18 Ways to Make the Most of Contemporary Art Month and Second Saturday


  • Clamp Light Artist Studios & Gallery
“CuerposUnidos” Artist-curators Jose Villalobos and Michael Anthony García present work from 14 local, regional and national artists focused on the “varied representations and connotations of the human form, both aesthetic and political.” Free, 7-10pm Fri, Mar. 8, Clamp Light Artist Studios & Gallery, 1704 Blanco Rd., (915) 603-6802, clamplightsa.com.
  • Centro Cultural Aztlán
“Generations Past, Present, and Future”
Centro Cultural Aztlan celebrates International Women’s Day and Month with an exhibition pairing San Antonio artists Ruth Buentello and Valerie Chagolla. Rooted in painting, Buentello’s work “centers on representations of Latinx working-class communities.” Using oils, Chagolla creates “modern-day and pre-Hispanic Mesoamerican scenes of everyday life.” Friday’s opening reception includes “light refreshments and a very special Flor y Canto featuring poetry by local women and music by Forged in Fire featuring Sabrina Lopez.” Free, 6-9pm Fri, Mar. 8, Centro Cultural Aztlán, 1800 Fredericksburg Rd., Suite #103, (210) 432-1896, centroaztlan.org.
  • Joseph Bushman
“Cow-Verse-Ation” Jim LaVilla-Havelin reads from his poetry book West, Poems of a Place, and Joseph Bushman reveals his drawings based on LaVilla-Havelin’s poems. Free, 7-8:30pm Fri, Mar. 8, Mockingbird Handprints, 1420 S. Alamo St., Suite 103, (210) 878-5711, mockingbirdhandprints.com.
  • Blue Star Contemporary
Berlin Brunch with Justin Korver & Ryan Takaba Blue Star Contemporary Berlin Residency alums Justin Korver and Ryan Takaba discuss their experiences at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Germany. The intimate setting of Liberty Bar is an opportunity to get unfettered access to the artists and residency program while joining the international art dialogue in San Antonio. Free, 11am Sat, Mar. 9, Liberty Bar, 1111 S. Alamo St., (210) 227-6960, register at bluestarcontemporary.org.
  • Dock Space Gallery
“Spring Break” Dock Space Gallery presents multimedia artist Buster Graybill’s latest exploration of “modernist tendencies through a rural working-class perspective.” Free, 7-10pm Sat, Mar. 9, Dock Space Gallery, 107 Lone Star Blvd., (210) 723-3048, dockspacegallery.com.
  • Studio 111
“Deja Vu” Studio 111 presents an “intervention-based” installation said to incorporate “the language of dreaming as a visual medium for a ‘scene-specific’ setting that questions the systems of value imposed upon individuals by popular opinions.” Free, 7-11pm Sat, Mar. 9, Studio 111, 111 Lone Star Blvd., (210) 725-3949, contemporaryartmonth.com.
  • Jimmy LeFlore
“Late Bloomer” A multi-talented artist who’s spent two decades developing the City of San Antonio’s public art program, Jimmy LeFlore describes his recent work as “studies and experiments that consist of flattened compositions using everyday materials, like tape and cardboard, to convey everyday experiences.” Free, 6-9 Sat, Mar. 9, Lone Star Art Space, 107 Lone Star Blvd., (210) 723-3048, dockspacegallery.com.
  • Museum of Pocket Art
The Museum of Pocket Art (MoPA) presents “Antigravity” Monterrey-based Ernesto Walker’s new project consists of video holograms that are projected from gadget screens through an accessory that creates the effect of a floating object. Free, 7-10pm Sat, Mar. 9, Dorćol Distilling Company, 1902 S Flores St., (210) 229-0607, mopaonline.com.
