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 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

Mar
12
Sat
Aligned and exhibition by Andrei Renteria @ 3rd Space Art Gallery
Mar 12 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Aligned and exhibition by Andrei Renteria @ 3rd Space Art Gallery  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Aligned, an exhibition by artist Andrei Renteria, is a series of works constructed out of discarded material and traditional media that revisit his experiences within the drug smuggling culture along the U.S.-Mexico border where he grew up.

By using discarded material, Renteria creates an enormous deposit of information of great value that revisits these experiences beyond the imprint, beyond the trace—a preservation of sensation—a documentation of habits and forms of behavior during that interval of time.

Show closes March 31, 2016

Amanda Bianchi Pop-up Exhibition “Feeling Myself” @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex
Mar 12 @ 7:00 PM – Mar 13 @ 11:15 PM
Amanda Bianchi Pop-up Exhibition "Feeling Myself" @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Amanda Bianchi is a self-taught artist raised in San Antonio who has always maintained a fascination with observing people and the complicated nature of their relationships with one another.
Her current Pop-up Exhibition “Feeling Myself”, will be the first time Amanda will explore the relationship we have with ourselves, our perceptions of who we are, and how we assume we are being perceived by others.

Working with various mediums including photography, light, and video installation Amanda has created a fully immersive experience delving into topics such as confidence, vanity, narcissism, and excess and its acceptability in our mainstream culture.

Curated by Nina Hassele

Audrya Flores | Devil’s Trumpet @ Provenance Gallery
Mar 12 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Audrya Flores | Devil's Trumpet @ Provenance Gallery  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Provenance Gallery is pleased to present Devil’s Trumpet, new work by Audrya Flores.

“This series of assemblage work exposes my artistic process. I create tactile representations of my dream symbols as a way to decode their meanings and resolve the conflicts they represent.
Datura, also known as Devil’s Trumpet is a highly toxic night-blooming flower that, if ingested, causes a state of delirium. Myths exist in multiple cultures in which the personified Datura plant aids people through dreams and visions.”

Exhibition will be on view until April 2nd, by appointment.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Audrya Flores is a Tejana artist, educator, and mother living in San Antonio, Texas. Her work is a means for intrapersonal exploration and is influenced by dreams, visions, the occult, and her roots in the border town of Brownsville, Texas. Flores repurposes discarded materials and found objects for her collage and assemblage work.

ABOUT THE GALLERY
Provenance Gallery is an independent art space dedicated to featuring innovative work by local and regional emerging artists.

FLAX open studio @ FLAX studio
Mar 12 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
FLAX open studio @ FLAX studio | San Antonio | Texas | United States

San Antonio-based artists Katy Silva and Andrei Renteria have annouced the opening of their new art studio: Flax Studio!

Silva, a Trinity University graduate, and current Marketing and Development Manager at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, partnered with painter Renteria, a UTSA MFA graduate, Artist Foundation grant recipient, and Artist Lab resident, to open the space and encourage the development of emerging artists in San Antonio and South Texas.

Flax was chosen as the name, as flax is a key material in oil paint and canvas, which suited the two painters perfectly.

“Andrei and I have seen the incredible growth of San Antonio’s art scene,” said Silva. “Flax was born out of our passion for painting and for the future success of the creative community. Visitors to the studio are in for something truly unique.”

About Flax Studio
Located at 1906 S. Flores St., Flax Studio is an artist run studio and gallery space in the Lone Star Arts District in San Antonio.

Check us out at our monthly Second Saturday Artwalk!

My New Haunt @ Studio Fantomas
Mar 12 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
My New Haunt @ Studio Fantomas | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Alejandro Augustine Padilla, who is best known for his use of surreal imagery done in traditional oil painting technique and detailed ink drawings, was recently named one of the Top Five Latino Artists to Watch in 2016 by The Rivard Report. He expands his craft to include sculpture and video, in a jarring multi-sensory installation.

My Well, My Stream, The River @ Studio 111. Daniela Riojas Multimedia Arts
Mar 12 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
My Well, My Stream, The River @ Studio 111. Daniela Riojas Multimedia Arts | San Antonio | Texas | United States

As a follow up to her multimedia Artist Lab residency exhibition at the Galeria Guadalupe, Rio Abajo Rio: River Beneath the River, Daniela Riojas creates a performance installation expanding on her demonstration of The Wild Woman excavating memories from her current lifetime and generations past; revealing ancestral messages, the collective unconscious, and personal histories intertwined.

San Antonio : imaginalScenarios @ studioMezclado
Mar 12 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
San Antonio : imaginalScenarios @ studioMezclado | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Collagist and itinerant photographer Bobbi Studstill reconstructs artist-made images of San Antonio, vintage & decorative papers, ephemera and paint to create visionary structures and surreal scenes. This special show celebrates Contemporary Art Month in San Antonio!

See the Forest for the Trees @ AP ArtLab
Mar 12 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
See the Forest for the Trees @ AP ArtLab | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Teen artists from the Southwest School of Art partner with spare parts to uncover the aesthetics of detritus and reexamine their relationship with the discarded. The resulting installation gives used cardboard a new life that honors its forest origins. Found in many cultures and religions, the Tree of Life symbolizes knowledge, sustenance, regeneration, and healing. Artists reclaimed materials often thought of as waste – used cardboard, plastic, paper and found objects – from their homes and communities to build the tree, challenging viewers to reimagine what they may consider unusable. This Tree of Life represents the hope for a healthier, more sustainable future.

The 1906 @ The 1906
Mar 12 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

8 studios, live music, STAD website launch

The Lullwood Group Presents Jessica Ramirez @ The Lullwood Group
Mar 12 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Lullwood Group Presents Jessica Ramirez @ The Lullwood Group | San Antonio | Texas | United States

See new works by Jessica Ramirez at 107 Gallery in the Lonestar Arts District

®space Introduces Ali Wiesse. New Drawings and Paintings @ ®space
Mar 12 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
®space Introduces Ali Wiesse. New Drawings and Paintings @ ®space | San Antonio | Texas | United States

®space Introduces Ali Wiesse.
New Drawings and Paintings
March 12, 2016-March 26, 2016
7:00-10:00pm

®space
110 E. La Chapelle
San Antonio 78204

Manhattan Short Feature Film Project @ URBAN-15
Mar 12 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Manhattan Short Feature Film Project @ URBAN-15  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Between Thursday, March 10 and Sunday March 13, one feature film will debut in over 50 independent and arthouse cinemas across the United States–including URBAN-15 in San Antonio–in the 4th Annual Feature Film Project.

The Feature Film Project’s aim is to help a film move from the festival circuit into neighborhood cinemas with a nation-wide test screening of the film. Viewing audiences are polled as to whether the film is deserving of a wider release.

You Be the Judge! Audiences across the USA are handed a voting card upon entry and asked the question “Should this film be seen in cinemas across the USA?”

Manhattan Short has not yet announced this year’s winning selection–check back on this site for updates!

Mar
13
Sun
Photo Exhibit at Tex Pop “With Liberty and Annette for All” by SA artists Annette Crawford and Liberty Vela @ South Texas Popular Culture Center (TEX POP)
Mar 13 @ 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Photo Exhibit at Tex Pop “With Liberty and Annette for All” by SA artists Annette Crawford and Liberty Vela @ South Texas Popular Culture Center (TEX POP) | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Photo Exhibit at Tex Pop “With Liberty and Annette for All” by SA artists Annette Crawford and Liberty Vela.

Annette is an in-demand photographer of local and touring musicians; her photos are on permanent display at Sam’s Burger Joint and Music Hall.

She also writes the popular blog about music called “The Groovy Gringa.”

Liberty is the young teenage daughter of local musician Ruben V. Liberty is a talented photographer and member of her school yearbook staff.

This will be Liberty’s first public exhibit.

Sunday March 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. for exhibit opening.

Exhibit will run through Sunday April 10.

Music at the exhibit opening Sunday March 13 by Ruben V and Friends.

$5 suggested donation to the non-profit local culture museum Tex Pop.

Mar
16
Wed
Cloth and Sound @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex
Mar 16 @ 7:00 PM – Mar 17 @ 12:00 AM
Cloth and Sound @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex |  |  |

In conjunction with our Contemporary Art Month Series, The Olaju Art Group is honored to host internationally recognized textile artist/musician, Tunde Odunlade. His contribution to CAM provides a look into fabric art made by techniques developed in West Africa with complimentary live music.

The works presented are known as ‘Batik’, a traditional technique of wax dyeing applied to various cloths as a medium. Odunlade produces, exhibits and teaches methods of textile art on an international level with the Smithsonian Museum and other established institutions.

On this evening, Tunde will be drumming and storytelling amidst Yoruba chants to fully engage his audience with Nigerian culture. Also, captivating fabrics ranging in size from medium to extra-large will be on display for sale and appreciation.

For more information, visit the Olaju Art Group at; www.fromwestafrica.org

Mar
18
Fri
Maybe it was all a dream, Jack McGilvray @ Haus Collective
Mar 18 @ 7:00 PM – 7:15 PM
Maybe it was all a dream, Jack McGilvray @ Haus Collective | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Maybe it was all a dream, Jack McGilvray

“I present the observer with a non-linear photographic narrative—one ungrounded, lost in space and time. These images are an invitation to step into a dream.
Can you recall a period in your life that no longer seems real, not just because of a temporal distance, but a chasm of trauma that your mind cannot cross, as if the former you entered and emerged a stranger? As time passes, that past seems out of reach. In contrast, the imagined and found feel like truths rising to the surface, the realest things in a dream-like present. You begin looking everywhere for clues.

This body of work is about the tide between pain and the sublime. Have you ever felt lost in the haze of another world and looked back at the world you left behind? Sometimes those worlds feel at opposite ends of a galaxy. At other times, the reconciliation of your pre and post-chasm self seems to rely only on finding the right clues.”
Opening Reception
Friday, March 18th
7pm

Mar
19
Sat
Hand Papermaking Workshop by Mobile Mill, Western Drive @ Guenther's Upper Mill
Mar 19 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Hand Papermaking Workshop by Mobile Mill, Western Drive @ Guenther's Upper Mill  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Hand Papermaking Workshop by Mobile Mill, Western Drive: This two-hour workshop located at Guenther’s Upper Mill in hand papermaking includes live demonstrations in hollander-beating (pulp-making from recyclable fibers) and hands-on instruction in western style sheet-pulling using traditional wooded mould-and-deckle sets. Working with portable studio equipment via a push-cart transported by truck, The Mobile Mill has the ability to operate in indoor or outdoor settings, in either private or public realms. Any number of participants (of all ages; no prior experience is necessary) will leave the workshop with their very own handmade paper.

The workshop collaborates with artist Kellen Walker’s Western Drive perfume series, planned to forage forest materials in north Texas, specifically, the location where Walker’s performance and perfumes of Western Drive originated, to be made into handmade paper. The paper will end up as perfume blotter strips for the Western Drive line, and for a limited-edition, scented artist book.

All tools and materials are provided by The Mobile Mill.

