Visual Art

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

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

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