ART, EVENTS

New Streets and New Opportunities at Chalk It Up

or its 14th year, Chalk It Up is poised to take over San Antonio social media with coverage of our friends and neighbors wandering the brightly colored streets and sidewalks. Every fall since 2004, the free community event sends adults and children alike flocking to the downtown area to both witness and participate in vivid […]

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ART

Antinous: The Emperor’s Beloved

Art, science, history, mythology, mystery, and romance: San Antonio Museum of Art’s exhibit showcasing a sculpted portrait of Antinous, the lover of Roman Emperor Hadrian, has it all. This seemingly simple display of classic Roman portraits and artifacts is not your everyday classical art presentation. The installation is the first to be showcased in SAMA’s […]

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ART, Photography

SAMA to Acquire Latino List Gallery

The San Antonio Museum of Art announced today in a press release that it will be soon receiving 31 portraits from The Latino List, a body of work from nationally recognized photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. The gallery is scheduled to be the museum’s fall special exhibition. Executed in 2011–2012, the series captures both celebrated and accomplished Latin-Americans in […]

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ART, EVENTS

Abraham Mojica Unveils Bailarinas

I first encountered Abraham Mojica as a waiter rather than a writer. The restaurant was Starfish, the short-lived but unforgettable sea-fare spin-off of Azuca, owned by paternal restaurateur, Rene Fernandez, and cheffed by his son, Diego. Starfish had commissioned a handful of artists to enliven the space; Mojica’s contribution was several wall-spanning piscine scenes painted […]

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ART

CO LAB Magazine Preview: Heaven and Hell at SAMA

After a year of repairs caused by last year’s biblical hail storm, which forced an early evacuation of last year’s exhibition on Corita Kent, the San Antonio Museum of Art is bouncing back with a new special collection: Heaven and Hell: Salvation and Retribution in Pure Land Buddhism. When hell looks this good, though, the dilemma […]

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ART

Sarah Brooke Lyons: An Art Auction Success

Photography by John Frazee Photography. Sarah Brook Lyons didn’t just put her art up for sale; she actually sold it. This is newsworthy, as any artist can tell you, because getting anyone to throw money at art is on the difficulty scale of Super Mario Bros stage 8-3. To be fair, Lyons has already made […]

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ART

Party Animals Prowl at SA Museum of Art

Expert analysts say it was a hot one on Friday. Luckily, this month’s animal-themed Art Party at the San Antonio Museum of Art was cool enough to make attendees forget (or forgive) the outdoor heat. The cold beer and cocktails provided by The Blue Box probably helped as well, which at $4 and $7, respectively, […]

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ART, EVENTS

Watch: That Was Not A Film Festival

Watch the showcased films below. It’s easy to forget San Antonio has a film-making scene; despite a city-sponsored film commission and a film festival entering its 23rd year, many other filmmaker elements are either cloistered or suffer from low visibility. Newcomer documentarians Point West Productions hopes to start turning that around by bringing the local film […]

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ART

Showcase Gallery: Artist Lab 2016

Photographs by Robbie Rodgers Friday’s opening reception at the Guadalupe Cultural Art Center invited San Antonio to meet the six finalists of 2016’s Artist Lab and their work. The program gives its participants not only space and exposure to community, but is geared towards developing the artists through networking, business training, professional critique, and creative education. Selected […]

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