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San Antonio-based artist, David Alcantar, was born in Laredo and went to Marshall High School in San Antonio. He attended the University of Texas, receiving his B.F.A. in 2000 and his M.F.A from the University of Colorado-Boulder in 2004.
Since November 2016, Alcantar has been working on a project using the topic of heroism and the familiar iconography of Superman to conjure up questions about the origins of how and where we place our faith in humanity.
[Sponsored] Unofficially known as “The Marfa of the Texas Coast”, Rockport, Texas has a robust and active art community. Just 30 miles northeast of Corpus Christi, Rockport Center for the Arts annually hosts many art exhibitions, events, and education workshops while sometimes partnering with municipalities or other organizations to help boost its local economy. One such event taking place on November 10-13, 2022 is the Rockport Film Festival, a joint venture of Rockport Center for the Arts and the Rotary Club of Rockport.
The opening of Ruby City's first exhibition, Waking Dream, took place in October 13, 2019. Shortly after the opening, in March of 2020, the world came to a halt due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Since then, Ruby City has either had to shut its doors or take visitors by an appointment-only basis.
June is Pride Month and MiSA is reaching out to our art and design community to their share personal stories. What began as a protest in 1969 at Stonewall Inn, is now a celebration about how far the LGBTQ+ community has come regarding civil rights.
San Antonio-based artist, Wendy Bowman Butler, started her career in New York City as a photographer and painting apprentice for the artist, Sarah Morris. Traveling the world with Morris, Bowman photographed the artist with her work while working as a full time painting assistant in Morris’s studio.
San Antonio’s City Hall building was built in 1889, making it one of the nation’s oldest public buildings still in use. It was recently renovated to better serve the employees of the City of San Antonio. The changes brought some much-needed modernization and accessibility to the building while still preserving its history.
San Antonio-based artist, Rikkianne Van Kirk, grew up in a small town along the New River Gorge in southern West Virginia. While being raised by her depression-era grandparents, she remembers drifting around to estate sales and being taught by her grandfather the value of the past, respecting old objects, and the value of reusing what you have. Her grandfather seemed to be ahead of his time in the way of sustainability even recycling cans which afforded him the ability to purchase a 10-speed bicycle for her.
Local contemporary artist, Rex Hausmann, recently participated in an international group exhibition at Waterfall Mansion & Gallery in New York City entitled Light House. The show was originally planning to run from February 6, 2021 - March 27, 2021, but was extended until May 29, 2021.
Jorge Purón is a contemporary artist who is originally from Piedras Negras. Beginning at a young age, he worked at a grocery store where he was inspired by the beautiful colors and forms of the produce and the boxes from which they came. Much of his work incorporates hard edge landscapes and bold color which he observed from scenes in the urban landscape and colorful festivals (ferias). His art is influenced by a life lived on both sides of the US-Mexico border.