Calendar

WELCOME, to a fantastic 2019 calendar of events!

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CAM 2019 Calendar Now Accepting New Submissions

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

In 2019 CAM is once again partnering with the San Antonio CURRENT which will feature the entire calendar in the printed edition throughout the month of March. Any events to be published in the printed calendar should be received by midnight February 14, 2019 without exception.

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

Artist Run Spaces: $15

Commercial Run Space: $30

Institutions: $50

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

Please direct any and all inquiries to:

Nina Hassele

(210) 630-0235

info@contemporaryartmonth.com

Feb
22
Fri
The 3rd Annual Art Of Fetish & Fashion @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex
Feb 22 @ 6:00 PM – 11:45 PM
The 3rd Annual Art Of Fetish & Fashion @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex

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

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

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

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

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

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

Image: Seed Sower, 2019

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

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

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

About the artists:

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

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

Mar
1
Fri
Michael Wayne Lackey | Wonders From Above Curated by Lone Star Art Space @ ReMax New Hights
Mar 1 @ 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Michael Wayne Lackey | Wonders From Above Curated by Lone Star Art Space @ ReMax New Hights

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

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

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

This exhibit is curated by Lone Star Art Space an Artist Incubation Space located 107 Lone Star Blvd., San Antonio, TX. 78204 – in the heart of Lone Star Art District and has been made possible through the support of ReMax New Hights.

Ay Papi’s Food Truck Contemporary Art Month Kick-off @ Blue Star Arts Complex
Mar 1 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Ay Papi's Food Truck Contemporary Art Month Kick-off @ Blue Star Arts Complex

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

Puerto Rican Caribbean cuisine brought to you by Chef Hector Faberlle & Nicholas Monda with vegetarian options as well.
GOOD FOOD ~ GOOD PEOPLE
Demos Schmemos: Nicholas Frank @ FL!GHT Gallery (Main Space)
Mar 1 @ 6:00 PM – Mar 31 @ 10:00 PM
Demos Schmemos: Nicholas Frank @ FL!GHT Gallery (Main Space)

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

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

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

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

About the artists:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BIO

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

Donovan Martinez, Corrosion of Identity @ Rubio Gallery South at Southtown Flats
Mar 1 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Donovan Martinez, Corrosion of Identity @ Rubio Gallery South at Southtown Flats

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

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

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

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

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

Donovan Martinez, Awarded:

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

1st- 2014 Skills USA Championship SA Tx.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Art by Lee Ortiz, Katyln Powell & Allison Maldonado

Readings by Xelena Gonzalez, Laurie Ann Guerrero & Rachel Christilles

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

Music by Maya Guirao

 

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

To the viewer: COLOR CONCENTRATE invites four artists (Carlos Rosales-Silva, Joshua Saunders, Kaeyln D. Rodriguez and Mark Anthony Martinez) to create two new works. One prioritizes color, understood in physical terms. The other considers social aspects of color. In contemporary art and art history, art workers are constantly tasked with making critical decisions within both realms of color. An artist or curator today might need to refer to sources like the Munsell color system alongside critical race theories around color in a given day’s work. Complicated histories and politics inhabit colors like brown, black, white, red and yellow, especially. Recent scientific innovations like Vantablack test the limits of optical perception. The “white cube” continues to be an emblem of exclusion and privilege in the art world. Screen-based devices have transformed how humans experience art and color as well, both optically, as we interface with digitally produced colors, and socially, as these devices and the internet provide unprecedented outreach capacity for movements like Black Lives Matter. Color pervades. The practices of these artists meditate intensively on the interplays, meanings and potentials of color. I will not share with you which of their new works speaks to which priority. That is for you to figure out. Concentrate. -Josh T Franco, Curator

Josh T Franco is an artist with an art history PhD. He completed his dissertation regarding the relationship between rasquachismo and minimalism in Marfa, Texas at Binghamton University in 2016. He currently resides in Hyattsville, Maryland. For more information: www.joshtfranco.com.

The Spare Parts MINI ART MUSEUM (MAM), founded in 2013, takes contemporary art to communities around the world making it possible for everyone to participate in a fine arts experience. Follow MAM’s travels via Instagram and Facebook. For more information email museum@sparepartssa.org. #weeart

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

STATEMENT:

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

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

BIO:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pamela Ortiz Swart | Traditions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Show dates: February 7th – March 24th

Mockingbird Handprints Gallery is open Thurs- Sunday 11-6

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

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

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

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

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

Jimmy LeFlore | Late Bloomer, Spring 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

R Space Presents, 

WIP, Recent Work by UTSA Graduate Students

R Space,

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

110 E. Lachapelle, SA TX 78204

Opening Reception: 7:00pm – 10:00pm

(210)-793-8899

Participating Artists:

Jessie Burciaga

Augustine Chavez

Gabriela Cruz

Omar Gonzalez

Claudia Hare

Jessica Just

Susi Lopera

Angelica Martinez

Sonya San Miguel

Christopher Andrew Moncivais

Lauren Riojas

Jennifer Seo

Juan Vallejo

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

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

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

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

Ernesto Walker

Exhibition Statement

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

Bio

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

www.ernestowalker.com

About the Museum of Pocket Art (MoPA)

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

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

Roberto Jackson Harrington

Bio

Harrington currently directs the Museum of Pocket Art and is a member of the Center for Experimental Practice and the curatorial collective, Los Outsiders, based in Austin, TX. Harrington creates drawings and sculptural installations from everyday materials that center on the concept of potential. Recent exhibitions include All on the Line at The Backdoor Biennial 2018, Kyle, TX and C wut stix, at Bill’s Junk, Houston, TX.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is our midweek intimate and ambient showcase!

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

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

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

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

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

Msummerssite@att.net 

Mar
16
Sat
Civil Pleasures @ The Spire
Mar 16 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Civil Pleasures @ The Spire

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mar
21
Thu
Open Studio @ Studio 209 at The Upstairs Studios at Blue Star Contemporary Art Complex
Mar 21 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Open Studio @ Studio 209 at The Upstairs Studios at Blue Star Contemporary Art Complex

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

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

BADCAT Designs Fashion Show @ Studio 111
Mar 21 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
BADCAT Designs Fashion Show @ Studio 111
“An evocative exhibition of socially insightful iterations that blend the conceptual ambiguity of fine art with decided reformulations of traditional apparel. Contemporary timelines will be spotlighted critically in an atmosphere of reverse participation that celebrates individual originality while challenging the institutionalized esoteric.
Style as experience, exposes the subliminal.”
Mar
22
Fri
Submissions Deadline – Excavations; Sanctuary @ Mantle Art Space
Mar 22 all-day
Submissions Deadline - Excavations; Sanctuary @ Mantle Art Space

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 22nd 2019
Excavations; Sanctuary.

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

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

Guidelines:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

#me: exploring online and IRL identity through art making @ Ouvert Studio
Mar 23 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
#me: exploring online and IRL identity through art making @ Ouvert Studio

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

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

Open to 10th Grade through College Students

In this workshop, you will:

Learn how social media platforms collect and categorize your data.

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

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

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

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

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

More about Ouvert: http://ouvert.city

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

music event
SLOW CRUSH

Highlands

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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