(April 23, 2010)--Arturo Almeida, art specialist and curator of the UTSA Art Collection, received the Ann Griffith Ash Patron Award in the 80th annual San Antonio Art League and Museum Artists Juried Exhibition. Edward Schad, curator at the Broad Art Foundation of Santa Monica, Calif, judged the exhibition.
Almeida is a native of Brownsville, Texas. He attended Del Mar College and studied photography at San Antonio College and the Southwest School of Art and Craft. His photography has been displayed in Austin, San Antonio, El Paso and Corpus Christi.
From 485 entries, 60 pieces were selected for the SAALM exhibition with 16 receiving awards. The main prize went to Susan Bromfield Farris, who won the Julian Onderdonk Memorial Purchase Prize. Farris' work is represented in the UTSA Art Collection.
The annual exhibition has its roots in the 1927-1929 purchase prize exhibitions sponsored for the San Antonio Art League by Edgar B. Davis, a transplanted Yankee, rancher, wildcatter and self-made millionaire. The Davis competitions were among the most significant cultural events in Texas in the early 20th century and were instrumental in forging the state's emerging art community and catapulting Texas art into the national spotlight.
Each year, a purchase prize -- the Onderdonk award -- is chosen in the tradition of the Davis purchase prizes. Additional awards are given to selected works. The works exhibited are available for purchase with the exception of the Onderdonk prizewinner, which becomes part of the SAALM permanent collection.
The San Antonio Art League and Museum is at 130 King William St. across from King William Park. The museum is open to the public free of charge from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. Donations are welcomed.
For more information, call 210-223-1140.
The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus
This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus
Graduate student uses storytelling to highlight important issues facing children
As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.
At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.
Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.
With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.
Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.
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