Top Five: January 18, 2018

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UPCOMING EVENTS

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

Thursday,  1.18.18

Opening

Common Currents

Thursday,  1.18.18   |   6–8 pm
Common Currents features works by 300 artists across six San Antonio venues: Artpace San Antonio, Blue Star Contemporary Arts, the Carver Community Cultural Center, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, the Mexican Cultural Institute, and the Southwest School of Art. The exhibition is organized around the theme of the city's Tricentennial (1718-2018): each of the 300 artists is assigned a year in San Antonio's history "on which to reflect the development of their artwork." For a full list of participating artists, go here.

Saturday,  1.20.18

Conversation

Home Bodies

Saturday,  1.20.18   |   6–8 pm
"Home Bodies features artists whose practice and work are informed by and melded with family life. Through differing approaches the 11 artists explore our shared experiences as mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, siblings, and protectors." The show includes works by Ivonne Acero, Lenka Clayton, Catherine Colangelo, Karina Etcheverry Roberto, Casey Arguelles Gregory, Las Hermanas Iglesias, Courtney Kessel, Hillerbrand+Magsamen, and Barry Stone.
Opening

Chris St. Leger

Saturday,  1.20.18   |   7–9 pm
An exhibition watercolor paintings and prints by Lockhart, Texas-based artist Chris St. Leger.
Lockhart  |  Spellerberg Projects
Opening

Elana Langer: Emotional Aid Kit / Soul Revival Tent

Saturday,  1.20.18   |   7–9 pm
Emotional Aid Kit / Soul Revival Tent is an installation by New York-based artist Elana Langer. The work "is an emotional intervention in the gallery space and provides tools for integrating empathy into our collective experience of the everyday."
Lockhart  |  Spellerberg Projects

Monday,  1.22.18

Artist talk

Hiromi Stringer: Umeyama Time Teleportation Museum

Monday,  1.22.18   |   5–6 pm
In her ongoing project, Umeyama Reports, Hiromi Stringer constructs an imaginary museum—the Umeyama Time Teleportation Museum (UTTM). The focus of the museum is the highlighted achievements of Stringer’s fictional character, Shoei Umeyama—a Japanese man who, in this narrative, experienced time teleportation to the contemporary world in which we live from the Japan of 170 years ago. ​Stringer’s works reflect her concerns with language, (mis)communication, and alternative points of view.

Wednesday,  1.24.18

Opening

Mark Schlesinger: Hello Stranger(s)

Wednesday,  1.24.18   |   6–8 pm
An exhibition featuring new works by San Antonio-based artist Mark Schlesinger. "Schlesinger's work concentrates on an exploration of color and the visual tactility of material. Focusing on lines, planes, shapes, colors, Schlesinger is enthralled with the formal elements of painting."
San Antonio  |  Ruiz-Healy Art

Thursday,  1.25.18

Opening

St. Anthony’s Lost & Found

Thursday,  1.25.18   |   6–10 pm
"St. Anthony’s Lost & Found is a multi-genre exhibition grounded in the history of San Antonio, featuring community poems and artworks that pay tribute to both the known and lost history of San Antonio." Participating artists include Albert Alvarez, Fernando Andrade, Lisette Chavez, Joe De La Cruz, Joey Fauerso, Paul Fauerso, Barbara Felix, Ana Fernandez, Xavier Gilmore, Joe Harjo, M. Guadalupe Marmolejo, Abraham Mojica, Kristy Perez, Jose Sotelo, Hiromi Stringer, Allison Valdivia, Jose Villalobos, and Juan Zavala Castro.
San Antonio  |  Culture Commons Gallery

Thursday,  2.1.18

Lecture

Annie Labatt: Seeing Medieval Art

Thursday,  2.1.18   |   6:30–7:30 pm
Seeing Medieval Art is a lecture series by art historian Annie Labatt. A specialist in Christian iconography in Byzantine and Medieval art, Labatt will discuss items in the museum's permanent collection.
San Antonio  |  McNay Art Museum

Thursday,  3.1.18

Lecture

Annie Labatt: Seeing Medieval Art

Thursday,  3.1.18   |   6:30–7:30 pm
Seeing Medieval Art is a lecture series by art historian Annie Labatt. A specialist in Christian iconography in Byzantine and Medieval art, Labatt will discuss items in the museum's permanent collection.
San Antonio  |  McNay Art Museum

Home Bodies

October 5, 2017 through January 21, 2018
"Home Bodies features artists whose practice and work are informed by and melded with family life. Through differing approaches the 11 artists explore our shared experiences as mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, siblings, and protectors." The show includes works by Ivonne Acero, Lenka Clayton, Catherine Colangelo, Karina Etcheverry Roberto, Casey Arguelles Gregory, Las Hermanas Iglesias, Courtney Kessel, Hillerbrand+Magsamen, and Barry Stone.