Saturday March 19th, 2016

11am-1pm

Guenther’s Upper Mill

http://kellenwalker.com/Western-Drive

Art Exhibit at Tex Pop “A Mutagenic Mustering 1970-1979” by SA Artists Jim Harter, John Rogers, Donjon Evans, Norman Avila, and George Horner. @ South Texas Popular Culture Center (TEX POP)
Mar 19 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Art Exhibit at Tex Pop “A Mutagenic Mustering 1970-1979”  by SA Artists Jim Harter, John Rogers, Donjon Evans, Norman Avila, and George Horner. @ South Texas Popular Culture Center (TEX POP)  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Art Exhibit at Tex Pop “A Mutagenic Mustering 1970-1979” by SA Artists Jim Harter, John Rogers, Donjon Evans, Norman Avila, and George Horner.

The exhibit is dedicated to Jim Harter and John Rogers who each died in 2015.

The art will include drawings, prints, photos, music posters, magazines, underground newspapers, and performance art programs from these 5 artists from the time period.

Saturday March 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. for exhibit opening.

Exhibit will run through Sunday April 10.

$5 suggested donation to the non-profit local culture museum Tex Pop.

The Korean Diary of Jose Balli: Experiencias Fronterizas @ Agora
Mar 19 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Korean Diary of Jose Balli: Experiencias Fronterizas @ Agora  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Jose Gerardo Balli—Mexican-American artist from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico/McAllen, TX

I started sketching in old books by happenstance. My attention has always been piqued by the many books I’ve seen reach their final resting place on some neglected bookshelf, Salvation Army or public library donation program. Seeing life still remaining in each one of those books, I decided to give them a second chance, repurposing them in my own way.

I commence my artistic process by examining the old books and manuscripts. I sketch my daily life—capturing characters, objects, scenic and urban landscapes in Texas and Northern Mexico. I render crude, vivid sketches on the pages of the books using oil pastels. The books become an extension of my thoughts, taking lives of their own—with my creations slowly covering the work of someone else. By morphing their content, juxtaposing the sketches with the typography and images on the pages into something new, the books regain the vitality they lost when they were relegated to the places in which I found them.

Once I feel a book is complete, I select a number of sketches to turn into oil paintings (or other large-scale pieces). Rendering the pieces into larger formats is my way of paying tribute to the moment. My sketches and paintings serve as a drawbridge between a time and place in my personal experience.

The Korean Diary of Jose Balli; Experiencias Fronterizas ( A Border Experience)

The border is a unique place with experiences and characters that are only found in the region. This collection includes my personal vision of the border, the collection was developed as a series of sketches made in the “Korean Dairy”. The “Korean Diary” was a book that consisted of a group of economic essays which discussed east asian economic relations ,written in Korean. I intervened the book utilizing it as my sketch book, the book took a life of its own once the book was complete I then selected my favorite peaces to turn into oil paintings, this is how the collection came to be. The value of daily life in the frontier is very easy to ignore always moving always changing, at different rates at different times, on both sides of the Rio Bravo. This collection includes my personal vision of the border, where I endeavor to capture everyday moments, experiences and characters that are ignored or forgotten with the passage of time.The collection pays tribute to all of them, sharing my vision of the border and the great love I have for it.

Three The Hard Way | Alyssa Danna – Love After Love @ Clamp Light Studios & Gallery
Mar 19 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Three The Hard Way | Alyssa Danna - Love After Love @ Clamp Light Studios & Gallery  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Alyssa Danna will transform the space with “Love After Love,” a series of assemblage sculptures that relish in the tasteless decorative revival of things loved and left.

Artist Statement
My work relishes in the tasteless decorative revival of things love and left. The results are a growth of the object and a mounting humor laden empathy at its predicament.

Alyssa Danna is a local San Antonio artist that holds a Bachelors of Fine Art emphasizing Painting from Lamar University in Beaumont Texas, her hometown, and a Masters of Fine Art emphasizing Sculpture from UTSA. She is the proud keeper of three fur babies, three lizard friends, and untold plant life. She hopes you enjoy the show.

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Clamp Light Artist Studios & Gallery and Freight Gallery will be exchanging their exhibition spaces for Contemporary Art Month! Multi-media artist Raul Gonzalez is serving as guest curator for an exhibition at Clamp Light. Instead of organizing a single CAM event, Gonzalez stepped onto the court looking for Three The Hard Way, three solo exhibitions by San Antonio based artists Rafael Fernando Gutierrez Jr, Eric Breish, and Alyssa Danna. Throughout the month of CAM the space will be taken over by each of these artists for exhibitions ranging in painting, sculpture, drawing, performance, and installation.

Three The Hard Way is a basketball term often used to describe a player scoring three points in a difficult fashion, usually from the three-point line. In this instance, the challenging part is coordinating three solo shows in one month. “Being that Contemporary Art Month is about highlighting San Antonio’s artists, I thought it would be an excellent opportunity to find a way to showcase several artists’ work. So, I had to figure out a way to bring more than one exhibition into that environment in a short period of time.” – Raul Gonzalez

In addition to each solo show, artists will add smaller works to a “community wall” that will evolve as the shows interchange.
Back patio musical entertainment will be provided by guest curator Raul Gonzalez, performing as “Mr. Playlist”

Image:
Alyssa Danna
Twinkle Toes (detail)

Mar
20
Sun
Audrya Flores | Devil’s Trumpet Open Studio @ Provenance Gallery
Mar 20 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Audrya Flores | Devil's Trumpet Open Studio @ Provenance Gallery | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Stop by for another opportunity to view our March exhibition featuring recent work by Audrya Flores.

Caliente Hot Glass – Open Studio Tour @ Caliente Hot Glass Studio
Mar 20 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Caliente Hot Glass - Open Studio Tour @ Caliente Hot Glass Studio | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Stop by Caliente Hot Glass for live off-hand blown glass demos by our artists. Our glass blowers will share their knowledge and expertise with you, answer questions, and maybe even let you join in, all while making unique one of a kind art from this amazing, molten material we call glass!

Our gallery features all one of a kind, off-hand art glass & sculpture by our members, so take a gander!

CAM OPEN STUDIOS – “Concrete March” @ Concrete Exhibition space
Mar 20 @ 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
CAM OPEN STUDIOS - "Concrete March" @ Concrete Exhibition space | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Group exhibition featuring works (paintings, prints, sculpture, installation and ceramics) by John Atkins (Usa), James Cobb (Usa), Verena Gaudy (Austria), Farad Ibrahimovic (BIH, UK, Austria), James Raska (USA) and Heimo Wallner (Austria, USA)
Please join us at 105 Blue Star Arts Center Apt 3 (enter from S. Alamo), San Antonio, Tx 78204

Mar
21
Mon
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE CAMMIE AWARDS! @ San Antonio, Texas
Mar 21 @ 12:00 PM – Mar 23 @ 12:00 AM
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE CAMMIE AWARDS! @ San Antonio, Texas

The Cammie Awards honor exceptional art during Contemporary Art Month. The Cammies are determined by popular vote. Cast your vote by submitting the form, linked below. The deadline is midnight on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Artists and curators working in all mediums are qualified. The only requirement is that they present an artwork, exhibition, or performance during Contemporary Art Month, prior to the Award Ceremony on Friday,  March 25, 2016, and be listed on the 2016 CAM calendar. You may only vote once. You may edit your votes anytime before the deadline.

Mar
25
Fri
Closing Reception: That Thing On The Side Of The Road @ Chrispark
Mar 25 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Closing Reception: That Thing On The Side Of The Road @ Chrispark | San Antonio | Texas | United States

spare parts MINI ART MUSEUM presents
That Thing On The Side Of The Road
Honoring the overlooked; the cast-off; the abandoned; the peripheral. If the title sounds like it could be the name of a B-Horror film, you’re hearing it the way I do. Not going to bother you with pretentious words like hierarchy, transgressive, etc., but those concerns are there, they just won’t fit in my pickup truck. That’s really all there is to it. Why say more? -Hills Snyder, Curator

Mar
26
Sat
Collage Workshop with Audrya Flores @ Provenance Gallery
Mar 26 @ 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Collage Workshop with Audrya Flores @ Provenance Gallery | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Hands are a prominent symbolic element in artist, Audrya Flores’ work, and in this workshop, she will share her process for creating a “ghost hand” fabric and paper collage. Participants will be encouraged to explore this imagery by creating their own unique work of art.

$5 Suggested Donation, includes all materials and light refreshments.

Space is Limited.
Email stephtorressa@gmail.com to register.

Mar
31
Thu
East meets West @ Palo Alto College (Project Space Gallery)
Mar 31 @ 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
East meets West @ Palo Alto College (Project Space Gallery) | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Our grand finale event for Contemporary Art Month will be a comparison exhibition between Kenya and Nigeria. ‘East meets West’ provides a balanced approach to understanding the distinctions between African cultures.

In partnership with Palo Alto College, The Olaju Art Group is presenting a contemporary art exhibition that takes a multi-national approach. By infusing authentic aspects of two dominant African societies (Maasai & Yoruba), curator Obafemi Ogunleye is able to bring pieces of Africa to Texas and foster cross-cultural awareness.

In this showcase, Nelson Ngotiek and Temi Coker serve as cultural ambassadors from Kenya and Nigeria, respectively. Photographs and objects from the featured countries will be on display for the month of April at the college’s ‘Project Space Gallery’. Here, students will be introduced to significant themes associated with a region that has proven to be opaque.

This collaboration symbolizes a commitment to the advancement of African arts and culture at the community college. For more information, visit; www.fromwestafrica.org

“HIGH CONTRAST” A show of Contemporary Glass by Sean Thomas Johnston @ FL!GHT Gallery
Mar 31 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
"HIGH CONTRAST" A show of Contemporary Glass by Sean Thomas Johnston @ FL!GHT Gallery  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

“When you look between the colors of the rainbow, two things stand out. It’s as clear as day and as dark as night, contrast is just black and white.” Sean Thomas Johnston

Solo exhibition at FL!GHT Gallery at Blue Star Arts Complex, doors open at 7:00 pm.

 

 

Apr
10
Sun
Journey Into Civilizations Closing Reception @ The Jackson Ranch in the Heart of San Antonio
Apr 10 @ 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Journey Into Civilizations Closing Reception @ The Jackson Ranch in the Heart of San Antonio | San Antonio | Texas | United States

> Raised in a family of photographers, musicians and artists in Alamo Heights, Texas, Patrice was taught not only to appreciate art but how to view the world through the lens of a camera by her father, photo journalist, Bob Collins. Hence, Ms. Villastrigo was destined to become an artist herself, also a musician, an author and publisher, among other talents. She travels the world searching for and recording her own view of composition, colour, depth, form and beauty. She sold her paintings, sculpture and photography at her art gallery in Washington. Ms. Villastrigo has a permanent exhibit at The Historic Jackson Ranch.

> “ Since I was a child, my imagination lead me to creative outlets of all kinds, drawing, painting, sculpting, singing, writing, photography, and even designing matching clothes for Barbie and myself. I investigate often uncommon sources to search for that shot combining a perfect composition of color, depth, form, and beauty. Creating art using a variety of resources, I must admit that the camera lens is my favorite medium!”

> Live Music: First ~ pianist Edward Lewis, then, Pete’s Best featuring John Michael Ramirez, Karl Yelderman, Joe Killough and Daryl Chadick. Refreshments Served.

