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Americans for the Arts lands in SA

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This week San Antonio hosts another conference — and it's a big deal in art land. Americans for the Arts offers a series of presentations from Thursday through Sunday that are designed to be of interest to professional arts organization managers and supporters, but artists, nonprofiteers, and friends of urban development may find interest, too. The conference theme is "The New Normal," which by now everyone should know is short-talk for belt-tightening. But it's also the changes in demographics that are making the country ever more multi-cultural, and older. If increasingly defunded arts organizations can figure how to cope, the rest of American civilization should do fine.

Not surprisingly, many local arts groups have prepared for the national spotlight that the conference casts. Here are a few events you might want to take in:
Hausmann Millworks opens "The New Old San Antonio: Tales from the Little Big Town" with works by 37 artists. If you recall the roadshow of SA artists that Rex Hausmann took to Kansas last year, this is it, but revamped with new pieces and more talent. Free; 6-9pm June 8, Hausmann Millworks, 925 W Russell, (210) 884-6390.

The Blue Star Art Center is presenting Scale: A Gathering of Sculptors, which continues through this Thursday and Friday. Nine renowned sculptors from five countries will discuss their work and the international sculpture field; this artist symposium contains many sub-events with food, drink, and talk. Visit the Blue Star website for registration and details. $50-$75; June 5-7 (various times), Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, 116 Blue Star, (210) 227-6960, bluestarart.org.

"Curatorial Insights 2," is a round table discussion by four art curators from Texas and beyond. Hosted by Gallery Nord, this iteration of the series features Kathy Armstrong (Southwest School of Art), John Aasp (Center for the Arts, Rockport), Jennifer McGregor (Wave Hill, Bronx, NY), and Julie Sasse (Tucson Museum of Art). Moderated by Sylvia Benitez of Seguin's Gentileschi Aegis Gallery Association. Free; 5:30pm June 9, Gallery Nord, 2009 NW Military, (210) 348-0088, gallerynord.com.

For details about the American for the Arts 2012 Annual Convention, June 8-10, visit convention.artusa.org.

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