Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

UTSAs Arts Building

UTSA’s Arts Building

Eric Treviño, Photographer April 12, 2022

Photos of the UTSA Arts Building, foyer and studios.

Portrait of Kristafur Addison

‘Momentum’ by Kristafur Addison

Saryvette Morales Cádiz, Arts Editor March 29, 2022

After retiring from the U.S. Army in 2015, Kristafur Addison decided to go to college and get his bachelor’s degree. He enrolled at the University of the Incarnate Word, where he planned to major in...

UTSA’s merger with San Antonio arts school to go into effect Fall 2022

UTSA’s merger with San Antonio arts school to go into effect Fall 2022

Gauri Raje, News Editor March 29, 2022

UTSA’s merger with the Southwest School of Art (SSA) will go into effect in Fall 2022. SSA will combine with the art program at UTSA under the College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) to form a new school...

Rains from Heaven. Isabella McGovern/The Paisano

Downtown’s San Pedro Creek Culture Park

Isabella McGovern, Contributing Writer February 15, 2022

Standing beside San Pedro Creek on a cool, sunny day, you cannot help but think of the park’s slogan: “Flowing with Purpose.” San Pedro Creek Culture Park is home to one of San Antonio’s historic...

Portrait of Jaden Blango. Courtesy of Jaden Blango

Artist of UTSA: Jaden Blango

Briah Ramos, Staff Writer February 7, 2022

While visiting UTSA’s Gallery 23 in the Fall of 2021, an art piece created by Jaden D. Blango named “Girl with the Head of Fire'' was on display. I was enthralled by the artist's ability to enhance...

Paintings and sculptures by Ernesto Ibanez

A Brilliant San Antonio Rebirth: the Reopening of Centro de Artes Gallery

Saryvette Morales Cádiz and Amanda Sellers February 1, 2022

The lifeblood of San Antonio has exhaled a breath of fresh air into the art community after a very long pandemic hibernation. After being forced to close its doors for almost two years due to the ongoing...

Music majors rehearsing in the Recital Hall. Dustin Vickers/The Paisano

Art and music majors – journey to campus

Guissel Mora, Contributing Writer October 26, 2021

Art and music are two very interactive pathways, students majoring in these fields rely heavily on their peers’ feedback and the spaces provided by UTSA for inspiration and motivation — something many...

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...

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