Feb
17
Fri
On & Off Autograph Party and Opening Reception @ Bihl Haus Arts
Feb 17 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
On & Off Autograph Party and Opening Reception @ Bihl Haus Arts | San Antonio | Texas | United States

The 10th Annual On & Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour weekend kicks off Friday evening, February 17, 6 to 9 pm, with the not-to-be-missed On & Off Fred Autograph Party at Bihl Haus Arts, 2803 Fredericksburg Road. The exhibition showcases one work by each of the more than 60 featured visual artists. They will also be on hand to autograph your personal copy of the tour catalog. Lavish hors d’oeuvres, wine, craft beers provided by Silver Eagle Distributors, live music by Latin-fusion band Los Nahuatlatos, hands-on art making, flash performances and the opportunity to mingle with artists, event sponsors and community leaders fill the evening. Purchase of the $10 catalog admits two to the Autograph Party. Buy it in advance and bring it with you to the Party, or purchase it on site at Bihl Haus Arts.. See the website for more details.

Feb
18
Sat
On & Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour @ Bihl Haus Arts
Feb 18 @ 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
On & Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour @ Bihl Haus Arts | San Antonio | Texas | United States

On and Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour Reaches a 10 Year Milestone
60 Artists Participate in Neighborhood Art Walk Feb. 18-19

When Dale Jenssen moved to San Antonio, specifically the Fredericksburg Road area 10 years ago, she discovered the nonprofit arts organization Bihl Haus Arts and befriended the executive director, Kellen McIntyre.
Through her involvement with Bihl Haus Arts, she learned that the area is home to a number of thriving artists. Jenssen along with McIntyre and Eric Lane, along with local artists David and Maria Guerrero, struck upon the idea of starting a neighborhood art tour. Today, the On and Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and continues to draw people from across the four corners of San Antonio and other cities, such as Houston and Austin, who come for an intimate peek into the homes and studios of local artists.
“It’s definitely evolved from 27 artists to more than 70 participating artists,” Jenssen said, and that includes the artist herself, who has been showcasing her works to the public ever since the annual gallery stroll began in 2007. She invites the public to stop by her studio, the Jenssen Studio on W. Woodlawn Ave., during the 10th annual On and Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour celebrates its 10th anniversary from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, and noon to 5 pm, Sunday, Feb. 21 in the Deco District.
“The On and Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour is the longest, continuously running, art studio tour in San Antonio,” McIntyre said, adding that Bihl Haus Arts hosts the tour each year. “We have evolved tremendously since its inception 10 years ago.”
“Fred,” as the event is known, is a self-guided tour of private homes, art studios and galleries of more than 70 artists, including painters, sculptors, photographers and metal smiths. In addition, more than 200 musicians, poets, and theater and dance groups help make this community event one of the most diverse studio tours in Texas.
Last year, more than 2,500 locals and visitors walked, biked and drove the meandering 15-mile tour on and off Fredericsksburg Road up and down a 5-mile stretch of Fredericksburg Road to get a first-hand look at the artists working in their studios and to purchase their art, McIntyre said.
Attendees can purchase either the hardcopy color catalog consisting of a map to help people plan their route, artist bios and an image of their work, or the online catalog for $10. For more information, visit www.OnandOffFred.org or call Bihl Haus Arts at (210) 383-9723.
McIntyre, who has lived in the Monticello neighborhood of the Deco District for the past 20 years, envisions the studio tour as helping bring exposure and economic growth to the Fredericksburg Road Cultural Corridor. “I’m proud to say that there has been an investment and development in the neighborhood as an indirect result of the exposure that the Fred Studio Tour has provided to the area over the years,” she said.
The Deco District, she adds, has become a hot spot for many of the Alamo City’s artists. In fact, all artists featured in Fred live and/or work in the surrounding Fredericksburg Road communities: Alta Vista, Beacon Hill, Jefferson, Keystone, Los Angeles Heights, Monticello Park and Woodlawn Lake.
Jenssen, meanwhile, has invited several other artists to display their works at her studio during the Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour. While she specializes in custom and limited-edition light sconces, Jenssen also creates chandeliers; table, floor and hanging lamps; folding screens; tables; mirror and picture frames; punched metal door and cabinet panels; and sculpture.
She also enjoys designing in any architectural style: contemporary, retro, arts and crafts, southwestern or my own quirky amalgam of them all. “I usually work alone, meticulously crafting each piece start to finish and using a variety of techniques and materials,” she said.

Feb
19
Sun
On & Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour @ Bihl Haus Arts
Feb 19 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
On & Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour @ Bihl Haus Arts | San Antonio | Texas | United States

On and Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour Reaches a 10 Year Milestone
60 Artists Participate in Neighborhood Gallery Walk Feb. 18-19

When Dale Jenssen moved to San Antonio, specifically the Fredericksburg Road area 10 years ago, she discovered the nonprofit arts organization Bihl Haus Arts and befriended the executive director, Kellen McIntyre.
Through her involvement with Bihl Haus Arts, she learned that the area is home to a number of thriving artists. Jenssen along with McIntyre and Eric Lane, along with local artists David and Maria Guerrero, struck upon the idea of starting a neighborhood art tour. Today, the On and Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and continues to draw people from across the four corners of San Antonio and other cities, such as Houston and Austin, who come for an intimate peek into the homes and studios of local artists.
“It’s definitely evolved from 27 artists to more than 70 participating artists,” Jenssen said, and that includes the artist herself, who has been showcasing her works to the public ever since the annual gallery stroll began in 2007. She invites the public to stop by her studio, the Jenssen Studio on W. Woodlawn Ave., during the 10th annual On and Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour celebrates its 10th anniversary from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, and noon to 5 pm, Sunday, Feb. 21 in the Deco District.
“The On and Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour is the longest, continuously running, art studio tour in San Antonio,” McIntyre said, adding that Bihl Haus Arts hosts the tour each year. “We have evolved tremendously since its inception 10 years ago.”
“Fred,” as the event is known, is a self-guided tour of private homes, art studios and galleries of more than 70 artists, including painters, sculptors, photographers and metal smiths. In addition, more than 200 musicians, poets, and theater and dance groups help make this community event one of the most diverse studio tours in Texas.
Last year, more than 2,500 locals and visitors walked, biked and drove the meandering 15-mile tour on and off Fredericsksburg Road up and down a 5-mile stretch of Fredericksburg Road to get a first-hand look at the artists working in their studios and to purchase their art, McIntyre said.
Attendees can purchase either the hardcopy color catalog consisting of a map to help people plan their route, artist bios and an image of their work, or the online catalog for $10. For more information, visit www.OnandOffFred.org or call Bihl Haus Arts at (210) 383-9723.
McIntyre, who has lived in the Monticello neighborhood of the Deco District for the past 20 years, envisions the studio tour as helping bring exposure and economic growth to the Fredericksburg Road Cultural Corridor. “I’m proud to say that there has been an investment and development in the neighborhood as an indirect result of the exposure that the Fred Studio Tour has provided to the area over the years,” she said.
The Deco District, she adds, has become a hot spot for many of the Alamo City’s artists. In fact, all artists featured in Fred live and/or work in the surrounding Fredericksburg Road communities: Alta Vista, Beacon Hill, Jefferson, Keystone, Los Angeles Heights, Monticello Park and Woodlawn Lake.
Jenssen, meanwhile, has invited several other artists to display their works at her studio during the Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour. While she specializes in custom and limited-edition light sconces, Jenssen also creates chandeliers; table, floor and hanging lamps; folding screens; tables; mirror and picture frames; punched metal door and cabinet panels; and sculpture.
She also enjoys designing in any architectural style: contemporary, retro, arts and crafts, southwestern or my own quirky amalgam of them all. “I usually work alone, meticulously crafting each piece start to finish and using a variety of techniques and materials,” she said.

Mar
1
Wed
The Penis In Art: A Short History @ FL!GHT
Mar 1 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Penis In Art: A Short History @ FL!GHT  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Art historian and occasional FL!GHT guest curator Dr. Ruben C. Cordova presents a lecture and slideshow in conjunction with one of two stunning Ángel Rodríguez-Díaz painting exhibitions closing at the gallery on March 3: “El Mero Chile.”

Lederhosen Lucil @ FLIGHT
Mar 1 @ 9:00 PM – 11:45 PM
Lederhosen Lucil @ FLIGHT | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Straight outta Montreal, Canada, FL!GHT resident artist Krista Muir unleashes her synthesizer-wielding “fauxvarian” alter-ego Lederhosen Lucil to help kick off CAM with an ausgezeichnet genre-bending show!

Known for legendary live shows that often include improv and audience participation, Lucil returns to San Antonio after having rocked Tacoland (RIP) and Artpace with DJ Jester The Filipino Fist. Lucil has performed with Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Kid Koala, Le Tigre, Joe Jack Talcum (to name but a few) and on one occasion was driven to a remote village in Italy to play a private birthday show for Diesel fashion mogul Renzo Rosso. It’s time again for music, theatre and costume design to meet!

Cost: PWYC

 

 

Mar
2
Thu
Ángel Rodríguez-Díaz : El Mero Chile / The Full Monty & Nueva York – San Antonio @ FL!GHT Gallery
Mar 2 @ 6:00 PM – Mar 3 @ 9:00 PM
Ángel Rodríguez-Díaz : El Mero Chile / The Full Monty & Nueva York - San Antonio @ FL!GHT Gallery | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Ángel Rodríguez-Díaz: El Mero Chile / The Full Monty

Ángel Rodríguez-Díaz: Nueva York – San Antonio

Closing: 6-9 pm, Thursday, March 2 (exhibition

continues through March 3, 2017)

FL!GHT

134 Blue Star

(210) 872-2586

Blue Star Arts Complex in San Antonio, Texas

FL!GHT opens two exhibitions featuring rediscovered

early works by renowned painter Ángel Rodríguez-Díaz

on February 2.

SAN ANTONIO (December 23, 2016) – FL!GHT in the Blue Star Art

Complex presents two exhibitions devoted to Ángel Rodríguez-Díaz

that shed light on the origins of the Puerto Rican native’s dazzling

portrait technique. A search of the artist’s studio revealed nine rolled-

up canvases and a number of other paintings that had not been

unpacked since the artist moved to San Antonio from New York in

1995. The majority of these rediscovered paintings are on display at

FL!GHT. Most of them have never been publicly exhibited, and none

of the rediscovered paintings have been seen by anyone in over

twenty years.

After achieving considerable success as an undergraduate,

Rodríguez-Díaz received his BFA degree at the University of Puerto

Rico in Rio Piedras in 1978. He moved to New York City in 1978,

where he found a place within the gay and Latino communities.

Rodríguez-Díaz received his MFA degree at Hunter College in New

York City in 1982.

Rodríguez-Díaz utilizes dramatized self-portraiture as a vehicle for

social commentary and political criticism. He views portraiture as a

distillation of the sitter’s essential traits, as well as an opportunity to

celebrate diversity and the dignity of the self.

El Mero Chile / The Full Monty in the FL!GHT Salon gallery

The Salon gallery exhibition celebrates the beauty and sensuality of

the male body with paintings made in New York between 1983 and

1992. The rolled-up paintings found in the artist’s studio include an

untitled painting from 1983 that combines influences from El Greco

and Francis Bacon, and “The Cannibal” (1988), a hyper-masculine

nude that addresses Caribbean stereotypes. It includes “Adam” (1991),

Rodríguez-Díaz’s most famous nude. A large-scale portrait of a black

man who has seemingly jumped out of a tropical fire, Adam is a

critique of African slavery in the Caribbean and of colonial wars of

conquest. It became a cause célèbre when it was censored in a New

York exhibition in 1992. Rodríguez-Díaz quit painting male nudes that

year because most exhibition venues would not display them. He

regards these restrictions as a form of prior restraint. FL!GHT is

against censorship in the arts and is proud to present this exhibition,

which is the first one devoted to Rodríguez-Díaz’s nudes.

