When: Thu., March 1, 6-9 p.m. and March 2-April 29 2018
In celebration of San Antonio’s seminal Tricentennial year, six downtown artist-centric organizations: Artpace San Antonio, Blue Star Contemporary, Carver Community Cultural Center, The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, Mexican Cultural Institute San Antonio, and Southwest School of Art, will partner to present an exhibition that will illuminate the 300 years of their hometown’s history. Common Currents is a diverse, encyclopedic showcase of San Antonio’s history as told and rewritten by more than 300 artists, invited to participate by their peers, and presented over 6 venues. Drawing on the connections or currents that run through San Antonio’s vibrant creative community, each of the organizing partners began by inviting two artists. These initial artists were then asked to invite two peer artists, until more than 300 were amassed. All of the participating artists are assigned one year of San Antonio’s history to reflect on in the development of their work for Common Currents. This exhibition is presented chronologically through a variety of contemporary media across the six venues. The Guadalupe will highlight the years 1868-1917. The exhibition will premiere at the newly renovated historic Progreso Building at 1300 Guadalupe Street across from the Guadalupe Theater. Following the opening reception, "Common Currents" remains on view by appointment through April 29.