Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Artist Talk Aims to Explore Themes Addressed in the Group Show ‘Icons and Symbols of the Borderland’

Posted By on Tue, Aug 15, 2017 at 5:00 AM

Curated by Diana Molina, organized by Juntos Art Association and previously exhibited by Austin’s Mexic-Arte Museum and the University of Texas at El Paso, the group show “Icons & Symbols of the Borderland” comprises more than 100 works of art that address “socio-political issues, immigration topics, collective memory, philosophical ideals,...

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Monday, August 14, 2017

The Briscoe’s ‘Women of the West’ Film Series Wraps up with Tommy Lee Jones’ Frontier Drama ‘The Homesman’

Posted By on Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 5:00 AM

Come for the San Antonio connection, stay for the searing portrayal of frontier life’s steep toll on women. (And also the free beer.) The final installment of the Briscoe’s “Women of the West” film series features South Texas’ resident grumpy cat Tommy Lee Jones, who stars in and directs this...

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Artists Lisette Chávez and Audrya Flores Reimagine the Urban Legend of the Dancing Devil

Posted By on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 5:29 AM

Although not quite as famous as the Donkey Lady, the tale of the Dancing Devil is similarly embedded in the folklore of San Antonio. Once documented  in the San Antonio Express-News and still up for discussion on sites and blogs like Haunted Places, Sine Logicum and Snopes, the urban legend...

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Artist Jose Balli Digs into Borderland Grit and Glory for ‘Frontera Friends’

Posted By on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 5:21 AM

Another Second Saturday, another opportunity to be dazzled by the stellar budding and established artistic talent that San Anto has to offer. One such offering, that should be, in our opinion, particularly worth your time, is the “Frontera Friends” opening at Lone Star Arts Space. Featuring new work from  artist...

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Intoxicating Plants Crop up in Dallas-based Artist Elaine Pawlowicz’s New Solo Show ‘Altered States’

Posted By on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 5:18 AM

While it might bring to mind the sensory deprivation, isolation tanks and psychoactive drugs that made director Ken Russell’s 1980 film Altered States so haunting and bizarre, Dallas-based artist Elaine Pawlowicz’s new solo show actually employs “portraits of intoxicating plants” to explore “abnormal states of tension.” Influenced by outsider art,...

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Is Carlos Mencia the Donald Trump of Stand-up Comedy?

Posted By on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 5:05 AM

Carlos Mencia is the Donald Trump of stand-up comedy — his base absolutely loves him (he sold out all his VIP tickets for these shows), and everyone else thinks he’s the worst thing to happen to the industry (Bill Cosby not included). Over the last few years, the Current...

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Burlesque Performers Get Bookish for the Revealing New Series ‘Naked Girls Reading’

Posted By on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 5:00 AM

Most certainly, all of us have curled up with a good book whilst in the buff, but only a self-selected few would deign to do so in public. Luckily for us shy types, some daring divas are dying to share a taste of their favorite literature — and nothing else!...

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

10 Things You Have to Do This Weekend

Posted By on Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 2:39 PM

Thu 8/10 Fun Home Lesbian author and cartoonist Alison Bechdel is a true gem of the LGBTQ community. Since coming out in 1980, she has advocated for LGBTQ equality and self-acceptance in her own, truly unique way. Bechdel’s greatest claim to fame, the best-selling graphic memoir Fun Home: A Family...

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Free Will Astrology (8/9-8/14/17)

Posted By on Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 6:15 AM

ARIES (March 21-April 19): I hope you’re making wise use of the surging fertility that has been coursing through you. Maybe you’ve been reinventing a long-term relationship that needed creative tinkering. Perhaps you have been hammering together an innovative business deal or generating new material for your artistic practice....

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Artpace Residents Tackle Toxic Waste, Troubling Histories and EDM Puppetry

Posted By on Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 6:00 AM

Dark as a dungeon, Mexican artist Rolando Lopez’s Artpace installation is like stumbling into one of the underground mines around his hometown of Aguascalientes, where the Great Central Mexican Foundry, devoted primarily to smelting copper and lead, was established in 1894 by a wealthy American family with a hard-to-pronounce...

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