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Opening of Fall Exhibitions

Thursday, October 4, 2018

  • Thursday, October 4, 2018  |  7-10 PM
  • 7:45 – 8:00 pm Performance by Jesse Amado
  • 8:00 – 9:00 pm Performance by Jose Villalobos

Join us as we celebrate the opening of five new exhibitions—Monarchs: Brown and Native Artists in the Path of the Butterfly, Color of Confusion, GesamtkunstwerkUnearthed: Desenterrado, and in the Contemporary at Blue Star MOSAIC Student Gallery – Transitions. Click on the links to learn more about each exhibition.

For his exhibition Gesamtkunstwerk, Jesse Amado collaborated with Alexandra Alvarez to develop a performance, sharing the same title. Drawing from varied sources— including artists who have influenced both Amado and Alvarez, topics of gender fluidity, sexual identity, immigration, US and global politics, and more— this performance is a distillation of Amado’s experiences abroad for the Contemporary at Blue Star Berlin Residency Program at Künstlerhaus Bethanien. Through symbolic gesture and collaboration, Amado also highlights how relationships aid in reflection, growth, and transitional moments in life.

Jose Villalobos’ performance, Ni de aquí, ni de alla, pero siempre regreso arrastrado, investigates living in an in-between state, neither from here or there, yet tradition seemingly always reels one back in. This work is a reflection of not being ‘American’ enough, nor being ‘Mexican’ enough while addressing the artists homosexuality and the expectations created by family and traditional values.

While down here you can check out all of the other happenings in the Blue Star Arts Complex and grab some dinner.

PARKING: Street parking is free in the surrounding neighborhoods and visitors can park for free at Brackenridge High School’s parking lot during non-school hours only. The lot is just a short stroll along the Riverwalk to the complex. Other great options include taking the Viva Culture Route (#11) bus, or rideshares such as Uber and Lyft. Feel like biking? SWell Cycle San Antonio offers numerous docking stations throughout San Antonio’s cultural destinations, in and surrounding the urban core.

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