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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

‘MaricónX’ Show at Galeria E.V.A. Features Work of Queer Lantinx Artists

Queer Latinx artists from San Antonio, Dallas and the Rio Grande Valley will be featured in a new exhibit opening on August 11 at Galeria E.V.A. The “MaricónX” exhibit is organized under the aegis of Arttitude, a Dallas-based nonprofit which serves to unite the LGBT community “with the goal of inciting positive change and equality

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

Rites of Passage: Forever Remembering Tía Chuck

A lot has changed in San Antonio in the seven years since Chuck Ramirez died. There are working artists, young ones and transplants from elsewhere, who never knew him. To his extended group of close friends, acquaintances, a still-tight micro-community of Southtown artists (for whom the rise of Artpace and Sala Diaz, the expansion of

Artist Jose Villalobos Deconstructs Symbols of Masculinity

The 22nd installment of the Young [email protected] Artists exhibition at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas brings together eight emerging artists from around the state. Among the featured artists is San Antonio resident Jose Villalobos, whose work deals with LGBT issues and gender restrictions. Born in El Paso, Texas to a conservative Mexican-American family, Villalobos is a graduate

Mexic-Arte Museum Highlights SA LGBT Artists

The 22nd installment of the Young [email protected] Artists exhibition at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas brings together eight emerging artists from around the state. Two of the featured artists, San Antonio residents Michael Martinez and Jose Villalobos, showcase work which deals with LGBT issues and gender restrictions. Billed as Young [email protected] Artists: ¡Ahora!, this year’s exhibition

Eclectic by Design: The Unusual Interiors of Gregorio Mannino

When it comes to ambience, what is your favorite local restaurant or bar? Consider the over-the-top Asian market theme of Hot Joy, or perhaps the Victorian family groove of Barbaro. Then there’s the eclectic and cave-like basement at the Esquire, where myriad mounted fish greet guests after they traverse a darkened hallway paved with Rose

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