Luminaria

Luminaria

Lights, cameras and something a little different in downtown San Antonio this weekend.

First for the lights--Luminaria is back.  Kathy Armstrong heads Luminaria.

"Friday night we are going to transform the San Antonio Museum of Art's campus. We are also going to have musicians and performances and visual art displayed all around the museum. We will also be in the auditorium with some film and poetry," she said.

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After severe rain forced the cancelation of many Luminaria 2015 performances in late October, event organizers have announced the rescheduling of its first performance. San Antonio’s indie art-rock band, Buttercup, and visual artist Chris Sauter, have teamed up for “Plato’s Drums.” 

Fred Gonzales

 

Luminaria--San Antonio’s long time celebration of the arts--is going through a rite of passage. That rite  is the first hiring of a full time Executive Director.  Kathy Armstrong has a long history with art—18 years at the Southwest School of Art, and time with Luminaria itself.

“In 2011 I was an invited curator, and then in 2013 I worked with Richard Rosen and Melissa Marlow as an Associate Artistic Director.”

I asked Ms. Armstrong what she likes most about Luminaria. She likes its scope.

Noah Khoshbin

This weekend, a citywide celebration of art, light and music will illuminate and energize downtown. Describing an event that’s complex and constantly morphing into something new isn’t easy, but Luminaria’s Ethel Shipton tells me how it all works.

“Luminaria this year is around the corner, Nov. 7-8. There are some events happening at the Tobin Center, some beautiful sculptures and videos. And down on the river we have some sound works and another video by Anne Wallace, a local artist."

Five Stages promises lots of music. Here’s a partial list of performers.

Jack McGilvray

Luminaria, the city's yearly celebration of Art and Light, will soon turn downtown into a frenzy of creative expression. I've found an offshoot of Luminaria that you might want to check out. It won't be happening on the street, but at an artsy Hotel.

“Blue Star will be holding a pop-up exhibition at the Coronado Ballroom of the El Tropicano Hotel.”

The Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum’s, Jack McGilvray, details it.

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