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“I’m Simply Missing the Mountains”

Thu., June 20, 12-5 p.m., Fri., June 21, 12-5 p.m. and Sat., June 22, 12-5 p.m.
Terminal 136 136 Blue Star, San Antonio Southtown


Mir fehlen einfach die Berge (I Am Simply Missing the Mountains) is an exhibition by three young German artists Anna Bläser, Veronica Moroder and Lukas Picard. The works selected and developed for the Terminal 136 gallery, incorporate thoughts on both real and imaginary journeys and places. They investigate the relation between the outside world and the intimate world and wonder how one influences and shapes the other. (210) 458-4391

The State of Hand Stitch, New Embroidery by Texas Artists

Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Aug. 9
UTSA Art Gallery - Main Campus One UTSA Circle, San Antonio San Antonio


"The State of Hand Stitch" is a survey of eleven women artists in Texas working with thread and needle at a time when embroidery is increasingly recognized as a medium of choice by serious artists. This exhibit displays a range of subject matter, scale, approach, and materials, demonstrating the many possibilities of contemporary stitch. (210) 458-4391

Nate Cassie and Constance Lowe: Minding the Gaps

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through July 13
Ruiz-Healy Art 201-A E. Olmos Dr., San Antonio San Antonio


Although its title might conjure the sights and sounds of crowded London Underground stations, Ruiz-Healy Art’s new exhibition “Minding the Gaps” is not an artistic exploration of railway safety. Rather than addressing the potentially life-threatening distances between subway platforms and train cars, the gaps to be mindful of here are substantially more conceptual in nature. Blurring the boundaries between figuration and abstraction, form and function, the two-person show examines domesticity, permutation and perception while pairing sculptural works by mixed-media artists Nate Cassie and Constance Lowe. A New Jersey native who earned an MFA from UTSA and has exhibited at Artpace, the McNay and Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Cassie works between drawing, painting, sculpture, video and digital media. While his previous bodies of work have taken shape in abstract woodblock prints named after flowers, architectural birdhouses and etchings of spindly Texas trees, Cassie’s recent output falls within the realm of functional ceramics. While not immediately clear from their earthy finishes and organic imperfections, his almost ancient-looking jugs, cups and bottles reference hard-to-define “spaces in between” and the “gaps that distance surface from volume, skin and structure, formal and intuitive systems.” Missouri-born Lowe earned an MFA from Western Michigan University, has shown at the Southwest School of Art and the Phoenix Art Museum and, like Cassie, is an alum of Artpace’s International Artist-in-Residence program. Although perhaps better known for geometric abstractions that fuse elements of photography and fiber art, Lowe also pushes her work into a sculptural realm with curious objects that suggest interventions on furniture or household decor. Whether combining calfskin, vinyl, felt, wood, mirrors or hardware, her three-dimensional pieces often draw inspiration from her family’s history of Midwestern farming. As for the “gaps” in question, they reveal themselves in the context of Lowe’s interest in “the abstraction of farmland as seen from the air” — and specifically the painterly photographs of the Earth captured by NASA’s Landsat satellite. (210) 804-2219

Art to Lunch

Every third Thursday, 12:30-1 p.m.
San Antonio Museum of Art 200 W. Jones Ave., San Antonio San Antonio


Ideal for art enthusiasts with tight schedules and/or short attention spans, SAMA’s Art to Lunch series invites guests on a short-and-sweet two-object tour of works they might have overlooked in the galleries. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy on the grounds or grab a bite from nearby spots like The Luxury or Rosella. (210) 978-81090

Member Preview Party: Men of Steel, Women of Wonder

Thu., June 20, 6:30-8 p.m.
San Antonio Museum of Art 200 W. Jones Ave., San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$0-25


Members see it first! An exclusive preview with music, drinks, and hors d'oeuvres. 210.978.8100

Men of Steel, Women of Wonder

Fri., June 21, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Wednesdays, Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 1
San Antonio Museum of Art 200 W. Jones Ave., San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$12-$20


