First Friday preview: November

Sang-Mi Yoo’s laser-cut felt and large format lithography installation “The Anomalous Traces” at UTSA Satellite Space. Her show is the latest part of “New Village,” an ongoing project that blends childhood memories with a terrain every kid knows — the boring land of ticky-tacky houses, the “ideal home” banged-out by developers and gleefully hawked by realtors.

Rows of New Village houses and floor plans made of felt float off the wall, while lithographs of  similar design hang in rows down the center of the gallery.

Paired with her installation is Juan De Dios Mora’s MFA thesis show, “¡Fijate No Mas! I Can Tell It’s Customized!” Mimicking the hybrid culture of the Mexican-American borderlands, his characters ride surrealist contraptions that seem on the verge of falling apart as they rocket over the horizon.

UTSA Satellite Space, 115 Blue Star, (210) 212-7146. On view to Nov 20.

Paula Cox, "Color, Shapes & Random Marks," at Joan Grona contemporary art.


One of a kind animal prints on handmade paper. Above, a list of animals in Texas.

112 Blue Star, (210) 225-6334,


Lucia LaVilla-Havelin, "Hot Space," at cactus bra SPACE. Embroidered dinner and cocktail napkins  are the series "Bacteriology" and "Viral Cocktail."

killer germs, picture pretty. 106C Blue Star, (210) 226-6688,

SAY Si's 5th Annual "Muertitos Family Fest," November 3 - 5. Above and below, detail of altares, on view with family workshops, food booths, artisans' stalls, and live music & dance performances.

Performances for First Friday, Nov. 4, 2011:

Aztec dance by Ameyaltonal Danza Mexica, Folklorico dance from the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Dance Program, Jarocho music collective SonAnto SonAndo, the Rock n Roll sounds of the South East Players, Brackenridge High School Theatre Program, New Performances by Teatro ALAS, and Mestizo Escuela de Baile Folklorico.

Muertitos Fest Family Day  - Sat., Nov. 5, 12 noon - 3 pm

FREE and open to the public - a special day just for families!

Enjoy continuous musical and dance performances by local cultural groups, free family folk art workshops and art for sale.

Saturday Entertainment:

Say Si's Teatro ALAS Youth Theatre Program, Mariachi Flor de Jalisco, more

1518 S. Alamo, (210) 212-8666,



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