Art http://tpr.org en SAY Si Graduates Get Set For Exit Art Show On May 2 http://tpr.org/post/say-si-graduates-get-set-exit-art-show-may-2 <p>Many local schools are beginning to think about graduation but SAY Sí, the afterschool youth program that says it “unfolds lives through art,” is getting ready to graduate 18 seniors in just a couple weeks.</p><p>“On Friday, May 2, which is the First Friday here in the Southtown Arts District, and it’s from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.,” said Artistic Executive Director Jon Hinojosa. He said that for the graduation, graduates’ art output will be showcased for all to see.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:45:02 +0000 Jack Morgan 30251 at http://tpr.org The Artist Formerly Known As President George W. Bush Unleashes His Inner Rembrandt http://tpr.org/post/artist-formerly-known-president-george-w-bush-unveils-new-portraits-today Since he left office, former President George W. Bush has devoted part of his free time to painting – everything from his dog Barney to self-portraits. A year after a hacker revealed some of his works-in-progress, Bush had his first real art show Friday at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas.<p>The exhibit, titled "The Art of Leadership: A President's Personal Diplomacy," opens to the public Saturday. It features portraits of 24 world leaders, including Tony Blair, Vladimir Putin and the Dalai Lama.<p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:36:16 +0000 Eric Aasen & Lauren Silverman 29498 at http://tpr.org The Artist Formerly Known As President George W. Bush Unleashes His Inner Rembrandt SAY Si: Nurturing Artistic Creativity In San Antonio Teenagers http://tpr.org/post/say-si-nurturing-artistic-creativity-san-antonio-teenagers <p>You may already know SAY Sí from what they do for young people in San Antonio.</p><p>“SAY Sí is a youth arts development program," said Visual Arts Director Tommy Hopkins. "We provide year-round tuition-free arts programming for middle school and high school students.”</p><p>SAY Sí operates from a well-equipped South Alamo location, one geared to teach a wide variety of arts.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:52:45 +0000 Jack Morgan 29313 at http://tpr.org SAY Si: Nurturing Artistic Creativity In San Antonio Teenagers Briscoe Adds An Outdoor Gallery http://tpr.org/post/briscoe-adds-outdoor-gallery <p>The Briscoe Western Art Museum just added another gallery and this one is outdoors. The grand opening of the one-third acre McNutt Courtyard on the east end of the Briscoe’s Market Street museum on Thursday morning unveiled eight western sculptures.</p><p>I spoke to the museum’s Executive Director Steven Karr about the process for finding the sculptures.</p><p>“It was really trying to find pieces that were emblematic of the American West,” Karr said.</p><p>Emblematic, but, Karr hopes, not necessarily what you’d expect.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:49:36 +0000 Jack Morgan 28667 at http://tpr.org Briscoe Adds An Outdoor Gallery Jasmine Guy Brings Show To San Antonio Inspired By Harlem Renaissance http://tpr.org/post/jasmine-guy-brings-show-san-antonio-inspired-harlem-renaissance <p>Jasmine Guy has acted on several hit TV shows, but now she’s doing something different.</p><p>“Well I’m very excited to be coming to San Antonio for this show,” she said.</p><p>Guy is an actor, singer, and dancer and now she’s coming to the Carver Cultural Center for "Raisin’ Cane, what she described as "an odyssey of the Harlem Renaissance.”</p><p>That Harlem Renaissance was a short-lived but very noteworthy period for art in Harlem.</p><p>“1919 to 1929,” Guy said.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:57:05 +0000 Jack Morgan 28492 at http://tpr.org Jasmine Guy Brings Show To San Antonio Inspired By Harlem Renaissance New Gallery Will Feature Linda Pace's Private Collection http://tpr.org/post/new-gallery-will-feature-linda-paces-private-collection <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new contemporary art gallery will be opening next month, but it’s unlike most others in San Antonio.</span></p><p>“It will open on April 18 to the public," said<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Linda Pace Foundation Executive Director Maura Reilly, who detailed the new venue.</span></p><p>“It is a 2,000 sq. ft. space that previously functioned as the Linda Pace Foundation offices, and prior to that it functioned as Linda Pace’s studio," Reilly said.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:07:41 +0000 Jack Morgan 28408 at http://tpr.org New Gallery Will Feature Linda Pace's Private Collection Fearing Rape, Migrant Women Prepare For Crossing With Birth Control http://tpr.org/post/fearing-rape-migrant-women-prepare-crossing-birth-control <p><strong>On Fronteras: </strong>Women migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border face many dangers on the journey, including rape. The crimes usually go unpunished. But there’s one case now in an Arizona court that is different.</p><p>...also, the U.S. Border Patrol says it’s refining its techniques when facing people who throw rocks at agents along the border.</p><p>...and Burmese refugees living in the Southwest are working hard to learn English - even though some are illiterate. They’re future depends on learning the language.</p><p>Finally, as spring rolls around, hear a commentary about the promise of the season, which can be both bountiful and bleak.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:52:27 +0000 Crystal Chavez 28264 at http://tpr.org Fearing Rape, Migrant Women Prepare For Crossing With Birth Control Artpace Spring Residency Closes With a Party http://tpr.org/post/artpace-spring-residency-closes-party <p>Artpace’s spring <a href="http://www.artpace.org/home/exhibits/international-artist-in-residence" target="_blank">Artist In Residence Program</a> is winding down, and they do so with a party send-0ff for&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Liz </span>Glynn,<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;who's from Los Angeles.</span></p><p>“I’ve been here about six weeks and I’ve got a week and a half left to produce an exhibition for Artpace,” Glynn&nbsp;said.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:12:11 +0000 Jack Morgan 28227 at http://tpr.org Artpace Spring Residency Closes With a Party At University Hospital, Art Is Part Of The Healing Process http://tpr.org/post/university-hospital-art-part-healing-process <p>Nestled between the blocky buildings of the South Texas Medical Center are many works of public art. &nbsp;I was told about a new one just installed, and tracked down the artist who did it to ask about the motivation behind his art and its placement in the Medical Center. Sculptor George Schroeder is known internationally, but locals will recognize his Museum Reach bridge sculptures, the entrance gate to Brackenridge Park, and other works. I asked him about the reasoning behind his metal sculpture nearly finished in the Medical Center.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:36:05 +0000 Jack Morgan 28198 at http://tpr.org At University Hospital, Art Is Part Of The Healing Process "Ranch Philosophy" On Display In New Photo Book http://tpr.org/post/ranch-philosophy-display-new-photo-book <p>There's a new photo book out now by David K. Langford about his family’s Hill Country Ranch, and if you look back at the ranch’s history, it’s clear that their ranching philosophy is an extension of the property’s founder, Alfred Giles, a well-known South Texas architect in whose buildings you may have stood. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As Langford explains, w</span>hen Giles established his ranch outside Comfort, his ranching philosophy has two themes.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:08:21 +0000 Jack Morgan 28125 at http://tpr.org "Ranch Philosophy" On Display In New Photo Book