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UTSA celebrates Contemporary Art Month with March 22 open house


"Fake Armour," 2012, mixed media, 6 feet tall, Ivan Salcido, M.F.A. '12

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(March 7, 2013) -- The UTSA Department of Art and Art History will host an exhibition and open house for the UTSA Ceramics and Sculpture Graduate Studios from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, March 22 on the west side of the UTSA Main Campus. Curated by faculty member Ken Little, the exhibit is in conjunction with San Antonio Contemporary Art Month.

For more than 40 years, UTSA art students have played a major role in improving the visual arts environment in San Antonio, and this event will showcase the recent artwork created by students, alumni and graduate faculty in the UTSA master of fine arts program. Faculty and staff members participating include Greg Elliott, Ovidio Giberga, Ken Little and Dennis Coffman.

Graduate students participating are Ben McVey, Ivan Salcido, Simon Saleh, Raul Gonzalez, Sarah Fox, Alyssa Danna, Jessica Sailors, Roberto Celis, Eric Mathis, Jenna Wright, Calen Barnum, Lynette Atchley, Justin Schneider, Adrienne Cullins, Ray Perez and Eric Owen.

The 13,000-square-foot Ceramics and Sculpture Graduate Studios were funded in 2008 when $3.5 million was allocated for construction and $200,000 was designated for new equipment.

The building incorporates 18 graduate studios that are split evenly among graduate ceramics and sculpture students. Additional studios feature workspace areas for 3-D design, welding fabrication, glazing and covered outdoor forging.

The facility is helpful in recruiting students from across the United States and abroad. Students have enrolled from England, Germany, Korea, Japan, Africa and other countries. In 2008, U.S. News and World Report ranked the UTSA sculpture program No. 13 in the nation among 250 schools offering similar programs.

Established in 1986, Contemporary Art Month is the only month-long celebration of contemporary art in a major city in the United States. The event promotes and raises the national profile of San Antonio contemporary art and artists.

To learn more, visit the Contemporary Art Month website.



Oct. 2, 7:15 p.m.

First Friday Stargazing

Visit the Curtis Vaughan Observatory and see the wonders of the sky over San Antonio with experienced astronomers.
4th floor, Flawn Science Building, Main Campus

Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m.

Where Ink Does Not Show: A Celebration of the New State Poet Laureate

A fun and festive evening featuring Corridos from Texas and Northern Mexico sung by AZUL and a reading of new and classic works by Carmen Tafolla, the new State Poet Laureate.
Buena Vista Theater (1.326), Downtown Campus

Oct. 5, 1:30 p.m.

Campus Carry Listening Session

Listening session will seek input on the places, events and special circumstances that should be considered in determining whether concealed handguns may be prohibited.
John Peace Library, Faculty Center Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus

Oct. 5, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Civic Engagement Summit

This summit is an opportunity to showcase and share the variety of community engagement activities of UTSA students, faculty, and staff. The summit is currently accepting proposals for poster presentations. The Call for Posters deadline is Friday, Sept. 11.
University Center Denman Room (2.01.28), Main Campus

Oct. 5, 6 p.m.

Film Screening: The Head of Joaquin Murrieta by John Valadez

The Mexican American Studies Program will host a screening of this irreverent, entertaining and often disturbing tale that uses both fiction and documentary story telling devices to tear open a painful and long ignored history: the lynching of Mexican Americans in the southwest.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 6, 3 p.m.

State of the University

Join President Ricardo Romo as he gives his address to the UTSA community.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (UC 1.104), Main Campus

Oct. 8, 10 a.m.

Graduate Fair

Graduate School representatives from across the country will provide information on options after earning a bachelor's degree. Students, alumni and community members are welcome.
University Center Retama Galleria, Main Campus

Oct. 9, 8 a.m.

College of Sciences Research Conference

The day-long research conference will include a keynote address, faculty and student oral presentations, poster sessions, and an awards ceremony. Lunch will be provided for those who register. Abstract submission deadline is September 20, 2015. Event registration deadline is October 4, 2015.
H-E-B University Center, Main Campus

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