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New website for UTSA Art Collection highlights work of 30 artists

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From the UTSA Art Collection: “Big-Juice March,” Liquitex on canvas, 1969, Nicholas Krushenick

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(May 1, 2013) -- The newly launched website for the UTSA Art Collection shows off many of the university-owned art pieces and outlines the policy and procedure for art loans to be placed in campus offices and common areas.

On the site, you can view work by 30 artists selected from the 1,500 pieces in the collection created by 500 artists, and see videos featuring President Ricardo Romo and curator Arturo Infante Almeida, who explain how the collection came about and how art is selected for public display.

"The collection is dedicated to representing San Antonio and South Texas artists, among a range of artwork from across the country," said Almeida. "With the help of our new website, our goal is to keep the UTSA community and friends informed about upcoming events and exhibitions, and our outstanding collection."

At the university, Almeida has helped create new exhibition spaces such as the UTSA Downtown Art Gallery and opportunities for cultural exchange with partnering museums and galleries. At the Downtown gallery, he has curated a range of exhibits of student and non-student art in the forms of mixed media, installations, paintings and sculpture.

In collaboration with the Institute of Texan Cultures, he curated the Texas Contemporary Artists Series. Additionally, Almeida has curated exhibits at the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum and Witte Museum featuring photography by President Ricardo Romo.

To showcase the UTSA art, Almeida is producing a book focusing on 200 works from the collection. The featured artists include Graciela Iturbide, Jesse Trevino, Cesar Martinez, Judith Baca and Manuel Alvarez Bravo. Additionally, President Romo and John Phillip Santos, renowned writer and UTSA Honors College distinguished scholar, will be contributing writers for the book. The release of "UTSA Art Collection: Vol. 1" is planned for 2015.

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For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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