March 2009

Monthly Archive

Jimmy Canales at Arbor Art House

Posted by thomas-cummins on 10 Mar 2009 | Tagged as: upcoming events

Sat, Mar 28
8:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Jimmy James Canales: Vicious Rosary
Arbor Art House
March 28 – March 29, 2009

Arbor Art House presents an interactive performance piece from San Antonio artist Jimmy James Canales.

Interactive Performance Begins at 7:00 Music by Mickey House

Arbor Art House
837 Arbor Place
San Antonio, TX 78207   

San Antonio Film Festival

Posted by thomas-cummins on 09 Mar 2009 | Tagged as: opportunities, video/film

I don’t know what you win but there’s a San Antonio contest for film makers at

Texas Biennial Opens (Austin)

Posted by ben on 06 Mar 2009 | Tagged as: upcoming events

Fri, Mar 6 to Sun, Mar 8

The Texas Biennial is opening this weekend, with events at the Mexican American Cultural Center, Women & Their Work, Big Medium, Mass Gallery, Okay Mountain, and Pump Project. I saw a bit of Jayne Lawrence’s show at Mass Gallery last weekend (she was installing before the No Idea Festival at Blue Theater, which is right next to Mass Gallery), and the work looked good.

Check out all the details at the Texas Biennial website.

UPDATE: Here’s our response.

Saving Dan Goddard

Posted by ben on 06 Mar 2009 | Tagged as: art paparazzi, coverage

The Current reports on Blue Star director Bill FitzGibbons‘ attempt to rally community support for saving Dan Goddard’s job as art editor at the Express-News. Goddard had been at the Express-News for over two decades before he was swept away in a massive round of layoffs at the Hearst-owned daily (according to this the paper eliminated 165 positions, including 75 from the newsroom — word on the street is that they are merging operations with the Houston Chronicle). During the time that I’ve been paying attention, he’s generally been considered a reasonably well-informed, but unambitious art journalist. In conversation, he hinted that his desire to cover smaller grassroots art spaces taking risks was discouraged by his bosses, who wanted mostly safe, factual reviews of museum shows. Since the layoffs, Elda Silva seems to be covering the visual arts, with brilliant, insightful posts like this (the first post covering visual art in almost 2 weeks — astute readers may notice we’ve removed Art Beat from our blogroll).

It is disconcerting to have the only daily paper in San Antonio all but abandon visual art coverage. But at the same time, it’s pretty clear that the Express-News never saw critical arts coverage as an important part of its mission, and that Goddard didn’t have the will or the leverage to change that. I agree that art awareness in San Antonio will suffer due to the loss of Goddard at Express-News, but I’m hopeful that this gap will inspire fresh blood and new critical perspectives to enter the arena.

Ben Mata Luminaria preview

Posted by thomas-cummins on 06 Mar 2009 | Tagged as: upcoming events

Sat, Mar 7
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

1100 Broadway Ste. 301


hors d ouvres and drinks provided by Tresca Ristorante

Thursdays at McNay

Posted by thomas-cummins on 06 Mar 2009 | Tagged as: upcoming events

Thu, Mar 12
4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Free after 4pm

6:30 pm, Valero Learning Centers
Backstage at the McNay: Designing Inspired Costumes
Conversation-demonstration with costume artisan Aurora Strick

SlabCinema: ‘Treasure Island’

Posted by thomas-cummins on 06 Mar 2009 | Tagged as: upcoming events

Tue, Mar 10
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

SlabCinema will be Tuesday night screenings at La Tuna this spring while we wait for Movies by Moonlight to start (June-August). Showtime is 8 p.m. Bring your own chairs or blankets.

March 10
Long John Silver plans a return trip to Treasure Island with fresh clues to find buried treasure.

Barbara Jackson at Anarte

Posted by thomas-cummins on 06 Mar 2009 | Tagged as: upcoming events

Wed, Mar 11
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Anarte Gallery 5800 Broadway, . “Luminaria del Rio,” photographs by Barbara Jackson. 6-8 p.m. opening reception.

Tuesdays at SAMA

Posted by thomas-cummins on 06 Mar 2009 | Tagged as: upcoming events

Tue, Mar 10
4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Free after 4pm
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
Tuesday, March 10, 4:30 pm
Meet at the Front Desk. Free.
Meditation Workshop
Tuesday, March 10, 6 to 7:30 pm
Beretta Hops House. Free.
More Information
Sketching in SAMA’s Galleries
Tuesday, March 10, 6 to 7:30 pm
Facilitated by Russell Lopez. Meet at Front Desk. Free.

