May 30, 2015

Summer Art Exhibitions and Events

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NOLA Before I Die Wall, Pablo Picasso's Guitar and Wine Glass, Alejandro Diaz A Can for All Seasons
There are so many great art events and exhibitions happening in San Antonio this Summer! 

Here's my list of must see and do events: 

From public spaces to living wages, trabajadores(workers), struggle to maintain decency and integrity. Working the 9-5 and beyond, time and effort remain crucial. Photographers Destiny Mata and Gabriel Morales capture the daily grind and the last sacred spaces left for the working class.

Curated by David S. Rubin, this exhibition features work by 17 San Antonio-based artists whose work examines the hybridity and mutation in nature as a result of environmental factors. 

This exhibition will feature a wide range of collages and assemblages from the museum's collection.

Featuring costumes, ephemera, photographs, and video projections from New-York based artist Lesley Dill, this exhibition explores the relationship "between the written word and human figure."  

Northwest Vista Art Professor Carol Cunningham and her Design 1 students have been discussing simple design and how it can change and affect a community for the better. Inspired by New Orleans artist Candy Chang and her multi-community project. Cunningham in partner with Northwest Vista and The Junction Antique Store have collaborated to build a Chang Chang Before I Die wall just minutes from Downtown San Antonio. The wall will span 50 ft. in length and be a permanent fixture to the Beacon Hill neighborhood.

July 18 - Paper Trail SA - Brick Marketplace (at Blue Star Arts Complex)
This new event is dedicated to contemporary works of art and design on paper. Organized by local artists and designers from Tiny Roar Creative, Alamo Basement and Black Moon Print, this art fair and exhibition will be the first of its kind in San Antonio and a unique addition to the local art scene. 

Dulce combines two bodies of paintings created by the artist over the past five years: ranging from Pop art, traditional Mexican candies, and hip-hop culture to evocative, contemporary abstractions. 

This solo exhibition of new work by New York-based artist and San Antonio native, Alejandro Diaz "uses pop, modern, and folkloric works of art as its starting point, and evokes previous artists or art movements that combined high and low art, often using language and humor as a form of cultural and socio-economic critique."