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UTSA Mask Distribution Information for
Spring 2021

Following the success of fall 2020’s UTSA-branded face mask distribution to the Roadrunner community, UTSA will be providing another distribution of new cloth face coverings this spring. To ensure you receive your spring 2021 UTSA-branded face covering, please see the information below.

Students

Each student registered for spring 2021 courses will receive one UTSA face covering. The face coverings will be mailed to students in January and February 2021. Make sure you have registered and met the payment deadline for spring 2021 courses by the dates below to receive your mask.

Masks will be distributed in January and February 2021 as follows:

Distribution
Month
Registration for
Spring 2021 Complete:
January 2021 by 1/8/2021
February 2021 1/9/2021-1/27/2021

 

Reminder: Update Your Address!

Masks will be delivered to the mailing address on file in ASAP for each student. Be sure to log in and verify that your mailing address is up to date and complete. Addresses must include street, city, state and zip code.
Please note that face coverings will not be mailed to international addresses.

Faculty and Staff

As was the process for the fall semester, face coverings for faculty and staff will be distributed directly to each employee’s department or college. More information about this process will be shared as soon as it is available.


UTSA Libraries Art Collection Face Coverings

The spring 2021 face mask distribution includes a limited run of masks featuring one of three selected pieces from the UTSA Libraries Art Collection. These special edition masks will be randomly distributed among the Roadrunner community.

Please note that exchanges/returns are not available. Additionally, for the health and safety of our community, we ask that you do not exchange masks with others.

About the Artwork

Learn more about the three pieces of artwork selected for the spring 2021 special edition face masks below. 

Click on the artwork titles for information about the artists and links to their websites.

 

"Todo tiene su efecto" by Adriana M. Garcia
Artist Biography

Award-winning artist, muralist, and scenic designer Adriana M Garcia was born and raised in the west side of San Antonio, Texas. She received her BFA From Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and studied fine arts in Valencia, Spain. Her debut picture book, All Around Us, written by Xelena González, (Cinco Puntos Press), was awarded the prestigious 2018 Pura Belpré Honor for Illustration and the 2018 Tomás Rivera Book Award in the picture book category, among other children’s book honors.

Garcia has created many community murals in collaboration with nonprofit organizations including SOMArts in California, South West Workers Union, Bill Haus Arts, San Anto Cultural Arts Center, and Casa de la Cultura in Del Rio, Texas. Her murals honor ancestors, speak to access to education, and give voice to mental health and immigration issues.

Adriana has exhibited her artwork both locally and nationally and has been invited to present at conferences, schools and museums such as National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) and the McNay Art Museum. She has enjoyed working as an arts administrator and an art/design instructor for both youth and adult learners.

Garcia has also created scenic work with el Teatro Campesino in San Juan Bautista California as well as organizations in San Antonio such as the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center and the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center.

Artist Statement

Using posture, symbols, and hot and cold colors I provide the viewer with a visual articulation of the interweaving delight and pathos that is our human structure. My artwork tells our stories.

As a child of the carpas, I am connected to art as a visual performer to manifest my work as an artista and muralista. As a set and graphic designer, I unveil. It is this inheritance that compels me to create the forward movement of my people through colorful portraits and murals, using bold brushstrokes, often painting women who have a strong sense of self, even if even in their silence. For me, it is important to represent women in a strong manner and to illustrate the dignity I witness in them every day. My work reflects my activism as I give voice to mental health and immigration issues.

I believe in the social importance of art. It is the most accessible way to protest, love, heal, and learn. The way we share our stories, the voices we choose to manifest our passion, hurt, anger, sadness, love, hope, and heritage has the power to fortify our human relationship with one another. Understanding emotions increases the quality of our existence in the multicultural landscape we occupy. Through my artwork and paintings, I provide the viewer a visual articulation of emotions.

Visit Adriana M. Garcia's website to learn more. 

 

"Tinaco naco (Trashy Water Tank)" by Juan de Dios Mora

Artist Biography

Juan de Dios Mora was born in Yahualica, Mexico. In 1998, his family immigrated to the United States. Mora holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Painting (2009) and a Master of Fine Arts specializing in Printmaking (2011), both received from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). To this day, he is working in the art department at UTSA as a Senior Lecturer.

