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Diana Kersey at her home studio.
Diana Kersey

A San Antonio artist will soon complete the biggest work she's ever undertaken. But the themes of life and nature Diana Kersey explores are bigger than any one project. Kersey started out life in Lubbock, and she said an earthy experience there early on stayed with her.


MCNAY ART MUSEUM’S PICK – Elena Cortez – Tortoises – Pre-K
courtesy San Antonio Symphony

The San Antonio Symphony holds dozens of free concerts yearly for upwards of 40,000 area students. This year with COVID-19, there was a hitch. The symphony's Jeremy Brimhall explained.


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"Señora Dolores Treviño" by Jesse Treviño
San Antonio Museum of Art

Jesse Treviño is one San Antonio's greatest artists. For decades, he's celebrated everyday life on the city's West Side with photorealistic paintings and murals. He found his calling early, and by age 18 he was studying in a premier New York City art school, training for a long and successful career. But the unexpected journey Treviño endured, from young artist to the celebrated status he enjoys today, was darker and more difficult than anyone could have imagined. 


Installation view of Joey Fauerso's video Teardowns for her current exhibition Teardowns at Blue Star Contemporary.
Jacqueline Saragoza McGilvray. Image courtesy of Blue Star Contemporary.

Enjoy some unique flamenco dance. Create your own Christmas ornament. And journey back in time with The Matrix. Your weekend is here, and there is plenty to do.  


Jack Morgan

Three times a year, three different artists converge in San Antonio. One from Texas, one from the U.S. and one from somewhere else in the world come to participate in Artpace’s residency program with one directive: create.  

Ramin Samandari / Magical Realism Studios

Catherine and George Cisneros' Urban 15 is known for taking culture and giving it a soundtrack that makes you want to move.

“We perform with music and with dance, and we bring in the community who dance with us," Catherine Cisneros said.

But despite the festive drumming and dancing, what they're doing for Dia de los Muertos isn’t just entertainment.

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Urban 15 Dia de los Muertos procession

April 29, 2018
Kemp Davis / Contributed Photo

San Antonio's art community lost one of its giants over the weekend. Edith McAllister, who spent much of her life helping push forward the role of art in the city, died on Sunday. She was 100.

 


Al Rendon

Music, art and even more music — the weekend’s here.

First off, head downtown for a music and dance event that Mike De La Garza says has been popular for more than 60 years at the historic Arneson Theater: Fiesta Noche Del Rio.

“You will hear music and experience dance and costumery from various parts of the world, including Mexico, Argentina, Spain and Texas,” De La Garza said.

As always with the Arneson, the stage is on the other side of the river, creating unanticipated fun for barge-bound tourists.

Isaac Chavez

From playing instruments to painting and performing, the experience of learning while creating art can be a valuable part of a person's education. 

Neuroscience research demonstrates the impressive impact of arts instruction on students’ cognitive, social and emotional development. 

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