Ángel Rodríguez-Díaz: Nueva York – San Antonio in the FL!GHT

main gallery.

The main gallery exhibition emphasizes Rodríguez-Díaz’s New York

period and it features many of the recently rediscovered

paintings. One of the highlights is an undated double self-portrait from

1987 that references Frida Kahlo with a skeletal pelvis and a large,

disembodied heart. It is the most dramatic example of four paintings

on colored and textured fabric in this exhibition that inspired the

painted fabric patterns that are featured in most of Rodríguez-Díaz’s

subsequent paintings. Kahlo utilized self-portraiture to create complex

narratives and her art is the most important precedent for Rodríguez-

Díaz’s utilization of self-portraiture as a vehicle for social criticism.

Rodríguez-Díaz experimented with a wide range of painterly effects

and artistic sources in the works in this exhibition. Paintings made in

San Antonio include a partially finished portrait based on Franciso

Goya’s “Naked Maja”.

Reception dates:

6-10 pm, February 2 & 3 and March 2 & 3.

Lecture:

“The Penis in Art: A Short History,” by Guest Curator Ruben C.

Cordova, date and time to be announced.

Rodríguez-Díaz’s Exhibition History and Public Collections:

Rodríguez-Díaz has been exhibiting since the 1970s. His solo

exhibitions include: Blue Star Contemporary, San Antonio; Instituto

de Mexico, San Antonio; Southwest School of Art, San Antonio;

Beeville Museum of Art, Beeville, TX; Taller Boricua Gallery, New

York; Intar Gallery, New York; Oller/Campeche Gallery, Department

of Puerto Rican Community Affairs in the United States, New York;

The Step Gallery, New York; Ollantay Center for the Arts, Queens,

NY; Mendelson Gallery, Pittsburg, PA; Zolla/Lieberman Gallery,

Chicago; the IPC Museum of Fine Arts, San Juan, Puerto

Rico; Cayman Gallery, New York; Carnegie Library, San Juan, Puerto

Rico.

The artist has participated in numerous group shows, including some

at: Museo del Chopo, Mexico City; El Museo del Barrio, New York;

Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC; National Museum

of Mexican Art, Chicago; Art in General, New York; the Museum of

Contemporary Hispanic Art, New York. He has been an artist-in-

residence at Arts International, the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art

Foundation, Yaddo, and Artpace in San Antonio.

Rodríguez-Díaz’s work is in the following permanent collections: The

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC; El Museo del

Barrio, New York; The National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago;

San Antonio Museum of Art; San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio;

The Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi; the Mexic-Arte

Museum, Austin; The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin; El Museo de

Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan; Instituto de Cultura

Puertorriqueña, San Juan; Museo de Historia, Antropologia y Arte,

Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, among others.

About the guest curator:

Ruben C. Cordova is an art historian, curator, and photographer. He

holds a BA from Brown University (Semiotics) and a PhD from UC

Berkeley (History of Art) and has taught at UC Berkeley, UT Pan

American, UT San Antonio, Sarah Lawrence College, and the

University of Houston. Cordova has curated or co-curated twenty-

eight exhibitions, including the Mel Casas exhibition at FL!GHT in

2015.

About the gallery:

Since 2002, FL!GHT has exhibited the work of hundreds of artists

from down the block and across the globe. San Antonio’s “Best Art

Gallery”* was born in a small grain silo just downriver from its fourth

and current location in the Blue Star Arts Complex. Founding

Director Justin Parr and Senior Creative Co-conspirator Ed

Saavedra have established their gallery’s reputation for presenting

consistently excellent yet challenging work in a relaxed, inclusive

atmosphere.

*San Antonio Magazine, 2015

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SKINS featuring Elizabeth Carrington @ Mercury Project
Mar 2 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
SKINS featuring Elizabeth Carrington @ Mercury Project | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Elizabeth Carrington’s new works resonate with power and movement. The paintings conjure up the passage of time represented by candy colored cakes and icons, heroic swords and kingly rings.The possibility of peace and happiness are woven through her paintings as unexpected bold graffiti images. Contradictory commands of “say anything ” and  “shut up” might present a commentary on current world affairs but are left for individual interpretation.

SKINS, a series of work inspired by travel, nature, the future, revolution and the ever-changing world we live in. this show is about bringing together elements and layers from experiences to create a visual narrative that should be fun, playful, introspective and questions the status quo.
Wesley Harvey: Pretty Hurts @ Hello Studio
Mar 2 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Wesley Harvey: Pretty Hurts @ Hello Studio | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Hello Studio is pleased to present Wesley Harvey’s most recent body of work, Pretty Hurts. Harvey, a former San Antonio resident, continues his investigation into Queer Theory, examining the ideas of deviance and perfection associated with homosexuality. “Perfection, at least in terms of being a gay man, has become quite the disease. Perfection is sought after no matter what the cost or consequences. I want to address the social and cultural differences of being gay and examine not only the normative behavior but also the deviant lifestyle that often gets neglected and chastised.”

Harvey will present a new body of functional and sculptural ceramics, as well as works on paper.

Pretty Hurts is on view March 2 – March 18.

CAM WOW! @ BRICK at Blue Star Arts Complex
Mar 2 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
CAM WOW! @ BRICK at Blue Star Arts Complex  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

The UTSA New Media Arts Collective Presents CAM WOW.  A featured event to kick off Contemporary Art Month 2017.  A night of new media art and performance at The BRICK at Blue Star Arts Complex.  One night only, completely FREE

Parental Advisory Explicit Content. 

Mar
3
Fri
CAM: More Than a Month – Pt I (This is not sponsored by the CAM organization) @ Haus Collective
Mar 3 @ 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
CAM:  More Than a Month - Pt I (This is not sponsored by the CAM organization) @ Haus Collective  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

CAM: More Than a Month – Pt I

Friday March 3rd, 2017, 4:30 – 6 pm

Still kicking yourself for missing the CAM Kickoff at Blue Star Contemporary

last night? Just looking to relive the glory? Was so much glory had you now need

a new copy of the calendar because you can’t find the one previously provided to

you? Come get the lowdown (or a refresher) on Contemporary Art Month 2017,

swap best practices for making the most of all the action, and get a caffeinated

head-start on First Friday compliments of Merit Roasting!

Media Contact: Hyland O’Brien, Gallery + Program Manager, Haus Collective

hyland@hauscollectivesa.com

210-837-7155

Blooming Poppies @ Losaura Studio Blue Star Complex Bldg. B upstairs
Mar 3 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Blooming Poppies @ Losaura Studio Blue Star Complex Bldg. B upstairs | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Carolina G Flores latest oil paintings on canvas.

MINI ART MUSEUM presents “Fine Print” opening reception @ Hotel Emma - Main Lobby
Mar 3 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
MINI ART MUSEUM presents "Fine Print" opening reception @ Hotel Emma - Main Lobby | 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.

Pop-Up Print Events @ Upstairs Studios, Rm. 215
Mar 3 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Pop-Up Print Events @ Upstairs Studios, Rm. 215 | San Antonio | Texas | United States

I will be at the Upstairs Studios, Rm. 215, in the Blue Star complex. https://www.facebook.com/theupstairstudios/ I will have woodcuts, etchings, silkscreens, and collagraphs, as well as my drawings from traveling abroad.

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/
Mujer @ Galeria E.V.A.
Mar 3 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Mar
4
Sat
Lone Star Art Space | Artist Incubation Studio @ Lone Star Art Space | Artist Incubation Studio
Mar 4 @ 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.
“Güilas de Viento ~ Community Kite Flying” On the Westside @ Woodlawn Lake Park
Mar 4 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
"Güilas de Viento ~ Community Kite Flying" On the Westside @ Woodlawn Lake Park  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Güilas de Viento ~ Community Kite Flying is 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.

A Centro Cultural Aztlan event

Paola Delfín | Effloresce Preview Reception | Meet the Artist @ S.M.A.R.T.
Mar 4 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Paola Delfín | Effloresce Preview Reception | Meet the Artist @ S.M.A.R.T.  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Driven by a passion to make her art available to everyone, Mexico City-based urban artist, Paola Delfín creates highly technical paintings depicting the complex relationship between the human body and other organic forms. In addition to gallery exhibitions, her public artworks are marveled at worldwide in countries such as Mexico, Germany, Ukraine, China, USA, Spain, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Brazil and Romania, to name a few.

Curated by Hillarey Jones, Paola Delfín | Effloresce, is a new iteration of the feminine ideal stemming from techniques the artist has consistently used throughout her career. In an effort to address the constant development of, not only our biological physiology, but also the link to the natural world around us, Delfín has created a series of new work that radiates with the metaphor of blossoming femininity anchored in the roots from which we came.

The focus is about having an identity and remembering that much like a plant..or a flower…we all have a growing process, and we are able to transform our lives in many ways. The reason I focus on women is because the world has a way of portraying them as being fragile, or having the idea that because you are beautiful you cannot be strong…what I try to convey is that a woman can be everything in one.” –Paola Delfín

 

Please join us for the unveiling of Paola’s new mural for San Antonio and an exhibition of her paintings in the S.M.A.R.T. projectspace on March 4, 2017

from 6-9 pm.

Pop-Up Print Event @ Dock Space Gallery
Mar 4 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Pop-Up Print Event @ Dock Space Gallery | San Antonio | Texas | United States

I will have a table set up with woodcuts, etchings, silkscreens, and collagraphs, as well as my drawings from traveling abroad. http://www.dockspacegallery.com

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
9
Thu
“Sweet Sixteen – Celebrating 16 years of FL!GHT in San Antonio” @ FL!GHT Gallery
Mar 9 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
"Sweet Sixteen - Celebrating 16 years of FL!GHT in San Antonio" @ FL!GHT Gallery  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Sweet Sixteen!

A group show filling both rooms of our gallery in Blue Star, as we celebrate 16 years of showing Contemporary Art in San Antonio.

Posters designed by Ryan Parker will be available to commemorate the occasion. Our resident artist for Contemporary Art Month, Krista Muir, will be performing as well at an as of yet undisclosed time in the night.

Artists such as ;

Daniel Johnston
Jeff Wheeler
Leslie Tolbert
Ryan Parker
Alex Rubio
Jake Zollie Harper
Jesse Amado
Nate Cassie
Ethel Shipton
Derek Allen Brown
Amada Claire Miller
Thomas Cummins
David Vega
Jonathan Sims
Lloyd Walsh
James Smolleck
Adam Smolensky
Maisie Marie Alford
Rachel Cozzi
Sean Von Merveldt
Greg Mannino
Gary Sweeney
Skyler Saucedo
Raygun Johns
Rigoberto Luna
Patrick Zeller
Krista Muir
Rodolfo Choperena
Jeremiah Teutsch
Joe De La Cruz / McHug

and MORE!!!

Sweet Sixteen @ FL!GHT Gallery
Mar 9 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sweet Sixteen @ FL!GHT Gallery | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Presenting a group show celebrating 16 years of FL!GHT Gallery. Artist list to be announced…

Mar
11
Sat
Papalote Day ~ Kite Day On The Southside @ Land Heritage Institute
Mar 11 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Papalote Day ~ Kite Day On The Southside @ Land Heritage Institute  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Papalote Day ~ Kite Day is 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.

