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New Retrospective Exhibit Celebrates the Work and Life of Artist Alberto Mijangos

Posted by Javier Flores (Arts)

“Alberto Mijangos: 159” is presented by the City of San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture, and curated by Teresa Eckmann, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).  [Read More...]

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City of San Antonio Celebrates New Nature-Inspired Public Art Installation at Elmendorf Lake Park

Posted by Javier Flores (Arts)

The City of San Antonio is celebrating the completion of “Aguas Onduladas” (Rippling Waters), a public art installation at Elmendorf Lake Park inspired by the natural beauty of the nearby lake.  [Read More...]

Categories: Public Art  

City of San Antonio, CPS Energy Officially Unveil Student-Created Public Art at CPS Energy Substation

Posted by Javier Flores (Arts)

The City of San Antonio and CPS Energy announce the completion of the 2012 Bond District 1 Neighborhood Public Art Project, a collaboration between the District 1 City Council Office, the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture, and CPS Energy. [Read More...]

Categories: Public Art  

San Antonio Film Commission Announces Winners of 2018 #FilmSA Contest

Posted by Javier Flores (Arts)

San Antonio’s culinary heritage, the unique filming locations throughout the city, and the tradition of Fiesta medals are the subjects of the winning films in the 2018 #FilmSA Contest.  [Read More...]

Categories: Film  

City of San Antonio Celebrates LGBTQI+ Pride with New Exhibit featuring Contemporary Works by San Antonio Artists

Posted by Javier Flores (Arts)

The City of San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture presents a new exhibit in commemoration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex+ (LGBTQI+) pride month. [Read More...]

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Tricentennial Gift from México City and Renowned Mexican Sculptor Touches Down in San Antonio to Celebrate Arts During Commemorative Week

Posted by Javier Flores (Arts)

 The Tricentennial’s Arts for All Day kicked off with a dedication ceremony for a new public art piece in Hemisfair, located near the base of the Tower of the Americas. [Read More...]

Categories: Public Art  

City of San Antonio Announces Octavio Quintanilla as 2018-2020 San Antonio Poet Laureate

Posted by Javier Flores (Arts)

Mayor Ron Nirenberg and the City of San Antonio announce Octavio Quintanilla, Ph.D., as San Antonio’s new Poet Laureate. Quintanilla, a local author and professor, will serve as the City’s fourth Poet Laureate for a two-year term from 2018-2020. [Read More...]

Categories: Poet Laureate  

New Sculpture by Local Artist Tops Off a Public Art “Play” Series at Hemisfair

Posted by Javier Flores (Arts)

The unveiling of a new sculptural artwork is scheduled for Friday, March 2, 2018 in Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair. Commissioned by the City of San Antonio, the piece, called Reflect, is the work of local artist Stuart Allen.  [Read More...]

Categories: Public Art  

San Antonio Film Commission Announces Winners of San Antonio Local Filmmaker Grant

Posted by Javier Flores (Arts)

The San Antonio Film Commission has awarded its San Antonio Local Filmmaker Grant to five filmmakers: Scott Langford, Rogelio Salinas, Wilfred H. Shipley, Natasha Straley, and Mark A. Zuniga. 

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Categories: Film  

San Antonio Named an Official “Music Friendly Community” by Texas Music Office

Posted by Javier Flores (Arts)

The Texas Music Office has officially announced San Antonio as a “Music Friendly Community.”  San Antonio is the fourth city in the state, joining Fort Worth, Austin and Denton, to receive the designation. 

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