Blue Star Contemporary Art http://tpr.org en Photo Exhibit At Blue Star Features Striking Portrait Silhouettes http://tpr.org/post/photo-exhibit-blue-star-features-striking-portrait-silhouettes <p>An exhibit opening at the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum on Wednesday is a series of portraits that don’t really look like portraits.</p><p>“A common theme throughout this work and a lot of my work is identity," said Jenelle Esparza, the artist/photographer whose work is featured in the exhibit called Ancestral Archetypes.</p><p>"So I used silhouettes of people instead of a detailed frontal portrait of somebody," she said.</p><p>In fact those portraits reveal very little detail of each person’s face, and as Esparza explained, that’s not by accident.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:11:53 +0000 Jack Morgan 34334 at http://tpr.org Photo Exhibit At Blue Star Features Striking Portrait Silhouettes Museums Offer Free Admission For Military Families This Summer http://tpr.org/post/museums-offer-free-admission-military-families-summer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's the fifth year for the <a href="http://bluestarfam.org/Programs/Blue_Star_Museums" target="_blank">Blue Star Museums Program</a>, the National Endowment for the Arts' collaboration with the Department of Defense and Blue Star Families.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ninety-nine museums in Texas are part of the 2014 program.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This year’s program kicked off at the San Antonio Museum of Art last week.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 14:07:16 +0000 Eileen Pace 32432 at http://tpr.org Museums Offer Free Admission For Military Families This Summer Blue Star Wants You (And Your Kids) To Find Your Inner Creative Genius http://tpr.org/post/blue-star-wants-you-and-your-kids-find-your-inner-creative-genius <p>This Saturday Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum is holding its annual family day to encourage young artists to explore the creative genius within.</p><p>"Blue Star’s family day has been going on for about eight years," said Blue Star Public Engagement Manager Elizabeth Lyons.</p><p>"This year we will be focusing on printmaking, which is something that you don’t really have access to in schools," Lyons said.</p><p>The program is structured to bring together artists with kids to help them encourage their artistic side.</p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 20:26:56 +0000 Jack Morgan 30806 at http://tpr.org Blue Star Wants You (And Your Kids) To Find Your Inner Creative Genius Mexico City Exchange Part Of March Contemporary Art Month Festivities http://tpr.org/post/mexico-city-exchange-part-march-contemporary-art-month-festivities <p>March is Contemporary Art Month so to find out more, I talked to CAM Co-Director Chris Sauter.</p><p>“The kickoff party for the Contemporary Art Month is Thursday at the Blue Star (Contemporary Art Museum). And the Contemporary Art Month’s closing party takes place at Chris Park on March 28,” Sauter said.</p><p>Chris Park is Southtown’s beautiful little private/public art-themed park. Between the kickoff and the closing party is a month’s worth of events designed to get contemporary art on our collective radar. Sauter explained one of the ways they do it:</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 17:13:06 +0000 Jack Morgan 27678 at http://tpr.org Mexico City Exchange Part Of March Contemporary Art Month Festivities Blue Star And Botanical Garden Showcase Contemporary Art In Collaborative Project http://tpr.org/post/blue-star-and-botanical-garden-showcase-contemporary-art-collaborative-project <p>The San Antonio Botanical Garden and the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum have teamed up for a project that all started with a pretty simple premise.</p><p>"Not everybody in San Antonio is going to be able to come to the museum to see contemporary art, so it’s important to go out into the community," said Blue Star Director of Special Projects Bill Fitzgibbons.</p><p>So go out they did. They displayed art in a wide variety of places.</p><p>"Everything from St. Paul Square to the grounds of UTSA to the Botanical Garden," Fitzgibbons said.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:11:35 +0000 Jack Morgan 26934 at http://tpr.org Blue Star And Botanical Garden Showcase Contemporary Art In Collaborative Project Experience The U.S.-Mexico Border At New Blue Star Exhibit http://tpr.org/post/experience-us-mexico-border-new-blue-star-exhibit <p>A new exhibit at the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum is getting some heated interest and the reason is probably because if its subject mater, and size. It’s not exactly something you can hang on your wall.</p><p>"The sculpture at Blue Star is approximately 70 ft. long," said Blane de St. Croix, the artist who created the sculpture he calls Broken Landscape III.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 18:54:51 +0000 Jack Morgan 22986 at http://tpr.org Experience The U.S.-Mexico Border At New Blue Star Exhibit "The Taming Of The Shrew" Classic Theatre's Last Performance At Blue Star http://tpr.org/post/taming-shrew-classic-theatres-last-performance-blue-star <p>They’re called The Classic Theatre, and the name of the five-year-old San Antonio theater company isn’t by accident.</p><p>"We concentrate on classic dramatic literature, and that means is we usually do old classics and one modern classic a year," said Co-Artistic Director Diane Malone. "I’m just doing pure Shakespeare and the audiences are loving it."</p><p>Why is something written hundreds of years ago -- like Shakespeare -- still relevant today?</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 15:36:53 +0000 Jack Morgan 21768 at http://tpr.org "The Taming Of The Shrew" Classic Theatre's Last Performance At Blue Star Jump-Start Theater's Lease Expiring, Blue Star Looking Forward http://tpr.org/post/jump-start-theaters-lease-expiring-blue-star-looking-forward <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For about the last 20 years the <a href="http://jump-start.org/" target="_blank">Jump-Start Performance Company</a> could been seen on stage at the Blue Star Arts Complex, but now they are looking for a new home.</span></p><p>Jump-Start started producing it’s cutting-edge performances at the Blue Star’s theater space before there were First Fridays, before there was a Southtown scene.</p><p>That scene is now about to be without its most theatrical presence.</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 15:00:09 +0000 Joey Palacios 11545 at http://tpr.org Jump-Start Theater's Lease Expiring, Blue Star Looking Forward The Source: Redeveloping San Antonio http://tpr.org/post/source-redeveloping-san-antonio <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The redevelopment of </span>Hemisfair<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has an estimated $ 1 billion </span>pricetag<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and battles over whether or not to allow a new hotel on the property have gone from the statehouse back to San Antonio.</span></p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 14:16:59 +0000 Paul Flahive 10282 at http://tpr.org The Source: Redeveloping San Antonio "Solamente Salma" at Blue Star http://tpr.org/post/solamente-salma-blue-star <p>On Wednesday, April 5, a red carpet gala was held to open the "Terra Nostra: Solamente Salma" exhibit at the Blue Star Contemporary Art Center. &nbsp;On hand for the festivities were artists George Yepes, Robert Rodriguez, a few celebrities... and Texas Public Radio's Nathan Cone, who had a grand plan to cover the event and get some audio for a personal project he's working on. &nbsp;The exhibit is open to the public. &nbsp;The Blue Star Contemporary Art Center is open Wednesday through Sunday from noon until 6 p.m. &nbsp;For more information, the number is 210-227-6960. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Apr 2006 17:29:53 +0000 Nathan Cone 9486 at http://tpr.org "Solamente Salma" at Blue Star