travels to Mexico, Japan, and the Middle East to inspired her work with a multi- cultural, multi-dimensional, contemporary narrative. The work will be on view February 18 through May 3, 2019, and is part of 2019 Contemporary Art Month San Antonio.

About Her Work
Pamela’s paintings are inspired by her connectedness with nature, her cultural heritage and by her beautiful five daughters. Her artistry pushes the boundaries of convention by bridging textiles, painting and sculpture.

Pamela has exhibited work at The McNay Art Museum, The Mexic-Arte Museum, UTSA Art Gallery, The Guadalupe Cultural Art Center, Galeria E.V.A., The Weston Center, The San Antonio International Airport, Vino Palooza, Mercury Project, Lone Star Art Space, Greller Gallery, The Maestro Center, in addition to solo exhibitions at private Galleries and homes. Ortiz Swart participated in “Common Currents” a Tricentennial event, artist exhibition. Her work can be found in private collections in Japan, Israel, Europe, Mexico and in the U.S. Pamela currently serves on the Arts and Culture Committee at the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

This exhibit is curated by Lone Star Art Space an Artist Incubation Space located 107 Lone Star Blvd., San Antonio, TX. 78204 – in the heart of Lone Star Art District and has been made possible through the generosity of the Credit Human Financial Health Center and Members.

Mar
6
Wed
Contemporary Textures in Art and Tile @ Travis Tile Design Center
Mar 6 @ 5:30 PM – Mar 21 @ 8:00 PM
Contemporary Textures in Art and Tile @ Travis Tile Design Center

The Art Institute of San Antonio and Travis Tile Design Center showcase student artist works paired with contemporary hard surfaces to show how Art can and should fill your daily surroundings.

Mar
8
Fri
CuerposUnidos @ Clamp Light Gallery and Studios
Mar 8 @ 7:00 PM – Mar 29 @ 10:00 PM
CuerposUnidos @ Clamp Light Gallery and Studios

Poca Madre Arts in collaboration with Clamp Light
Studios are pleased to present CuerposUnidos, which will
first exist in two parts in San Antonio and come together as one
exhibition in Austin. CuerposUnidos presents the work of 14
local, regional, and national artists The exhibition is curated by
artist and curators Michael Anthony García and Jose
Villalobos as a means of speaking to varied representations
and connotations of the human form, both aesthetic and
political. While some works explore the corporeal form’s
malleable power over the human gaze, others speak to the
political cachet some bodies possess that others aren’t
afforded. The first part of the exhibition, CuerposUnidos:
Anterior, opens on March 8, 2019 at Clamp Light Studios
(1704 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78212.) The second part,
CuerposUnidos: Posterior, opens on March 22, 2019 also
at Clamp Light. Finally, both bodies of work unite at The
Museum of Human Achievement (916 Springdale Rd,
Austin, TX 78702) on June 14, 2019. A catalog of the
exhibitions will be available for sale.

Mar
9
Sat
San Antonio Public Library Presents Carlos Loera @ Memorial Branch Library
Mar 9 – May 12 all-day
San Antonio Public Library Presents Carlos Loera @ Memorial  Branch Library

San Antonio Public Library Presents Carlos Loera at Memorial Branch Library opening March 9 to May 12,m 2019.

San Antonio Public Library Presents Elizabeth Camilletti @ Cody Branch Library
Mar 9 – May 12 all-day
San Antonio Public Library Presents Elizabeth Camilletti @ Cody Branch Library

San Antonio Public Library Presents Elizabeth Camilletti at Cody Branch Library opening March 9 to May 12,2019.

San Antonio Public Library Presents Kallie Cheves @ Bazan Branch Library
Mar 9 – May 12 all-day
San Antonio Public Library Presents Kallie Cheves @ Bazan Branch Library

San Antonio Public Library Presents Kallie Cheves at Bazan Branch Library opening March 9 to May 12, 2019.

San Antonio Public Library Presents Lauri Garcia Jones @ Forest Hills Branch Library
Mar 9 – May 12 all-day
San Antonio Public Library Presents Lauri Garcia Jones @ Forest Hills Branch Library

San Antonio Public Library Presents Lauri Garcia Jones at Forest Hills Branch Library opening March 9 to May 12, 2019.

San Antonio Public Library Presents Nicole Poole @ San Antonio Public Library Cortez Branch Library
Mar 9 – May 12 all-day
San Antonio Public Library Presents Nicole Poole @ San Antonio Public Library Cortez Branch Library

San Antonio Public Library Presents Nicole Poole at Cortez Branch Library opening March 9 to May 12, 2019.

San Antonio Public Library Presents Sabrina Alfaro @ Great Northwest Branch Library
Mar 9 – May 12 all-day
San Antonio Public Library Presents Sabrina Alfaro @ Great Northwest Branch Library

Artist Sabrina Alfaro at Great Northwest Branch Library opening March 9 through May 12, 2019.

San Antonio Public Library Presents Xavier Gilmore @ Pruitt Library at Roosevelt High School
Mar 9 – May 12 all-day
San Antonio Public Library Presents Xavier Gilmore @ Pruitt Library at Roosevelt High School

San Antonio Public Library Presents Xavier Gilmore at Pruitt Library at Roosevelt High School  opening March 9 to May 12, 2019.

Jimmy LeFlore | Late Bloomer, Spring 2019 @ Lone Star Art Space
Mar 9 @ 6:00 PM – Mar 29 @ 9:00 PM
Jimmy LeFlore | Late Bloomer, Spring 2019 @ Lone Star Art Space

Jimmy LeFlore | Late Bloomer, Spring 2019

Opening Night March 9, 2019 6-9 PM
Lone Star Art Space, 107 Lone Star Blvd. San Antonio, TX. 78204

Lone Star Art Space is honored to present the works of Jimmy LeFlore, a San Antonio based artist working with intriguing subjects and creating his own signature in today’s art community. The work will be on view March 9 – 29, 2019, and is part of the Lone Star Art District Art Walk.