Land Heritage Institute, 1349 Neal Road between Applewhite & Pleasanton/Moursund, SATX  78264

Lone Star Art Space | Artist Incubation Studio @ Lone Star Art Space | Artist Incubation Studio
Mar 11 @ 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.
Music by Rex Foster & Claude “Butch” Morgan @ Tex Pop
Mar 11 @ 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Music by Rex Foster & Claude "Butch" Morgan @ Tex Pop  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Enjoy the music of local favorites, the singer songwriters Rex Foster and Claude “Butch” Morgan while viewing the paintings of Claire Casseb and Neka Scarbrough-Jenkins.

Carlos P. Mejia | The Big Fish Head: A photo installation @ Lone Star Art Space | Artist incubation
Mar 11 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Carlos P. Mejia | The Big Fish Head: A photo installation @ Lone Star Art Space | Artist incubation  | San Antonio | Texas | United States
Carlos P. Mejia has been exploring the concepts of defined objects to an abstract view in a large scale. Working with lots of individuals to create his work has let him explore the possibilities of what if.  Lone Star Art Space is please to exhibit Carlos P. Mejia in the experimental space at Lone Star Art Space. Join us for 2nd Saturday Art Walk in the Lone Star Art District.
March 11,2016
6-9pm
107 Lone Star Blvd. San Antonio, TX. 78204
Lone Star Art Space is an Artist incubation studio for visual Arist. Located in the hart of the Lone Star Art District, 107 Lone Star Blvd. San Antonio, TX. 78204 With an experimental exhibit space where guests artist are invited to create and exhibit. Open to the public on 2nd Saturday 6-9pm or by appointment on other days.
Spatial Fragments @ Mantle Art Space
Mar 11 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Spatial Fragments @ Mantle Art Space | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Mantle is pleased to present “Spacial Fragments”, a collaborative show from San Antonio artists Sara Corley Martinez and Sarah Lawrence.

The work strives to strike a balance between the micro and the macro, the cosmos and earthly plane.

Sara Corley Martinez explores micro biology and macro ambiance. Her work explores things that can’t be seen, energies and experiences on otherworldly planes.

Sarah Lawrence works primarily digitally, creating large scale prints intended to confront the viewer and place them in the aetherial vastness of space.

Our Moxie Prelude @ Fishead Design Studio & Microgallery
Mar 11 @ 6:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Our Moxie Prelude @ Fishead Design Studio & Microgallery | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Art Show and House Concert.
Group art show featuring works by local artists Rainey, Jennifer Khoshbin and Ann Michele Morales.

Musical entertainment for the evening will be provided by Sweet ‘Shine & Honey

Dreams Are For Those Who Sleep @ Provenance Gallery
Mar 11 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Dreams Are For Those Who Sleep @ Provenance Gallery  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Provenance Gallery is pleased to present, “Dreams Are for Those Who Sleep,” an exhibition featuring recent works on paper by San Antonio-based artist, Jose Fidel Sotelo. These large-scale graphite drawings are a departure from the intimate, primarily black-and-white drawings Sotelo is best known for. In this body of work, Sotelo continues to explore the meditative quality of repetitive symbolic imagery, but on a larger scale and in a more subtle tonal palette. This aesthetic shift imbues the work with an ethereal feeling, and the scale of the work envelops the viewer in Sotelo’s nocturnal world. Based on his experience of dreaming and insomnia, these autobiographical dreamscapes combine imagery from Aztec mythology and memories of the first stages of existence of a Mexican American family.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jose Fidel Sotelo has been active in the arts since 2005. He started his studies in design and photography in 2004. A year later he was moved to start painting. Sotelo considers himself a self-taught artist, but his paintings carry a lot of influence from his studies in design – using patterns and symmetry to express his relationship with the seen and unseen world and his experiences. In more recent years his work has moved from colorful paintings to black and white illustrations, prints, and drawings. As Sotelo’s art moves through its process, one thing that continues to hold true throughout its stages, is his effort to bring together the ancient symbols of his Mexican ancestors, the natural world, and the beauty of the mundane things from everyday life.

ABOUT THE GALLERY
Provenance Gallery is an independent art space dedicated to featuring innovative work by local and regional emerging artists.

LUJURIA @ AP Art Lab
Mar 11 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
LUJURIA @ AP Art Lab | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Lady Base Gallery presents a pop-up art show for contemporary art month featuring the work of Michael Martinez. Martinez presents, Lujuria, a body of work that expresses and celebrates Queer endurance that articulates the pressures of “coming out” and a lust for life, freedom, and respect. The pop-up art show will take place at AP Art Lab.

Paola Delfín | Effloresce @ S.M.A.R.T. projectspace
Mar 11 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Paola Delfín | Effloresce @ S.M.A.R.T. projectspace | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Driven by a passion to make her art available to everyone, Mexico City-based urban artist, Paola Delfín creates highly technical paintings depicting the complex relationship between the human body and other organic forms. In addition to gallery exhibitions, her public artworks are marveled at worldwide in countries such as Mexico, Germany, Ukraine, China, USA, Spain, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Brazil and Romania, to name a few.

Curated by Hillarey Jones, Paola Delfín | Effloresce, is a new iteration of the feminine ideal stemming from techniques the artist has consistently used throughout her career. In an effort to address the constant development of, not only our biological physiology, but also the link to the natural world around us, Delfín has created a series of new work that radiates with the metaphor of blossoming femininity anchored in the roots from which we came.

The focus is about having an identity and remembering that much like a plant..or a flower…we all have a growing process, and we are able to transform our lives in many ways. The reason I focus on women is because the world has a way of portraying them as being fragile, or having the idea that because you are beautiful you cannot be strong…what I try to convey is that a woman can be everything in one.” –Paola Delfín

The Wong Spot Retrospective @ R Space
Mar 11 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Wong Spot Retrospective @ R Space  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

 

Opening Reception

Second Saturday – March 11, 2017, 7:00-10:00pm

Closing April 1, 2017

The Wong Spot Retrospective honors the original concept of an artist run and curated space Robert Tatum, Alex Rubio, Gary Sweeney, George Schroeder, James Cobb, Regis Shephard (Posthumous) collectively curated contemporary exhibits and events at the wong’s Grocery building in 1995. This show documents the progression of each artist’s work with visual timelines, as well as showcases current works and the influence each artist has had on the local arts community over the years. The Wong Spot Retrospective will not only inspire, remind, and expose the current local community to the idea of artistic cooperation but seeks to revive the direction of artistic collaboration in contemporary vision.

Mar
12
Sun
“Las Tesoros” Documentary Movie Showing @ Tex Pop
Mar 12 @ 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
"Las Tesoros" Documentary Movie Showing @ Tex Pop | San Antonio | Texas | United States

The documentary movie “Las Tesoros de San Antonio: A Westside Story” will be shown. It features Rita Vidaurri, Perla Tapatia, Beatriz Llamas, and Blanca Rosa. Learn more about these amazing local songbirds. The paintings of Claire Casseb and Neka Scarbrough-Jenkins will be available for viewing in our gallery.

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
18
Sat
Fest of Tails ~ Kite Festival & Dog Fair On The Northside @ McAllister Dog Park
Mar 18 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fest of Tails ~ Kite Festival & Dog Fair On The Northside @ McAllister Dog Park  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Fest of Tails ~ Kite Festival & Dog Fair is 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.

A San Antonio Parks Foundation event.

Lone Star Art Space | Artist Incubation Studio @ Lone Star Art Space | Artist Incubation Studio
Mar 18 @ 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.
Imagination is the Only Weapon (in the war against reality) @ Leal Art Gallery
Mar 18 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Imagination is the Only Weapon (in the war against reality) @ Leal Art Gallery | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Four young artists, Walden Booker, Faith Fisher, Tirzah Lawson and Leroy Winter come together to display their most recent work in an art exhibit during San Antonio’s yearly Contemporary Art Month (CAM) opening March 18th at the Leal Art Gallery titled “Imagination is the Only Weapon (in the war against reality)” curated by Kimberly Garza.

In this exhibit, the talented young artists negotiate between the formal academic structure they have experienced the past four years and the inevitable shift as they transition from Senior’s at the North East School of the Arts (NESA), a competitive Fine Arts magnet program, to their post graduation educational goals. The work covers a range of interpretations of traditional/non-traditional portraits and still lifes that engage the viewer on a creative journey through the visual language of a generation of artists confronted with inevitable growing pains that segue into adulthood.

“Imagination is the Only Weapon (in the war against reality)” is a quote from Lewis Carroll in Alice in Wonderland that illustrates a common thread woven in the work of these four artists. Although the styles vary, the dedication to the development of their skills combined with a creative innate talent is a testament to the power of the imagination and the exploration of art in a contemporary and sometimes skewed social reality.

Opening Reception
Saturday, March 18, 2017
6pm-10pm
Work on view thru May 2017
Closing Reception TBA

Jose Balli: Border & Boujie @ Agora
Mar 18 @ 7:00 PM
Jose Balli: Border & Boujie @ Agora  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Border & Boujie is a collection in which artist Jose Balli chooses to juxtapose high-class society and place them in the shoes of the poor & hungry. Balli intervenes society-type magazines with oil paint assaulting the lifestyle of the rich and famous, transforming the background into the urban landscape of the border.

Urban self-employment is the means for many people to create and establish an income for the families. Whether the job be selling chicle, chips, chile del monte, windshield-wiping or panhandling, people are proactively seeking to survive.

Mar
19
Sun
Distant Transmissions @ Clamp Light
Mar 19 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Distant Transmissions @ Clamp Light | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Christine Zuercher is an honorary astronaut and member of the American Interterrestrial Society. Her work focuses on shortwave radio, the Space Race, and transmission technologies with a focus in interdisciplinary and alternative photographic processes.
Distant Transmissions dissects shortwave radio and space travel as landmarks of exploration and includes photographs, shortwave spy codes, and a handmade spacesuit.

Dreams Are For Those Who Sleep @ Provenance Gallery
Mar 19 @ 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Dreams Are For Those Who Sleep @ Provenance Gallery  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

If you missed the Opening Reception on Second Saturday, here is another opportunity to view Dreams Are for Those Who Sleep, an exhibition featuring recent works on paper by San Antonio-based artist, Jose Fidel Sotelo.

This series of large-scale graphite drawings are a departure from the intimate, primarily black-and-white drawings Sotelo is best known for. In this body of work, Sotelo continues to explore the meditative quality of repetitive symbolic imagery, but on a larger scale and in a more subtle tonal palette. This aesthetic shift imbues the work with an ethereal feeling, and the scale of the work envelops the viewer in Sotelo’s nocturnal world. Based on his experience of dreaming and insomnia, these autobiographical dreamscapes combine imagery from Aztec mythology and memories of the first stages of existence of a Mexican American family.

Live Glass Blowing Demos: Go Big or Go Home @ Caliente Hot Glass
Mar 19 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Live Glass Blowing Demos: Go Big or Go Home @ Caliente Hot Glass | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Our glass blowers are stepping it up a notch for this demo! Working in larger teams on larger pieces, more fire and more fun are certainly in store! Watch as our artists manifest beautiful art from molten glass.

