Put Some Local Art in Your Life: Seven New Exhibitions Opening Across San Antonio This Weekend

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Fri 5/10
‘White Blue: Gold’

MELISSA HAVILAND
  • Melissa Haviland
An Ohio-based artist and educator whose work “straddles the boundaries between printmaking and installation-performance,” Melissa Haviland’s new series of prints and paper sculptures draws creative inspiration from travels to India, motherhood, domesticity and “objects that are gendered and classed, like fine china.” Free, 7-10pm Fri, Clamp Light Artist Studios and Gallery, 1704 Blanco Rd., clamplightsa.com.

Sat 5/11
‘Waterworks: The World of Watercolors’

ART GALLERY PRUDENCIA
  • Art Gallery Prudencia
Art Gallery Prudencia trains its lens on watercolors with a new exhibition uniting painters Margie Hildreth, Sheila Swanson and E. Gordon West. Saturday’s opening reception inlcudes wine and light hors d'oeuvres. Free, 2-4pm Sat, Art Gallery Prudencia, 2518 N. Main Ave., facebook.com.

Sat 5/11
‘Soñando Despierto (Dreaming Awake)’
LONE STAR ART SPACE / DOCK SPACE ANNEX GALLERY
  • Lone Star Art Space / Dock Space Annex Gallery
This unique and thoughtful exhibition represents a collaboration between Lone Star Art Space, Dock Space Annex Gallery and Posada Guadalupe — a local shelter housing asylum seekers, homeless immigrants and youth who have aged out of detention centers for unaccompanied minors. Working under the mentorship of artists Juan de Dios Mora, Jesus Toro Martinez and Gary Sweeney (with assistance from Tracy Biediger and Bill FitzGibbons), shelter residents created artwork that will be on view alongside pieces donated by 15 San Antonio artists. Proceeds from sales will benefit Posada Guadalupe. Free, 6-10pm Sat, Dock Space Gallery, 107 Lone Star Blvd., facebook.com.

AVI AVALOS
  • Avi Avalos
Sat 5/11
‘Abstractions to Conclusions’

Arguably known best as the festively attired local celebrity Mr. Piñata, multimedia artist Avi Avalos continues his exploration of art’s purpose in society with a new body of work blending abstraction and figuration in a visual investigation into the double-edged sword of “making art and making money.” Free, 7-10pm Sat, Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co., 1902 S. Flores St., facebook.com.



DOCK SPACE GALLERY
  • Dock Space Gallery
Sat 5/11
Fernando Andrade and Galileo Gonzalez

Dock Space unveils a two-man exhibition showcasing San Antonio-based artists Fernando Andrade, whose drawings run the gamut from deftly rendered portraits to scenes referencing violence along the U.S.-Mexico border, and Galileo Gonzalez, an East LA transplant whose work addresses his upbringing, Salvadorian heritage and hardcore punk. Free, 7-10pm Sat, Dock Space Gallery, 107 Lone Star Blvd., facebook.com.
Sat 5/11
‘Paradise’

KIM BISHOP
  • Kim Bishop
Local artist and educator Kim Bishop’s latest show takes shape in an exhibition of woodcut relief paintings celebrating the refuge offered by her “happy place” — the beauty and serenity of her own backyard. Free, 7-11pm Sat, Freight Gallery & Studios, 1913 S. Flores St., facebook.com.

Sat 5/11
‘WTF’

MARK CRUTSINGER
  • Mark Crutsinger
Blue Gato Studio proprietor and San Antonio College lab tech Mark Crutsinger ventures away from his comfort zone of ceramics with a series of collage-based works exploring “dreams, thoughts, and depressive episodes captured (and killed) with humor.” Free, 7-11pm Sat, Freight Gallery & Studios, 1913 S. Flores St., facebook.com.

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