Jimmy LeFlore is a multi-talented artist whose principle focus, over nearly two decades, has been to develop the City’s public art program, Public Art San Antonio (PASA). He’s recently rekindled an interest in making art again after a very long break. He approaches his new work as studies and experiments that consist of flattened compositions using everyday materials, like tape and cardboard, to convey everyday experiences.

This exhibit is curated by Lone Star Art Space an Artist Incubation Space located 107 Lone Star Blvd., San Antonio, TX. 78204 – in the heart of Lone Star Art District.

Mar
15
Fri
Irish Red Party featuring Irish Red Ale and Irish fare. St. Patrick’s Day the Dorćol Way because you deserve better than green beer. @ Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co.
Mar 15 @ 5:00 PM – Mar 16 @ 1:00 AM
Irish Red Party featuring Irish Red Ale and Irish fare. St. Patrick's Day the Dorćol Way because you deserve better than green beer. @ Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co.
Irish Red Party featuring Irish Red Ale and Irish fare.   St. Patrick’s Day the Dorćol Way because you deserve better than green beer.
Featuring art by Michael Esparza.
Official Contemporary Art Month sponsors.
Art Gallery Prudencia Presents William J. Kalwick Jr. @ Art Gallery Prudencia
Mar 15 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Art Gallery Prudencia Presents William J. Kalwick Jr. @ Art Gallery Prudencia

Art Gallery Prudencia

Presents

Artist William J. Kalwick, Jr. Artist Opening Reception Friday, March 15, 2019, 6 to 8 pm

Exhibit on View through April 27

Mar
16
Sat
SIP & SWEAT at Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co. @ Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co.
Mar 16 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
SIP & SWEAT at Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co. @ Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co.
Sip & Sweat Kick-off with Tiffany Edwards. Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/485033205656995/
We’ll begin the morning with a 45-minute, heart pounding workout presented by Tiffany of T.C. Fitness. Right after we invite you to mingle & cool down with some exclusive Dorćol Sip & Sweat adult beverages (the first two on us)!!!
Official Contemporary Art Month Sponsor.
Art by Michael Esparza.
Civil Pleasures @ The Spire
Mar 16 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Civil Pleasures @ The Spire

Natalie Melendez is a Marfa-based artist of California extraction. She creates work that utilizes American detritus. The work is largely centered around collage, though the material is ever-changing. Focusing more on form than metaphor, the works, though largely on paper, are tactile and sculptural. Melendez is currently working on a series of colleges entitled Birds of America that will be adapted into a book.

Van Hanos’s approach to painting is varied, united almost entirely by its stylistic unpredictability. Ranging from landscape to portraiture, recent work continues to explore perceptual shifts and thematic rupture. (b. 1979, Edison) currently lives in Marfa, Texas. Recent solo exhibitions include “Late American Paintings”, Château Shatto (Los Angeles), “Mommy’s boy”, Cleopatra’s (New York), “Awake At The Funeral”, Tanya Leighton (Berlin), “Van Hanos”, Parapet Real Humans (St. Louis), “Intercalaris”, Rowhouse Project (Baltimore), and “Van Hanos”, West Street Gallery (New York). His work has been reviewed in Flash Art, Artforum, Art in America, and the New York Times Magazine.

Moritz Landgrebe spent his childhood and adolescence in both Germany and the U.S., primarily in Bremen and Marfa. After graduating from Marfa High School in 2008, he studied at both the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and the University of North Texas in Denton, and received a BFA in sculpture from the latter school in 2014. Upon graduating, Moritz moved back to Marfa where he has been living and working since.

Ross Cashiola is a multidisciplinary artist who currently resides in Marfa, Texas where he has lived and worked since 2006. Hotel Brotherhood is the name of his musical project for the last 15 years and the last exhibition of his visual art was at MASS gallery in Austin as part of Sam Schonzeit’s “Showing People” exhibit there in July of 2016. Other exhibitions include “Drawings – Marfa Book Company” April 2014 and “Potential Energies – Secret Histories Museum” Chicago 2006

Norbert Garcia was born in Southern Arizona and grew up in Tucson. He studied art at the Oxbow School in Napa Valley, California and Santa Monica College in Los Angeles. In 2015 Norbert graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in sculpture. He currently lives and works in Newport, RI.

Amanda Benavides lives and works in San Antonio, Texas. She was born and raised in Crystal City, Texas. She received her BA in Visual Arts and Sociology from Columbia University. After a semester in the MFA Design+Technology program at Parsons The New School, she took a leave to instead work for artists. Since then, she has maintained her own art/design brand called Mâché. Benavides’ fine art work ranges across many mediums, and often explores the ideas of action, physicality, gender, race, hip hop culture, queerness, and violence.

Live Jazz featuring the Luis Gonzalez Trio @ The Dakota East Side Ice House
Mar 16 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Live Jazz featuring the Luis Gonzalez Trio @ The Dakota East Side Ice House

Live Jazz featuring the Luis Gonzalez Trio during Contemporary Art Month.

Saturday March 2nd
Saturday March16th
Saturday March 23rd
Saturday March 30th
The Dakota East Side Ice House
433 S Hackberry
San Antonio TX 78203
Mar
17
Sun
Conan Chadbourne | Recent Work | Reception and Gallery Talk @ Radius Center
Mar 17 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Conan Chadbourne | Recent Work | Reception and Gallery Talk @ Radius Center

Conan Chadbourne | Recent Work | Reception and Gallery Talk

Radius Center
106 Auditorium Circle
San Antonio, TX 78205

Radius Center presents an exhibition of recent work by San Antonio artist Conan Chadbourne. Exploring the connections between mathematics, spirituality, and cosmology, these intricate drawing based digital works evoke the history of mathematical imagery in art throughout time and across cultures.