Viewpoints from The Artists & Open Studios at The Millworks @ Hausmann Millworks
Mar 19 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Viewpoints from The Artists & Open Studios at The Millworks @ Hausmann Millworks | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Viewpoints from The Artists & Open Studios at The Millworks:
A conversation on Art, The New York Project with The Hispanic Society of America & Open Studios at Hausmann Millworks.

March 19th, 2017, Noon to 4pm
Hausmann Millworks
925 W Russell Place, San Antonio TX 78212
www.hausmannmillworks.com

Chris Taylor’s World of Art and Music @ Tex Pop
Mar 19 @ 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Chris Taylor's World of Art and Music @ Tex Pop | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Spend a Sunday afternoon in Chris’s world. His art and music are intense and passionate – unique and personal. You’ll enjoy the visit! In addition, the delightful paintings of Claire Casseb and Neka Scarbrough-Jenkins will be on display.

Ay Papi’s CAMunity OPEN STUDIOS After Party at Zollie Glass Studios. @ Zollie Glass Studios
Mar 19 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Ay Papi's CAMunity OPEN STUDIOS After Party at Zollie Glass Studios. @ Zollie Glass Studios | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Join us for a GREAT Open Studios after party at Zollie Glass Studios with live glass blowing.

Fun Family gathering.  Bring your lawn chairs.

Free and open to the public.

A Home Concert with Walter Salas-Humara / In the gallery: Bale Creek Allen & Allison Walton @ Wolverton Home Concerts
Mar 19 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
A Home Concert with Walter Salas-Humara / In the gallery: Bale Creek Allen & Allison Walton @ Wolverton Home Concerts | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Please join us for Walter Salas-Humara, Sunday, March 19, at Wolverton Home Concerts in San Antonio — an intimate setting with great acoustics, so please get ready to surrender your heart and mind.
https://www.waltersalashumara.com/

Joe Reyes and Ignacio Salas-Humara will accompany.
In the gallery, Bale Creek Allen & Allison Walton: https://www.balecreekallen.com/GET-LOST/thumbs

To reserve a seat (and get the address, which we do not publicize) please send a message to Wolverton Home Concerts, email floatingteacup@gmail.com or call 210.473.9062 Cover is $15, all of which goes to the artist, as do any album sales. Doors at 7:30. Music at 8:00. BYOB, Coolers with ice are provided.

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.
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

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

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!

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

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
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.

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

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.

Apr
1
Sat
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

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
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.

 

 

Feb
18
Sun
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
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.

Mar
1
Thu
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

“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.

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.

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.

Mar
2
Fri
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!

You can always expect BEER FROM FREETAIL at our openings ! Cheers!

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.

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.

Mar
9
Fri
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”

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.

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”

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

Mar
15
Thu
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.

Mar
16
Fri
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
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

Mar
18
Sun
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
21
Wed
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
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

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

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.

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.

Mar
25
Sun
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

Have questions about The Official Dignowity Hill Pushcart Derby? Contact The Official Dignowity Hill Pushcart Derby

Mar
28
Wed
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

Mar
29
Thu
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!
Mar
30
Fri
FL!GHT CAMP 2018 @ FL!GHT CAMP
Mar 30 @ 8:00 AM – Mar 31 @ 12:00 PM
FL!GHT CAMP 2018 @ FL!GHT CAMP  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

 

STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS

Pre-reservations have begun for FLIGHT CAMP 2018 !!! It’s the weekend of March 31 ! Expect performances from your favorite local SA artists and surprises from folks from all over! Think creatively with your campsite and be part of the festivities!!! Tickets are $100 for a site for two people! This includes food from a number of awesome chefs (look for my list of everybody shortly !) performances from a number of awesome campers and artists and an all around unusual and fun time in San Antonio. The camp will be held on the property adjacent to the ruins of the old Hotwells Hotel …. where magic happens! Send us a message and get your CAMP reserved today!!!

Sunset and sunrise yoga with Mobile OM.

Marc Smith campsite installation and performance.

Screenings by Bill Daniel.

Grand Maestro Tito & Bottom bracket Bicycle Shop leading river bike rides.

David Salinas shooting campsite film portraits.

Food from Quealy & Wildcat aka THE SPICY BOYZ (Mark Garcia) Brandon (Brandon Ellis McKelvey aka Say She Ate) Halston Connella (this guy keeps us on our toes!) Bakery Lorraine and more.

Diamond Mascorro doing a reprise of her incredible on site sculpture.

Nathan Felix has got some incredible participation required musical experiences he’s plotting.

Amada Claire Miller & Nicholas Frank have a surprise for us at their camp, still awaiting details.

Ed Saavedra has promised to put on a solo painting show at his campsite.

Bakery Lorraine is going to supply us with those crucial morning pastries. Thanks Charlie.

A Monologue Performance in a hole? by Rick Frederick &  Cake farts by Chris Sauter.

Angela Walley and her dream pop band Leo Barrios & Jeremiah Teutsch – are hosting us at “Camp Something Very Fun”.

Chris Christal is rocking the coffee service with some fine beans, details swirling forth soon.

The Bats at Sunset – real SA Blues with Kirk Fields and friends.

Security camp – does this need explanation?

Gary Sweeney has promised to surprise us with some sort of camp “event”.

Rigoberto Luna and Jenelle Esparza are plotting a fun workshop.

And last but not least… I’m hoping that we can get the beautiful Gregorio Mannino lounge on site for the weekend.

This all happens adjacent to Hotwells on the weekend of March 31.  Camp setup is Friday the 30th, official programming starts Saturday the 31 and goes until brunch the next day after which pack out starts. Parking is off site (across the river) the day of the event. Meaning Friday setup is the only time we can drive into the site. More info will be provided with reservations. Cheers!

Mar
31
Sat
Exploring the Non Objective: Workshop and Discussion with Mica Smith @ Mantle Art Space
Mar 31 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Exploring the Non Objective: Workshop and Discussion with Mica Smith @ Mantle Art Space | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Exploring the Non Objective:
Workshop and Discussion with Mica Smith

Date: 3/31/2018
Time: 11am – 3pm (Lunch included)
Price: $45.00
Location: Mantle Art Space, 714 Fredericksburg Rd. San Antonio, TX 78201
Website: www.mantleartspace.com
Contact: Sara Corley Martinez
Email: MantleStudios@gmail.com

Feel like you need to loosen up or shake up your studio practice? Have you always been attracted to the Non Objective but unsure of where to start? Come and spend a day with internationally represented painter Mica Smith in a discussion and workshop on non objective painting. Let this workshop take some of the mystery out of the process of painting in a nonrepresentational method. Participate in this workshop to open doors for something new, but also strengthen the skills of those that want to continue painting representationally. Use the non objective to build a stronger knowledge of the basic elements of design.

Lunch and some materials provided but you are welcome to bring any medium you are comfortable working with. A full supply list will be issued after registration.

Mica Smith has non objective work in Paint, Drawing, and Digital. More information can be found at MicaSmith.com

Mantle Art Space is a nonprofit art space and programming is made possible through support and donation. For more information see MantleArtSpace.com

Thread Exhibition Closing and Workshop @ Clamp Light Artist Studios & Gallery
Mar 31 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thread Exhibition Closing and Workshop @ Clamp Light Artist Studios & Gallery  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

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 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.

For the closing reception, honeysuckle teatime will cater sweet treats with special beverages available for purchase. Sarah Fox will be leading a contemporary embroidery workshop, explaining stitch basics. $10 fee for the embroidery workshop will provide participants with a sample of canvas, needle, and thread.

“The closing is free | workshop $10”.

Image: Sarah Fox “Frog William and Bear” (detail) 2018, embroidery and ink on paper 38 x 35”

Feb
7
Thu
COW-VERSE-ATION @ Mockingbird Handprints
Feb 7 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
COW-VERSE-ATION @ Mockingbird Handprints

COW-VERSE-ATION is a collaboration between Poet Jim LaVilla-Havelin and Painter Joseph Bushman. Think relationships: egret and cow, landscape and sky, words and paint, that’s COW-VERSE-ATION.  Join us at Mockingbird Handprints:

Artist Reception Feb. 7th 6-8 pm and March 8th 7:00-8:30 at Mockingbird Handprints Jim reads from “West, poems of a place” and Joseph reveals his drawings on fine paper of Jim’s selected poems, available that evening only.

Feb
9
Sat
Antonia Padilla Second Saturday Open Studio @ Lone Star Art Space
Feb 9 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Antonia Padilla Second Saturday Open Studio @ Lone Star Art Space
San Antonio native Antonia Padilla will host a Second Saturday Open Studio of her work on March 9th from 6pm-10pm at the Lone Star Art Space located at 107 Lone Star Blvd San Antonio, TX 78204
Padilla works in B&W film with prints made in her darkroom.  She will show both B&W and color digital prints.
Contact email studiolight@gmail.com
Phone 210.365.8113
Instagram @studiolightsa
Feb
22
Fri
The 3rd Annual Art Of Fetish & Fashion @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex
Feb 22 @ 6:00 PM – 11:45 PM
The 3rd Annual Art Of Fetish & Fashion @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex

La Santa Luna presents the 3rd Annual Art Of Fetish & Fashion Show! This fashion collective is ready to give you a night of pleasure and excitement. There will be a photo gallery featuring work by Mary Rodriguez, Gina Garcia-Sandoval, Rico Olguin & Andrew Lopez. We will have adult novelty vendors, a pleasure room, photo booth, music by DJ Boi of Doom, performances by LSL entertainment & more! Closing the evening with a runway show featuring designers Eden Ortiz & Erica Reyna of LSL. The night’s theme is “Worship” think religion with a twist. Dress to impress! Costumes or fetish attire is encouraged. Doors open at 6pm and performances start at 8pm. 18 & up only. $40 for VIP Experience (only available online) $20 GA at door day of show.

Feb
23
Sat
Opening Reception: Seth Alverson @ Sala Diaz
Feb 23 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Opening Reception: Seth Alverson @ Sala Diaz

SETH ALVERSON: 02-23-19
February 23, 2019 – March 30, 2019
Sala Diaz 517 Stieren, SA, TX 78210
Curated by Deasil

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
02-23-19 is an exhibition of paintings by Los Angeles-based Seth Alverson. His latest images are representations of the restrictive psychological space in which paintings are made. The work depicts acute solitude, with two bloated arthritic antiheroes straining to forge progress in a pastoral setting. This collection offers an egalitarian perspective of the very act of painting, suggesting that the relationship between virtuosity and failure is much closer—and more mercurial—than it might seem. Through the work’s internal rapport, Alverson imparts how he haggles with his own existential quantifiers and qualifiers in a universal pursuit toward the authentic…the finished…the good.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Alverson’s work has exhibited widely, including at Arthouse at the Jones Center (Austin, TX); Art Palace (Houston, TX); Blaffer Gallery (Houston, TX); Fort Worth Contemporary Art Center; Reynolds Gallery (Richmond, VA); and White Box Gallery (NYC). Alverson is the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Painters and Sculptors Grant, and earned an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Alverson currently lives and works in Los Angeles. This is his first exhibition in San Antonio.

ABOUT THE CURATORS
DEASIL is Arturo Palacios & Hilary Hunt, previously the faithful stewards of Art Palace (Austin/Houston, 2005-2017). Together, they today explore the possibilities between commercial gallerists, art consultants and independent curators. “Deasil” means clockwise; dexterous, and following the course of the sun. The team offers a nomadic approach to programming that aims to produce exhibitions through the careful consideration of artistic intent, timing and location.

