Visual Art

Esperanza Exhibition is a Call to Action

Esperanza Exhibition is a Call to Action

After the Supreme Court’s landmark case making gay marriage legal in 2015, it was easy to believe that gay people had finally achieved some semblance of equality. Yet, with the election of President Donald Trump one year later, it seems minority communities are more vulnerable than ever. Moved by the current political climate, the Esperanza

Richard Aste Leads the McNay into its Next Chapter

Richard Aste Leads the McNay into its Next Chapter

If you’re a frequent visitor to the McNay Art Museum, a follower of San Antonio arts and culture, or simply a person about town, you may know by now that the McNay has a new director. That director, Richard Aste — who is actually not so new anymore, having replaced 25-year director William J. Chiego

Local Exhibitions Celebrate Diversity, Emphasize Humanity

Local Exhibitions Celebrate Diversity, Emphasize Humanity

In the wake of Kathy Griffin’s recent photo scandal, involving the fake severed head of President Donald Trump, artists around the country continue to speak out against the anti-immigrant and non-inclusive policies of the president’s administration. While most can agree that Griffin’s staged photo of a beheading crosses the line of decency, it no doubt

MexiQueens Return for Night of Art and Fashion

MexiQueens Return for Night of Art and Fashion

Visual artist Anthony “The Lemon” Diaz and fashion designer Caterina Gutierrez will both present new series of work on Saturday May 20 at Karolina’s Antiques. Billed as MexiQueens II: Bigger and Browner the event “serves as an effort to unite the Latin@ and Gay communities as they continue to fight for representation and equality,” and

Project Runway Star Headlines Exhibit at Central Library

Project Runway Star Headlines Exhibit at Central Library

Project Runway star and designer Anthony Ryan Auld will headline a cooperative exhibit at the Central Library Gallery which features his fashion designs alongside the work of several local artists. The exhibit opens on Wednesday, April 19. According to a press release, “The Threads That Bind Us exhibit will demonstrate the creative visual connections and

Book Release Party Slated for ‘Alejandro Diaz: It Takes a Village’

Book Release Party Slated for ‘Alejandro Diaz: It Takes a Village’

The Linda Pace Foundation is hosting a book release party for Alejandro Diaz: It Takes a Village on Thursday, April 13 at Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex. The book is the counterpart to the exhibition of the same name held at SPACE Gallery in 2015. It features essays by Kathryn Kanjo, Rita Gonzalez and poetic commentary

Nascent|Nation Explores the Minority Experience in America

Nascent|Nation Explores the Minority Experience in America

Nascent|Nation, an exhibition of visual and performance art, was presented with spectacular results on April 8 at Brick at Blue Star. The project was curated by dancer Tamara Adira and violinist Darian Thomas who are members of the local flamenco troupe Arte y Pasión. Thematically, the installations consisted of works which explore the realities of living

Women of Color Art Show Marks Esperanza Anniversary

Women of Color Art Show Marks Esperanza Anniversary

An exhibit of artwork by women of color which commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center is set to open on March 25. Aqui Estamos y No Nos Vamos (We’re Here and Not Leaving) will feature the work of over 40 women artists. The exhibit is timed to coincide with San

Hello Studio Presents New Work by Wesley Harvey

Hello Studio Presents New Work by Wesley Harvey

Artist Wesley Harvey first caught our eye when he appropriated images by Tom of Finland on a set of dinnerware and his raunchy creations became a favorite among adult themed art collectors. Now, Hello Studio will present Harvey’s latest body of work as part of the exhibition Pretty Hurts which opens on Thursday, March 2 and continues through

Art Historian Ruben C. Cordova to Lecture on the ‘Penis in Art’

Art Historian Ruben C. Cordova to Lecture on the ‘Penis in Art’

From the ancient Greeks to the work of Robert Mapplethorpe, the penis in art has had an extensive treatment, one which any art historian would be hard-pressed to ignore. On Wednesday, March 1, local curator and art historian Ruben C. Cordova will present a lecture on this very topic at Fl!GHT Gallery. Held in conjunction

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