Evidenced by the global success of recent films such as Black Panther, Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel, among many others, the world is still captivated by the concept of superheroes. While less memorable examples might fall within that formulaic realm the New York Times summed up as “mental popcorn, meant to be rapidly consumed and forgotten,” the box office numbers prove we’re still collectively content to sit and watch statuesque freaks of nature fight off evil forces — even when the takeaway is minimal. Long before the schlock of what’s been dubbed “Hollywood’s Comic Book Age,” Superman and Wonder Woman captured imaginations as defenders of humanity fighting injustices amid the backdrops of the Great Depression and WWII. Introduced in 1938 and 1941, respectively, this iconic, spandex-clad pair inspire myriad incarnations in “Men of Steel, Women of Wonder,” an exhibition organized by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, and landing at the San Antonio Museum of Art this summer. Although it might conjure visions of comic cons and nerdy fan art, the traveling show digs deep into the cultural significance of both figures — and it isn’t an entirely kid-friendly affair. Curated by Alejo Benedetti, the collection of 70-plus paintings, photographs, videos and installations goes beyond the expected depictions of costumed heroism to explore sexuality, immigration, race, idolatry, desire and the very building blocks that made these characters possible. Spanning from the 1930s to the present day, “Men of Steel, Women of Wonder” builds an interpretive timeline in four thematic sections. Encompassing both the reverent and irreverent, the introductory section The Heroes We Know comprises photographer Siri Kaur’s amusing portraits of celebrity impersonators captured in mundane, contemporary contexts, Peter Saul’s playfully surreal painting Superman Versus the Toilet Duck and a provocative yet nostalgic installation by Jim Shaw, The Issue of My Loins, that showcases — and supersizes — Superman’s crotch. Placing the mythical stars in historical context, Origin Stories is reportedly the germinating seed for the entire exhibition. Here, real-life men of steel and women of wonder are presented in etchings of 1930s-era steel workers building the metropolis, photographs of women welding in the Willow Run bomber plant in the 1940s and Norman Rockwell’s 1943 painting of brawny machinist and feminist icon Rosie the Riveter eating a sandwich as the American flag billows in the background. Contrasting God-like power with traces of vulnerability, Glimpsing Humanity places our heroes in unexpected contexts: an alienated Superman reads the paper amid a barren landscape in Llyn Foulkes’ 1991 painting Where Did I Go Wrong and gets lit in Mike Kelley’s 1999 video Superman Recites Selections from “The Bell Jar” and Other Works by Sylvia Plath. Wonder Woman becomes a religious icon in Valetin Popov’s 2009 painting St. Wonder Woman and gets placed In Exile alongside the Virgin Mary, Aphrodite and others in Mary Beth Edelson’s mixed-media painting from 1989. Timely and provocative, the closing section Defender of the Innocent challenges stereotypes of gender and race while importantly reminding that both beloved characters are immigrants (he’s from Krypton, she’s from Themyscira, aka Paradise Island). Sarah Hill addresses the plight of a trans Wonder Woman in the 2014 video They Wonder; late San Antonio artist Mel Casas calls out the lack of diversity in the superhero realm in his painting Humanscape 70 (Comic Whitewash); Superman locks lips with Batman in Rich Simmons’ 2014 mixed-media work Between the Capes; Dulce Pinzón celebrates Mexican immigrants as working-class superheroes in staged photographs; and an installation attributed to the U.S. Department of Illegal Superheroes (ICE DISH) comes complete with a hotline where concerned citizens can report suspicious activity. As host venue, SAMA rises to the heroic occasion with an abundance of complementary programs, including talks with featured artists, weekly gallery talks, workshops, a Superhero Pajama Party (July 26) and outdoor screenings of Black Panther (June 28), Superman: The Movie (July 12), Nacho Libre (July 19), The Incredibles 2 (August 2), Batman (August 6), Wonder Woman (August 9), Birdman (August 16), Lu Over the Wall (August 23) and Superman II (August 30). (210) 978-8100

John Mattson Opening Reception

Fridays, Saturdays, 12-6 p.m. Continues through June 21
REM Gallery 219 East Park Avenue, San Antonio Tobin Hill


John Mattson is featuring his exhibition at the REM Gallery. Mattson chooses to communicate his relationship with the world with paint, crayon, and graphite; finding that internal whisper of creativity and greatness. Paintings has helped the artist delve into eternal art of the creative process and mind. (210) 224-1227

