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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

Julian P. Ledezma Unveils Drag Photography Show

Julian P. Ledezma Unveils Drag Photography Show

On Friday, February 24, photographer Juilan P. Ledezma will host his first art show in his new studio space at Woodlawn Pointe in the Decco District. Billed as Evoke the Reign: 10 Queens, the show will consist of Ledezma’s photography featuring local drag performers as well as performers from RuPaul’s Drag Race. Ledezma’s work has

On the Chartreuse Couch: Gene Elder Interviews Ansen Seale

On the Chartreuse Couch: Gene Elder Interviews Ansen Seale

Gene: Hi Ansen! Nice to have you back to the Chartreuse Couch. I know you have been doing some really exciting projects since we last spoke. And all our listeners want the inside insight to your projects. Let’s start with money. You have a great light show at Frost Bank. Start there. Ansen: Hi Gene.

‘Interconnectedness’ Celebrates Motherhood at Clamp Light Studios

‘Interconnectedness’ Celebrates Motherhood at Clamp Light Studios

A group exhibition celebrating the bond between mother and child will open Friday, February 10 at Clamp Light Artist Studios and Gallery. Titled Interconnectedness and curated by resident artist Jose Villalobos, the exhibition brings together 17 artists with the aim of telling “untold stories about our creators.” Villalobos is a recent graduate from the University

Retrospective Celebrates the Work of Latino Artist Ángel Rodríguez-Díaz

Retrospective Celebrates the Work of Latino Artist Ángel Rodríguez-Díaz

At the turn of the 21 century, San Antonio could boast of immensely talented artists whose bodies of work illustrated the Latino American experience. Most of these artists, however, have gone largely unrecognized by national institutions. Aside from artists César Martinez and Kathy Vargas, few had been treated to career-spanning retrospectives. In 2015, art historian

Fl!ght Gallery Presents Early Work by Angel Rodríguez-Díaz

Fl!ght Gallery Presents Early Work by Angel Rodríguez-Díaz

On Thursday, February 2, Fl!ight Gallery opens two exhibitions curated by art historian Ruben Cordova of rediscovered early work by artist Angel Rodríguez-Díaz. The main gallery exhibition, billed as Angel Rodríguez-Díaz: Nueva York to San Antonio, will shed light on the development of the artist’s technique before his arrival in San Antonio. Rodríguez-Díaz is Puerto Rican and

Lady Base Exhibition Features Work by SA Women Artists

Lady Base Exhibition Features Work by SA Women Artists

Lady Base Gallery, a group created in 2013 to support local women and LGBT artists, unveils a new show on January 19 at the city-owned Plaza de Armas Gallery. The show, which is curated by gallerist, artist and Lady Base founder Sarah Castillo, features the work of Kim Bishop, Anel I. Flores, Suzy Gonzalez, Julia

Presa House Gallery Unveils New Briseño Exhibit

Presa House Gallery Unveils New Briseño Exhibit

On January 6, Presa House Gallery will unveil a new exhibit,  Sex, Race, Science, featuring works by San Antonio artist Rolando Briseño. The show highlights over 30 years of Briseño’s work featuring early and never before seen paintings, as well as sculpture, photographic constructions, digital works, and public art. In a 2015 article about Briseño

SA Filmmaker Premiers First Feature ‘Life’s a Bitch!’

SA Filmmaker Premiers First Feature ‘Life’s a Bitch!’

Local filmmaker Maria Galindo will premier her first feature, “Life’s a Bitch!” at the San Antonio Horrific Film Fest on October 21, where the film is being nominated for Best Feature and Best Director. Galindo describes the movie, which she shot in Barcelona, Spain, as a “fast paced drama with dark comical overtones.” The plot

King and Queen Huevo to Reign over Rancheros Cook-Off and Gala

King and Queen Huevo to Reign over Rancheros Cook-Off and Gala

San Anto Cultural Arts will honor two San Antonians who have contributed to the culture of their community by proclaiming them King and Queen Huevo for the annual Huevos Rancheros Cook-Off and Gala on October 22 at Rosedale Park. At this year’s event, King Huevo David Zamora Casas and Queen Huevo Rita Viduarri will reign

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