Phylum

October 5, 2017 through January 21, 2018
A show featuring works by Arianna Canon, Lulu Castillo, Gabriella Fleming, Laura Gonzalez, Rachel Kamata, Raul Lopez, Bella Sierra Martinez, Elisie Martinez, Jaylah Martinez, Luis Mejia, Madison Muñoz, Zoe Palacios, Zoe Reyes, Joey Rivera, Victoria Rodriguez, Elizabeth Samuel, Joslyn Sandoval, and and Roma Sandoval.

Sarah Castillo: Chicana Feelings

December 8, 2017 through January 26, 2018
"An autoethnographic project, Chicana Feelings works to actualize a tactile reality of Mestiza Consciousness. A response to what has been rejected and embraced, it is the process of resolving conflict and loss in the context of mental health."

Arlene Mejorado & Adriana Monsalve: Entre Orillas

December 8, 2017 through January 26, 2018
"Entre Orillas is a dual project created by emerging artist Arlene Mejorado, through the mentorship of master artist, Adriana Yvette Monsalve. Through a compilation of photography, text and multimedia they create a space for conversations around the borderlands and the many ways it manifests in our lives."

M12: Center Pivot

December 8, 2017 through January 26, 2018
"M12: Center Pivot is an experiential installation highlighting images and sounds from the M12 Collective’s five-book, five-record collection of the same title. Like the book and record series, this installation and Chautauqua-style event are alternative approaches to overcoming divergent vocabularies, reference points and politics in rural space. Topics range from wild horses in New Mexico and small-town punks in South Dakota, to rural post offices and small museums in Colorado."M12 is currently Peter de Kan, Matthew Fluharty, Josh Garrett-Davis, Margo Handwerker, Kris Harzinski, Jamie Horter, Stuart Hyatt, Marc McCay, George Perez, Mary Rothlisberger, Chris Sauter, Richard Saxton, Jared Walters and David Wyrick.
San Antonio |  Sala Diaz

INCITE

September 8, 2017 through January 27, 2018
A show featuring works from the Linda Pace Foundation's collection of contemporary art. The exhibition includes works by Chuck Ramirez, Hills Snyder, Frances Stark, Diana Thater and Cheyney Thompson. Rivane Neuenschwander’s room sized installation Secondary Stories will remain on view.
San Antonio |  Linda Pace Foundation

Joan Frederick: Me and My Big Ideas

January 5 through 27, 2018
Me and My Big Ideas is an exhibition featuring works spanning Joan Frederick's 40-year career as an artist. From Presa House: "Frederick's artwork is intertwined with life, experimentation, and whimsy that draws inspiration from a wide variety of influences such as T.C. Cannon, Blackbear Bosin, David Hockney, Philippe Halsman, Yoko Ono, and her father."
San Antonio |  Presa House

Hiromi Stringer: Umeyama Time Teleportation Museum

November 30, 2017 through January 28, 2018
In her ongoing project, Umeyama Reports, Hiromi Stringer constructs an imaginary museum—the Umeyama Time Teleportation Museum (UTTM). The focus of the museum is the highlighted achievements of Stringer’s fictional character, Shoei Umeyama—a Japanese man who, in this narrative, experienced time teleportation to the contemporary world in which we live from the Japan of 170 years ago. ​Stringer’s works reflect her concerns with language, (mis)communication, and alternative points of view.

David Alcantar: Skin in the Game: Act 2 (an exhibition in Process)

January 4 through 29, 2018
An exhibition featuring drawings, paintings, data visualizations, and a live performance by artist David Alcantar. The show examines the reasons behind why the "average person" is more willing to invest money into tattoos than they are into purchasing artworks. For this show, the gallery will operate as a tattoo studio.
San Antonio |  FL!GHT

Spinning Gold

January 6 through February 3, 2018
Spinning Gold features artworks created by members of the Bihl Haus GO! Arts Program. Participants include: Esteban Arredondo, Jil Ewing, Laurel Gibson, Gabbe Grodin, Jane Madrigal, Carmen Oliver, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Silvia Sarinana, and Russell Stephenson; and writers Bonnie Lyons, Martha K. Grant, Tom Keene, Jim LaVilla-Havelin and Victoria Garcia Zapata.
San Antonio |  Bihl Haus Arts