Morning Mixer

Fridays, 8-10 a.m.
Artpace 445 N. Main Ave., San Antonio San Antonio


Join Artpace 8am-10am every Friday for free donuts and coffee for purchase. They will feature a rotating roster of coffee artists from around San Antonio. The galleries are open throughout Morning Mixer, so complement your morning with innovative contemporary art. (210) 212-4900

RED ROOM EXPERIENCE

Sat., June 22, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Jandro's Garden Patio 2623 N Saint Marys St., San Antonio St. Mary's strip

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La Santa Luna is bringing The Red Room Experience to Jandro’s Garden Patio! Come meet the sexy sinful nuns, head mistress and LSL entertainers & models. Get ready for a naughty night of music, drinks and fetish! Doors open at 10pm. The event is 21 & up. Fetish and BDSM attire is encouraged.

Brick Sunday Arts Market

Sundays, 12-5 p.m.
The Blue Star Arts Complex 1414 South Alamo, San Antonio San Antonio

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The Brick Sunday Arts Market will provide wines, mimosas, champagne and lots of craft beer selections on sale for guests. Other local vendors will include rare vinyl record finds, custom art, photography, vintage clothing, pet goods, and more for purchase. The event will also host blue art performances and other activities for guests to enjoy.

Nella in Concert

Fri., June 28, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Charline McCombs Empire Theatre 226 N. St. Mary's, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$29-$99

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Nella’s music is a meeting place for her country’s folklore roots, the influence of her contemporaries, and the music of the Andalusian region. (210) 226-3333

The Austin Belly Dance Convention

Fri., June 28, 1-11:30 p.m., Sat., June 29, 8 a.m.-11:30 p.m. and Sun., June 30, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Buy Tickets$25-$300

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@ Holiday Inn (Midtown), 6000 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin, TX 78752
The Austin Belly Dance Convention is an annual 3-day event that has been bringing the Middle Eastern dance and Belly Dance community together since its inception. Cabaret, folklore, and tribal dances are all represented by our collection of hand-picked performers and instructors from across the globe. They offer 50+ hours of workshops and instruction from globally recognized dance artists, two evening gala shows with professional dancers and afternoon showcases open to any performer. Dozens of vendors are represented, selling handmade and imported goods, costumes, jewelry, make-up, and accessories. All interest and experience levels welcomed. The ticket prices vary: $25 for gala shows and free afternoon showcases and $40 - $300 for the dance workshops and free admission to the shopping area. (512) 999-6005

Kanpai Masters- Taste of Japan

Every other Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Sushi Zushi (IH 10) 9867 Ih 10 W, San Antonio San Antonio

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All guests welcome, whether you are a native Japanese speaker or you want to learn the language for the first time or other things Japanese, this is the club for you. (210) 901-9322

Fourth of July Artisan Show

Thu., July 4, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri., July 5, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sat., July 6, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sun., July 7, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.


Vendors display and sell beautiful handmade merchandise along the San Antonio River Walk. Artisans are different for each show but usually include pottery, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, beadwork and more.

Senior Thesis Showcase

Fri., July 5, 6-9 p.m.
SAY Sí 1518 S. Alamo, San Antonio San Antonio


SAY Sí seniors have been given the freedom to form a final body of work as students. Using their creativity and talent to curate the show from inception to exhibition, student-artists work together to organize logistics, fundraising and promotion. In “Fruition”, SAY Sí seniors will present a variety of work, showcasing their skills as multidisciplinary artists and diverse storytellers, to freely express themselves and how they see the world around them. Mediums chosen include: painting, photography, mixed-media, film, installation and other experimental processes. Senior students in the ALAS Youth Theatre Company will present their original theatre performances. (210) 212-8666

Tour for the Visually Impaired

First Saturday of every month, 10-11:30 a.m.
San Antonio Museum of Art 200 W. Jones Ave., San Antonio San Antonio


Docent-led tours include descriptive language, touch, sound, and smell to enhance visitors’ experience with art. Guide dogs, sighted companions, and others are welcome, as are wheelchairs and other walking aids. RSVP: 210-978-8138

