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Texas Public Radio

Had a good conversation with Eileen Pace of the Texas Public Radio – KSTX – 89.1.  She is a reporter on the art and culture beat.  She tells us that TPR wants to support local activities more and she welcomes submissions and press releases of local art and performance venues.  Her number is 210-614-8977, ext.…

February 8, 2012

King William Cultural Arts sites up for one month. Grand success.

The King William Cultural Arts District, located just south of downtown San Antonio, has its website and other social media sites up for a month now.  The reception and response has been great.  We have enjoyed reaching out and interacting with the other arts, community, and civic groups of San Antonio and beyond.  It is…

February 6, 2012

Villa Finale The First National Trust Historic Site in Texas

In addition to tours of the Mathis home where you will get an up-close experience of his extraordinary collections,  Villa Finale will feature exhibits at their Visitor Center only a short walk away on the corner of Turner and Madison.  They will also provide a variety of public programs on collecting and historic preservation.  Their…

January 27, 2012

Artisan Carlos Cortes

faux bois

When San Antonio concrete artisan Carlos Cortes was a child, he often assisted his father, Maximo Cortes, as he created his signature faux bois (false wood) structures from concrete. The senior Cortes had learned his craft from master concrete artist Dionico Rodriguez, who had brought his highly secretive technique from Mexico to Texas in the…

January 23, 2012

Big Band Jazz Every Week

big band jazz

The Blue Star Brewing Company is THE home to Big Band Jazz in San Antonio. Every Tuesday evening and every second Monday and second Wednesday from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM San Antonio’s finest musicians gather to perform big band jazz arrangements from the libraries of Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich,…

January 20, 2012

“British Invasion” Runs Until Feb. 12 at Blue Star

  The “British Invasion” exhibit runs until Feb. 12 at Blue Star Contemporary Art Center Phillip King’s Four Decades with Colour in the Main Gallery, an untitled exhibition by Philip John Evett in the Middle Gallery and Gallery 4, and Levelland [Points of Scale], a new exhibition by Harold Wood, in the Project Space. Wood has…

January 17, 2012

The Creation of the Logo

After a lot of research, meetings, paperwork, more meetings…, the Texas Commission on the Arts designated our area the “King William Cultural Arts District”  The King William neighborhood  and the city of San Antonio were very excited about the support we can give local arts, performance, and cultural groups.  As we were preparing to create…

January 11, 2012

From Charreada to Rock and Roll …Photos, that is…

  Rendon Photograpy & Fine Arts converted a two-story triangle building in 2002 to a live/work space that has been exhibiting fine art and award winning photography ever since.  In addition to photography, the gallery has hosted several holiday craft shows, metalworks, jewelry, floral constructions, paintings and all kinds of photographic arts.  The gallery also…

January 4, 2012

San Antonio Art League & Museum “Artist of the Year 2012” competition.

The San Antonio Art League & Museum announces Brian St. John as Artist of the Year 2012 Each year the San Antonio Art League Museum sponsors this Exhibition.  They have held this event every year since 1945.  The artist is honored with a retrospective exhibition and accompanying catalog.  It provides an opportunity for artists within a…

January 3, 2012

Mayor Julian Castro calls KWCAD a Unique and Exciting Neighborhood

Mayor Julian Castro

The mayor of San Antonio, Julian Castro, attended the ceremony to award the King William Cultural Arts District designation.  He called the area a “unique and exciting” neighborhood and said it represented the vision for San Antonio to become the “liveliest city in America”.  It was a fun and friendly ceremony attended by a number…

December 30, 2011