  • Homebase
“Homebase: On the Cusp, On the Cusp Of” The interdisciplinary event series Homebase pops up at AP Art Lab to unveil new works by Chabriely Rivera and Domeinic Jimenez, artists who both “manifest ideas on time, identity, self-perception and trauma through interactive installations and two-dimensional works." Free, 7-10pm Sat, Mar. 9, AP Art Lab, 1906 S. Flores St., facebook.com/homebase.tx.
  • S.M.A.R.T. Projectspace
“New Works by Joe De La Cruz” In conjunction with Contemporary Art Month and Second Saturday, S.M.A.R.T. showcases the work of San Antonio artist Joe De La Cruz. Free, 7-10pm Sat, Mar. 9, S.M.A.R.T. Projectspace, 1906 S. Flores St., contemporaryartmonth.com.
  • Dock Space Gallery Annex
“Norwegian Word of the Day: Øvelse-Practice” The Dock Space Gallery Annex hosts an exhibition of work by Tim Olson. Free, 7-10pm Sat, Mar. 9, Dock Space Gallery Annex, 107 Lone Star Blvd., (210) 723-3048, dockspacegallery.com.
  • Brooke Hood
“Points on a Compass” Through abstraction of landscape, Brooke Hood constructs personal moments and stories told through family. Her Contemporary Art Month exhibition “Points on a Compass” examines the topography of Wisonsin’s Bad River Watershed “through what is imagined.” Free, 7-10:30pm Sat, Mar. 9, Southtown Art Gallery, 1913 S. Flores St., Studio 9, (210) 607-9750, contemporaryartmonth.com.
  • R Space
“WIP” R Space highlights recent works by UTSA grad students Jessie Burciaga, Augustine Chavez, Gabriela Cruz, Omar Gonzalez, Claudia Hare, Jessica Just, Susi Lopera, Angelica Martinez, Sonya San Miguel, Christopher Andrew Moncivais, Lauren Riojas, Jennifer Seo and Juan Vallejo. Free, 7-10pm Sat, Mar. 9, R Space, 110 E. Lachapelle, (210) 793-8899, contemporaryartmonth.com.
  • Todd Wascher
“Texas” Inspired by South Texas flora and fauna, science fiction and graffiti, artist Tod Wascher’s ink drawings “propose a world where the melding of mechanical and organic is less contentious than whimsical, witty, graceful and beautiful.” Free, 7pm Sat, Mar. 9, Freight Gallery, 1913 S. Flores St., (210) 331-4382, freightsatx.com.
  • Albert Gonzales and Caroline Adam
“Together” Organized by CAM’s own Nina Hassele, this two-person exhibition pairs works by Southtown Art Gallery owners Albert Gonzales and Caroline Adam. Free, 7-10pm Sat, Mar. 9, Dorćol Distilling Company, 1902 S. Flores St., (210) 229-0607, contemporaryartmonth.com.
  • Híjole SA
“Upside Down, Inside Out and Backwards” Local artists weigh in on “this crazy mixed-up world” via works that range from “the hilarious to the macabre.” Free, 2-6pm Sat, Mar. 9, Híjole SA (Upstairs Studios at Blue Star) 1420 S. Alamo St., Building B, facebook.com/hijolesa.
  • Autism Treatment Center
Art for Autism This unique Contemporary Art Month event provides free booth space for artists with autism to display and sell their work in a family-friendly setting with hands-on workshops, music, entertainment, a health and wellness fair, food vendors and more. Free, noon-5pm Sun, Mar. 10, Maverick Plaza, 418 Villita St., (210) 538-0905, atcoftexas.org.
  • Amada Claire Miller
Natural Dye Workshop: Cochineal Amada Claire Miller leads a workshop dedicated to cochineal — one of the few natural dyes derived from an insect, acquiring its rich red carmine color by feeding on the prickly pear cactus. Workshop participants will learn to prepare fabric for dye, ready a dye bath, alter color using dye modifiers and practice resist techniques. $75 (includes materials), 2-5pm Sun, Mar. 10, Studio at 1906, 1906 S. Flores St., register at eventbrite.com.

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