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UTSA and S.A. Art League and Museum co-host fine art gala and auction

Bato con Pink Shirt

"Bato con Pink Shirt" by Cesar Martinez
(San Antonio Art League and Museum)

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(Dec. 2, 2009)--The San Antonio Art League and Museum, The University of Texas at San Antonio and the San Antonio Market Square Hotel will sponsor the "Holiday Gala Fine Art Reception and Silent Auction," from 6 to 10 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3 at the San Antonio Market Square Hotel (formerly Radisson Downtown), 502 W. Durango Blvd., San Antonio, Texas, 78207, across from the UTSA Downtown Campus. Free parking will be available at the hotel.

The event is an opportunity for art lovers to see great Texas art and to meet more than 150 of the region's most prestigious artists who have contributed 12-by-12-inch canvas works to the fundraiser. Free and open to the public, the proceeds from art sales will benefit the San Antonio Art League and Museum. Art purchases at the event are sales tax free.

The chairman of the event is Henry Cardenas of the San Antonio Art League and Museum; the co-chairman is Arturo Almeida, curator of the UTSA Art Collection.

The San Antonio Art League and Museum (SAAL&M) is the oldest continuously operated art museum in San Antonio. Founded in 1912, SAAL&M is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization located in the heart of the King William Historic District. Annually, the group conducts the Collegiate Exhibition, Artist of the Year Exhibition, Local Artist Exhibition and Artist Member Invitational Exhibition, and hosts major exhibitions of its permanent collection.

For more information, call 210-545-3412.

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For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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