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WELCOME, to a fantastic 2018 calendar of events!

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CAM 2018 Calendar Now Accepting New Submissions.

December 7, 2017 through Friday, February 17, 2018 for the CURRENT print deadline.

The Contemporary Art Month calendar is open for submissions for March 2018 events. Open to all San Antonio area artists, curators, directors, club owners, producers, events managers and arts organizations to announce and promote Contemporary Art Month events, shows, and exhibitions.  $15 for artist-run space, $30 for commercial run-space and $50 for institutions.  One Payment per venue, i.e. numerous events can be listed for the same venue at no extra charge.

Feb
20
Sat
The Invincible Czars Debut Original Score for Nosferatu @ URBAN-15 Studio
Feb 20 @ 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
The Invincible Czars Debut Original Score for Nosferatu @ URBAN-15 Studio | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Inspired by numerous requests from fans over the years, Austin’s Invincible Czars will debut their new score for the 1922 German silent film Nosferatu (dir. F.W. Murnau) at URBAN-15 on Saturday, February 20th.

Nosferatu marks the 7th effort for a band that’s increasingly becoming known for its well-crafted original silent film scores. Last year, The Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Fe, known for hosting acclaimed silent film accompanists from around the nation, called the Czars’ soundtrack for the 1929 Lillian Gish silent classic The Wind—also performed at URBAN-15 in 2014—”as good as any we’ve seen.”

The band always incorporates classical music into their scores, and this time they’ve chosen Bela Bartok’s Roumanian Folk Dances in a nod to the fictional Count Orlock’s home turf, utilizing violin, glockenspiel, organ, flute, bass clarinet, vocals, music box, loops, electric guitar, bass, singing bowl, tambourine and other hand percussion–a sight to behold when performed live by only four players. The highlight of their arrangements is a haunting version of Roumanian Dance IV, which features an otherworldly vocal performance by the band’s wind mistress Leila Henley.

Nosferatu is one of the most revered films in the history of cinema. As the world’s first vampire movie, it is regarded as the first important horror film–but it was almost erased from the history books when the estate of Bram Stoker sued the filmmakers for copyright infringement and most of the prints of the movie were destroyed. Several survived, and this performance will feature the most completely restored version that exists.

As an homage to the film, a Nosferatu-inspired costume contest will precede the Czars’s performance at 8:30pm. Come dressed as your favorite vampire for a chance to win a door prize! Those interested should arrive at URBAN-15 at 8pm to register.

This event is part of URBAN-15’s Sonic Provocations series, which provides a setting for sound artists to showcase original material, taking it out of the laboratory and into the ears of the public. Tickets are $10 at the door or presale at http://urban-15.ticketleap.com/sonic-provocations/ .

Feb
26
Fri
Broadway News!!! It’s Art not PORN… @ Broadway News
Feb 26 @ 6:00 PM – Mar 30 @ 9:00 PM
Broadway News!!! It's Art not PORN... @ Broadway News  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Open Studio/CAMSA Party Friday, February 26, 2016

Broadway News!!! It’s Art not PORN…

Artists: Cindy Tower, Jesus Toro Martinez & Richter Goods

Runs through March 30th, 2016

 

Mar
3
Thu
CAM2016 Pop-up Exhibition ~ Artist John Welch @ Blue Star Arts Complex Unit #107C
Mar 3 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
CAM2016 Pop-up Exhibition ~ Artist John Welch @ Blue Star Arts Complex Unit #107C | San Antonio | Texas | United States

John Welch has 30 years of media and painting experience in Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia and San Antonio.  Art has taught him how to let go, with no restrains and let the art unfold.

After years of being my avocation, it is now my vocation.  There is not a better place to be.

www.instagram.com/johnwelchart

 

PACO FELICI – DIFF’RENT FOLKS @ Mockingbird Handprints , Blue Star Arts Complex
Mar 3 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PACO FELICI - DIFF'RENT FOLKS @ Mockingbird Handprints , Blue Star Arts Complex | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Self-taught artist Felici brings a menagerie of over 50 works to Mockingbird Handprints as part of Contemporary Art Month.
Renowned with stateside and European audiences over 20 years, the artists sensibilities straddle the lines of pop culture, mass marketing and multi-cultural ism.
The upcoming show, running through March, includes small works on paper that are equally rooted in the traditions of native American ledger folk art and 1960’s Japanese science fiction as well as an array of large, rainbow-colored paintings and sculptures inspired at the intersection of Madison Avenue and the Rio Grande.

