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Blue Star Gallery

Blue Star Gallery

Blue Star Contemporary currently has many exhibitions on view: Please Form a Straight Line, A Relationship with Flight, Sanctuary City Project and Objects of Aggression. With works from Maggie Evans, Jorge...

Finding solace through art in the age of COVID-19

Finding solace through art in the age of COVID-19

Sarah Larios , Contributing Writer November 6, 2020

A staple of downtown, the San Antonio Museum of Art is a curious building. Guarded by crenellated parapets with two towers, this seeming fortress has lived many different lives. Constructed in 1884, the...

Photo by Rudy Sanchez

Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival canceled

Sofia Garcia, Arts and Life Editor April 18, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the board and staff leadership of the Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival has canceled the 13th annual festival scheduled for Nov. 14. Luminaria is a non-profit arts organization...

Illustration by Alex Hanks

Paisano Poets

Ana Cecilia Martinez, Copy Editing Coordinator February 19, 2020

shared color of blood They never forget to ask about the nationality of our grandparents. No importa si son negros, morenos o blancos. Our blood and roots do not change our humanity. Nuestra sangre...

Illustration by Alex Hanks

Paisano Poets

Joseph Torres, Managing Editor February 19, 2020

I’m done writing this I’m going to be fine I’m a millennial I’m outgoing with friends I’m shy in crowds I’m careful I’m careless I’m destructive at times I’m productive at times I’m...

Los Arboles Que Vieron Todo,” by Daniela Cavazos Madrigal

Review: Changing Social Discourses

Sofia Garcia, Arts & Life Editor January 28, 2020

On display from Jan. 22- Feb. 21, UTSA’s Main Art Gallery’s latest exhibition “Changing Social Discourses” is an arresting collection of personal, artistic narratives curated by UTSA faculty...

Graphic by Reagan Baughman

Between the lines: Essays One by Lydia Davis

Paris Cantu November 20, 2019

The first of a two-part series, “Essays One” by Lydia Davis is a dense volume of 502 pages. She pays close attention to the minute details of literature, language and art. The pieces date back to the...

Photo courtesy of @domsquiat

Putting San Antonio on new waves: Q&A chat with local up and coming artist DJ Papi Wave

Kimiya Factory November 20, 2019

Q: When did music become an important aspect of your life? A: Music has been a big part of life from a very young age. My first real memories of music are from my mom. She’d always play music...

Moon welcomes Luminaria goers. Photo by Sofia Garcia

Beauty in the light

Maha Qadri and Sofia Garcia November 13, 2019

In the midst of light shows, art exhibits and spectators, a dancer and a violinist put on a performance that set the tone for the Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival. Under an archway decorated with...

Controlling Chaos

Controlling Chaos

Joseph Torres October 23, 2019

It takes a certain level of courage to create something from raw emotion. To free one’s mind and transcend the critique of the ego is one reason to muster this courage. I discovered this notion about...

Photography: capturing and creating joy

Photography: capturing and creating joy

Lindsey Mione September 24, 2019

A photo can say a thousand words. There are so many ways to speak without speaking and one of my favorite ways is through art. I find photography to be artistic because it exemplifies different viewpoints...

A picture's worth a thousand words: Remove President Romo's photos

A picture’s worth a thousand words: Remove President Romo’s photos

Editorial Board and Rudy Sanchez April 23, 2019

UTSA has made ample efforts to promote a safe and comfortable campus environment for all students and faculty. In response to recent events, President Eighmy and his administration have created resources...

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