The torrential storms last October may have put a damper on the 2015 incarnation of Luminaria, but they weren’t enough to keep the two-day art festival’s commissioned pieces and performances under wraps for too long.
Four months later, Luminaria Take Two returns to light up San Antonio’s River North neighborhood with multimedia celebrations at the San Antonio Museum of Art (Friday, February 19) and the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts (Wednesday, February 24).
Held November 19, the first night of rescheduled events brought indie-rockers Buttercup and visual artist Chris Sauter back together for “Plato’s Drums,” a collaborative outdoor installation destroyed by the storm and later rebuilt in a vacant lot near SAMA.
Friday’s event will feature presentations by the San Antonio Film Festival, The Overtime Theater, local synth-pop duo Hyperbubble, Austin-based percussion ensemble Rattletree, soul siren Alyson Alonzo, San Antonio author/playwright Gregg Barrios and literary nonprofit Gemini Ink. Attendees can also take in SAMA’s new exhibition “Corita Kent and the Language of Pop” for a suggested donation of $10.
On Wednesday, film and dance take over the Tobin with performances held inside the Carlos Alvarez Theatre and selections from the San Antonio Film Festival screened outside on the River Walk Plaza. Highlights include premieres from New York-based OUI Danse and the Austin-based flamenco troupe A’lante Flamenco, interactive art installations and even a “techno dancing robot.”
Luminaria Take Two
Free, 8pm-midnight Fri, Feb. 19, San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones Ave., (210) 978-8100, samuseum.org.
Free, 7 -10pm Wed, Feb. 24, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle, tobincenter.org.
Visit luminariasa.org for details.