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UTSA celebrates Contemporary Art Month with March 22 open house

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"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.

 

 

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

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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