Mora concentrates in the printmaking technique of relief to create narratives of Mexican-American experiences. His experiences living along the US-Mexico border provided an awakening of social and political concepts that heavily influence his artistic, aesthetic and conceptual ideas.

Mora has been included in exhibitions across the United States, Mexico, and Japan. Venues featuring his work include: McNay Museum; National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL; El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX; Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juarez, Mexico; and Kyoto Municipal Museum, Japan. Institutions that have acquired his work include: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, OR; McNay Museum, San Antonio, TX; University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo, HI; National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL; The Smithsonian America Art Museum, Washington, DC.

Artist Statement

I have lived in a border town (Laredo, TX) where different cultures clash and yet expressions and emotions coalesce. However, here in the US, its traditions, racism, and stereotypes have introduced me to the reality of being an immigrant in a different country.

Working representationally and sometimes with the surreal I portray images of the typical Mexican-American’s life, iconography, and beliefs. My objective is to bring people together, with sentimental, satirical, sarcastic, and comical themes. I hope to evoke self-awareness and then to superimpose that awareness on the experiences of life.

Visit Juan de Dios Mora's website to learn more.

"A Well-Oiled Machine" by Mark Hogensen
Artist Biography

Mark Hogensen is a recently retired tenured Professor of Art at Palo Alto College in San Antonio, Texas. He holds degrees from Oregon State University (BA, BFA) and the University of Texas at San Antonio (MFA). He taught at Palo Alto College for 30 years.

Mark was born and raised in Oregon until he moved to Texas in 1988 to attend graduate school. He has two grown children with families of their own. He has traveled extensively in Europe and, for six years, he led Study Abroad Programs to Italy and Spain. In 2018, he was invited to New Delhi, India as the keynote speaker for an International Conference on Creativity. While there, he presented workshops and lectured at three different universities on the integration of creativity across disciplines.

He was twice selected for Fulbright Grants, traveling to Egypt, Bulgaria and Turkey. His paintings and drawings have been included in numerous exhibitions at venues such as: The San Antonio Museum of Art, the Marion Koogler McNay Museum in San Antonio, TX, The Boulder Contemporary Art Museum in Boulder, CO, Polvo Gallery in Chicago, IL, Southwest School of Art in San Antonio, TX and G Gallery in Houston, TX. He has presented numerous workshops, lectures and gallery talks.

Mark’s paintings and drawings are widely collected and represented in local, regional and national collections including: The San Antonio Museum of Art, The University of Texas at San Antonio, Oregon State University, Trinity University, Blue Star Contemporary Art, the City of San Antonio, Frost Bank (San Antonio, TX), Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital (San Antonio, TX), San Antonio Water System, IDEA Public Charter Schools and many more.

After a 30-year career of teaching art he now spends more time working in his studio, tinkering with old cars and enjoying his grandchildren. He and his wife Kimberly, a personal trainer, trail running coach and artist, share their home with several rescue cats in an older San Antonio neighborhood one mile from the Alamo.

Artist Statement

From the UTSA Art Collection, the image used for this Personal Protection Mask is a detail from my painting, “A Well-Oiled Machine,” from 2009. The painting is acrylic on birch plywood. The image starts out as a small gestural sketch, then gradually becomes resolved as the scale increases. As decisions are made and the composition evolves, the overall shape is cut out of a single piece of plywood, redrawn and modified and then painted in several layers with a final layer of airbrushed shadowing to create the illusion of the third dimension. My artworks generally explore perception and perspective through manipulations of color and shape.

Find Mark Hogensen on Artpace to learn more.


Additional Masks

A variety of reusable and disposable face coverings, including branded options, are available for purchase at campus locations in case you forget, misplace, lose or damage your UTSA branded face covering and need a quick replacement. Purchase a face covering at the following locations:

  • Rowdy Campus Store
  • Rowdy Store Downtown
  • RowdyMart
  • Provisions on Demand (P.O.D.) locations in the John Peace Library, Business Building, Student Union, Roadrunner Cafe and Downtown Campus
  • Select campus vending machines