Opening Receptions:

March 3rd 6 pm – 8pm

March 4th 6pm – 9 pm
https://Vimeo.com/4225170

https://www.facebook.com/Paco-Felici-Art-Gallery-Objects-521979184646017/?ref=hl

URBAN-15 Workshop and Performance at Sam Ash Music @ Sam Ash Music
Mar 3 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
URBAN-15 Workshop and Performance at Sam Ash Music @ Sam Ash Music | San Antonio | Texas | United States

On Thursday evening, March 3rd, 2016, URBAN-15 will conduct a free workshop/performance at Sam Ash Music Center. This interactive event will feature members of URBAN-15’s award-winning Carnaval de San Anto and its Djembe ensemble. Concert is free and workshop is appropriate for drummers of all ages and skill levels.

Mar
4
Fri
“Angels Among Us”. Two-Man Exhibition Opening Reception Featuring Martin Emmanuel Rangel & Victor Hugo De La Fuente @ Kelso Fine Art Center Gallery at University of Incarnate Word
Mar 4 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
"Angels Among Us". Two-Man Exhibition Opening Reception Featuring Martin Emmanuel Rangel & Victor Hugo De La Fuente @ Kelso Fine Art Center Gallery at University of Incarnate Word | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Grand Opening Exhibition to the New Kelso Fine Art Center Gallery inside the University of Incarnate Word. Featuring two emerging local San Antonio Artist’s, Martin Emmanuel Rangel and Victor Hugo De La Fuente. Many Figurative and Abstract Art Works in various mediums: Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Encaustic and Mixed media. Exhibit will continue to be open Monday thru Friday from 10am-5pm through April 1st, 2016

MERCURA SUNGLASSES @ Blue Star Arts Complex Building B Upstairs
Mar 4 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
MERCURA SUNGLASSES @ Blue Star Arts Complex Building B Upstairs | San Antonio | Texas | United States

CAROLINA G. FLORES PRESENTS

MERCURA SUNGLASSES

Limited edition sunglasses by MERCURA NYC

Exclusively at Los Aura Studios, 210-744-3459

Blue Star Complex Building B Upstairs

First Friday, March 4, 2016 6 -9 pm

Saturday, March 5, 2016, 10 – 5 pm

Curated by Margery Ressler

PACO FELICI – DIFF’RENT FOLKS @ Mockingbird Handprints, Blue Star Arts Complex
Mar 4 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PACO FELICI - DIFF'RENT FOLKS @ Mockingbird Handprints, Blue Star Arts Complex  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Self-taught artist Felici brings a menagerie of over 50 works to Mockingbird Handprints as part of Contemporary Art Month.
Renowned with stateside and European audiences over 20 years, the artists sensibilities straddle the lines of pop culture, mass marketing and multi-cultural ism.
The upcoming show, running through March, includes small works on paper that are equally rooted in the traditions of native American ledger folk art and 1960’s Japanese science fiction as well as an array of large, rainbow-colored paintings and sculptures inspired at the intersection of Madison Avenue and the Rio Grande.

Opening Receptions:

March 3rd 6 pm – 8pm

March 4th 6pm – 9 pm
https://Vimeo.com/4225170

https://www.facebook.com/Paco-Felici-Art-Gallery-Objects-521979184646017/?ref=hl

Plasticity @ Hello Studio
Mar 4 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Plasticity @ Hello Studio | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Hello Studio’s 5th anniversary will launch a new location and concept. The gallery, which has hosted over 50 emerging artists from around Texas under the direction of founder Amada Miller, will add a studio residency to its existing exhibition program. March 4th, the First Friday of Contemporary Art Month, marks the opening of the newly renovated 1500 sq ft gallery located at the Upstairs Studios at Blue Star. Additionally, the new space houses three artist studios–one designated for the new two-month residency and the others for Hello Studio co-directors Amada Miller and Taylor Bates.

Hello Studio is excited and honored to host T. Hopkins’ new body of work entitled, Plasticity. Hopkins began his residency in December of 2015, as Hello Studio’s first resident artist. His new body of work explores the idea of adaptability in several ways; environmental, material, and theoretical. As a painter Hopkins explores plasticity using unorthodox and unassuming materials to create his paintings, including plastic bags, depressurized aerosol cans, and other debris. Hopkins considers these discarded objects as raw canvas for creating paintings.

Hello Studio is an independent artist-run gallery and art space that hosts exhibitions showcasing emerging visual artists in and around Texas. It is directed by Amada Miller and Taylor Bates.