Briscoe Summer Film Series

Sun., July 7, 1 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 4, 1 p.m.
Briscoe Western Art Museum 210 W. Market St., San Antonio, San Antonio San Antonio

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The Briscoe Museum of Western Art presents its 2019 Summer Film Series, curated by Professor Andrew Patrick Nelson, P.h.D., from the School of Film and Photography, Montana State University and Bozeman. Dr. Nelson will introduce each film with a brief lecture discussing connections and themes which relate to the museum’s current exhibitions. The lecture begins at 1:00 pm followed immediately by the film. Films include Smoke Signals (June 9), Thelma & Louise (July 7) and Junior Bonner (August 4). (210) 2994499; (210) (FAX)

Family Day Superheroes!

Sun., July 7, 12-3 p.m.
San Antonio Museum of Art 200 W. Jones Ave., San Antonio San Antonio


Put on your cape and help celebrate all things heroic! Emboss a superhero icon, make power cuffs, collage a superhero splash page and do more fun art activities inspired by the special exhibition Men of Steel, Women of Wonder. The admission price is free for children 12 & under, but adults must pay the admission fee. 210.978.8100

Teen Workshop: Cosmic Comic Books (Ages 11 to 13)

Tue., July 9, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Wed., July 10, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and Thu., July 11, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
San Antonio Museum of Art 200 W. Jones Ave., San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$105-$120


Discover the fine points of designing comic books. Workshop participants will visit the special exhibition, Men of Steel, Women of Wonder and the permanent collection to look for dynamic poses, continuous narratives, and ornate vestments from various cultures. In the studio, workshop participants will explore: character creation, drawing techniques, storyboard design, and plot development. Participants will be able to choose between an accordion style layout and traditional 12 page book formats. Participants will also be invited to screen print their own souvenir tote bag or poster. The ticket price for members is $105 and for non-members it is $120. 210.978.8100

Teen Workshop: Cosmic Comic Books (Ages 14 to 17)

Tue., July 9, 1-4 p.m., Wed., July 10, 1-4 p.m. and Thu., July 11, 1-4 p.m.
San Antonio Museum of Art 200 W. Jones Ave., San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$105-$120


Discover the fine points of designing comic books. Workshop participants will visit the special exhibition, Men of Steel, Women of Wonder and the permanent collection to look for dynamic poses, continuous narratives, and ornate vestments from various cultures. In the studio, workshop participants will explore: character creation, drawing techniques, storyboard design, and plot development. Participants will be able to choose between an accordion style layout and traditional 12 page book formats. Participants will also be invited to screen print their own souvenir tote bag or poster. The ticket prices for members is $105 and for non-members it is $120. (210) 978-8100

Paint Party Socials

Second Thursday of every month, 7-9 p.m.

Buy Tickets40.00

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@ The Tavern, 14532 Brook Hollow, 78232
Monthly Public Paint Parties - every 2nd Thurs 7:00P Hang out, socialize, and paint with us! No painting experience necessary. We will show you how to paint this painting, step-by-step while you meet relax to music and socialize. Come alone, or bring a friend. Check out what we're painting and Reserve your seat(s) online at: www.paintpalooza.com/calendar OR Call us to schedule Your Own Private Paint Party at one of our venues or yours! Check out www.paintpalooza.com/book-your-party or call us with questions. #paintparty #paintpalooza (210) 481-6144

Teen Gathering: Art Out Loud

Fri., July 12, 2-4 p.m.
McNay Art Museum 6000 N. New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio San Antonio


Join for an afternoon of gallery discussions, art-making, treats, and community. LGBTQ+ teens and friends learn about artists who make work about identity and belonging while hanging out with peers in a fun, accepting environment. (210) 824-5368

Artist Conversation with Jeffrey Gibson

Fri., July 12, 6-8 p.m.