Museo Alameda: Phantom Sightings and Caras Vemos

Posted by thomas-cummins on 05 Mar 2009 | Tagged as: upcoming events

Fri, Mar 13
8:00 pm to 11:59 pm

Join us for the opening celebration of “Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement” and “Caras Vemos, Corazones No Sabemos: The Human Landscape of Mexican Migration.” Plus, from 10-12 is the Polifonico after party with LA artist Gary Garay as selector Ganas, spinning eclectic Latino rhythms all night!

Free and open to the public.

Museo Alameda
101 S. Santa Rosa

artpace 09.1 – Sterling Allen, Richard Grayson, and Christian Tomaszewski

Posted by thomas-cummins on 05 Mar 2009 | Tagged as: upcoming events

Thu, Mar 19
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Artists’ Dialogue and Opening Reception: Sterling Allen, Richard Grayson, and Christian Tomaszewski
Bring your questions for the artists’ dialogue and opening of the New Works: 09.1 exhibition, curated by Trevor Smith, Curator of Contemporary Art, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA. Members’ Preview 5-6pm; Dialogue 6:30–7:30pm; Reception 7:30–8:30pm. On view through May 17.

FL!GHT- ‘Ed Saavedra: All By Myself’

Posted by thomas-cummins on 05 Mar 2009 | Tagged as: upcoming events

Tue, Mar 17
6:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Ed Saavedra: All By Myself 2008-09

March 17 – April 2, 2009

FL!GHT present Ed Saavedra’s paintings in the main gallery, as well as sculpture/assemblage/collage works.


ST. PATTY’s DAY – “Bring some green for Ed.”

FREE reception with special musical guests (presented by Portland, Oregon music and art label Hometapes in an exclusive-to-San-Antonio pre-SXSW engagement):

Slaraffenland (Copenhagen, DK)

Megafaun (Durham, NC)

AND live video projection and sound from:

Silace Amaro (Berlin, DE)

[Exhibition CLOSES Thursday, April 2, 2009 with a 6-11pm dance party.]

1906 South Flores
San Antonio, TX 78204   

‘Ellas’ at Centro Cultural Aztlán

Posted by thomas-cummins on 05 Mar 2009 | Tagged as: upcoming events

Sun, Mar 8
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Centro Cultural Aztlán 1800 Fredericksburg Road, . “Ellas,” an exhibit in celebration of International Women’s Day with works by more than three dozen artists. 6-9 p.m. opening reception.

Morales at Fishead Microgallery

Posted by thomas-cummins on 03 Mar 2009 | Tagged as: upcoming events

Sat, Mar 7
7:00 pm to 11:30 pm

Ann-Michèle Morales
Fishead Microgallery
March 7 – March 31, 2009

Fishead presents Ann-Michèle Morales’ How to Begin to Write One’s Memoirs . . . Part One.

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 7
7:00pm – 11:30pm, no cover

Live music by Cheats – featuring Joe Reyes, Ryan Shortt, and Joe Shortt with special guests Odie, Paul Ward.

Music: 9pm – 11:30pm, $5 cover (A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a local charity with the remaining amount going entirely to the band.)

Fishead Microgallery
1028 North Flores
San Antonio, TX 78212   

Buckles and Reuter at Gallery Nord

Posted by thomas-cummins on 03 Mar 2009 | Tagged as: upcoming events

Sat, Mar 7
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Roberta Buckles, Stewart Reuter, and Marianne C. Reuter
Gallery Nord
March 7 – April 18, 2009

Gallery Nord presents work by Roberta Buckles (shown), Stewart Reuter, and Marianne C. Reuter.

Gallery Nord
2009 NW Military Hwy.
San Antonio, TX 78203   

artpace LUMINARIA Kick-Off Concert

Posted by thomas-cummins on 03 Mar 2009 | Tagged as: upcoming events

Fri, Mar 13
7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Luminaria Kick-Off Concert
Celebrate Luminaria with a kick-off event featuring JOE JACK TALCUM(of the Dead Milkmen), LEDERHOSEN LUCIL & KRISTA L.L. MUIR and DJ JESTER THE FILIPINO FIST. This event will celebrate the hard work and dedication of everyone involved in the 2009 festival. Admission is free. Doors at 7 p.m.

