March 04, 2020

Start Contemporary Art Month Off Right With a Full Weekend of Events in San Antonio

With Contemporary Art Month officially kicking off in front of Blue Star Contemporary on Friday (6-9 p.m., 116 Blue Star), we've collected a selection of can't-miss events that will help San Antonio art aficionados to hit the ground running for this year's CAM festivities.
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"Precarious Life"
Free, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 5 and 3-4 p.m. Sunday, March 22 Mockingbird Gallery, 112R Blue Star,  mockingbirdhandprints.com.
Recent San Antonio transplant Hollie Lyko will debut a set of works that use repurposed vintage souvenir plates to explore erasure, mourning, absence and loss. She will return to Mockingbird Handprints to give an artist talk on Sunday, March 22.
Photo courtesy of Mockingbird Handprints
"Precarious Life"
Free, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 5 and 3-4 p.m. Sunday, March 22 Mockingbird Gallery, 112R Blue Star, mockingbirdhandprints.com.
Recent San Antonio transplant Hollie Lyko will debut a set of works that use repurposed vintage souvenir plates to explore erasure, mourning, absence and loss. She will return to Mockingbird Handprints to give an artist talk on Sunday, March 22.
Photo courtesy of Mockingbird Handprints
"Who Needs Enemies?"
Free, 6-10 p.m. Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6, FL!GHT Gallery, 1414 S. Alamo St. C 112A, (210) 878-5711,  facebook.com/flightsa .
FL!GHT Gallery is no holds barred with March’s bangin’ group show, which features Juxtapoz editor Michael Sieben and Austin tattoo superstar Thomas Hooper, plus Rene Cruz, Adam Young and Angel Garza. To make things even more rad, they’re hosting a skate-themed pop-up shop in their back room featuring Órale Hardware and Roger Skate Co.
Photo courtesy of FL!GHT Gallery
"Who Needs Enemies?"
Free, 6-10 p.m. Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6, FL!GHT Gallery, 1414 S. Alamo St. C 112A, (210) 878-5711, facebook.com/flightsa .
FL!GHT Gallery is no holds barred with March’s bangin’ group show, which features Juxtapoz editor Michael Sieben and Austin tattoo superstar Thomas Hooper, plus Rene Cruz, Adam Young and Angel Garza. To make things even more rad, they’re hosting a skate-themed pop-up shop in their back room featuring Órale Hardware and Roger Skate Co.
Photo courtesy of FL!GHT Gallery
"Mostly Paper"
Free, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6, Terminal 136, 136 Blue Star, (210) 458-4391,  art.utsa.edu/terminal-136.
In the first of two CAM shows she’s got on the docket this year, Jennifer Seo presents a selection of large and small scale paper sculpture installations along with soft drawings.
Photo courtesy of Terminal 136
"Mostly Paper"
Free, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6, Terminal 136, 136 Blue Star, (210) 458-4391, art.utsa.edu/terminal-136.
In the first of two CAM shows she’s got on the docket this year, Jennifer Seo presents a selection of large and small scale paper sculpture installations along with soft drawings.
Photo courtesy of Terminal 136
"Connection/True Affection"
Free, 6-10 p.m. Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6, Brick Gallery, 108 Blue Star,  facebook.com/brickatbluestar.
Brick Gallery’s latest will feature a bevy of “fiber paintings” by Rachel Comminos.
Photo courtesy of Brick Gallery
"Connection/True Affection"
Free, 6-10 p.m. Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6, Brick Gallery, 108 Blue Star, facebook.com/brickatbluestar.
Brick Gallery’s latest will feature a bevy of “fiber paintings” by Rachel Comminos.
Photo courtesy of Brick Gallery
"Sounds of Recognition"
Free, 7-11 p.m. Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6, Un Grito, 1420 S. Alamo St.,  facebook.com/theupstairsstudios.
Un Grito co-runners Verena Gaudy and Martín C. Rodríguez are hosting two nights of an interactive performance and sound installation in the Upstairs Studios at Blue Star.
Photo via Facebook / Verena Gaudy
"Sounds of Recognition"
Free, 7-11 p.m. Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6, Un Grito, 1420 S. Alamo St., facebook.com/theupstairsstudios.
Un Grito co-runners Verena Gaudy and Martín C. Rodríguez are hosting two nights of an interactive performance and sound installation in the Upstairs Studios at Blue Star.