Stage Frights: Madness, Monsters, Mayhem

September 28, 2017 through February 4, 2018
"Stage Frights features scene and costume designs for plays, operas, and ballets by writers and composers—from Shakespeare to Lorca to Anne Rice’s adaptations; from Wagner to Stravinsky to Scott Joplin."
San Antonio |  McNay Art Museum

The River That Remembers: Visions of San Antonio's Landscape

January 10 through February 9, 2018
An exhibition curated by Taylor Bates and featuring works by Justin Boyd, Carol Cunningham, Ana Fernandez, Emily Fleisher, Bobbie Markeson, Amada Miller & Nicholas Frank, Jorge Purón, Hiromi Stringer, and Michelle Trahan Carson. The show includes artists "whose work reflects the diverse character of San Antonio’s natural and cultural landscapes."This exhibition is the first in a five-part Tricentennial Arts and Culture Series  that will be on view throughout 2018. From UTSA: "guest curators have chosen artists whose work engages with themes that consider the histories and legacies before Texas independence, the relationships between natural and built environments, the unique character of San Antonio urban and suburban life, Mexican American and Latin American heritage, and new directions in artistic experimentation."
San Antonio |  UTSA Art Gallery

Alejandro Diaz

September 18, 2017 through February 10, 2018
A show of works by NYC-based artist Alejandro Diaz. Diaz is originally from San Antonio and creates works that explore the culture of South Texas and Mexico.

The Real World

November 24, 2017 through February 11, 2018
"An exhibition of five artists from around the country and world, this diverse collection of works offers a window into the alternate worlds created or observed by each artist." Artists include: Marriette Pathy Allen, Linda Arredondo, Steven Cromwell, Johnston Foster, and David Magnusson.
San Antonio |  Cinnabar

Lauren Moya Ford: Vessel

January 5 through February 23, 2018
A site-specific multi-media installation by Lauren Moya Ford. The pieces in the show "center on botanical life and folkloric pottery as elements that are shaped by human activity, and that change through space and time."
Corpus Christi |  K Space Contemporary

Paula Owen: The Winter Series

January 6 through February 23, 2018
A show of works by San Antonio-based artist Paula Owen. For the paintings, Owen collaged and worked on top of unfinished paintings created by her mother. Owen is the president of San Antonio's Southwest School of Art.
San Antonio |  REM gallery

Tribute To A River

January 11 through February 25, 2018
In Tribute To A River, the Kerr County Historical Society traces the influence of the Guadalupe River in Kerrville through an exhibit of early photographs and documents that reveal the sometimes-hidden past that surrounds us.

Annie Labatt: Seeing Medieval Art

January 4 through March 1, 2018
Seeing Medieval Art is a lecture series by art historian Annie Labatt. A specialist in Christian iconography in Byzantine and Medieval art, Labatt will discuss items in the museum's permanent collection.
San Antonio |  McNay Art Museum

Los Tejanos: Chicano Art from the collection of Cheech Marin

January 12 through April 29, 2018
An exhibition featuring Chicano art from the collection of writer and entertainer Cheech Marin. The show combines works from Marin's collection with pieces from the museum's collection and will include artists Connie Arismendi, Carlos Donjuan, Gaspar Enríquez, Benito Huerta, Luis Jiménez, César A. Martínez, Joe Peña, Franco Mondini-Ruiz, Ricardo Ruiz, Teresa Ruiz, Marta Sanchez, Maricela Sanchez, and Vincent Valdez.
Corpus Christi |  Art Museum of South Texas

Blanco Sculpture Trail

April 29, 2017 through April 30, 2018
A sculpture trail organized by the Blanco Visitors Bureau and juried by Lee Ann Whatley. The trail features works by Peter Mangan, Danville Chadbourne, Cat Quintanilla, and Jeffie Brewer.
Blanco |  Bindseil Park

Common Currents

January 18 through May 7, 2018
Common Currents features works by 300 artists across six San Antonio venues: Artpace San Antonio, Blue Star Contemporary Arts, the Carver Community Cultural Center, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, the Mexican Cultural Institute, and the Southwest School of Art. The exhibition is organized around the theme of the city's Tricentennial (1718-2018): each of the 300 artists is assigned a year in San Antonio's history "on which to reflect the development of their artwork." For a full list of participating artists, go here.
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