Visual Art

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 March 4, 2017 at Rosedale Park. At this year’s event, King Huevo David Zamora Casas and Queen Huevo Rita Viduarri will

Perello Flamenco Fashion Show to Feature First Transgender Model

Perello Flamenco Fashion Show to Feature First Transgender Model

If you’ve ever experienced a flamenco show in San Antonio, chances are you’ve seen the work of Lisa Perello, who designs costumes and dresses for nearly every flamenco dancer in the city. Her clients include Arte y Pasión and the dance studio Raices de Arte Español among others. In 2012, she presented the first all

A Look at Graciela Iturbide’s Iconic Photo ‘Magnolia’

A Look at Graciela Iturbide’s Iconic Photo ‘Magnolia’

As part of this year’s Fotoseptiembre, Ruiz-Healy Art will present “A Lens to See,” a solo exhibition of photography by Graciela Iturbide which runs through October 15. The selections are gathered from the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University, one of the largest archives of contemporary Mexican photography, and span a period from the early 1970s

Catching Up with Artist and Entrepreneur Ana Fernandez

Catching Up with Artist and Entrepreneur Ana Fernandez

With a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from the University of California at Los Angeles, Corpus Christi-born artist Ana Fernandez could have settled into a secure academic career. She taught at San Antonio College after returning to her adopted hometown in 2009, but then an entrepreneurial urge

On Main Hosting Frida Look-Alike Contest, Birthday Bazaar

On Main Hosting Frida Look-Alike Contest, Birthday Bazaar

On Main Off Main, Monte Vista’s popular gift store, is hosting a Frida Kahlo Birthday Party and Bazaar at its store on July 9. Frida Kahlo de Rivera, born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón, was a Mexican painter known for her self-portraits. Her image has become iconic in popular culture. On Main’s event will

SA LGBT T-Shirts Preserved Digitally for UTSA Archives

SA LGBT T-Shirts Preserved Digitally for UTSA Archives

Over a dozen LGBT-themed t-shirts and other clothing items from the UTSA Libraries Special Collections have been digitally preserved for the online exhibit Wearing Gay History that features t-shirts from around the South and Midwest United States. “Whether to protest, satirize, or show pride, the LGBT community’s often ignored history can be seen vividly in

Artpace Exhibit Reveals “Diversity” of San Antonio Art Community

Artpace Exhibit Reveals “Diversity” of San Antonio Art Community

As part of its year-long 21st birthday celebration, this summer’s Artpace Window Works Exhibition offers a photographic glimpse by Ramin Samandari of former exhibiting artists, collaborators, and staffers. Titled “Faces of Artpace,” the exhibition comprises 56 portraits from Samandari’s larger project San Antonio Faces of Art, which has been two years in the making, and opens at

Artist Chris Sauter Talks Curators, Coming Out and Playing with Stereotypes

Artist Chris Sauter Talks Curators, Coming Out and Playing with Stereotypes

Chris Sauter’s big break came in 1999 when an Artpace curator told him to “go for it.” The San Antonio-born artist raised on his grandparents’ ranch outside Boerne proposed to cut pieces out of the gallery’s drywall and transform them into his childhood family dining room. Viewers had to walk through the oval circle in

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