The work will be on view from January 25 through May 12, 2019.

NOT BRUNCH Sundays at The Dakota East Side Ice House @ The Dakota East Side Ice House
Mar 17 @ 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM
NOT BRUNCH Sundays at The Dakota East Side Ice House @ The Dakota East Side Ice House

Join The Dakota East Side Ice House for NO BRUNCH Sundays with art, great eats, music beer and wine.

 

St Pat’s at The Dakota East Side Ice House @ The Dakota East Side Ice House
Mar 17 @ 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM
St Pat's at The Dakota East Side Ice House @ The Dakota East Side Ice House

Celebrate St Patricks Day with us at The Dakota East Side Ice House.

Mar
19
Tue
Artist Talk: Nic Nicosia @ San Antonio Museum of Art
Mar 19 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Artist Talk: Nic Nicosia @ San Antonio Museum of Art

Contemporary artist Nic Nicosia, whose photographs are on view in the newly reinstalled Arcade Gallery, will give a lecture on his process and practice followed by an armchair conversation with curator Suzanne Weaver.

Free | Space is limited. | Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Nicolas Valdez Featuring Los Nahuatlatos @ The Dakota East Side Ice House
Mar 19 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Nicolas Valdez Featuring Los Nahuatlatos @ The Dakota East Side Ice House

Tuesday Night Music Hosted by Nicolas Valdez and featuring Los Nahuatlatos 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

Mar
20
Wed
35th Annual Juried Student Exhibition @ UTSA Main Art Gallery
Mar 20 @ 5:00 PM – Apr 12 @ 4:00 PM
35th Annual Juried Student Exhibition @ UTSA Main Art Gallery

35th Annual Juried Student Exhibition

March 20 – April 12, 2019
Opening Reception:
Wednesday, March 20, 5 – 7pm

Juror: Bill FitzGibbons

The Main Art Gallery is located in the Main 1604 Campus Art Building on the 2nd floor in 2.03.04. Metered parking is available in the Ximenes Ave Garage.

All exhibitions are free and open to the public

Regular Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Friday 10am – 4pm
Saturday 1 – 4pm
Closed Sunday & Monday

Contact: art.events@utsa.edu | 210-458-4391

Image: 2018 Best of Show Wai Ching Lam Art Prize winner
Eden Collins, “My Highness,” Archival pigment print, mixed media

KARAOKE Wednesdays at The Dakota East Side ICE HOUSE @ The Dakota East Side Ice House
Mar 20 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
KARAOKE Wednesdays at The Dakota East Side ICE HOUSE @ The Dakota East Side Ice House

Join KARAOKE Wednesdays at The Dakota East Side ICE HOUSE.

Subjective Timbre: Works by Amada Miller @ The Gallery at MBS Yoga
Mar 20 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Subjective Timbre: Works by Amada Miller @ The Gallery at MBS Yoga
Subjective Timbre is an exhibition of works based on the color dualities of Johannes Itten’s theory of color. Using naturally derived and synthetic dye processes, Miller will employ fiber and sculpture to explore an individual’s preferred color combinations. This exhibition will also present a movement based performance influenced by Itten’s core belief system of the Mazdaznan Health & Breath Culture. Itten taught a group of stretching and posing exercises to his students on the roof of Bauhaus in Weimar, Germany from 1919 to 1923 called The Egyptian Postures, movements that are claimed to be descended directly from the Pharaohs.
Amada Miller is an artist based in San Antonio, Texas. Her work has been exhibited at Agora Gallery, AP Art Lab, Artpace San Antonio, Blue Star Contemporary, Capsule Gallery, Flight Gallery, French & Michigan, the McNay Art Museum, Palmetto Center for the Arts at Northwest Vista College, Sala Diaz and The University of Texas at San Antonio. She recently completed a residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien via Blue Star Contemporary’s Berlin Residency program, where she worked closely with curators and research staff at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. Future solo exhibitions include Blue Star Contemporary (San Antonio, TX), Cinnabar (San Antonio, TX), Useable Space (Milwaukee, WI) and Porcino (Berlin).
Mar
21
Thu
Open Studio @ Studio 209 at The Upstairs Studios at Blue Star Contemporary Art Complex
Mar 21 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Open Studio @ Studio 209 at The Upstairs Studios at Blue Star Contemporary Art Complex

Open studios at The Upstairs Studios at Blue Star provides convenient community access to the visual arts,to inform and create a dialogue between artists and the general public by opening artists’ place of work and inviting the community to schmooze with the artists. From the seasoned collector to the first-time art buyer the open studio environment gives people a chance to learn about the artistic process enhancing the experience of collecting art.

Studio 209 is an Artist run studio space creating and promoting exhibitions with local and international artists.

Spring 2019 International Artist-in-Residence Program @ Artpace San Antonio
Mar 21 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Spring 2019 International Artist-in-Residence Program @ Artpace San Antonio

Spring 2019 International Artist-in-Residence Program

Sama Alshaibi (Tucson, AZ)

Roshini Kempadoo (London, UK)

Jennifer Ling Datchuk (San Antonio, TX)

Curated by Deborah Willis (New York, NY)

March 21-May 19, 2019

The exhibitions opening on March 21st are: Until Total Liberation, Sama Alshaibi (Tucson, AZ); thick by San Antonio-based Jennifer Ling Datchuk; and Like Gold Dust, Roshini Kempadoo (London, UK).

Incorporating elements of printmaking, photography, sculpture, installation, video, and sound, the three resident artists work will be on display through May 19th. The artists were selected for the program by New York-based guest curator Deborah Willis.

(Image: Sama Alshaibi, “Generation after Generation”, mixed media screenprint, 2019)

Artpace is free and open to the public seven days a week. More at artpace.org.

