Visual Art

Artist Jose Villalobos Deconstructs Symbols of Masculinity

Artist Jose Villalobos Deconstructs Symbols of Masculinity

The 22nd installment of the Young Latin@ Artists exhibition at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas brings together eight emerging artists from around the state. Among the featured artists is San Antonio resident Jose Villalobos, whose work deals with LGBT issues and gender restrictions. Born in El Paso, Texas to a conservative Mexican-American family, Villalobos is a graduate

McNay Sets Fall Opening for Chuck Ramirez Retrospective

McNay Sets Fall Opening for Chuck Ramirez Retrospective

San Antonio’s McNay Art Museum announced this week that it will mount the first major retrospective featuring the work of renowned local artist Chuck Ramirez who died in 2010 in a bicycle accident. The exhibit, titled “All This and Heaven Too,” is being organized by McNay curator René Paul Barilleaux and is set to open

Curator David Rubin Reflects on His San Antonio Years

Curator David Rubin Reflects on His San Antonio Years

David Rubin came to San Antonio in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. He had made the decision to leave New Orleans in 2006 with a heavy heart. He had been the curator of visual arts at Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) since 2000, and still thinks of this tenure as his favorite. Rubin refers to the

SA Native Adelina Anthony Premiers New Feature During PBS Online Film Fest

SA Native Adelina Anthony Premiers New Feature During PBS Online Film Fest

San Antonio native and actor, playwright, director Adelina Anthony premiers her newest film this month as part of the 2017 PBS Online Film Festival. Anthony, who was born on San Antonio’s West Side and now lives and works in the San Francisco Bay area, will unveil Amigas with Benefits, which will be available for viewing

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

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