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Education Space Grand Reopening

We are so thrilled to invite the community for the grand reopening of our Education Space (formerly the MOSAIC Student Artist Studio and Gallery)! The newly remodeled gallery, designed by the renowned Lake|Flato Architects, will offer an expanded and improved environment for our MOSAIC Student Artists and the public to engage in the creation and exploration of contemporary art!

Event Timeline

6pm: MOSAIC Exhibition Opening and Performance by Mojo-Rimba

On view: Silly Little Slices of Life
Artists: Miguel Benavidez, River Castillo, Valeria Corona, Jaclyn Garcia, Fatima Madero, Oscar Magana, and Monica Soto

“Silly Little Slices of Life” is a collection of artworks created by Contemporary’s Student Artists. Working with Visiting Artist, Brittany Ham, students explored the intersection of mundanity and social media. Students transformed ordinary images into moments of profound self reflection by experimenting with size, composition, color and medium.

6:30pm: Remarks

  • Alissa Howard, Board of Directors, Contemporary at Blue Star
  • Mary Heathcott, Executive Director, Contemporary at Blue Star
  • Juan Zavala Castro, Education and Public Programs Manager, Contemporary at Blue Star
  • Aminah Parham, MOSAIC Coordinator, Contemporary at Blue Star
  • Fatima Madero, MOSAIC Student Artist, Contemporary at Blue Star
  • Ribbon Cutting

MOSAIC Ekphrastic Celebration with Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson


Free and open to the public

Join Contemporary at Blue Star’s MOSAIC Student Artist Program and Gemini Ink for a celebration of ekphrastic poetry for National Poetry Month. Over the past weeks, MOSAIC Student Artists have been working with Visiting Artist Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson to create original works of visual art and poetry. This capstone celebration will highlight the participants’ literary and visual artworks in a special presentation in the MOSAIC Studio during First Friday.

Please note that the Blue Star Arts Complex charges $15 for limited parking on First Fridays beginning at 3 p.m. To avoid fees and traffic, please consider public transit, carpool, take rideshare, or park in the neighborhood and walk to the Contemporary.