 

Word on the Street @ Artpace San Antonio
Mar 21 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Word on the Street @ Artpace San Antonio

Word on the Street (Image credit: Mark Menjivar)

Curated by House of Trees

January 10-April 12, 2019

Word on the Street, an exhibition of 30 original political and poetic banners created by renowned female artists and writers will be on view in the Hudson Showroom and Main Space through April 12.

An initiative by arts collective House of Trees in collaboration with The Watermill Center in New York, the exhibition features work by Carrie Mae Weems, Tania Bruguera, Anne Carson, Amy Khoshbin, Laurie Anderson, A.M. Homes, Wangechi Mutu, Jenny Holzer, House of Trees, and Naomi Shihab Nye. The banners and flags were created in collaboration with seamstresses with the Center for Refugee Services in San Antonio. Word on the Street represents a return to Artpace by Mutu, a resident alumnus.

Artpace is free and open to the public seven days a week. More at artpace.org.

BADCAT Designs Fashion Show @ Studio 111
Mar 21 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
BADCAT Designs Fashion Show @ Studio 111
“An evocative exhibition of socially insightful iterations that blend the conceptual ambiguity of fine art with decided reformulations of traditional apparel. Contemporary timelines will be spotlighted critically in an atmosphere of reverse participation that celebrates individual originality while challenging the institutionalized esoteric.
Style as experience, exposes the subliminal.”
Mike Ryan & Guests Thursdays at The Dakota East Side Ice House @ The Dakota East Side Ice House
Mar 21 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Mike Ryan & Guests Thursdays at The Dakota East Side Ice House @ The Dakota East Side Ice House

LIVE Music with Mike Ryan and Guests every Thursday in March.

Mar
22
Fri
Submissions Deadline – Excavations; Sanctuary @ Mantle Art Space
Mar 22 all-day
Submissions Deadline - Excavations; Sanctuary @ Mantle Art Space

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 22nd 2019
Excavations; Sanctuary.

Mantle will be accepting a limited amount (based on exhibition space) of pieces for exhibition at the gallery in San Antonio, TX in April 2019. Best in Show will be awarded a solo show at Mantle Art Space in 2020.

Juror: Alex Ebstein is an artist and curator based in Baltimore, MD. She has an international career as a contemporary artist along with her curatorial work. Ebstein is the founder and director of three galleries in Baltimore between 2009 and present, Nudashank, Phoebe, and Resort. (https://www.resortbaltimore.com) Ebstein is the new Director of Exhibitions and curator at Goucher College, as of September of this year, and adjunct faculty at Maryland Institute College of Art.

Guidelines:

— Artists of all levels and media accepted. We are looking for contemporary work with any interpretation on the theme.

— Submissions will be accepted digitally. Photographs of 3-D or alternative medium works encouraged. Pieces must be able to be delivered and displayed in San Antonio, TX.

— Images should be labeled with the artist’s name and title (ex. SLawrence_Muse01). Email must contain the following: Image Name, Dimensions, Year, Medium and any special exhibiting details. Artists may choose to include a statement.

— Artists are welcome to submit up to 5 images, $30 for the first three and $5 for each additional image.

— Please submit images via email (mantlestudios@gmail.com). Submissions correctly labeled/received will be invoiced for payment.

Notifications: March 25th
Work Delivered By: April 13th
Opening Reception: April 20th

CuerposUnidos: Posterior @ Clamp Light Gallery and Studios
Mar 22 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
CuerposUnidos: Posterior @ Clamp Light Gallery and Studios

Poca Madre Arts in collaboration with Clamp Light
Studios are pleased to present CuerposUnidos, which will
first exist in two parts in San Antonio and come together as one
exhibition in Austin. CuerposUnidos presents the work of 14
local, regional, and national artists The exhibition is curated by
artist and curators Michael Anthony García and Jose
Villalobos as a means of speaking to varied representations
and connotations of the human form, both aesthetic and
political. While some works explore the corporeal form’s
malleable power over the human gaze, others speak to the
political cachet some bodies possess that others aren’t
afforded. The first part of the exhibition, CuerposUnidos:
Anterior, opens on March 8, 2019 at Clamp Light Studios
(1704 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78212.) The second part,
CuerposUnidos: Posterior, opens on March 22, 2019 also
at Clamp Light. Finally, both bodies of work unite at The
Museum of Human Achievement (916 Springdale Rd,
Austin, TX 78702) on June 14, 2019. A catalog of the
exhibitions will be available for sale.

Lesson Plan: Exploring the intersection of art and teaching @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex
Mar 22 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Lesson Plan: Exploring the intersection of art and teaching @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex

Lesson Plan is a pop-up art exhibit that explores the intersection between art and teaching. Hosted by Negative Space.

 

 

15 Composers: 2 Pianos @ FL!GHT Gallery
Mar 22 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
15 Composers: 2 Pianos @ FL!GHT Gallery

How would 15 different songwriters, composers, performers, etc interpret their original song on 2 pianos? Come find out on Friday March 22nd at Flight Gallery!

In a sort-of “roundtable” style presentation, each artist will perform a few of their tunes, using only pianos!. There’ll be jazz, pop, classical, country, experimental, poetry, film score and more featuring
Garrett T. Capps, Kory Cook, Aaron Prado, Nathan Felix, Xavier Gilmore, Celeste Ramirez, Jaime Ramirez, Jacob Bissell, Steph Huskin, Pamela Martinez, dreambored, Wesley Freeland, Richard Castillo, Torin Metz, James Dykman and special guests

A suggested donation of anything is encouraged but not required, with all proceeds going towards donating the pianos to lower income schools on the near west-side after the event.

Tasty beverages will be provided via Freetail Brewing.

