Visual Art

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

SAY Sí Exhibit to Include Installation Focusing on Violence Against Trans Women

SAY Sí Exhibit to Include Installation Focusing on Violence Against Trans Women

An art exhibit by students at SAY Sí titled, Stories Seldom Told: Omitted Histories, which opens on May 4, will include an installation inspired by recent cases of violence against transgender women of color. The installation, titled “The Final Transition,” is set in the bedroom of a fictional 17-year-old transgender woman named Marsha Skye Castillo.

Artist Mitch D’Arte Explores Faith, Belief and Religion in Show at Galería E.V.A.

Artist Mitch D’Arte Explores Faith, Belief and Religion in Show at Galería E.V.A.

Nationally recognized artist Mitch D’Arte works in a variety of styles — from lotería graphics to typographic collages, to acrylic paintings which evoke the colorful traditions and art of Mexico. For her latest exhibit, Christ Like: Restoring Faith and Inspiring Reverence, which opens on April 6 at Galería E.V.A. in San Antonio, D’Arte has chosen to

Gay Teen Romance ‘Love, Simon’ Is Charming, Authentic, Emboldening

Gay Teen Romance ‘Love, Simon’ Is Charming, Authentic, Emboldening

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Unless you’ve been perusing the catalog of gay teen art house cinema and stumbled across recent gems like Beach Rats or Princess Cyd, it’s safe to say the genre isn’t one that Hollywood has been in a rush to make in recent years. Even with critically acclaimed LGBTQ

SA’s Armie Hammer Honored at Texas Film Awards

SA’s Armie Hammer Honored at Texas Film Awards

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Hollywood heartthrob and San Antonio business owner Armie Hammer may have missed an Oscar nomination this go-round, but he landed Variety‘s One to Acclaim Award which recognizes breakout film talents. The Austin Film Society presented Hammer with the accolade on March 8 at its 18th annual Texas Film

Pace Foundation Exhibition Features Monochromatic Works by Women Artists

Pace Foundation Exhibition Features Monochromatic Works by Women Artists

The Linda Pace Foundation’s newest exhibition, which opens on March 10, will feature 25 monochromatic works by some today’s most influential contemporary female artists. The show, titled Reclaimed, showcases artworks from the Foundation’s collection. Artists include Laura Aguilar, Dorothy Cross, Judy Dater, Annette Messager, Lorraine O’Grady, Robyn O’Neil, Linda Pace, Tracey Rose, Lara Schnitger and

2017 In Review: Artistic Highlights and Milestones

2017 In Review: Artistic Highlights and Milestones

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. As we prepare to bid farewell to a year riddled with chaos and tragedy, and cautiously welcome another with an odd combination of hope and uncertainty, it feels slightly therapeutic to revisit some of San Antonio’s more notable moments of 2017. In an effort to paint a broad

All-Male Ballets Trockadero Set for Tobin Center Performance

All-Male Ballets Trockadero Set for Tobin Center Performance

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, which bills itself as “the world’s foremost all-male comic ballet,” is heading to San Antonio for a performance on January 25 at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. The “Trocks,” as the troupe is known to its fans, was founded in 1974 by Peter Anastos, Natch Taylor and

Esperanza Center Rings in Holidays with Mercado de Paz

Esperanza Center Rings in Holidays with Mercado de Paz

Shoppers looking for an alternative to crowded malls and shopping centers will find a unique selection of gifts at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center’s 28th International Peace Market or Mercado de Paz, held annually during Thanksgiving weekend. This year, the market opens on Friday, November 24 and continues through Sunday, November 26. For the

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