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XIX Biennal Art Exhibition: A curation of UTSA faculty artwork

Jason Willome: The Most Absurd Stories With The Most Serious Faces
Acrylic on canvas. Photo by Robyn Castro

Katrina Clements

September 24, 2019

XIX Biennial UTSA Art Faculty Exhibition features works across all mediums, showcasing new, seasoned and established faculty members’ art throughout the UTSA art gallery. The variety of art styles and formats allow for a unique gallery experience, especially when taking into account that the a...

A different approach to jazz: 36th annual Jazz Alive Festival enlightens San Antonians

Zue poses happily at Jazz Fest. Photo bySofia Garcia

Sofia Garcia

September 24, 2019

Vibrant stage setups and a relaxed ambience fused together, cultivating the scenery for The 36th Annual San Antonio Jazz Alive Festival. Travis Park served as a public space for an atmosphere comprised of music, food and local businesses. With bands like Tomar and The FC’s, Will Owen Gage and th...

SA art scene thriving

Photo by Jake Striebeck

Jake Striebeck

September 18, 2019

Artpace introduces new residents for the Fall 2019 Residency Artistic creation and culture are alive and blooming in the heart of San Antonio thanks to Artpace. Located on 445 N. Main Ave, Artpace is both an open-to-the-public contemporary art exhibit and a nonprofit residency program supporting regional,...

‘Art of Consciousness’ brings community together

‘Art of Consciousness’ brings community together

Brandon Armstead

April 19, 2017

On April 15, local San Antonio artists gathered at the Movement Gallery to showcase their artwork and celebrate the creative minds of those who make art. The event entitled “Art of Consciousness” was held by the Southwest Worker’s Union and hosted by artists, Jagwired Art and Jose H. Mojica “Wall...

‘Noche Azul’ commemorates work of Diego Rivera

Raquel Zuniga

April 19, 2017

“As you grow up in Mexico City, everything is about the muralists; you are in their art. All the walls are completely filled with murals. So, in a way, it felt natural to pay tribute to one of the people who founded what Mexico City is,” said Azul, singer/songwriter-in-residence at Esperanza Peace and Justice...

Trebla stuns art community

Trebla stuns art community

Enrique Bonilla

March 1, 2017

San Antonio has seen the emergence of several DIY art spaces over the past few years. This year continues to foster and nurture this trend in San Antonio’s art scene. Treble Art Gallery held its opening reception this past weekend with the exhibition titled “Diverse Views.” Located on the west si...

San Antonio gets freaky for fetish & fashion event

Fashion show displays people tied up for BDSM.         Raquel E. Alonzo, The Paisano

Raquel E. Alonzo

February 15, 2017

A room filled with adults of all shapes and sizes gathered on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Brick at Blue Star to celebrate a love for leather, rope and lace. “The Art of Fetish & Fashion,” presented by the boutique La Santa Luna was a night filled with enough BDSM themed fashion to curb anyone’s app...

Art exhibit turns the ordinary into extraordinary

Enrique Bonilla, The Paisano

Enrique Bonilla

February 8, 2017

Nestled in the historic Deco District of San Antonio, Mantle Art Space continues to provide a home for visual artists. Their third installment—titled “Ordinary Things”—is the work of an Irish-American artist Saralene Tapley. From her home in New York City, Tapley takes on a very active role in ...

Nasty Women: art coming out of their ‘wherever’

The new feminist battlecry is painted on AP Art Lab gallery wall. Photos by Raquel E. Alonzo

Raquel E. Alonzo

January 25, 2017

During the third presidential debate on Oct. 19, 2016, Donald Trump said, “such a nasty woman,” while Hillary Clinton used her turn to speak at the podium about social security and taxes. The comment caused an uproar among the American people. Although Trump’s campaign had been filled with rhetoric sim...

Common Link: Episode 5

Tania Siddiqi

December 13, 2016

This week, Tania speaks with printmaker Sabrina Alfaro—owner/creator of Chingona Prints. During this segment, Sabrina discusses her role as a mentor in various youth art program around San Antonio, Texas. She also shares how her art addresses social justice issues regarding the male gaze, queer rights, a...

Artpace hosts latest installment of International Artists-In-Residence

Photos by Enrique Bonilla, The Paisano

Ryan Thompson

November 30, 2016

Downtown non-profit organization Artpace continues to foster the freedom to dream with the latest installment of its International Artists-In-Residence program. Guest art curator Denise Markonish consciously selected an artist from Texas, the United States and one international artist to move to San Antonio a...

Common Link: Episode 4

Common Link: Episode 4

Tania Siddiqi

November 29, 2016

On this episode, Tania speaks to Amanda Poplawsky-- Curator of AP Art Lab. This art gallery is centered on addressing social justice issues through art. During the segment, Amanda shares the role AP Art Lab plays in creating a space for artists and providing a channel to facilitate conversati...