Mar
23
Sat
Educator Workshop: Picture That: Social Commentary through Photography @ San Antonio Museum of Art
Mar 23 @ 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Educator Workshop: Picture That: Social Commentary through Photography @ San Antonio Museum of Art

Photojournalism, documentary, and street photography played an important role in social commentary and the critical examination of historical events and lifestyles of the 20th century. See how photography from the exhibit, Capturing the Moment: Photographs from the Marie Brenner and Ernst Pomerantz Collection, reveals influential moments in history, while inspiring social change and reflection. The workshop includes interdisciplinary hands-on studio based activities integrating technology with social studies and language arts connections. Please bring your personal electronic devices and cameras.

$20 for Members, $35 for Non-members
Lunch is not included. 6 CPE/GT

Instant Vista (Opening) @ PLAYhouse
Mar 23 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Instant Vista (Opening) @ PLAYhouse

“Instant” camera, “instant” pictures, “instant” memory. In 1948 Polaroid ushered in the pleasure of “instant” gratification to American consumers wishing to capture their memories in the moment of their making. By 1963 the Polaroid Land Camera was the rage. And although the competition, Kodak, had instamatic cameras that were easy to load, point and shoot, you still had to go through the process of processing. Today, after a half-century of technological advances, with “Instagram” offering instantaneous sharing and dissemination of selfies on devices, Polaroids – and other analogue processes – are making a nostalgia-fueled comeback.

Artist Andrew Ranville bears this history in mind in his Polaroid prints, which treat the unique Polaroid print object as sculpture and icon. Referencing the photo object as a part of the pictorial process, he then makes the actual Polaroids precious by showcasing them in display cases, or hanging them like icons on walls.

The PLAYhouse becomes a miniature temple for Ranville’s Polaroids in the exhibition “Instant Vista”. The vastness of the landscapes that comprise their subject matter is underscored by the miniature, intimate space inside the PLAYhouse. Here the venue and the objects interact as the PLAYhouse windows frame their own vistas of the outdoors and beyond.

Andrew Ranville was born 1981 in Michigan, United States. He lived and worked in London from 2006–2016, receiving his MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2008. Ranville’s expeditions, installations, sculptures, architectural interventions, photographs and films explore ideas related to landscape and community. The balance between the formal and functional aspects of the work often elicits viewer interaction, and is realized using ecologically sensitive methods which emphasize revitalization and resilience.

Ranville’s work has been exhibited internationally and installations of his work can be found—or have been shown—in countries including Australia, China, Costa Rica, Finland, Iceland, Morocco, Russia, Spain, UK and the USA. Ranville cofounded and developed the Rabbit Island Residency program, periodically living and working on the remote, 91-acre island located in Lake Superior. The Rabbit Island Foundation is a registered non-profit, with Ranville acting as Director and residency administrator.

THE UTSA BON-A-TIER PRINT CLUB PRESENTS INVASION @ UTSA Ceramics Building
Mar 23 @ 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
THE UTSA BON-A-TIER PRINT CLUB PRESENTS INVASION @ UTSA Ceramics Building

2nd Annual Steam Roller Woodblock Printing Event and Print Sale 

Bring your Freshly Carved Blocks!

Watch Artists Make HUGE PRINTS!!!

Size Requirements:

Minimum 30″ x 48″

Maximum 48″ x 96″

$10 submission fee

Free and Open to the Public 

Location is West Campus UTSA over by the Ceramic Studio 
#me: exploring online and IRL identity through art making @ Ouvert Studio
Mar 23 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
#me: exploring online and IRL identity through art making @ Ouvert Studio

Crea and Ouvert Studio present “#me”, a workshop where teens can explore how social media shapes their identity through a collaborative contemporary art project.

Social media is a space for youth to experiment, create, and define their identities, but the online experiences that shape those identities are heavily designed by the platforms on which they take place. This reality creates an identity feedback loop. You shape the content you put online and simultaneously the content you experience shapes you. As a result, it can be hard to determine where you end and the internet begins. Our lives are a web of online and IRL (in-real-life) experiences that can’t be easily disentangled. This workshop is an opportunity to navigate this reality in community.

Open to 10th Grade through College Students

In this workshop, you will:

Learn how social media platforms collect and categorize your data.

Locate the “categories” that Facebook and Instagram use to classify your identity.

Evaluate if social media “categories” reaffirm or divert from their real life identity.

Explore how your online and real-life identities connect by collaborating to build a IRL identity network. This network will be on display at Ouvert through March as part of Contemporary Art Month.

Equip yourself with tools and best practices to protect your online privacy.

More about Crea: https://creacommunityconsulting.com/

More about Ouvert: http://ouvert.city

“Upside Down, Inside Out, and Backwards CAM Closing Show” @ Híjole SA
Mar 23 @ 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
“Upside Down, Inside Out, and Backwards CAM Closing Show” @ Híjole SA

From the hilarious to the macabre, come join Híjole SA artists as they sort out the ups and the downs of this crazy mixed-up world.

Arcane Wilderness @ Mantle Art Space
Mar 23 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Arcane Wilderness @ Mantle Art Space

Mantle Art Space presents Arcane Wilderness, a solo exhibition by multidisciplinary artist Joe Hedges. Hedges will present works he calls “hypercombines”: oil paintings on wood and canvas that have new media components. Hedges’ art is largely about the tension between the natural world and media technologies. In this show, by presenting hand-painted visions of caves and forests and alongside glowing tablets and laptops, the exhibition provides opportunities for viewers to reflect on the screen-based experience of daily life in the twenty-first century.

Joe Hedges (b. 1980) is currently living in Washington state. He has exhibited painting, digital imaging, installation, music and video in galleries and museums internationally. www.joehedges.com

New Works Exhibit @ Leal Art Gallery
Mar 23 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
New Works Exhibit @ Leal Art Gallery

Leal Art Gallery cordially invites you to an opening reception for New Works Exhibit. Join us in celebrating contemporary art by: Jerry Gann, Chris dor Lutz, Marcy McChesney, Kelsey Vera Nickerson, Abel Ortiz-Acosta, Marcus Renninger, Geannie Sandoval and Lalo Villarreal. The springtime event will also include new pieces by gallery owners and brothers: Marty and Frank Leal. For more details, please visit LealArtGallery.com. Exhibit runs through May 23, 2019.

