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Best of 2012: San Antonio has its share of great guacamole makers, but it's hard to find a more devoted and careful team of avocado artists than those found at this River Walk... 4/25/2012
Beaches Be Trippin\': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Beaches Be Trippin': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Arts & Culture: Let’s face it, most of us Lone Stars view the Texas coast as a poor man’s Waikiki. Hell, maybe just a poor man’s Panama Beach — only to be used... By Callie Enlow 7/10/2013
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Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Music: Chris Pérez never saw it coming. “All I ever wanted to do was play guitar,” he told the Current. “I never thought I’d be the subject of an interview... By Enrique Lopetegui 8/28/2013
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Will alternative art return to Blue Star?

Will alternative art return to Blue Star?

Arts & Culture: Two weekends ago, it almost seemed like First Friday was back at the Blue Star Arts Complex. For months, foot traffic at the Complex, which relied on... By Scott Andrews 4/17/2013
MOCK/BITE: Bling, guns, and greed

MOCK/BITE: Bling, guns, and greed

Arts & Culture: Ceramics, with its base in utilitarian objects — cups, bowls, and other vessels — has long been regarded as a stepchild to the arts, a craft. By Scott Andrews 3/6/2013
Gary Sweeney: Forty years of wit on display at Blue Star

Gary Sweeney: Forty years of wit on display at Blue Star

Arts & Culture: The CAM opening party last Thursday had decent attendance, about the same as the usual previews at Blue Star the night before the First Friday... By Scott Andrews 3/6/2013
Luminaria 2013 brings ecstatic changes

Luminaria 2013 brings ecstatic changes

Arts & Culture: Luminaria, San Antonio's version of the Nuit Blanche (White Night) art event that began in Paris in the 1982, is happening again this Saturday... By Scott Andrews 3/6/2013
'Real/Surreal' on view at the McNay

'Real/Surreal' on view at the McNay

Arts & Culture: Originally mounted in 2011, "Real/Surreal: Selections from the Whitney Museum" was not originally intended to be a traveling show, but we're... By Roberto Ontiveros 3/6/2013
Luis Moro paints a message at Gravelmouth

Luis Moro paints a message at Gravelmouth

Arts & Culture: Though we might mention dead insects when speaking of overpowering forces ("squashed like a bug" and "smashed like a fly on a windshield" come... In "Micr By Scott Andrews 3/6/2013
Molly is Not a Hipster: Miguel Paredes and Kyle William Harper at The Paint Yard

Molly is Not a Hipster: Miguel Paredes and Kyle William Harper at The Paint Yard

Arts & Culture: Growing up on Manhattan's Upper West Side was an advantage for graffiti kids in the early '80s, but the street action seldom built fine art chops. By Scott Andrews 3/6/2013
Reviews: 'Dirty Dozen' at Blue Star Contemporary Museum,  \'Hieroglyphs\' at Linda Pace Foundation

Reviews: 'Dirty Dozen' at Blue Star Contemporary Museum, 'Hieroglyphs' at Linda Pace Foundation

Arts & Culture: Every day we make choices that are so habitual we barely notice them. Tacos or tuna for lunch might warrant a moment of thought, but that job you're not... By Scott Andrews 1/23/2013
Mummies of the World at the Witte Museum

Mummies of the World at the Witte Museum

Arts & Culture: Mummies of the World, the world's largest collection of real mummies and related artifacts, is a must-see exhibition now open at the Witte Museum... By Scott Andrews 1/16/2013
Richard and Maria Mogas at REM Gallery

Richard and Maria Mogas at REM Gallery

Arts & Culture: Looking at art made by a couple — in this case Richard and Maria Mogas — can be problematic. Of course, you know there is a hidden conversation. Currently... By Scott Andrews 12/12/2012
Krisanne Frost (1951-2012)

Krisanne Frost (1951-2012)

Arts & Culture: San Antonio lost a bright light in the local art scene last week. Krisanne Frost, well-known local artist and gallery liaison at... By Scott Andrews 12/12/2012
Linnea Gabriella Spransy's generative art

Linnea Gabriella Spransy's generative art

Arts & Culture: Raised in the Midwest in a multilingual family speaking English, Swedish, and German, Linnea Gabriella Spransy received her MFA at... By Scott Andrews 12/5/2012
IAIR 12.3: Is there truth in photography?

IAIR 12.3: Is there truth in photography?

Holiday Issue: Artpace's current International Artists-in-Residence presents works by three artists who share a common interest: photography. Indeed, the residency's guest... By Scott Andrews 11/28/2012
Vincent Valdez brings Veterans Day to the McNay

Vincent Valdez brings Veterans Day to the McNay

Arts & Culture: Bronze statues of warriors have gone out of fashion and it's a rare day that Big Art acknowledges those who serve in the military and that after... By Scott Andrews 11/7/2012
Indian celebration fills HemisFair with lights, dancing

Indian celebration fills HemisFair with lights, dancing

Arts & Culture: Enticing aromas of dosas and tandoori flavors, a rainbow of Indian jewelry and clothing, an array of mesmerizing performances suitable for... By Vyjayanthi Vadrevu 11/7/2012
Four SA artists to be selected for Berlin-based residency

Four SA artists to be selected for Berlin-based residency

Artifacts: Artpace has its celebrated International Artist-in-Residency program. Sala Diaz has its new Casa Chuck Residency Program for critics and... By Scott Andrews 10/31/2012
Albert Alvarez: Every day is Halloween

