(April 20, 2011)--The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will present the photography of San Antonio artist Luis Garza in an exhibit running through June 19. Garza is the fifth of 10 artists to be showcased in the Contemporary Artist Series organized by Arturo Almeida, who also curates the UTSA Art Collection. The exhibit is free with ITC admission.
>> An opening reception, free and open to the public, will be 6-8 p.m., Thursday, April 21 at the Institute of Texan Cultures.
The exhibit showcases Garza's yearlong project of taking one photograph each day of the year.
"What was an excellent excuse to do something I love every day, cycled through being an automated task, turning into an unconscious burden and back again to something I love," said Garza.
The photographs promise to hold your attention. With a variety of subject matter, there is everything from hands in motion to a desolate parking lot to a smiling portrait. Whether in color or black-and-white, each piece has a distinct message or sentiment.
For more information about the exhibit, call 210-458-4983.
The Institute of Texan Cultures is at 801 E. Durango Blvd. in downtown San Antonio. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday, and noon-5 p.m., Sunday.
Admission is free to UTSA students, faculty and staff with UTSACard. For details about admission for all others, visit the Institute of Texan Cultures website.
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McKinney Humanities Building (MH 2.02.10), Main Campus
The Demography Lecture Series continues with Dr. Barbara Bird of American University. Her topic focuses on Insights Into a Hard to Find Population: Latino Entrepreneurs in Metro Washington, D.C. Event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the pay stall spaces of the Monterrey surface lot.
Monterrey Building (MNT 3.240), Downtown Campus
This video tells the story of four Latina lesbians who fought for exoneration after being wrongfully convicted of sexually assaulting two girls during the Satanic Panic witch-hunt era of the 1980s and 1990s.
H-E-B University Center, Bexar Room (HUC 1.102), Main Campus
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Main Building (MB 2.404), Main Campus
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McKinney Humanities Building (MH 3.02.26), Main Campus
The UTSA Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is a co-sponsor of the CARTA 19th Annual Conference. The group meets annually to exchange educational programs, ideas, and techniques and to network with other teachers of Russian. Registration required.
DoubleTree by Hilton, Downtown San Antonio
Into the Woods is a musically sophisticated show with a leaning towards dark comedy. Dr. William McCrary directs. $15 tickets $10 students military seniors 55+ with IDs $8 groups of ten or more in any price level. There will be a second show Sunday, April 2 at 3 p.m.
Arts Building, Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus
UTSA faculty, staff and students are members of the Helotes Area Community Band and are proud to present a special Tapestry of Concert Band Classics. The event is free and open to the community.
John Marshall High School Auditorium, 8000 Lobo Lane, San Antonio
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