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This past Saturday, C-Art Studio opened an exhibit of Russell Stephenson’s abstract-expressionistic drawings and paintings. An intriguing gallery housed in a modest frame bungalow on a quiet, dead-end stretch of West Craig, C-Art is the brainchild of gallerist Claudia Treviño, a UTSA BFA ceramicist who learned early to befriend the then-MFA candidates, who had more reliable access to campus studios. Maybe it was this DI artisYt-helping-artist social networking that led her to found C-Art Studio four years ago, which she runs as an independent, unhyped, word-of-mouth, artist-centered near-secret.

Hard to believe C-Art’s low profile, though, considering some of the players Treviño’s lent wall space to in the past: Jimmy Kuehnle, Mimi Kato, Brian Jobe, and Georgia Tambasis have all shown at C-Art. (Big-deal names for somebody whose business card boasts a line drawing of a bunny wearing a monocle.) But don’t let Treviño’s laid-back, un-scenester-ish steez fool you; along with Three Walls’ Michele Monseau, Unit B’s Kimberly Aubuchon, and Cactus Bra’s Leigh Ann Lester, she’s making San Anto a hotbed of challenging, lady-run spaces with things to say. To watch for this summer: a show by Bianca Arguellez, Alex Rubio’s first intern. Through Mar 4, 1426 W. Craig,

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