SNEAK PREVIEW – Tom Otterness “Makin’ Hay” in San Antonio

Posted by justin on 02 Mar 2009 | Tagged as: adventure day, art paparazzi, opportunities, public art, rumors

After going through my old emails last night, Ed Saavedra and I realized that one of the press releases that had somehow slipped through the cracks was for a 2 year San Antonio exhibition by Tom Otterness (known to me because of his hard-to-miss 14th St Subway installation in NYC.)  “MakinHay” is down on the Southside in one of my favorite empty fields next to the San Antonio River/Mission Trail, and near Mission San Juan.  The release states that the piece will be unveiled on March 15, 2009.  I called up a few folks this morning and heard that he had already been in town and that it was close to, if not fully, installed.  Here are a few photos of what I saw when I got down there:

Tom Otterness Makin' Hay in San Antonio, TX

Tom Otterness Makin' Hay in San Antonio, TX

Tom Otterness Makin' Hay in San Antonio, TX

Tom Otterness Makin' Hay in San Antonio, TX


Posted by thomas-cummins on 02 Mar 2009 | Tagged as: upcoming events

Sat, Mar 14
6:00 pm to 11:59 pm

Luminaria is San Antonio’s annual day- and evening-long celebration of the city’s artists, musicians, performers and cultural organizations. Initiated by Mayor Phil Hardberger in 2008 and overseen by San Antonio’s creative leaders, the event provides visitors and residents with a unique opportunity to revel in the city’s wealth of traditional and innovative cultural expression presented on stages, in theaters, galleries, and on the streets of downtown San Antonio.

Building upon the success of its inaugural presentation, Luminaria 2009 is an even more ambitious undertaking, with more than 40 non-profit organizations and several hundred artists and performers representing every major discipline in the arts, from dance, theater, poetry readings, and music to painting, sculpture, film, and multi-arts projects. Presenting a combination of new and classical works, both invited and selected from hundreds of submissions and commissions, Luminaria 2009 will provide a comprehensive showcase of talent and creativity on a larger scale than any other city in the United States.

The Alamo – Living History Presentation
Liz Alaniz
Writers Block
Arte Borinqueña
Children’s Poetry Projections with
Trey Moore
CAM: Pushcart derby parade
Thomas Cummins
Cathy Cunningham Neon-Lit Performance
Melanie Rush Davis
Gabriel Garza
Glass Alley
Joseph Hladek: “The Last Judgment”
Hula Halau Ohana Elikapeka
Dale Jenssen
Nephtalí DeLeon
Libro Libre with Jenny Browne
POEMa del Pueblo
Michele Monseau
Taeg Nishimoto and UTSA College of
Architecture students
Victor and Sarah Pagona
Justin Parr: “Portrait of the Artist as a City:
Autobiography of Life in San Antonio”
Katie Pell
SAL Film Festival “The Best of the San
Antonio Local Film Festival”
San Antonio Lion Dance
StoneMetal Press
Southwest School of Art & Craft Lighted
Sculpture Parade
Luis Valderas, Paul Karam, Martin
Laura Varela & Vaago Weiland
Venus Prado – Weeping Woman Chorus
Guillermina Zabala


3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m
All Kids Can…Create
6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Rebecca Dietz Corpus Luminous
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Hyperbubble (outside Convention Center)
8:00 p.m. – 8:20 p.m.
The Company Theatre (in Gazebo)


David Almaguer
Sabra Booth
Justin Boyd
Holly Hein Brooks and Bryson Brooks
Susan Budge
Luis Chavez
Judith Cottrell
Jose Esquivel
Joan Fabian
Luis Guerrero
L.A. David
Joe Lopez
Yuri Martinez
Ben Mata
Elsa Mathews
Marcy McChesney
UTSA New Media Studio Program
Robert Rehm
Ansen Seale
Dan Suttin
Kathleen Trenchard


Nate Cassie
Margaret Craig
Leslee Frasier
Leigh Anne Lester
Memorial Tribute to Manny Castillo
Kelly O’Connor
Kristy Perez
Memorial Tribute to Henry Rayburn
Ethel Shipton
Gary Sweeney
Kate Terrell
Randy Wallace


