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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. 

Jack Morgan

Tricentennial Commission officials announced Friday a plan to have local artists tell the history of San Antonio.

 


The military has more than 130 bands with more than 6000 musicians. But their cost – about a half-billion dollars a year – has made them a target for budget cutters in Congress and at the Pentagon.

Michael Cirlos, III

A new art exhibit opened recently downtown at Centro De Artes. It's called Icons and Symbols of the Borderlands.

"Diana Molina from El Paso has curated this exhibit.  They (the pieces exhibited) are specific to the Texas Mexico Border."

Debbie Racca-Sittre runs the city's Department of Arts and and Culture and she says these 109 pieces from 25 artists all grew out of the their experiences in the Borderlands.

Jack Morgan

Big changes are coming for one of San Antonio's most distinctive works of public art.

The River Walk barge tour totes tourists downtown on the San Antonio River, then to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center area, where it turns around.

There is the Lila Cockrell Theatre. It's named after the first female mayor of San Antonio.

Right above the theater's entrance, a 130-foot wide, 30-foot tall mosaic overlooks the river. Due to its placement, and the convention center, this massive work of art has labored in obscurity its entire life.

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