The San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture presents a closing event for the landmark exhibition “The Day of the Dead in Art” at Centro de Artes on Saturday, January 18, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Curator Ruben C. Cordova, Ph.D., will present an overview of the exhibition and several participating artists will discuss their work and their connection to Day of the Dead traditions. These discussions will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience and photo opportunities with the artists and the curator.
Written by rudyarispe on Mar 13 2019 - 8:26am
Musical Bridges Around the World (MBAW) has been recognized by the Raindrop Foundation with the Education Award for its efforts to promote cultural diversity at area schools through the organization’s Kids to Concerts Program. Kids to Concerts (KtC) is a free, educational outreach program that introduces San Antonio youth to faraway cultures through folk music and dance, opening kids minds to the world and developing respect and appreciation of different cultures. Kids to Concerts celebrates cultural diversity and develops well-rounded, world citizens of tomorrow.
Written by rudyarispe on Mar 12 2019 - 9:50am
An explosion of artwork highlights multiple concepts including love, romance, global plunder, rasquachismo, and the AIDS pandemic. The exhibit winds its way through the ITC gallery in colorful, multiple dioramas intricately detailed in a cohesive, culturally relevant queer-driven visual unit in search of true humility and noble hearts.
Written by rudyarispe on Mar 9 2019 - 8:55am
From the music of medieval and Renaissance Europe, to American jazz, to the sounds of Japanese instruments, the 6th annual International Music Festival returns to the Alamo City from March 22 to 31. All performances are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.mbaw.org or call (210) 464-1534.
Written by rudyarispe on Nov 16 2018 - 8:41am
Written by Jason Gil on May 24 2018 - 9:14pm
By Jason Gil “Stories Seldom Told” is an annual Say Sí event where student artists explore topics in need of the telling, in need of being unpacked, in a creative manner. “Every year, all of our student leaders will get together and have informal conversations about what they feel isn’t addressed in their everyday lives,” said Stephen Guzman, Communications Director, at Say Sí. “Each studio has a lead liaison (student leader) that provides feedback and informs programming, and one of their tasks is to come up with the theme for Stories Seldom Told.”
Written by rudyarispe on Apr 4 2018 - 10:10am
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 Maria Gardner on Mar 15 2018 - 9:07pm
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 Jan 30 2018 - 8:45pm
Join NOWCastSA and the San Antonio Public Library on Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. as Dr. Edward Westermann examines artistic depictions by survivors of the Holocaust and discusses the insights that the works of art offer as a method for understanding genocide. Westermann's keynote address concludes the 6th annual Holocaust: Learn & Remember month-long commemoration of the Holocaust.
Written by Rudy Arispe on Mar 20 2017 - 11:10am
In her work “Gitiiro,” Kenyan-born artist Naomi Wanjiku has cut, dyed and linked pieces of sheet metal to assemble her wall hanging that mimics the swaying movement of a dancer. Wanjiku explained that sheet metal is used mainly for roofing materials and walls and is particularly associated with Mabati women’s groups of the 1960s in Central Kenya. They organized to improve their communities by upgrading the roofs of their homes using sheet metal.