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UTSA alumni and students take curatorial lead at new 107 Gallery

Luminaria installation

Top photo: Lullwood Group geocache installation at Luminaria (Photo by Lullwood Group)
Bottom photo: Visual representation of Lullwood

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(June 18, 2012) -- A group of 13 UTSA alumni and students has formed the Lullwood Group, an artist collaborative. Beginning July 14 and continuing each Second Saturday, the group will curate monthly exhibitions at the 107 Gallery, formerly the LoneStar Studios.

The group hopes the 107 Gallery will become a vital part of the former LoneStar Studios complex, along with the Alternative Ink Gallery, Comminos Studios and LoneStar Studios Food Truck Park. The Lullwood Group includes artists, educators, arts administrators and gallery coordinators who want to bring interesting artists, ideas and experiences to the community.

UTSA alumni in the collaborative are:

  • Angel Axioma Alcala, M.F.A.
  • Emily Barker, B.A.
  • Chris Castillo, B.A.
  • Esteban Delgado, M.F.A.
  • Joseph Duarte, B.F.A.
  • Jenelle Esparza, B.F.A.
  • Joe Harjo, M.F.A.
  • Clay McClure, M.F.A.
  • Willie Sanchez, M.F.A.
  • Connie Swann, M.F.A.
  • Josh Williams, B.F.A.

Current UTSA students in the collaborative are:

  • Trina Faundeen, B.F.A. student
  • Julie Ledet, M.F.A. student

With the goals of encouraging participation, fostering exploration and promoting art discovery in many forms, the collective will kick off its Corridor Series in July, which will include artists living and working along the Interstate 35 and Interstate 10 corridors. The Second Saturday exhibits will be from 6 to 9 p.m.

Featured artists for July will include Gillian Lambert from San Antonio and Brittney Meyer from Houston. Both artists recently were featured in Juxtapoz magazine.

James Woodard and Jeannette Muniz will book musical entertainment. Say.She.Ate will continue to provide their food truck fair for all 107 Gallery openings. Woodard is part of The Grasshopper Lies Heavy, which was voted San Antonio's best instrumental band; Muniz is part of the "Good Job Texas" radio show.

The collective recently participated in San Antonio's Luminaria, creating a geocache adventure using art installations that paid homage to the mascot of HemisFair '68, Luther the Lion, who later became the cult classic character, H.R. PufnStuf. Geocaching is a treasure hunting game that uses a GPS to hide and seek containers with special objects. It is a derivation of the outdoor sporting activity Geotrekking.

For more information, email Clay McClure or visit the Lullwood Group on Facebook. Twitter: @LullwoodGroup. The Lullwood Group is at 107 Lone Star Blvd. in the LoneStar arts complex.



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

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

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

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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