Friday, May 18, 2018

Made in SA Film Series Closes with Screening of Go Down, Death! at Sunset Station

Posted By on Fri, May 18, 2018 at 2:10 PM

The San Antonio Film Commission, in partnership with Texas Public Radio and Slab Cinema, presents the final entry in the excellent Made in S.A. film series. As part of San Antonio’s Tricentennial celebrations, this series has spotlighted films that were shot (at least in part) in the Alamo City....

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Series Exploring Public Art Via Bicycle Kicks Off with Gary Sweeney Works

Posted By on Fri, May 18, 2018 at 10:20 AM

If your knowledge of public art in San Antonio stalls somewhere between Mexican sculptor Sebastián’s two-ton Torch of Friendship and New York-based Donald Lipski’s illuminated F.I.S.H., there’s plenty out there just waiting to be discovered. Evidenced by a handy map organized by Public Art San Antonio (PASA), our city...

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Britt Lorraine's “Panopticon” Exhibition Formed Over 15 Years, Opens This Weekend

Posted By on Thu, May 17, 2018 at 2:59 PM

Easily among the most conceptual San Antonio artists working within the realm of dance, Britt Lorraine creates challenging, memorable pieces that have involved lugging gold-leafed sandbags around the McNay Art Museum and performing an interpretation of Ballet Russes’ “Rite of Spring” for eight hours straight. Trained at Southern Methodist...

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San Antonio Artist Imagines Marvel Villain Venom As a Spurs Fan

Posted By on Thu, May 17, 2018 at 1:33 PM

If you're anticipating the October release of Marvel's Venom, you're going to love this Venom/Spurs mashup. Comic artist and illustrator Mike Choi shared his work of Spider-Man's nemesis, complete with the Spurs logo on his chest. Although he also drew a version of the villain with the Chicago Bulls...

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

San Antonio Museum of Art Screening Original The Mummy in Support of Egyption Exhibition

Posted By on Wed, May 16, 2018 at 3:21 PM

The Mummy has been revived from the cinema graveyard many times over the decades, adding color and gore and CGI, but it all started with Boris Karloff and this tale of doomed love. After Karloff became a star in Frankenstein and the studio had an equally big hit with...

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Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème Brings Opera to Tobin Center

Posted By on Wed, May 16, 2018 at 2:46 PM

A century before Rent rocked its way onto Broadway, another tale of bohemians in the big city splashed onto the scene — Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème. Set in Paris’ Latin Quarter, the opera is centered on the tragic romance between seamstress Mimi and poet Rodolfo, who meet when Mimi...

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El Mundo Zurdo Conference Celebrating 20th Anniversary of Gloria E. Anzaldúa's Borderlands

Posted By on Wed, May 16, 2018 at 2:10 PM

Gloria E. Anzaldúa, for the uninitiated, was a groundbreaking feminist theorist, poet and writer. As a queer woman of Mexican-American descent, Anzaldúa wrote of her struggles against the forces of misogyny and racism (among many other topics) in ways that explore her specific experience, while speaking profoundly to the...

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Publisher Bryce Milligan Steps Away from Wings Press, Stripped of Artist Foundation Grant Amid Allegations of Misconduct

Posted By on Wed, May 16, 2018 at 12:22 PM

Last Wednesday (May 9), in a widely shared Facebook post, Hailey Laine Johnson, a 31-year-old artist from San Antonio, accused poet and Wings Press publisher Bryce Milligan of having sought and fostered an inappropriate relationship with her during the 2001-2002 school year, when she was a 14-year-old freshman student...

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Artist Ana Fernandez Captures the Essence of San Antonio in Puro Exhibition 'Still Life'

Posted By on Wed, May 16, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Most San Antonio artists only dream about the kind of year Ana Fernandez is having after winning a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant in 2017. Past San Antonio winners include Vincent Valdez in 2015, Dario Robleto and Alex Rubio in 2007 and Franco Mondini-Ruiz in 2001. She also landed...

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Savage Love: Denver's Oriental Theater

Posted By on Wed, May 16, 2018 at 6:35 AM

Savage Love Live at Denver’s Oriental Theater last week was epic. I fielded sex questions in front of a sold-out crowd, singer-songwriter Rachel Lark performed amazing news songs, comedian Elise Kerns absolutely killed it, and Tye—a token straight guy plucked at random from the audience—joined us onstage and gave...

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