Wes Barlow: “No Soliciting”
Pete Barnstrom: “The Tower”
Erik Bosse: “Awaiting the Equinox”
Alston Cox: “My New Neighborhood”
Rebecca Dietz: “Asylum”
A.J. Garces: “Death Rattle”
Roman Garcia: “Fast Food”
Eddie Gonzalez: “Messenger”
Scott Greenberg: “Travel”
Haunted House Studio: “Schicken Chit!”
Hernandez/MIRAGHLO: “A Man, His Music,
and His Legacy”
Allison Herrera: “The Enneagram”
Barbara Jackson: “Luminaria Del Rio”
Mombasa Code: “Microbe Theatre:
Industrial Corn”
NALIP-SA: “Selected Shorts from Young
San Antonio Filmmakers”
PrimaDonna Productions: “The Art of
Red Dragonfly Productions: “At Her Door”
Veronica Rodriguez: “El Ride”
Patty Sandoval Sralla: “With My Last Breath” “Ennis Does Southtown”


AnArte Gallery: 5800 Broadway, 12-5PM Artist Barbara Jackson,
“Luminaria del Rio” video installation.
Artpace: 445 N. Main, 12-5PM Kehinde Wiley, “The World Stage”.
Also on view Adam Bork, “Horizontal XXV”.
AtticRep: 1 Trinity Place, Trinity University, 8-9:30 PM An original
work exploring border relations in Texas focusing on the outcomes
and reactions of the building of the wall on the Texas-Mexican border.
Bandera Road Community Church: 9355 Bandera Rd. Ste 124,
3-7PM A gathering of community artists displaying and actively
creating their work. This includes musicians, dancers, photographers,
mixed-media artists, painters, filmmakers, graphic designers and
poets, live performances as well as interactive displays.
Beauty College: 505 E. Travis, 6PM-Midnight Contemporary Art
Month @ Luminaria. Exhibiting artists Veronica Fernandez, Jason
Kahn, Regis Shephard, and Randy Wallace. Music by Buttercup from
Bihl Haus Arts: 2803 Fredericksburg Rd, 3-5 PM ‘Remember El
Alma.’ Readings by Barbara Renaud Gonzalez, from her new novel
‘Golondrina, why did you leave me?’. Located inside the gates of
Primrose at Monticello Park Apartments.
Bismarck Studios: 930 Proton Suite 202, 10AM-4PM San
Antonio’s premier North Side Contemporary Art Gallery in the Stone
Oak area.
Blue Star Contemporary Art Center: 116 Blue Star, Noon-
6pm Main and Middle Galleries: Bettie Ward “Optimism and Horror”
embroidery and paintings. Visitors have the opportunity to meet Bettie
Ward in the Main Gallery. “Project Space” McKay Otto “ever self
Carver Community Cultural Center: 226 N. Hackberry St., 2PM
($10 for workshop) Presents the Hunt Family, world-ranked Irish
dancers and fiddlers. The family will present a workshop in the basic
elements of Irish dancing. Ages 6 and up. Space is limited to the first
30 registrants.
Centro Cultural Aztlán: 1800 Fredericksburg Rd. Ste 103, 1:00-
3PM Cordially invites you to a Floricanto celebrating art, poetry, and
music by women.
CineStudio San Antonio: UTSA 501 W. Durango Blvd., Sam Riklin
Aud BV1.326, 1-4:30PM Presents: “Film Day S.A. Festival”, showcasing
the work of local filmmakers.
Crownridge Music Academy: 6865 Camp Bullis Rd, 11AM-
6PM Classical music performances showcasing the academy’s best
students and faculty performing on a variety of music instruments.
Gallery 118 Broadway: 118 Broadway St., 6-11PM Showcasing
artists Kim Dewald, Ana Marie Lopez, Loteria Jewelry, Diego Martinez,
Al Rendon, Mark Roddenberry, SAL Film Fest Exhibition, Steve Sager,
George Schroeder, and Alejandro Sifuentes.
Gallery Vetro Creative Artglass: 513 E. Houston St, 11AM-Midnight
Showcasing four area glass artists and art jewelry designers.
Flameworking demonstration and reception from 6PM-Midnight.
Gallista Gallery: 1913 S. Flores, 12:30-4:30PM Opportunity to
visit with over 30 local artists.
George Schroeder Gallery: 110 Broadway@Houston, 6-11PM
Featuring drawings by Ana de Portela and sculpture by George
Gevers St. Coop/SA Art Meetup: 718 S. Gevers, Noon-Midnight
Several large panels under canopies illuminated with blacklight will
be painted live with flourescent paint by approximately 30 artists.
Live music, art demonstrations, and open access to all on-site galleries.
Hendrick’s Studios: 918 Nolan St, Noon-10PM Studio tour, welding/
rock carving/ and other arts demonstrations, by artists Bernice B.
Appellin-Williams and James Wyatt Hendricks.
Hotels: 205 E. Houston St. 10AM-Noon Historic guided walking tour
of four distinctive hotels celebrating 100 years plus in 2009: Sheraton
Gunter Hotel (100yrs), The St. Anthony (100 yrs), The Crockett
(100 yrs), Menger Hotel (150 yrs). First 50 people will be accepted
on a first come basis.
Inspire Fine Art Center: 1539 E. Sandalwood, 5-8 PM A luminarias
making event, paper for youth and punched metal for adults.
There will be food on the grill, music and a gallery opening.
Instituto Cultural de México: 600 HemisFair Plaza, 6-11PM
Exhibiting: “The Turn of the Gyre”; painting exhibition by Teresa
Velázquez; “Migracion Migrante”, painting, sculpture and installation
exhibit by Diana Calvillo.
J and P Studios: 1651 W. Woodlawn Ave, 10AM-4PM Open studio
displaying the work of Dale Jenssen and Stacy Parten – illuminated
sculpture, lighting, mirror frames, jewelry, and furnishings.
Joan Grona Gallery: 112 Blue Star, 11AM-8PM Artists showcased:
Betsy Atwell Dudley (sculpture) and Joseph Coen (painted
La Villita: 418 Villita, 10AM-9PM Arts, lights and entertainment.
Marilyn Lanfear Studio: 113 Armour Pl., 3-5PM Exhibit of sculpture,
paintings and tapestry by Marilyn Lanfear.
McNay Art Museum: 6000 N. New Braunfels, 10AM-5PM Free
to Members & 12 and under: Organized by AT&T and the McNay,
American Concepts and Global Visions exhibits a selection of artworks
drawn from AT&T’s large holdings of 20th- and 21st-century
American art.
Museo Alameda: 101 S. Santa Rosa, 3-4PM Phantom Sightings:
Art After the Chicano Movement artist symposium. Join curator Rita
Gonzales and several artists from the Phantom Sightings exhibition as
they discuss their work and the state of Post-Chicano art.
Mexican American Unity Council: 2300 W. Commerce St.,
11AM-3PM “Arte de Colores” Artist Lillie Baltazar, with additional
art displayed by the MAUC artists. Thank you to MAUC and Office of
Culture Affairs who provides the funding for art classes.

