Infinite Horizons: Leigh Anne Lester and Abelardo López at Ruiz-Healy Art

Patricia Ruiz-Healy and Leigh Ann Lester at the Infinite Horizons opening reception. Photo by Casandra Lomeli.

Patricia Ruiz-Healy and Leigh Ann Lester at the Infinite Horizons opening reception. Photo by Casandra Lomeli.

Currently on exhibit at Ruiz-Healy Art is Infinite Horizons: Leigh Anne Lester and Abelardo López.

Based in San Antonio, Texas, Leigh Anne Lester combines bits and pieces of wildly divergent species grafted together, the results of genetic modification plans. Utilizing historical botanical drawings as source images, Lester makes delicate graphite drawings on Mylar, layering the film to create composite images, to which she adds additional layers of cells blocked in colored pencil to symbolize the manipulated genome of the plant. Mixing a blown-up view of the microscopic with the naturalistic botanicals, the result runs López’s evocation of infinite distance in reverse.

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Havana Art Biennial: A San Antonio Perspective

Public art installation on the Malecon boulevard along the Havana waterfront. El Morro, a 17th-century fort, is in the background. Photo by Page Graham, June 2015.

Public art installation on the Malecon boulevard along the Havana waterfront. El Morro, a 17th-century fort, is in the background. Photo by Page Graham, June 2015.

Please join the Southwest School of Art for a special panel discussion with Tami Kegley, Paula Owen, Gary Sweeney an Luisa Wheeler on their experience at the 12th Havana Art Biennial and recent travels through Cuba.

The event will be held Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 5:30 pm. The panel discussion will be held at the Russell Hill Rodgers Lecture Hall at the Navarro Campus (300 Augusta Street, San Antonio, TX 78205).

Drinks and small bites will be served. Please RSVP to jnance@swschool.org

Check out the facebook event listing here: https://www.facebook.com/events/915115015198213/915150098528038/

Photo Gallery: 30 Day Rx at Ruiz-Healy Art

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By Patty Ortiz

Known for art that is conceptually based and highly formal, Jesse Amado’s practice occupies the liminal space that hovers between life and art. Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, he received his BA in English from the University of Texas at Austin and his BFA and MFA from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Amado resided in both Texas and New York City for many years, but has now chosen to live in his hometown full time.

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“Fiesta Folks” at Flight Gallery For First Friday

Dr. Christopher Wallace. Photo by Josh Huskin.

Dr. Christopher Wallace. Photo by Josh Huskin.

 

And you thought Fiesta was over for the year… WRONG!

There will be one more chance to view Josh Huskin’s “Fiesta People” at Flight Gallery on First Friday, May 1.

 

 

This very clever collection of portraits was shot over a 10 day period in April. Huskin also used the shooting of the portraits to raise money for the Artist Foundation of San Antonio, a nonprofit that makes grants to individual artists residing in Bexar County. Over the past 10 years, this organization has made grants totaling $627,000 to 112 artists.

Artist Foundation was recently recognized by readers of the San Antonio Current as “Best Nonprofit Organization” of 2015.

For more information about this project, check out my original article at The Rivard Report.

 

 

 

Clamp Light Studios Call For Entries : FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA 2015

Towards Junction by Tom Turner. Courtesy photo.

Towards Junction by Tom Turner. Courtesy photo.

Clamp Light Artist Studios & Gallery invites artists to present lens-based work for a curated FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA 2015 exhibition, The Altered Landscape.

The Altered Landscape will consider ideas surrounding the contemporary landscape. Photographers exploring place in terms of histories, geographies and geologies, focusing on the interaction of people and environment or on environmental concerns are encouraged to apply.

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Lily Pads and Lotus Blossoms at Epitome Institute

Anita lily pad (900x675)
Epitome Institute will host a Second Saturday event, May 9, 6-9 pm, featuring Lily Pads and Lotus Blossoms by Anita ValenciaThe installation utilizes the recycled media Anita is known for, inspired by her view of the sun setting over Woodlawn Lake. Lily Pads and Lotus Blossoms runs May 9 – June 5 at Epitome Institute, 222 Roosevelt, San Antonio, Texas. Viewings are also available by appointment.