Homebase: Concert, Q+A with Claire Rousay @ AP Art Lab
Mar 23 @ 7:00 PM
Homebase: Concert, Q+A with Claire Rousay @ AP Art Lab

In conjunction with On the Cusp, On the Cusp Of, an exhibition featuring new works by Chabriely Rivera and Domeinic Jimenez, Homebase presents a concert and Q+A with Claire Rousay. Claire will play a set of improvised music and answer any questions related to her work and experience in improvisational music.

Claire Rousay is an improviser, percussionist, and event organizer based in San Antonio, Texas. Rousay explores queerness, human physicality, and self perception through the use of physical objects and their potential sounds.

Rousay has recently performed with Tom Carter, Lori Goldstein, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten, Paul Giallorenzo, and Brandon Lopez. She is working extensively within a duo context with both Michael Foster and Jacob Wick. Rousay has toured extensively across North America, booking 220 dates in 2017 alone. In 2018 she participated in the Sonic Transmissions Festival and NMASS Festival as well as performed at venues such as Elastic Arts and Issue Project Room. Her work recently received support from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.

Rousay curates Contemporary Whatever, a monthly series for adventurous art in San Antonio; she also collaborated with Artpace to produce Right Now Festival in August 2017, which brought experimental and improvising performers to town from across Texas.

This event is free and open to the public.
On the Cusp, On the Cusp Of will be on display before and after the concert.

For more information on additional events or appointments visit/contact:
Homebase- https://www.facebook.com/homebase.tx/
AP Art Lab- https://www.facebook.com/pg/APArtLab

TexPop Presents: The Rowdy Women Take Over! @ South Texas Museum of Popular Culture
Mar 23 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
TexPop Presents: The Rowdy Women Take Over! @ South Texas Museum of Popular Culture

We will be celebrating Women’s Month in March with our own Rowdy Women Take Over! All female artists! All female musicians! and all female vendors! Special performance by San Antonio’s own Rowdy trio… HEATHER LEATHER!!!

Live Jazz featuring the Luis Gonzalez Trio @ The Dakota East Side Ice House
Mar 23 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Live Jazz featuring the Luis Gonzalez Trio @ The Dakota East Side Ice House

Live Jazz featuring the Luis Gonzalez Trio every Saturday during Contemporary Art Month.

Saturday March 2nd
Saturday March16th
Saturday March 23rd
Saturday March 30th
The Dakota East Side Ice House
433 S Hackberry
San Antonio TX 78203
Mar
24
Sun
NOT BRUNCH Sundays at The Dakota East Side Ice House @ The Dakota East Side Ice House
Mar 24 @ 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM
NOT BRUNCH Sundays at The Dakota East Side Ice House @ The Dakota East Side Ice House

Join The Dakota East Side Ice House for NO BRUNCH Sundays with art, great eats, music beer and wine.

 

MESH @ The Gallery at MBS Yoga
Mar 24 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
MESH @ The Gallery at MBS Yoga

MESH 4.0 will be the fourth installment of an eccentric evening filled with organic movement, inspiring sound, and visual delights curated by Felicia McBride. The evening features ten local artists pairing up to create something new and spontaneous in a beautiful space. Come out and enjoy the night!! $10 ticket at the door goes toward the artists and beer/wine available for purchase.

Slow Crush//Highlands// FANCLUB//Processions @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex
Mar 24 @ 7:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Slow Crush//Highlands// FANCLUB//Processions @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex

music event
SLOW CRUSH

Highlands

Mar
26
Tue
Nicolas Valdez Featuring Los Nahuatlatos @ The Dakota East Side Ice House
Mar 26 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Nicolas Valdez Featuring Los Nahuatlatos @ The Dakota East Side Ice House

Tuesday Night Music Hosted by Nicolas Valdez and featuring Los Nahuatlatos 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

Mar
27
Wed
Leigh Anne Lester: No Necessary Time Axis on Evolutionary Novelties @ Ruiz-Healy Art
Mar 27 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Leigh Anne Lester: No Necessary Time Axis on Evolutionary Novelties @ Ruiz-Healy Art

Ruiz-Healy Art is pleased to present No Necessary Time Axis on Evolutionary Novelties, a solo exhibition of new works by Leigh Anne Lester. The exhibition will open to the public with a reception on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. The show is accompanied by a catalogue written with an essay by Hills Snyder.

Long interested in how the natural world evolves and changes, Lester creates a body of work that encompasses an intergenerational microscopic and macroscopic view of abstracted information. “The work in the show is a recurring visual vocabulary. If the viewer follows those clues they will find information resurfacing in different pieces throughout this exhibit. A very slow motioned animation of generational manifestations” explains Lester.

Patricia Ruiz-Healy states, “I have admired the work of Lester for a while. Her personal interpretation of genetic modification pair with a masterful draftsmanship and the incorporation of other medium has brought to the long-established botanical drawings tradition a 21st C. aesthetic.”

Her drawings are layers of semi-transparent drafting film with a historical botanical drawn on each layer. The transparency of the drafting film allows the line of each botanical to optically blend with the next layer. Elements of each of the plants mix and tangle their visual attributes intermingling disparate species of flora. Floating cells are layered with graphite drawings of separate distorted offspring plants with their color drained, implying a cellular, morphological struggle for resolution.

Lester’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States. Her solo exhibitions include McNay Art Museum, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX; Artpace, San Antonio, TX; Institute of Texan Cultures, San Antonio, TX; Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX; and the International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago, IL. She is the recipient of prestigious awards including the 2011 Hunting Prize and the Artist Foundation of San Antonio in 2007. In 2015, she was selected to participate in the Berlin Residency Program by Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum in partnership with Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany. Lester’s artworks are in the permanent collections of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, McNay Art Museum and the University of Texas at San Antonio, among other institutions.