Buy Tickets$5-$12

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@ Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Join us for this special public program in conjunction with our exhibition Jeffrey Gibson: This Is The Day. The artist Jeffrey Gibson will be joined by Tracy L. Adler, Johnson-Pote Director of the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College, and Veronica Roberts, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Blanton Museum of Art. The ticket prices vary: for members there will be presale tickets available online starting on June 12, general admission tickets will be available online June 19 and additional tickets will be reserved for walk-ups on a first come first served basis at 5 pm on July 12. (512) 471-7324

Paper Trail San Antonio

Fri., July 12, 7-11 p.m. and Sat., July 13, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Brick at Blue Star 108 Blue Star, San Antonio Southtown

Buy Tickets$5


Paper Trail SA is an annual event that began in 2015 and is dedicated to contemporary works of art and design on paper. Their continued goal is to provide a one-of-a-kind experience aimed at connecting artists to collectors in a forum that celebrates the artistic process and the culture of design and printmaking. This year, being organized by local artists and designers of Black Moon Print, Rigo Ortiz, and Sweet Talk Social this art fair and exhibition is truly the first of its kind in San Antonio and has been unique addition to the local art scene. (512) 294-4268

The Magik Theatre presents: "The Very Hungry Caterpillar"

Fri., July 12, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Sat., July 13, 2-3 p.m., Sun., July 14, 2-3 p.m., Wed., July 17, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Thu., July 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Sat., July 20, 2-3 p.m., Sun., July 21, 2-3 p.m., Wed., July 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Thu., July 25, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Sat., July 27, 2-3 p.m., Sun., July 28, 2-3 p.m., Wed., July 31, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Thu., Aug. 1, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Sat., Aug. 3, 2-3 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 4, 2-3 p.m.
Magik Theatre 420 S Alamo St, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$15

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The timeless classic has made its way off the page and onto the stage. Tickets start at $15, but there are discounts available for students, seniors, military and educators. (210) 227-2751

Second Saturday Art and Wine

Second Saturday of every month, 4-8 p.m. Continues through Dec. 14
Texas Treasures Fine Art 605 S. Main St., Boerne San Antonio


Join us for free wine, food and art walk every second Saturday. See the new Texas Treasures Art and Artisans Gallery for works by up-and-coming artists as well as pottery, jewelry, furniture, etc. Most artists take commissions for that unique piece of artwork that only you could imagine... (830) 816-5331

Second Sunday Pop Up Arts Market

Second Sunday of every month, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Circle School 217 Pershing Ave, San Antonio San Antonio

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The Circle School and Sara Barcus present The Second Sunday Pop Up. Every month the market will feature fresh local artist and artisan vendors, plus a music or cultural performance, arts/culture workshop and more. Come find some one-of-a-kind items and meet some one-of-a-kind folk. (210) 822-0461

Teen Workshop: Superhero Collage (Ages 11 to 17)

Sat., July 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
San Antonio Museum of Art 200 W. Jones Ave., San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$65-$80


Boom! Pow! Blam! Come learn how to make your stories POP in this comic book collage workshop! After visiting the special exhibition Men of Steel, Women of Wonder, compose your own superhero narrative in one scene using comic-artist styles and techniques. Participants will also be invited to screen print their own souvenir tote bag or poster. Teen workshops are led by professional artist-educators and include a tour in the museum in addition to instruction in a variety of art techniques and media. Fee covers all materials. Caregivers must provide lunch and transportation for students. The ticket price for non-members is $80 and for members it is $65. (210) 978-8100

Lightning and Lasers Live: An electrifying musical experience with ArcAttack and Laser Spectacles

Sat., July 20, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Charline McCombs Empire Theatre 226 N. St. Mary's, San Antonio San Antonio

Buy Tickets$29-$99

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The Arts of San Antonio presents lightning and lasers live: An electrifying musical experience with ArcAttack and Laser Spectacles. (210) 226-2891

Behind-the-Scenes at Confluence Park

Tue., July 23, 6-7 p.m. and Tue., Oct. 15, 6-7 p.m.
Confluence Park 310 W Mitchell St, San Antonio San Antonio

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This free 45-min. tour will take you on a journey around Confluence Park to learn about the background behind the development and design of this architectural icon and environmental education venue. Tours will be led by Frates Seeligson, Director of Confluence Park, and Kelley V. Phillips, Director of Programs and Outreach. Afterwards, attendees are invited to spend the evening in the breezy beauty of Confluence Park, surrounded by nature, friends, and family. Attendees are encouraged to bring water and wear comfortable shoes. Walking tour will be 0.3 miles (210) 224-2694

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