The Pedrito Martinez Group

From a Gospel brunch to Afro-Cuban music, to a Farmer's Market, get ready--the Weekend's here. Saturday morning at Trinity University, it's the Trinity Market. It's the city's only University-sponsored Farmer's Market.

"We really focus on Health and Wellness, so most of our vendors offer healthy options in addition to your farmers and ranchers that come out."

That's Trinity's Haley Sayrs.

One wonders what the initial reaction was to Adriana Corral's request to rip open the concrete floor at Artpace for her newest work. It's a highly polished concrete that once was an auto showroom floor. According to the organization, they give their artists-in-residence free range to create. So when Corral wanted to dig a 4'x8' grave 10' down into the foundation of their downtown gallery, the real question was is would the building still be structurally sound.

University of the Incarnate Word

Looking ahead to arts and culture events over the weekend in South Texas, Crystal Paul from Artpace talks about tonight's Jazz on the Roof event.

"This round is a tribute to '60s Miles Davis with the Adrian Ruiz Quintet."

For those who haven't been to the rooftop jazz events, Paul describes the setting like this.

Mark Menjivar

Artpace is a downtown gallery for modern art, but it's also a place that generates art. Three times a year Artpace draws artists to the city in its Artists in Residence program. They live at Artpace, creating projects in the facility's studios. Recently, the spring crop of resident artists  revealed their creations.  

"I am Fatma Bucak and I’m a Kurdish Artist from Turkey."

She was raised along the border with Syria, which made the very concept  of borders fascinating, and fluid to her.

Christian Marclay

Artpace opens a new exhibition with curious roots here in San Antonio. I got a preview  and spoke to the artist about his film. That film was first inspired by a disturbing picture.

“I saw a photograph in Time Magazine about the best photos of the year, and one was the back of a pickup truck. It showed the rusted license plate that said Texas. Nothing really specific about the murder.”

 I asked “So this was THE pickup?”

 “It was THE pickup, yeah.”