Founded in 2004 and located in the historic Olmos Park District of San Antonio, Ruiz-Healy Art specializes in contemporary art with an emphasis on Latinx, Latin American, and Texas-based artists. To request high-resolution images and more information about the exhibition, please contact the gallery at info@ruizhealyart.com or 210-804-2219. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM and by appointment.

Leigh Anne Lester: No Necessary Time Axis on Evolutionary Novelties will be on view through May 25, 2019.

KARAOKE Wednesdays at The Dakota East Side Ice House @ The Dakota East Side Ice House
Mar 27 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
KARAOKE Wednesdays at The Dakota East Side Ice House @ The Dakota East Side Ice House

Join KARAOKE Wednesdays at The Dakota East Side ICE HOUSE.

Mar
28
Thu
CAM Happening at San Antonio Flavor Co-curated by Verena Gaudy & Martín C. Rodríguez @ San Antonio Museum of Art
Mar 28 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
CAM Happening at San Antonio Flavor Co-curated by Verena Gaudy & Martín C. Rodríguez @ San Antonio Museum of Art

Join us for this years CAM Happening at the CURRENTS San Antonio Flavor event Co-curated by Martín C. Rodríguez & Verena Gaudy.

Featured Artists:

Jenelle Esparza
Rigoberto Luna
Braydon Gold
Ernesto Ibanez
The Projecto
Martín C. Rodríguez
Image:
Left projection is “Imágenes Reflejados” and the right projection is “No Man’s Land” by Verena Gaudy and Martín C. Rodríguez.
Closing Lecture: Reconciling City & Nature @ Mexican Cultural Institute
Mar 28 @ 6:00 PM
Closing Lecture: Reconciling City & Nature @ Mexican Cultural Institute

Schjetnan is part of a generation of landscape architects & urban planners who have created new theories and practices for the design of our cities based on environmental knowledge and awareness for the inhabitant’s quality of life; taking into consideration their well-being, together with a new ethical and aesthetic relationship with the environment.

Join us on an insightful closing lecture of the exhibit, led by Architect Mario Schjetnan himself, alongside other renowned experts from The University of Texas.

FREE ADMISSION

San Antonio Flavor @ San Antonio Museum of Art
Mar 28 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
San Antonio Flavor @ San Antonio Museum of Art
San Antonio Flavor
Thursday, March 28
6 – 10 PM
San Antonio Museum of Art
200 W. Jones Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78215
Tastier than ever, San Antonio Flavor returns to the San Antonio Museum of Art on Thursday, March 28, 2019. 

Sample bites from 30+ local restaurants in various cuisines, enjoy Shiner beer and wine, signature Tito’s Vodka cocktails and the live Zas! Culinary Showdown, starring four top San Antonio chefs and celebs, emceed by Chef Jason Dady.

Live music, beats by SoundCream, Contemporary Art Month art installations, and more.

Tickets and more info available at sacurrentflavor.com.

Working Artist Panel Discussion @ Southwest School of Art, Russell Hill Rogers Lecture Hall
Mar 28 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Working Artist Panel Discussion @ Southwest School of Art, Russell Hill Rogers Lecture Hall

Join Southwest School of Art for an informative panel discussion to hear several working artists share insights about their varied paths to successful careers in the visual arts. The artist panel will include Jenelle Esparza, Cory Imig, Cruz Ortiz and Daniel Rios Rodriguez. You’ll learn about how the artists chose their career path, what types of challenges they’ve overcome along the way and what has helped them to become successful artists! A Q & A session will immediately follow the panel discussion.

Free and open to the public

Mike Ryan & Guests Thursdays at The Dakota East Side Ice House @ The Dakota East Side Ice House
Mar 28 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Mike Ryan & Guests Thursdays at The Dakota East Side Ice House @ The Dakota East Side Ice House

LIVE Music with Mike Ryan and Guests every Thursday in March.

Mar
29
Fri
FL!GHT CAMP @ Hot Wells
Mar 29 – Mar 31 all-day
FL!GHT CAMP @ Hot Wells

FL!GHT CAMP 2019 – $100 gets you a campsite with tickets for two people. First 20 people to send their deposit get a free Jeff Wheeler drawing all of which were done onsite at Hot Wells and feature things you might see during camp! We are taking money via PayPal and Venmo to reserve – message me here or via text message for my payment info to get your spot! Only 60 campsites available…

Third Annual Camp Out fundraising event for FL!GHT Gallery.

March 29, 30, 31 Pre sale tickets/reservations only via (210) 872-2586. All campers must participate.

Closing _COLOR CONCENTRATE: Chroma and Critical Consciousness @ Contemporary Art Month CAMMIE Awards 2019 @ Chris Park at Ruby City
Mar 29 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Closing _COLOR CONCENTRATE: Chroma and Critical Consciousness @ Contemporary Art Month CAMMIE Awards 2019 @ Chris Park at Ruby City

To the viewer: COLOR CONCENTRATE invites four artists (Carlos Rosales-Silva, Joshua Saunders, Kaeyln D. Rodriguez and Mark Anthony Martinez) to create two new works. One prioritizes color, understood in physical terms. The other considers social aspects of color. In contemporary art and art history, art workers are constantly tasked with making critical decisions within both realms of color. An artist or curator today might need to refer to sources like the Munsell color system alongside critical race theories around color in a given day’s work. Complicated histories and politics inhabit colors like brown, black, white, red and yellow, especially. Recent scientific innovations like Vantablack test the limits of optical perception. The “white cube” continues to be an emblem of exclusion and privilege in the art world. Screen-based devices have transformed how humans experience art and color as well, both optically, as we interface with digitally produced colors, and socially, as these devices and the internet provide unprecedented outreach capacity for movements like Black Lives Matter. Color pervades. The practices of these artists meditate intensively on the interplays, meanings and potentials of color. I will not share with you which of their new works speaks to which priority. That is for you to figure out. Concentrate. -Josh T Franco, Curator
Josh T Franco is an artist with an art history PhD. He completed his dissertation regarding the relationship between rasquachismo and minimalism in Marfa, Texas at Binghamton University in 2016. He currently resides in Hyattsville, Maryland. For more information: www.joshtfranco.com.
The Spare Parts MINI ART MUSEUM (MAM), founded in 2013, takes contemporary art to communities around the world making it possible for everyone to participate in a fine arts experience. Follow MAM’s travels via Instagram and Facebook. For more information email museum@sparepartssa.org. #weeart