Body and Mind (work in progress) @ Magical Realism Studio
Mar 4 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Body and Mind (work in progress) @ Magical Realism Studio | San Antonio | Texas | United States

This new series is the product of my ongoing fascination with human body and consciousness.
How we look at our own bodies critically and how the society at large makes us feel inadequate about how we look, are the driving force for this series.

The participants are invited to make up their own poses and are asked to make an oral statement on how they feel about their own bodies and their thoughts on society’s perception of human bodies. Excerpts from these statements are included as text on the images of each participant.

My intention is to photograph as diverse a group as possible, all ages, genders, shapes and sizes. My intention in this series is to show that all bodies have beauty regardless of shapes and sizes, gender and age.

Building B upstairs. 

Mar
5
Sat
MERCURA SUNGLASSES @ Blue Star Complex Building B Uptairs
Mar 5 @ 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
MERCURA SUNGLASSES @ Blue Star Complex Building B Uptairs | San Antonio | Texas | United States

CAROLINA G. FLORES PRESENTS

MERCURA SUNGLASSES

Limited edition sunglasses by MERCURA NYC

Exclusively at Los Aura Studios, 210-744-3459

Blue Star Complex Building B Upstairs

First Friday, March 4, 2016 6 -9 pm

Saturday, March 5, 2016, 10 – 5 pm

Curated by Margery Ressler

CAMx (exchange with Denver, CO) @ Sala Diaz
Mar 5 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
CAMx (exchange with Denver, CO) @ Sala Diaz | San Antonio | Texas | United States

 

Stephanie Kantor, Mock Pavilion

March 5 – 31, 2016

Sala Diaz, 517 Stieren St, San Antonio, TX 78210

Opening Reception: Saturday March 5th, 6-10PM

Public Hours: Thus – Sat, 2pm – 7pm & by appointment

For Contemporary Art Month’s annual exchange (CAMx), Black Cube, a Denver-based nomadic contemporary art museum, is partnering with Sala Diaz, a San Antonio-based experimental nonprofit, to produce Mock Pavilion, a site-specific ceramic installation by Black Cube artist fellow Stephanie Kantor. Mock Pavilion explores points of cultural transition through the interpretation of historic design motifs from Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Inspired by the repurposed domestic space of Sala Diaz, Mock Pavilion oscillates between referencing the interior of bourgeois homes, museum period rooms and cultural pavilions as places of visual and experienced pleasure. Four rooms, loosely grouped by historical period, feature over 1,600 hand-painted tiles and 36 ceramic vessels, tapestries and custom wallpapers. One room draws inspiration from ogival textile patterns, a floral design extremely popular during the 14th century that traveled the trade routes between Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and was translated differently by each culture it reached. Kantor’s vivid ceramic works defy categorization as painting, sculpture or pottery, and the artist’s interpretation of traditional patterns creates a space of cultural amalgamation, hybridization and boundary blurring. Mock Pavilion, questions cultural identity as defined by geopolitical boundaries to highlight the shifting nature of visual culture and the fluidity of the world around us.

Stephanie Kantor (b. 1985, Pittsburgh, PA, USA) living/working in Denver, CO received her MFA in Ceramics from University of Colorado Boulder (2015) and BFA from Penn State University (2009). Kantor’s work explores the paradoxical aspects of culture, both expansive and local. She samples at will, an arbitrary collection of misinterpretations, gentrifying foreign cultures. She utilizes ornamentation and decoration to create a facade where her large-scale ceramic objects speak to multiplicity, cultural diversity and artifice. Kantor has exhibited nationally, including such venues as Patterson Gallery (University Park, PA), Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (Boulder, CO), the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (Overland Park, KS), Paragraph Gallery (Kansas City, MO) and Belger Crane Yard Studios (Kansas City, MO), among others.

Seven Minutes in Heaven 2016 @ Warehouse
Mar 5 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Seven Minutes in Heaven 2016 @ Warehouse  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

This is the 5th anniversary of Seven Minutes in Heaven, invisible gallery is ready with another fresh line up of artists ready to interpret the walls of a seedy motel! As usual, diverse media & ideas take over this annual CAM event.

Curated by Jessica Garcia

This year’s artists include: Albert Alvarez, Erotic in Texas, Foursome (John Atkins, Eden Collins, Jason Eric Gonzales, Martin Rodriguez), JPL PRO (Julian Ledezma, Logan Magz), Kirstine Haynes, Eugene Martinez, and Jose Villalobos

Join us for another one night stand at Seven Minutes in Heaven 2016! This marks the 5th Anniversary of this annual CAM event. While the Fox Motel has closed down, we’re not letting that stop us from having another fantastic year! As usual, there is a fresh line up of artists bringing their ideas to discuss eroticism and sexuality. Diverse media includes drawing, photography, installation, and performance. Stop by to see what all the excitement is about!