Off Broadway Art Space: 1100 Broadway, Ste. 201, Noon-7PM
“Uncommon Quilts” collaborative effort by gallery artists including
Susan Montagna and Kat Gambs. The work, inspired by quilting techniques,
will be composed of non-traditional materials including metal,
found objects and recycled paper.
Our Lady of the Lake University: SA Folk Dance Festival: 411 SW
24th St., 7:30-9:30 PM A presentation of folk dances by groups from
Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and Louisiana.
San Antonio’s Children’s Museum: 305 E. Houston St, 4-6PM
Featuring Bulverde Academy of Music, a Bluegrass quartet children’s
performance. The museum will also provide $1 off museum admission
coupons to the first 200 people visiting the museum.
San Antonio Museum of Art: 200 W. Jones Ave., 10AM-5PM
Regular Admission. Artists Opening: Ry Cooder/Vincent Valdez: “El
Chavez Ravine”, John Hernandez: “Zoe’s Room”.
SAVA: San Antonio Visual Artists: 111 Villita St. The Granada
Bldg., 11AM-5PM Local artists and demonstrations in progress.
Storytelling by The Story Telling Association and live music.
San Pedro Playhouse Cellar: 800 W. Ashby Pl 8-9:30PM “No.
5” is an original play written by William Allen and winner of the Texas
Nonprofit Theatres POPS! New Play Project. Emily Spicer portrays the
famed designer, Coca Chanel. Directed by Laurie Dietrich, this one
woman show is filled with the drama, humor and pathos that filled the
life of this incredible woman.
Southwest School of Art & Craft: 300 Augusta and the Navarro
Campus (located directly across the street), 10AM-5PM Tour the
art studios, galleries, museum and historic grounds. Free workshop:
Master Lantern Making 10AM-4PM March 12/13 open to all adults.
March 14th:1-4PM: Family Magic Lantern Workshop open to all
families. Participants are invited to join the School’s illuminated lantern
processional downtown during Luminaria. Workshops held at Navarro
Studio 2410: 1016 S.Presa, 8AM-Noon; “Breakfast Art Tour” Artists:
Claudio Aguillon, Robert Cerda, Vanessa Puente, Yvette Shadrock,
Chris Cate. Join us for tacos from Taco Haven.
Texas Music Coalition: 611 Blue Star, Noon-6PM Members showcase
their songwriting at The Blue Star Contemporary Art Center.
The Applause Foundation: 226 N. Hackberry Exhibit, 10AM-6PM
‘Giving Life to Light’, Gracie Poe focuses on sculpture forms of African
influence, inspired by ceremonial masks as well as figurines and
The Overtime Theater: 1216 West Ave, 8PM ($18) Wham! Pow!
Burlesque review celebrating pop culture, Nerd-dom, Sci-Fi and Comic
The Radius Gallery: 106 Auditorium Circle, 11AM- 8PM Reginald
Rowe: Paintings of the last five years.
Tom Otterness: “Makin’ Hay”, a monumental hay sculpture installation
made of up 3 18-foot tall figures of steel and hay in a city-owned
field near Ashley Road and Mission Parkway, not far from Mission San
Juan. This project was designed to show support for public art along
the southern portion of the planned San Antonio River expansion. Official
event will be held on Sunday, March 15 from 4-7PM. Organized
and sponsored by Alturas Foundation in collaboration with Public Art
San Antonio.
University of the Incarnate Word: 4301 Broadway, Semmes Gallery,
Fine Arts Building, 4:30-8:30PM “Apocalyptic Visions”: Work by
Alex Rubio and Graham Toms, curated by Joe Bravo. Students work
will also be on display.
UTSA’s Institute of Texan Cultures: 801 S. Bowie (SE Corner of
HemisFair Park), 5-10PM Comprehensive art exhibits and activities
that share the stories of Texans.
Witte Museum: 3801 Broadway St., 10AM-5PM Free general
admission to all 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. on March 14. On March 14 only,
400 free tickets to the current exhibition, GENOME: The Secret of How
Life Works, on a first-come, first-served, timed-ticket basis. (Limit of
4 tickets per person). Free tickets beginning at 9 a.m. on March 14.
Additionally, join us for a special Magic Lantern Show by Jack Judson,
at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. featuring a projection of rare, glass images on
the big screen.
Zubiate Projects: 112 Broadway, 6-11PM San Antonio’s only
studio furniture gallery showing primarily