Image: Seed Sower, 2019

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.

ABSENCE OF ALL @ Carbon Bloom at The Upstairs 
Feb 28 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
ABSENCE OF ALL @ Carbon Bloom at The Upstairs 
Jesse Guevara is an artist based out of San Antonio, Texas. Jesse received a BFA and a BA from the University of The Incarnate Word. While his studies were multidisciplinary, there is a common theme in most of his work, Color and Light. Every day we experience the two, from the moment we awake and even in our dreams, the two can be the basis of almost all art forms and their beauty. Jesse explores that single anomalous moment in our everyday lives that carries some value or interest and loves to present his viewers with what our day-to-day moments might miss, the beauty in the mundane.
In pigmentation, the color white is seen as the absence of all colors. For this study “Absence of All” Jesse is experimenting with a room that lacks all color, where the only visible pigment is white. Viewers will experience a setting in which only objects and light communicate, creating an environment that places the viewer in a monochromatic space where only items on the body and people nearby will reflect color. An all-white setting will make the brain uneasy, the mind will want to rationalize, question, and absorb any little color in the room. His art demonstrates that by having little to no color, and the combination of simple geometric objects, the brain will hyper-analyze every detail and any imperfection in the room, the viewer will see only shadows, tints, and minor reflections. In some countries an all-white room can be torturous, in others, an all-white room can be divine, but hopefully, only a brief experience will evoke an emotional response. Whether it be anger, sadness, happiness, or even the absence of emotion, welcome to the Absence of All.
Opening Reception
Thursday, February 28, 7 – 9:00 PM
Other Dates
First Friday, March 1, 7 – 11:00 PM
Thursday, April 4, 7 – 9:00 PM
First Friday, April 5, 7 – 11:00 PM
Any other dates please email for appointment.
Mar
1
Fri
Ay Papi’s Food Truck Contemporary Art Month Kick-off @ Blue Star Arts Complex
Mar 1 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Ay Papi's Food Truck Contemporary Art Month Kick-off @ Blue Star Arts Complex

Ay Papi’s First Friday at Blue Star Arts Complex.

Puerto Rican Caribbean cuisine brought to you by Chef Hector Faberlle & Nicholas Monda with vegetarian options as well.
GOOD FOOD ~ GOOD PEOPLE
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.

Michael Wayne Lackey | Wonders From Above Curated by Lone Star Art Space @ ReMax New Hights
Mar 1 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Michael Wayne Lackey | Wonders From Above Curated by Lone Star Art Space @ ReMax New Hights

Each sunrise or sunset is a glorious creation in its own right. Each cloud pattern is unique and beautiful. Looking upward, stopping time, each photo tells its own story and helps the viewer see the sky in new ways with deep and varied layers of colors and patterns. This collection is a display of the power of light, darkness and patterns– Wonders from Above.

“I gravitate towards exploring the wonders in our world which we so take for granted, that we don’t even notice anymore. Each simple creation around us say so much and is so worthy of wonder. My work also is inspired by the simple, yet powerfully complex nature that happen around us every day. We all share the sky. I revel in the wonderful Texas skies, sunrises and sunsets – the exquisite light, adjusting from dark to bright and back again each and every day – such an awesome sight to behold.”

Michael Wayne Lackey is a native San Antonian and Texan with a family history that goes back twelve generation. Michael is a practicing engineer who discovered creating art as expression of the abstract side of the technical mind. Capturing ordinary moments from his mobile device, this is his first solo photography show. He has previously exhibited with other photograph students at the Southwest Craft Center (now Southwest Art Institute). He has previously shown his acrylic painting and oil pastel works.

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 support of ReMax New Hights.

ABSENCE OF ALL @ Carbon Bloom at The Upstairs 
Mar 1 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
ABSENCE OF ALL @ Carbon Bloom at The Upstairs 
Jesse Guevara is an artist based out of San Antonio, Texas. Jesse received a BFA and a BA from the University of The Incarnate Word. While his studies were multidisciplinary, there is a common theme in most of his work, Color and Light. Every day we experience the two, from the moment we awake and even in our dreams, the two can be the basis of almost all art forms and their beauty. Jesse explores that single anomalous moment in our everyday lives that carries some value or interest and loves to present his viewers with what our day-to-day moments might miss, the beauty in the mundane.
In pigmentation, the color white is seen as the absence of all colors. For this study “Absence of All” Jesse is experimenting with a room that lacks all color, where the only visible pigment is white. Viewers will experience a setting in which only objects and light communicate, creating an environment that places the viewer in a monochromatic space where only items on the body and people nearby will reflect color. An all-white setting will make the brain uneasy, the mind will want to rationalize, question, and absorb any little color in the room. His art demonstrates that by having little to no color, and the combination of simple geometric objects, the brain will hyper-analyze every detail and any imperfection in the room, the viewer will see only shadows, tints, and minor reflections. In some countries an all-white room can be torturous, in others, an all-white room can be divine, but hopefully, only a brief experience will evoke an emotional response. Whether it be anger, sadness, happiness, or even the absence of emotion, welcome to the Absence of All.
First Friday, March 1, 7 – 11:00 PM
Thursday, April 4, 7 – 9:00 PM
First Friday, April 5, 7 – 11:00 PM
Any other dates please email for appointment.
Donovan Martinez, Corrosion of Identity @ Rubio Gallery South at Southtown Flats
Mar 1 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Donovan Martinez, Corrosion of Identity @ Rubio Gallery South at Southtown Flats

Rubio Gallery-South @ Southtown Flats, 111 Probandt, 78204, 210-793-8899, Rubio/Curator

Donovan Martinez, San Antonio Texas, born 1998, is currently disciplined in mixed media sculpture. Martinez is self-taught in the basics of welding, and experienced fabricating at Tom C. Clark High School.

Martinez began with oxy acetylene metal sculpting. After winning multiple 4H club competitions at state level he began to expand on a future career in sculpting.

From there on Donovan continued being self inspired in the different mediums of sculpture. Martinez experienced wood carving, blacksmithing, casting, concrete and resins.

After graduating from Clark high school in 2015 Donovan began a professional apprenticeship under figurative metal sculptor Esther Benedict. He is currently working with Esther Benedict, and attending The South West School of Art in San Antonio.

Donovan Martinez, Awarded:

1st- 2015 Los Liones San Antonio’s young artist competition.

1st- 2014 Skills USA Championship SA Tx.

3rd- Place Welding Sculptor in the state of Texas 2015 Xhampionships.

Donovan Martinez’s Exhibitions Include:
2017 “Student Gallery Showing” South West School Of Art Gallery, San Antonio,TX

2019 “Corrosion of Identity” Rubio Gallery-South, San Antonio, TX

“North East School of the Arts Spring Show” @ Híjole SA
Mar 1 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
“North East School of the Arts Spring Show" @ Híjole SA

What’s more contemporary than a student show? Híjole SA celebrates young artists from the North East School of the Arts at this Contemporary Art Month (CAM) event. Come view some amazing artwork created by students grades 9-12 on First Friday, March 1st, at Híjole SA, located in The Upstairs Studios at the Blue Star Arts Complex!

Mar
2
Sat
Manifesto Xitana @ Galeria Xitana
Mar 2 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Manifesto Xitana @ Galeria Xitana

Kick off Contemporary Art Month in San Antonio at Galeria Xitana, an alternative art hive bungalow, where art, in all of it’s forms, can interact with a community of travelers, writers, artists, musicians and visitors in a unique way. Join us for our inaugural exhibit “Manifesto Xitana” a dynamic event introducing our first Xitana-in-Residence, writer, dancer, and author of the awarding winning children’s book “All Around Us,” Xelena Gonzalez for an evening of poetry, art, music and performance art.  

Art by Lee Ortiz, Katyln Powell & Allison Maldonado

Readings by Xelena Gonzalez, Laurie Ann Guerrero & Rachel Christilles

Performance Art by Andi Garcia-Linn, Rose Mary Kennedy & La Adelita Chingona

Music by Maya Guirao

 

Meredith Dean Walk in the Woods @ REM Gallery
Mar 2 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Meredith Dean Walk in the Woods @ REM Gallery
Meredith Dean
Walk in the Woods
drawings
attached image: Hidden, graphite on paper, 20 x 24 inches framed, 2018
Opening Reception_COLOR CONCENTRATE: Chroma and Critical Consciousness @ Snake Hawk Press
Mar 2 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Opening Reception_COLOR CONCENTRATE: Chroma and Critical Consciousness @ Snake Hawk Press

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

Raw Pink @ Mantle Art Space
Mar 2 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Raw Pink @ Mantle Art Space

STATEMENT:

RAW PINK is a collection of works that focuses on the power of femme aesthetics – specifically those connected to trans female self-preservation and survival. As a maker, I am drawn to visual contradictions: the softness and hardness that is evident in feminine and masculine aesthetics and the effects that such visual information yields upon viewers when such opposites collide in a single space.

I call to formalistic cues that imbue soft, haven-like configurations while also using such elements to arrive at compositions that are, at times, foreboding and cacophonous. My aims are to create works that evoke intimacy and sensual memory through a trans female lens while touching on the complexities of my own experiences as a trans woman living in and reacting to contemporary culture.

BIO:

Mica Lilith Smith is a visual artist and educator. Smith earned her MFA from the University of Cincinnati College of DAAP in 2012. Her work is comprised of fabric installations, paintings, works on paper, and video. Smith currently lives and works in Huntsville, TX.

Calvin Pressley “The Breaks” Closing reception @ Southtown Art gallery
Mar 2 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Calvin Pressley "The Breaks" Closing reception @ Southtown Art gallery

The exhibition “The Breaks” includes direct visual thoughts that occur between or during my process of painting, a process that never fully stops. When artists leave the studio there is no clocking out. One’s mind and creative energy is always working weather it’s through daily mental logs, visual stimulation, or tangible notes of emotions and thoughts; thoughts that might not be fully understood yet by the artist. The drawings in this exhibition represent thoughts and emotions I’ve had when I’m away from my canvases. Some of them inspire larger paintings so they act, in a way, as studies. Others are meditations on paintings that I’ve already created. These works on paper are just as important as the larger paintings and are hopefully received on an intimate level. Reflecting on them has allowed me to peek into corners of my creative thought process that otherwise might remain unnoticed.
-Calvin Pressley

Maggot House Video Release Party @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex
Mar 2 @ 7:00 PM – 11:45 PM
Maggot House Video Release Party @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex

Join us for the premiere of our
Music Video Debut “Maggot House”
( Directed// Filmed // Edited By:
Eric López // Altered Productions )

Maggot House* is about sexual violence on Women and sex trafficking. We want to Stand together as a community, & raise awareness with a night of music, vendors & food!

[Maggot House Video Release Party]
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex

$5 Cover| ALL AGES| 7pm-12am

VENDORS!
Connie Chapa
Saint John
Lost Records
Merch Vandal
Makayla Montoya
SA Cake Life
Rape Crisis Center
Valentine Stitches
Cottonmouth
Atomic Luna
+More TBA

MUSIC!!
Wayne Holtz
Merry Jane and The Fondas
Lloronas
+more TBA

Mar
3
Sun
The Bountiful Dinner | A Classic Theatre Fundraising Event
Mar 3 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Bountiful Dinner | A Classic Theatre Fundraising Event

On March 3, 2019, we invite you to join us at Brick at Blue Star for a fundraising dinner and celebration of excellent theatre that is relevant, diverse, entertaining, and transformative that is based on our upcoming production of The Trip to Bountiful. The evening includes dinner, live music, conversation, and the Classic Theatre’s Season 12 Announcement!