Music will be provided by DIrty T

 

Opening Reception & Performance: That Thing On The Side Of The Road @ Period Modern
Mar 5 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Opening Reception & Performance: That Thing On The Side Of The Road @ Period Modern | Olmos Park | 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

Three The Hard Way | Rafael Fernando Gutierrez Jr – What It Means @ Clamp Light Studios & Gallery
Mar 5 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Three The Hard Way | Rafael Fernando Gutierrez Jr - What It Means @ Clamp Light Studios & Gallery  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Three The Hard Way (One Month – Three Solo Pop-Ups, curated by Raul Gonzalez)
Rafael Fernando Gutierrez Jr. will start the month off with “What It Means,” an exhibition of new paintings, drawings, and a performance that questions what it means to be a military veteran, civilian, and artist.

Artist Statement:
I enjoy occupying space with-in spaces. For these paintings and performance I have constructed a temporary territory in which I can explore techniques of training, drill and ceremony. These works presents the tension between indoctrination and individuality. My work produces tangible questions of what it means to be a military veteran, what it means to be a civilian and what it means to be an artist. From the resulting physical and mental stresses, I am able to develop a new dialogue between execution and concept. By using individual experiences, I can manifest my history into both original and interactive artwork. Through these engagements of body and medium, I bring my past into the present by physically evoking and forming new reflections of myself. My life as a military dependent, civilian, and as a veteran of the Air Force impacts the way I approach my artistic process. Through the works exhibited, posttraumatic intimate events manifest into the catalyst needed by the body and concept for emotional restoration.

Artist Bio:
Rafael F. Gutierrez Jr. is a painter and performance artist who recently graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio with a BFA and Art History minor. He came into being and spent the early years of his life in the city of Augusta, Georgia. Rafael lived throughout America, Europe and Asia before returning to San Antonio, Texas following his enlistment in The United States Air Force as an Emergency Medical Technician. His work is concerned with exploring the vast landscape of memory and how this shapes individual operations within society. Rafael uses painting/drawing along side time-based mediums of sound, video and performance to regain entry into his past. By re-experiencing his own life he is able to ask questions again and again and produce numerous more questions. The aesthetics of the Dada movement, evident by its mockery of materialistic and nationalistic attitudes, influence Rafael’s creative process. Rafael Gutierrez is influenced by Artists such as Jean Micheal Basquiat, William Pope. L and Dred Scott who have and are currently reacting consequently to their own personal state of existence juxtaposed against the world they occupy. Rafael hopes to present himself as the medium in which experience can manifest itself into original, universal and personal art.
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Kicking off March 5, 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.

Opening Receptions Calendar:
Saturday March 5, 7-10 pm | Rafael Fernando Gutierrez Jr – What It Means
Friday March 11, 7-10 pm | Eric Breish – New Work
Saturday March 19, 7-10 pm | Alyssa Danna – Love After Love
Back patio musical entertainment will be provided by guest curator Raul Gonzalez, performing as “Mr. Playlist”

Sonic Provocation: Richard Oppenheim and Rene Saenz @ URBAN-15
Mar 5 @ 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Sonic Provocation: Richard Oppenheim and Rene Saenz @ URBAN-15 | San Antonio | Texas | United States

On Saturday, March 5th at 9pm, jazz duo Richard Oppenheim and Rene Saenz perform at URBAN-15. Multi-instrumentalists versatile in all genres of reed music, Oppenheim and Saenz are both nationally recognized jazz saxophonists who have performed across genres—from Tejano to jazz, country and rock to blues—and with such noted musicians as Marvin Gaye, Tito Puente, and Count Basie.

This event is part of Sonic Provocation, a series in experimental sound performance that runs from January – June 2016. Sonic Provocation provides a setting for sound artists to showcase original material, taking it out of the laboratory and into the ears of the public. It offers artists the creative freedom to present their work beyond the constraints of audience expectation–and offers audiences the opportunity to experience something acoustically different and unique.

Mar
9
Wed
Pamela Ortiz Swart: SERAPESCAPES @ Mercury Project
Mar 9 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Pamela Ortiz Swart: SERAPESCAPES @ Mercury Project | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Mercury Project presents:

SERAPE is a soulprint reflecting the richness of regional life.