Albert Alvarez: Every day is Halloween

Last Words: Albert, every time I see you, you're such a cheerful guy. You look like you're having a great time. Then I look at your artwork and think — maybe not. Are we... By Scott Andrews 10/24/2012
Go ahead, chalk it up

Go ahead, chalk it up

Arts & Culture: Painting in pastels (dry pigments mixed with a binder to make chalk), goes way back — Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) mentions the practice in his... By Scott Andrews 10/10/2012
Perello's Flamenco Fashion Show a luscious feast

Perello's Flamenco Fashion Show a luscious feast

Arts & Culture: I may have been biased in the enchantment I felt as I watched Lisa Perello's All Flamenco Fashion Show at Say Sí's Black Box Theatre due to my... By Vyjayanthi Vadrevu 9/26/2012
Fuerza Unida launches fashion line on Southside

Fuerza Unida launches fashion line on Southside

Arts & Culture: Two decades after 1,150 garment workers lost their jobs when Levi Strauss closed its San Antonio factory, a handful of the original craftswomen — aided by some of... By Scott Andrews 9/26/2012
Fotoseptiembre at Rendon Photography

Fotoseptiembre at Rendon Photography

Arts & Culture: Local photographer Scott Martin and Massachusetts shooter Lance Keimig are masters of moonlight. Their haunting Fotoseptiembre... By Scott Andrews 9/19/2012
'Dark Matter': Keep on truckin'

'Dark Matter': Keep on truckin'

Arts & Culture: Blink, and you missed the first act of the RJP Nomadic Gallery's performance on First Friday. By Isis Madrid 9/19/2012
Adad Hannah encounters our intimate city

Adad Hannah encounters our intimate city

Arts & Culture: Though many art works declaim loudly about the acts of perception, Canadian photographer Adad Hannah's exhibition sited within the small gallery By Scott Andrews 9/12/2012
Fotoseptiembre offerings ignite the Instituto Cultural de Mexico

Fotoseptiembre offerings ignite the Instituto Cultural de Mexico

Arts & Culture: "Mixed Metaphors," a suite of seven exhibits curated by Fotoseptiembre's founder and director Michael Mehl, presents elaborately constructed works... By Scott Andrews 9/5/2012
Agosto and Trina's fashion treasure in Electric Junk Love

Agosto and Trina's fashion treasure in Electric Junk Love

Arts & Culture: "I want it to look over the top, I want it to look crazy, I want it to be very fun," declared Trina Bacon, as she and fellow artist Agosto Cuellar... By Vyjayanthi Vadrevu 8/29/2012
Wonder Boy

Wonder Boy

Arts & Culture: Last Thursday, Christa Brothers' Bismarck Studios celebrated "Franctober-Fest in August" with "Wunderbares," the latest art happening orchestrated by Rome... By Bryan Rindfuss 8/15/2012
Sergio Hernandez woodcuts display deft straddling of worlds

Sergio Hernandez woodcuts display deft straddling of worlds

Arts & Culture: Small works under glass line the walls of the exhibition's first room, their deft lines and bold pools of dark colors laid down with a sure hand. Several pieces depict the bullfight, an honored Spanish... By Scott Andrews 7/25/2012
Adobe revival beckons as builders return to the mud

Adobe revival beckons as builders return to the mud

Arts & Culture: "You know how the good Lord wasn't popular in his hometown? That's kind of the way it is with us." So says Lawrence Jetter from his Southside earth-building... By GREG HARMAN 7/18/2012
In and out of place at Artpace IAIR 12.2

In and out of place at Artpace IAIR 12.2

Arts & Culture: All three shows in Artpace's second 2012 International Artists-in-Residence Exhibition use, or make comment on, photography. But that wasn't an intent in... By SCOTT ANDREWS 7/18/2012
Radcliffe Bailey searches for life beyond the Middle Passage

Radcliffe Bailey searches for life beyond the Middle Passage

Arts & Culture: Wrenching percussive sounds, like something very large breaking up, emanate from a conch shell. The gratings of a ship ripped by an ocean storm, perhaps. Nearby, the floor swells... By Scott Andrews 7/3/2012
Ana Fernandez: Painter as chili queen

Ana Fernandez: Painter as chili queen

Arts & Culture: Ana, you have a huge painting in "¡Queers, Presente!" you painted this year. It reminds me of your other recent works, but is different somehow. By Scott Andrews 6/27/2012
Franco Mondini-Ruiz: Bluebonnets and camp

Franco Mondini-Ruiz: Bluebonnets and camp

Arts & Culture: There is a 1990 painting of yours in "¡Queers, Presente!," the current show at the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center. It is a retablo-like triptych. Since then you have... By Scott Andrews 6/27/2012
¡Queers, Presente!: Art show as historical document at Esperanza Peace & Justice Center

¡Queers, Presente!: Art show as historical document at Esperanza Peace & Justice Center

Arts & Culture: Group art shows are notoriously fickle in their outcomes. When curated as a collection of themed works, the results may express a single attitude or aesthetic as part of a... By Scott Andrews 6/27/2012
Public lured by a more open Linda Pace Foundation will find tragedy, magical reflexivity in 'Ten Thousand Waves'

Public lured by a more open Linda Pace Foundation will find tragedy, magical reflexivity in 'Ten Thousand Waves'

Arts & Culture: In 2004 British artist Isaac Julien heard of the drownings at Morecambe Bay. Misled by incompetent gang bosses, Chinese migrant workers were caught in... By Scott Andrews 5/23/2012
ISTORIA at UTSA Satellite Space

ISTORIA at UTSA Satellite Space

Arts: Regardless of how it’s done, storytelling has always been a big part of photography’s role. By Scott Andrews 9/7/2011