Contemporary Art Month CAMMIE Awards 2019 @ Chris Park at Ruby City
Mar 29 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Contemporary Art Month CAMMIE Awards 2019 @ Chris Park at Ruby City

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 2019 CAMMIE Awards; Artpace San Antonio, Blue Star Contemporary, Carver Community Cultural Center,  Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival, McNay Art Museum, Mini Art Museum, Ruby City, San Antonio Museum of Art, Southwest School of Art and The Best of CAM – People’s Choice online voting.

CAMMIE Awards created and designed by the creative team at Heavy Heavy. 

Music by DJ Novasoul.

Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co., Specialty Cocktail & Highwheel Beer.

Food by The Box Street Social.

March 29, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Join us at Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co. 1902 S Flores after the awards ceremony.

New Works by Elizabeth Rodriguez @ The Dakota East Side Ice House
Mar 29 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
New Works by Elizabeth Rodriguez @ The Dakota East Side Ice House

Please Join The Dakota East Side Ice House for an evening of Art and Music as we celebrate the work of Elizabeth Rodriguez.

About the Artist: San Antonio native Elizabeth Rodriguez is a full-time artist. She began her career as a self-taught artist in oil painting and later apprenticed with other artists from whom she learned to work with mosaics, ceramics, watercolor, murals and much more. Rodriguez received her BA from Our Lady of the Lake University. Her work is informed by extensive travel, and visiting museums across Europe.  Her paintings have been featured in several group exhibitions, including “Contemporary Latino Art: El Corazon de San Antonio, at Texas A & M San Antonio. Her first solo exhibition, “On the Eve of Consciousness, was hosted by Bihl Haus Arts in March 2015. She has been teaching painting in the Bihl Haus GO! Arts Program since October 2015.

Image La Mesera: Dear friend Elvia Mosqueda Rios of Elizabeth’s. Has worked at Mi Tierra Cafe & Panaderia for almost 40 years. You can find her there most days, and when she’s not there, she’s working at HEB, where she has been for more that 10 years. Elizabeth admires her commitment to hard work and family.  Oil on canvas 82 x 58 in.

The Dakota East Side Ice House is nestled in the Historic Gardens neighborhood and opened its doors earlier this year. The Dakota pays homage to the surrounding east side neighborhood through historic neighborhood photos and ephemera and attracts neighbors by offering a friendly atmosphere with great eats and cold beers.

The Dakota East Side Ice House hours:  

Monday – Sunday:  3:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Kid & Dog friendly

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For more information contact Nina Hassele at (210) 630-0235

Teachers Gone Bad: Almost Summer @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex
Mar 29 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Teachers Gone Bad: Almost Summer @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex

Mind Twist Comedy presents, Teachers Gone Bad: Almost Summer. Join us for a night of breakroom talk and faculty room complaints with host Irma Ruiz.

This is a show you don’t want to miss!

FIFTH FRIDAY AT THE DAKOTA EAST SIDE ICE HOUSE @ The Dakota East Side Ice House
Mar 29 @ 11:00 PM – 11:00 PM
FIFTH FRIDAY AT THE DAKOTA EAST SIDE ICE HOUSE @ The Dakota East Side Ice House

FIFTH FRIDAY’S MARCH MAY AUGUST & NOVEMBER at The Dakota East Side Ice House.  ART Music and Community.

Mar
30
Sat
HACKBERRY SWEEP MONTHLY VOLUNTEER BLOCK CLEANUP @ The Dakota East Side Ice House
Mar 30 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
HACKBERRY SWEEP MONTHLY VOLUNTEER BLOCK CLEANUP @ The Dakota East Side Ice House

Join us for the Hackberry Sweep monthly volunteer block cleanup at 10:00 am.

Special Food & Drink

Happy Hour 12PM-3PM

Point, Shoot, and Print Workshop with David Salinas @ San Antonio Museum of Art
Mar 30 @ 10:00 AM – Mar 31 @ 1:00 PM
Point, Shoot, and Print Workshop with David Salinas @ San Antonio Museum of Art

Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31 | 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Join local photographer David Salinas in a two-part workshop exploring the process of shooting and printing black-and-white 35 millimeter film. On day one, participants will walk around and near SAMA’s campus learning successful shooting techniques with simple point-and-shoot film cameras. After developing the film, the participants will return on Sunday to create postcard prints using traditional darkroom techniques. Supplies are included.

Live Jazz featuring the Luis Gonzalez Trio @ The Dakota East Side Ice House
Mar 30 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Live Jazz featuring the Luis Gonzalez Trio @ The Dakota East Side Ice House

Live Jazz featuring the Luis Gonzalez Trio every Saturday during Contemporary Art Month.

Saturday March 2nd
Saturday March16th
Saturday March 23rd
Saturday March 30th
The Dakota East Side Ice House
433 S Hackberry
San Antonio TX 78203
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NOT BRUNCH Sundays at The Dakota East Side Ice House @ The Dakota East Side Ice House
Mar 31 @ 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM
NOT BRUNCH Sundays at The Dakota East Side Ice House @ The Dakota East Side Ice House

Join The Dakota East Side Ice House for NO BRUNCH Sundays with art, great eats, music beer and wine.