 

Mar
10
Thu
Carvings at the Carver: Sculptures from West Africa @ Carver Cultural Community Center
Mar 10 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Carvings at the Carver: Sculptures from West Africa @ Carver Cultural Community Center | San Antonio | Texas | United States

The Olaju Art Group presents a lecture and panel discussion centered on a collection of carvings created by Nigerian master-sculptor, Jimoh Ighodalo. This presentation provides a cultural analysis of Ighodalo’s most recent body of work. On display will be an original series of 4 wooden panels hand-carved to illustrate facts and mythology concerning his hometown of Benin City, Nigeria. The analysis will be followed by a discussion exploring perceptions of contemporary art and the position of African artists.

Mar
11
Fri
Shared Table No. 3 @ Haus Collective
Mar 11 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Shared Table No. 3 @ Haus Collective  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Haus Collective directs their third shared table dining concept this March, to close the exhibition for MFA student Brittany Ham. The dinner will be held on March 11th, 7pm, serving a non-allergenic three course menu with beginner plates from Casey Miller and Corie Dilley.

Themed after the artwork on the walls, the shared table creates a meaningful conversation for the artist and a greater opportunity to recognize each others’ potential. This dinner exhibition will derive tastes from the duo’s Mexican influence, migrating to San Antonio from Puebla and Laredo.

$50/person, includes full dinner menu and beverages. Limited Seats Available.

RSVP: faith@hauscollectivesa.com

Menu

Passed food before seating:
Smoked bell pepper spread and twist on traditional pesto served on jicama rounds

Course 1:
Seasonal salad of fennel, orange, grapefruit, quinoa and avocado

Course 2:
Local fresh fish ceviche served over island-style black beans and spiralized beets and jicama with shallot and strawberry tossed in a cilantro and mint dressing garnished with sprouted mung beans, pistachio and hemp seeds

Course 3:
Raw key lime pie with mango syrup

Bebida:
Freshly squeezed orange, lemon, carrot and fennel juice with vodka

Three The Hard Way | Eric Breish – Grim State @ Clamp Light Studios & Gallery
Mar 11 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Three The Hard Way | Eric Breish - Grim State @ Clamp Light Studios & Gallery | San Antonio | Texas | United States

For the 2nd installment of “Three The Hard Way”, Eric Breish will take over the gallery with his series “Grim State, a body of new abstract works that reflect his feelings toward the fragility of human life and suffering.

Artist Statement
This body of work illustrates the fragility of the world we are living in today. There is a feeling of desperation and tension that fills our screens daily. We watch as places like Syria burn to the ground and riots tear through our own streets because of race or religion. People somehow associate change with destruction as if burning down your own neighborhood or shooting up a music hall will bring the attention needed to eradicate racism or to unite the belief in one God.
As I worked through these paintings, I noticed that they had a feeling of chaos and destruction. The pieces contain layers that are built up and torn down depicting topographical views of war torn cities. These abstract forms are the result of my daily digestion of mass media and portray the grim state in which we find ourselves.

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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.

Image:
Baltimore
mixed media on paper
30″ x 40″

Mar
12
Sat
#CLAMPLIFE @ Freight Gallery
Mar 12 – Mar 31 all-day
#CLAMPLIFE @ Freight Gallery  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Artist’s Reception: Saturday, March 12th, 2016, 7-10pm
Exhibition on view March 12th – 31st, 2016, by appointment only

#clamplife
San Antonio, TX – Freight Gallery & Studios is pleased to present new works featuring the seven resident artists of Clamp Light Artist Studios & Gallery in conjunction with Contemporary Art Month. #clamplife will be on display from March 12th – 31st, 2016 with an opening reception Second Saturday, March 12th, 2016, 7-10pm.
The seven contemporary artists featured in the exhibition are: Sunday Ballew, Carol Cunningham, Colleen O’Brien, Sarah T. Roberts, Jen Frost Smith, Tom Turner and Jose Villalobos.

Clamp Light has an open studio space environment. Because of this, each artist witnesses the development of their colleague’s process, which allows for an exchange of ideas and conversations to occur.

The exhibition #clamplife is a snapshot of the current energy that circulates in the studio, showcasing the diverse collective of artists working in photography, fiber, print making, painting, sculpture, video, ceramics and installation.

clamplightsa.com

“Thirthering; What are we doing here” @ S.M.A.R.T. Projectspace
Mar 12 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Artist: Jesse Amado

Aligned @ 3rd Space Art Gallery
Mar 12 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Aligned @ 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.

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.
Abierto Martes-Sabado 11:00-6:00pm
Cita cualquer dia.
Hours Tuesday -Saturday 11:00-6:00pm
Call for appointments any day

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