(March 20, 2012) -- UTSA, the Witte Museum and the Brackenridge Park Conservancy (BPC) will present "Family Traditions: Easter in Brackenridge Park," an exhibition of photographs by UTSA President Ricardo Romo, from March 24 to May 27. The photos depict the traditional weeklong Easter celebrations in the local park.
>> An opening reception for the show will be 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, and is free and open to the public. Regular viewing hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Tuesday; and noon-5 p.m., Sunday.
Easter at Brackenridge Park is an important San Antonio tradition that has attracted families for generations. In 2011, the BPC invited Romo to photo-document the celebrations in order to preserve the unique aspect of our local culture. The exhibit is Romo's second at The Witte.
According to exhibition curator Arturo Infante Almeida, "the images capture and document this annual rite of merriment celebrated with egg hunts, cascarones, piñatas, Easter baskets, games, food and music, all a customary part of the remarkable movable feast that is Easter in San Antonio."
The project is part of Romo's personal mission to capture images representing the best of San Antonio. The journey through the park was a nostalgic one because of his own Easter experiences as a child. "On Easter weekend, we experienced sights, sounds and smells that were at once familiar to us, yet different from other weekends," Romo said.
The BPC was founded in 2009 with a mission to preserve and enhance Brackenridge Park resources for the use and enjoyment of current and future generations. Documenting the park's unique resources and traditions, such as the Easter celebration, expands awareness of the park's role in the community and increases support for the park.
For more information including admission prices, contact the The Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas, 78209, at 210-357-1900.
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.
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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
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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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