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Written by Jason Gil on Apr 11, 2018
To see and feel the anguish of a Syrian child refugee, look no further than the Portraits of Compassion exhibit on the walls of the banquet hall at San Antonio’s Trinity Baptist Church, on view until the end of April 2018. The painting, titled “...the least of these...,” is a hauntingly poignant portrait of a Syrian child. His eyes beseech us, in their sad determined gaze, to seek our humanity, wondering what went wrong.
Written by rudyarispe on Apr 04, 2018
The solo exhibition, "Celebration of the Art of Calligraphy: Messages of Peace and Reassurance" features the rhythmic paintings of Salma Arastu. Her current body of work explores the continuous and lyrical line of Arabic calligraphy and Islamic patterns influenced by both her native culture and the universal teachings of the Quran. An artist reception is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at the MBAW Art Gallery. The exhibition continues through Aug. 20.
Written by rudyarispe on Apr 02, 2018
In the Tricentennial exhibition, “Signs of Their Times: Totemic Marquees and Neons of San Anto,” photorealist painter Ben Ortiz celebrates iconic signs of San Antonio. He centers most of his images on 3-by-2-foot vertical canvases, an exception is the horizontal “Tip Top Café,” which visually links all 13 signs as revered totems.
Written by Maria Gardner on Mar 15, 2018
To celebrate the sacred spring, the “blue hole” that is the source of the San Antonio River, a local non profit partnered with a group of passionate professional artists to organize “Art of the Sacred Texas Springs,” a month-long exhibit at the Kelso Art Center on the University of Incarnate Word campus. The exhibit which runs from March 9 to April 8, 2018, was organized by Headwaters at Incarnate Word and features 38 artists and more than 60 pieces, including photography, sculpture and painting.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Mar 14, 2018
Elected leaders and pro-immigrant groups came together on the steps of San Antonio City Hall on March 14, 2018 and vowed to keep fighting the anti-immigrant law, SB 4 one day after judges on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld most of the Texas law. (scroll down to watch complete video of the 30-minute event)