Mi Ami at the Farm

Posted by ben on 02 Mar 2009 | Tagged as: upcoming events

Mon, Mar 2
8:00 pm

180 Grams presents (Touch and Go/Quarterstick) with This Horn of Afrika, Dance of Days and One Hundred Hands Doors at 8pm, Show at 9pm $5 All Ages

The Farm

San Antonio, Texas

Illuminati at SAVA Gallery

Posted by thomas-cummins on 28 Feb 2009 | Tagged as: upcoming events

Tue, Mar 3
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
SAVA Gallery Rivercenter
849 E. Commerece Strret Space 205

Artists: Ramon Vasquez y Sanchez, Irene Neno Diaz, Lorene Reitzer, Vera Jo Hamilton, Monica Flores, Bill Finley, Nicole Vachier Lozano, Julie Gibson, Karen Schaffenberger, Mark Kohnitz, Momo Brown, Richard Ybanez, Irene Pierce, Kim Bishop, Robert Bennett, Anne Shifflett, Stephen R. Baldwin, Victoria Dorsey, Wesley Hedges, Janice Elaine Cooper, Veronica Markland, Ashley Sanchez, Kat Shevchenko, Myriam Lanau, Rita Linda Abrego, Hebron Chism, David Rittimann.

Opening Reception Tuesday March 3, 2009 6-8pm
Luminaria Saturday March 14, 2009 1-7pm

Makin Hay

Posted by thomas-cummins on 27 Feb 2009 | Tagged as: upcoming events

Sun, Mar 15
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Makin Hay Public Art Event

“Please join Mayor Phil Hardberger & First Lady Linda
Hardberger for the official unveiling of “Makin’ Hay.”

Linda Hardberger said. “We’re planning an event for March 15, the day after Luminaria, which will be our farewell to the arts community. We’ll also be making some big announcements about the formation of a public art foundation and board.”

.music by Bettie Ward and the All NIght Boys.