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
7
Thu
CRaSS: Cultural Re-appropriation Show of San Antonio @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex
Mar 7 @ 6:00 PM – Mar 8 @ 12:00 AM
CRaSS: Cultural Re-appropriation Show of San Antonio @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex

One-night group show of established and up-and-coming local artists addressing the theme of “Cultural Appropriation” through their work. In addition to a curated group of 20-25 painters, sculptors and photographers, three live performances complete the show. Food popups featuring fusion flavors on site. No cover, 7 PM-11:30 PM. Live performances by Mauro de la Tierra, Chris Conde and Luis Luis.

The CRaSS Collective is a safe place for artists to be inspired by any cultural touchstone with purpose, respect and love.

The End Of All Roads – Photography Exhibtion by Scott Martin – Opening Reception @ Mercury Project Art Gallery and Studio Space
Mar 7 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The End Of All Roads - Photography Exhibtion by Scott Martin - Opening Reception @ Mercury Project Art Gallery and Studio Space

Created in the Atacama desert, The End of All Roads explore endless variations of both landscape and sky. Here is where the road ends. A horizon line equally familiar and strange, where land and sky meet.
Artist: Scott Martin www.martinphoto.com

Mar
8
Fri
COW-VESRSE-ATION @ Mockingbird Handprints
Mar 8 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
COW-VESRSE-ATION @ Mockingbird Handprints

Join us March 8th for a special event. Jim LaVilla-Haveling reads from his poetry book, “West, poems of a place” and Joseph Bushman reveals his drawings on fine paper of Jim’s selected poems, available that evening only.

Show dates: February 7th – March 24th

Mockingbird Handprints Gallery is open Thurs- Sunday 11-6

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
“Upside Down, Inside Out, and Backwards” @ Híjole SA
Mar 9 @ 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
“Upside Down, Inside Out, and Backwards” @ 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.

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.

Brooke Hood Solo Exhibition Opening “Points on a compass” @ Southtown Art Gallery
Mar 9 @ 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Brooke Hood Solo Exhibition Opening "Points on a compass" @ Southtown Art Gallery

“Through abstraction of landscape, I construct personal moments and stories told through family.  The pieces examine topography of the Bad River Watershed through what is imagined.”

Buster Graybill in “Spring Break” @ Dock Space Gallery
Mar 9 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Buster Graybill in "Spring Break" @ Dock Space Gallery
Buster Graybill in “Spring Break”
 This exhibition will be “Exploring Modernist tendencies through a rural working class perspective, the artwork challenges perceived notions of value and hierarchies imposed on objects of “high” and “low” culture,” (Buster Graybill).
Join us for open studios, art markets, gallery openings, and performance artworks every 2nd Saturday of the month in the Lone Star Art District!
Deja Vu @ Studio 111
Mar 9 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Deja Vu @ Studio 111

An intervention based installation event. One that incorporates the language of dreaming as a visual medium for a “scene specific” setting that questions the systems of value imposed upon individuals by popular opinions. Here the observer shall be the spectacle, production shall be the experience, and an exhibition space itself, representation.

Homebase: On the Cusp, On the Cusp of @ AP Art Lab
Mar 9 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Homebase: On the Cusp, On the Cusp of @ AP Art Lab

On the Cusp, On the Cusp of is an exhibition featuring new works by Chabriely Rivera and Domeinic Jimenez. The two utilize personal reflection as well as universal experiences to investigate the transitory nature of living and dying. Rivera and Jimenez manifest ideas on time, identity, self-perception, and trauma through interactive installations and two-dimensional works.

**Opening Reception: Second Saturday, March 9th from 7-10pm
AP Art Lab, 1906 S Flores SATX 78207

Chabriely was born in Killeen, Texas, and currently resides in San Antonio but growing up constantly moved state to state and even out of the country. She is a new media artist, who works with multiple mediums ranging from movement and vocals to video games and interactive installations. Her work incorporates themes of growth and stages of life, environments and societal situations along with a focus in social justice.

Domeinic Jimenez is a multidisciplinary artist who’s work explores ‘self’ and toys with the many faces and masks that filter when dealing with identity. The work often makes use of various disciplines and utilizes the found object, recontextualizes technology and printed ephemera to discuss identity.

Homebase is an interdisciplinary event series that provides the pop-up gallery experience for those interested in new media art and experimental music practices. Homebase has shown in the Upstairs Studios at Blue Star and recently closed Corporeal Landscapes at Sala Diaz.
AP Art Lab: Civic, social, and community engagement through art.

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

New Works by Joe De La Cruz @ S.M.A.R.T. projectspace
Mar 9 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
New Works by Joe De La Cruz @ S.M.A.R.T. projectspace

S.M.A.R.T. is proud to present new work by Joe De La Cruz.

Norwegian Word of the Day: øvelse-practice @ The Dock Space Gallery Annex
Mar 9 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Norwegian Word of the Day: øvelse-practice @ The Dock Space Gallery Annex

The Dock Space Gallery Annex will be showing “Norwegian Word of the Day: øvelse-practice” featuring the work of Tim Olson.
Join us for open studios, art markets, gallery openings, and performance artworks every 2nd Saturday of the month in the Lone Star Art District!

R Space Presents, WIP, Recent Work by UTSA Graduate Students @ R Space
Mar 9 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
R Space Presents,  WIP, Recent Work by UTSA Graduate Students @ R Space

R Space Presents, 

WIP, Recent Work by UTSA Graduate Students

R Space,

Second Saturday, March 9, 2019 – March 23, 2019

110 E. Lachapelle, SA TX 78204

Opening Reception: 7:00pm – 10:00pm

(210)-793-8899

Participating Artists:

Jessie Burciaga

Augustine Chavez

Gabriela Cruz

Omar Gonzalez

Claudia Hare

Jessica Just

Susi Lopera

Angelica Martinez

Sonya San Miguel

Christopher Andrew Moncivais

Lauren Riojas

Jennifer Seo

Juan Vallejo

Texas: Featuring New Works by Todd Wascher @ Freight Gallery & Studios
Mar 9 @ 7:00 PM
Texas: Featuring New Works by Todd Wascher @ Freight Gallery & Studios

Drawing on the influences of South Texas flora and fauna, science fiction, and graffiti, Wascher’s intricate and detailed ink drawings on panel propose a world where the melding of mechanical and organic is less contentious than whimsical, witty, graceful and beautiful.

The Museum of Pocket Art (MoPA) presents ANTIGRAVITY by Ernesto Walker @ Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co.
Mar 9 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Museum of Pocket Art (MoPA) presents ANTIGRAVITY by  Ernesto Walker @ Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co.

Join The Museum of Pocket Art as they start their Second Saturday Contemporary Art Month Art Walk at Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co. featuring Ernesto Walker’s ANTIGRAVITY.

Ernesto Walker

Exhibition Statement

This project consists of a series of video-holograms entitled Antigravity that are projected from gadget screens through an accessory that creates the effect of a floating object and helps the image emerge from the screen. The general idea has been developed for its exhibition at The Museum of Pocket Art, a disruptive exhibition space that’s contained on the inside of an Ipod. In these regards, Antigravity is directly related to the nature of MoPA and intends to generate reflections not only about the artwork, but about the platform itself. The holograms are played with the help of an accessory that’s attached to the screen and provokes the effect of three-dimensional objects floating outside the device. Having the image emerging from the screen seeks for an experience that expands the visual possibilities of the screen and generates more ephemeral content. These gestures are combined with the fact that the artwork is played online from a controlled server, so that video presented does not reside in the device nor the server but can only exist by the combination of the played file and the screen accessory. In this regard, the technology only serves as a conduit for the contemplation of an image that poetically just travels through the system but does not touch it.

Bio

Based in Monterrey, Mexico, Ernesto Walker’s work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including exhibitions in London, Brussels, Luxemburg, Athens, Switzerland, Argentina, United States, Colombia, Italy, and Spain. His work is included in collections in Italy, England, United States, Canada, Argentina, and Mexico. Among other distinctions, he was award first place in the Saatchi Gallery Drawing Showdown 2011; obtained the FONCA Young Creators Fellowship from the National Arts Fund (2016); is recipient of the PACMyC fellowship given by the Arts and Culture National Council of Mexico (CONACULTA); as well as the FINANCIARTE production fellowship given by the State Arts Council (CONARTE). Since January 2011, he is professor for the School of Art, Architecture and Design at Tec de Monterrey College.

www.ernestowalker.com

About the Museum of Pocket Art (MoPA)

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

Mar
10
Sun
Natural Dye Workshop: Cochineal @ Studio at 1906
Mar 10 @ 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Natural Dye Workshop: Cochineal @ Studio at 1906

I’m leading a workshop featuring my favorite native Texas dye: Cochineal. Cochineal is one of the few natural dyes derived from an insect, acquiring its rich red carmine color by feeding on the prickly pear cactus. Workshop participants will learn to prepare fabric for dye, ready a dye bath, alter color using dye modifiers, and practice resist techniques.

Each participant will be provided with a scarf, scrap fabric to practice with, and all are encouraged to bring one small 100% cotton, linen, wool, or silk item. Please note that synthetic blend material will not yield desired results.

This workshop is 3 hours long, snacks, refreshments and mimosas will be provided, feel free to BYOB. Cost of workshop includes all materials and a natural dye cochineal kit to take home.

This workshop is 3 hours long, snacks and refreshments will be provided, feel free to BYOB. Tickets are $75. Cost of workshop includes all materials and a natural dye cochineal kit to take home.

Seating is limited, RSVP:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/natural-dye-workshop-cochineal-tickets-56055039131

Mar
13
Wed
Texas LoopFest at Concrete Gallery @ Concrete Gallery
Mar 13 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Texas LoopFest at Concrete Gallery @ Concrete Gallery

This is our midweek intimate and ambient showcase!

Lineup:
Violonceloops – Guadalajara, Mexico
Pedeplei – Mexico City, Mexico
Widespread Noise – San Antonio, Texas
Polysynthfusion – San Antonio, Texas

Studio Paint Night ( 7:00p- 10:30) @ Flesh Electric Tattoo
Mar 13 @ 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Studio Paint Night ( 7:00p- 10:30) @ Flesh Electric Tattoo

Flesh Electric Tattoo will be opening up their studio to host a night of painting and casual conversation. Bring any painting projects you may be working on.

Mar
14
Thu
Jose Balli and Ernesto Ibanez combined exhibition @ Studio 455 and Small Hall
Mar 14 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Jose Balli and Ernesto Ibanez combined exhibition @ Studio 455 and Small Hall

Studio 455 and Small Hall
Hosts Jose Balli and Ernesto Ibanez combined exhibition
Ceiling Fans & Polyhedrons
And performance by singer songwriter
Noah Harris
Thursday March 14th
6:00pm-10:00pm
455 Bailey Ave, San Antonio, TX  78210
(210) 241-0527

Msummerssite@att.net 

Mar
16
Sat
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.

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.

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.”
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
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.

#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

Mar
24
Sun
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
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

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!