Visual Art

Ruby City Fiesta Medal Features Symbols of Inclusive Transfeminism

Ruby City Fiesta Medal Features Symbols of Inclusive Transfeminism

Ruby City, the Linda Pace Foundation’s arts complex on Camp Street in Southtown, unveiled its 2019 Fiesta medal, which this year is designed by local artist Suzy González. The medal, titled Prayers to the People, features two hands united in prayer holding beads that lead to a rose with gender symbols referencing an inclusive transfeminism.

Gay San Antonio Artist Jose Villalobos Earns Grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation

Gay San Antonio Artist Jose Villalobos Earns Grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. The Joan Mitchell Foundation recently announced the 2018 recipients of its Painters and Sculptors grants, and this year’s list includes none other than Jose Villalobos of San Antonio, the lone Texas artist to receive $25,000 in unrestricted funds. San Antonio artists who’ve previously received the grant include Ruth

SA’s International Latina Feminist Zine ‘St. Sucia’ Celebrates Final Issue

SA’s International Latina Feminist Zine ‘St. Sucia’ Celebrates Final Issue

St. Sucia, the international Latina feminist zine that originated in San Antonio in 2014, will be celebrating the publication of its 14th and final issue on January 5 at Hitones. During the last four years, St. Sucia’s art director Isabel Ann Castro and editor Natasha Hernandez have distinguished themselves by creating a widely-praised publication with

Bihl Haus Exhibit ‘10,000 Years of Love and Resistance’ Features Work by LGBTQ Artists

Bihl Haus Exhibit ‘10,000 Years of Love and Resistance’ Features Work by LGBTQ Artists

Bihl Haus Arts is opening a new exhibit on July 21 titled, 10,000 Years of Love and Resistance: A Celebration of the Arts and Spiritual Union, a show whose core concept is billed as an effort to create “an intergenerational dialogue about the LGBTQ realities in a maturing, evolving and empathetic world.” Exhibition curator David

Frida Kahlo Birthday Celebrations Abound in San Antonio

Frida Kahlo Birthday Celebrations Abound in San Antonio

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. You don’t have to look far to see Frida Kahlo’s signature brows stitched across a tote bag, dangling from earrings or painted on a prayer candle like the Virgin De Guadalupe. These days, it seems that there is something pressingly important about the commercial urgency to reproduce her

‘We Are’ Exhibition Blurs Boundaries to Paint Diverse Portrait of SA’s LGBTQIA Community

‘We Are’ Exhibition Blurs Boundaries to Paint Diverse Portrait of SA’s LGBTQIA Community

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. What a difference 21 years can make. In 1997, then-mayor Howard Peak led city council to a vote that would disqualify the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center and two of its sponsored organizations, the San Antonio Lesbian and Gay Media Project and VÁN, from city funding due to

Pace Foundation Acquires Two-Large Scale Photos by Gay Filmmaker Isaac Julien

Pace Foundation Acquires Two-Large Scale Photos by Gay Filmmaker Isaac Julien

The Linda Pace Foundation has acquired two large scale photographs by filmmaker and installation artist, Isaac Julien from his 1989 film Looking For Langston. The two production stills, Film-Noir Angels and Masquerade No. 3 provide examples of the dreamlike vision Julien’s film creates in portraying poet Langston Hughes as a Harlem Renaissance gay icon. In

Tech Bloc and Rackspace Sponsoring Pride Portraits Event at Hemisfair

Tech Bloc and Rackspace Sponsoring Pride Portraits Event at Hemisfair

In honor of Pride month, Tech Bloc and Rackspace are inviting the community to meet Eric Edward Schell of Pride Portraits and have their photos taken at a special event that aims to “celebrate diversity in our city and tech scene.” Dubbed June #Tech2sDay, the event will take place on June 12 at Consafos Cocina

SA LGBT Artists to be Featured in Group Show at Culture Commons Gallery

SA LGBT Artists to be Featured in Group Show at Culture Commons Gallery

The work of twelve LGBT artists from San Antonio will be featured in “We Are,” a group show that opens on May 17 at the Culture Commons Gallery. The show is being presented by the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture and curated by Sarah Castillo, the founder of Lady Base Gallery,

Photographer’s Archive Yields Trove of Historic Images of Selena in Concert

Photographer’s Archive Yields Trove of Historic Images of Selena in Concert

When San Antonio photographer Antonia Padilla decided to go through her archives late last year, she discovered negatives and contact sheets which contained images of pop singer Selena’s 1993 concert in Brownsville, Texas. At the time the photos were taken, Padilla was a photographer for the Brownsville Herald where she often was assigned to cover

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