(March 1, 2012) --UTSA and Blue Star Contemporary Art Center will present a solo exhibition featuring new work by "Arte Latina" alumna Guillermina Zabala. Free and open to the public, the show runs March 1-May 5 in the Project Gallery Space at Blue Star Contemporary Art Center. The exhibit helps launch San Antonio Contemporary Art Month.
>> Also free and open to the public is an opening reception with the artist from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, March 1 at the gallery.
Born in La Plata, Argentina, in 1970, Zabala is a photographer, filmmaker and media artist. Her father instilled in her an early love of film, and the innovative filmmakers of the Nouvelle Vague set the aesthetic standard in her work. She has spent the last five years developing "Juanito's Lab," a documentary film exploring the life and art of Juanito Castillo, a 22-year-old musician who many consider a musical genius.
Zabala has dedicated herself to the exploration of new forms of expression and style. Like the pioneers that forged the French New Wave, she is committed to "capturing energetic beauty" in unprecedented ways.
Exhibition curator Arturo Infante Almeida is the art specialist and curator of the UTSA Art Collection.
The Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, 116 Blue Star, is at South Alamo and Probandt streets in the Southtown district near downtown. Gallery hours are noon-6 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; noon-8 p.m., Thursday.
For more information, contact Arturo Almeida at 210-458-6964. Like the UTSA Art Collection on Facebook, and visit the UTSA Art Collection website.
The Spring Research Conference offers graduate and undergraduate students pursuing majors in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts the opportunity to present their original work in a forum of interested and critically engaged minds that is at the same time welcoming and inclusive.
Various locations, Main Campus
Mimi Marziani, executive director of the Texas Civil Rights Project, will speak about civil rights advocacy, political campaigns, election law and nonprofit management.
SAWS Headquarters, 2800 U.S. Highway 281 North, San Antonio
Join the Center for Military Families for a panel on Politics in the Service of Military Families, featuring Cedric Leighton, David Splitter, Steve Huerta, and the Office of Congressman Henry Cuellar. The event is free and open to the public.
Buena Vista Street Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
UTSA Dance classes will take the stage and share their talents and passion for dance! Come support our growing dance program! $10 admission
Buena Vista Street Building Theater (BVB 1.326), Downtown Campus
This panel presentation will look at the history of the YWCA and the impact the organization has had on women in the San Antonio community.
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.
North Paseo Building (NPB 1.114), Main Campus
Tejana/Indígena author Ire'ne Lara Ailva will read from her latest work and discuss her approach to reimagining Tejan@ myths.
Main Building (MB 2.404), Main Campus
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