Mayor Hardberger is seeking donations for the following:
ice cream treats, snow cones, caramel popcorn, agua frescas, cotton
& any other pre-packaged ‘County Fair’ refreshments.  The Mayor
greatly appreciates your in-kind donations.

Tom Otterness: “Makin’ Hay”, a monumental sculpture
installation made of up 3 18-foot tall figures made of steel and hay in
a city-owned field near Ashley Road and Mission Parkway, not far from
Mission San Juan.   This project was designed to show support for public
art along the southern portion of the planned expansion of the San
Antonio River

Made possible by Candace and Michael Humphries and the
Alturas Foundation.”

1st Friday

Posted by thomas-cummins on 25 Feb 2009 | Tagged as: upcoming events

Fri, Mar 6
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Leona Scull-Hons: To kiss me is to take me in.
Cactus Bra Gallery

March 6 – March 21, 2009

Wanna “meet, kiss, forgive, and embrace friends or foes”? Well, the place to do it is under the mistletoe ceiling at Cactus Bra! For the last six years, Leona Scull-Hons’ work has been installation-based, with the purpose of creating situations that encourage social interaction, and this exhibit seeks to do the same

Aanna Reyes Studios Blue Star Arts Complex, 1400 S. Alamo St., No. 104M, . “Cholo, There’s No Pie in the Sky,” drawings and paintings by Felipe Reyes. 7-10 p.m. opening reception.

ArteReyes Studios Blue Star Arts Complex, 1400 S. Alamo St., No. 104J, . “New Works by Luz Perez,” paintings by Perez. 7-10 p.m. opening reception.

Bella Sorelle 1712 Blanco Road, . “Café y Arte,” handcrafted folk art by multiple artists. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

El Sol Studios 936 S. Alamo St., . “Ben Ortiz: The Pinup Show,” paintings by Ortiz, inspired by Bettie Page. 6-11 p.m. opening reception.

The February Collective Blue Start Arts Complex, 1400 S. Alamo St., No. 104B. “Capturing Recovery: Shuttering Drug Abuse in Bexar County,” photographs by participants in the Bexar County Drug Court Recovery Program. 6-9 p.m. opening reception. First Friday only.

SAY Sí Central 1518 S. Alamo St., . “Storyville: Pictorial Anthologies,” films, paintings and stage vignettes by students in the media and visual arts programs and Teatro Alas. 6-9 p.m. opening reception.

Three Walls Blue Star Arts Complex, 1400 S. Alamo St., No. 106D, . “Miasma,” installation by Beili Liu. 6-9 p.m. opening reception.

The Classic Theater presents Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare. The play will run from March 19th through the 29th at Jumpstart in the Bluestar Contemporary Art Center. For ticket information, the website is

Gemini Ink invites the public to a poetry reading on Friday, March 6th at 6:30 p.m. Poet Rigoberto Gonzalez and fiction writer Jeffrey Allen will read from their works. For more information, the website is Gemini Ink is located at 513 S. Presa Street.

End the night with DJ MATA and much more music at the

Vintage House ()

628 S. St. Mary’s 78205

7 till late

Jeffrey Gibson at Sala Diaz

Posted by thomas-cummins on 25 Feb 2009 | Tagged as: upcoming events

Fri, Mar 13
9:00 pm to 11:59 pm

Jeffrey Gibson: Totems
Sala Diaz
March 13 – April 12, 2009

Sala Diaz presents Gibson’s totemic sculptures made of found and altered objects from local thrift and dollar stores in San Antonio.

Tuesdays at SAMA

Posted by thomas-cummins on 25 Feb 2009 | Tagged as: upcoming events

Tue, Mar 3
4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Free Tuesdays
Public Tours: Museum Highlights
Tuesday, March 3, 4:30 pm
Meet at the Front Desk. Free.
Curator’s Choice Gallery Talks
Tuesday, March 3, 6 pm
Meet at the Front Desk. Free.
More Information
Meditation Workshop
Tuesday, March 3, 6 to 7:30 pm
Beretta Hops House. Free.
More Information
Sketching in SAMA’s Galleries
Tuesday, March 3, 6 to 8 pm
Facilitated by Russell Lopez. Meet at Front Desk. Free.

McNay Photography Panel

Posted by thomas-cummins on 25 Feb 2009 | Tagged as: upcoming events

Thu, Mar 5
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

6:30 pm, Chiego Lecture Hall
Photography Panel: One Medium, Three Views

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