Photo via Facebook / Verena Gaudy
New Works by Rainey and Zane Thomas
Free, 7-11 p.m. Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6, Choice Goods Gallery, 1420 S. Alamo St. #103, 
(210) 818-2620  choicegoodsbrand.com.
San Antonio mainstays Rainey and Zane Thomas premiere a selection of new work at the Choice Goods Gallery.
Photo by Zane Thomas
New Works by Rainey and Zane Thomas
Free, 7-11 p.m. Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6, Choice Goods Gallery, 1420 S. Alamo St. #103, (210) 818-2620 choicegoodsbrand.com.
San Antonio mainstays Rainey and Zane Thomas premiere a selection of new work at the Choice Goods Gallery.
Photo by Zane Thomas
"New Decade"
Free, 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 6, Cinnabar Gallery, 1420 S. Alamo St. #147, (210) 557-6073, cinnabarart.com.
Cinnabar Gallery celebrates the new decade with a group show full of San ANto heavy-hitters, including Ansen Seale, Ken Little, Ana Fernandez, Chikako Kato, Emmanuel de Sousa, Melanie Rush-Davis, Marcy McChesney, James Cobb, Juan Zavala-Castro, Christie Blizard, Rodolfo Choperena and many more.
Photo via Facebook / Cinnabar
"New Decade"
Free, 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 6, Cinnabar Gallery, 1420 S. Alamo St. #147, (210) 557-6073, cinnabarart.com.
Cinnabar Gallery celebrates the new decade with a group show full of San ANto heavy-hitters, including Ansen Seale, Ken Little, Ana Fernandez, Chikako Kato, Emmanuel de Sousa, Melanie Rush-Davis, Marcy McChesney, James Cobb, Juan Zavala-Castro, Christie Blizard, Rodolfo Choperena and many more.
Photo via Facebook / Cinnabar
"Inspirations & Memories: A Remembrance"
Free, 6-10 p.m. Friday, March 6, MBS Gallery, 1115 S. Alamo St.,  facebook.com/mbsyogasatx.
MBS Gallery presents a retrospective of recently passed San Antonio artist Katie Pell.
Photo via Facebook / MBS YOGA
"Inspirations & Memories: A Remembrance"
Free, 6-10 p.m. Friday, March 6, MBS Gallery, 1115 S. Alamo St., facebook.com/mbsyogasatx.
MBS Gallery presents a retrospective of recently passed San Antonio artist Katie Pell.
Photo via Facebook / MBS YOGA
"Transition: Line and Color" and "The Last Stop: Nightscape Series"
Free, 6-11 p.m. Friday, March 6, Presa House Gallery, 725 S. Presa St.,  presahouse.com.
Two solo exhibitions premiere at Presa House Gallery: "Transition: Line and Color" from Fernando Andrade and "The Last Stop: Nightscape Series" from Joe Peña.
Photo courtesy of Presa House Gallery
"Transition: Line and Color" and "The Last Stop: Nightscape Series"
Free, 6-11 p.m. Friday, March 6, Presa House Gallery, 725 S. Presa St., presahouse.com.
Two solo exhibitions premiere at Presa House Gallery: "Transition: Line and Color" from Fernando Andrade and "The Last Stop: Nightscape Series" from Joe Peña.
Photo courtesy of Presa House Gallery
"Step Into the Water and You Remember Everything"
Free, 7-10 p.m. Friday, March 6, Clamp Light Artist Studios & Gallery, 1704 Blanco Road, facebook.com/clamplight.
Art duo Big Chicken and Baby Bird, a.k.a. Tsz Kam and Nat Power, “investigate themes of fantasy and escape through the framework of queer folk art” in this duo exhibition at Clamp Light Artist Studios & Gallery.
Photo courtesy of Clamp Light Artist Studios & Gallery
"Step Into the Water and You Remember Everything"
Free, 7-10 p.m. Friday, March 6, Clamp Light Artist Studios & Gallery, 1704 Blanco Road, facebook.com/clamplight.
Art duo Big Chicken and Baby Bird, a.k.a. Tsz Kam and Nat Power, “investigate themes of fantasy and escape through the framework of queer folk art” in this duo exhibition at Clamp Light Artist Studios & Gallery.
Photo courtesy of Clamp Light Artist Studios & Gallery