UTSA professor becomes first artist-in-residence at The DoSeum
(April 11, 2017) -- He's proving that building forts out of blankets isn't just child's play. Richard Armendariz local artist and associate professor of studio arts at The University of Texas at San Antonio has built an interactive fort for families to enjoy as the first artist-in-residence at The DoSeum in San Antonio.
DoSeum staff chose Armendariz' project proposal to create an oversized childhood bedroom fort out of large sheets. Armendariz said the fort is ordinary on the outside and magical on the inside, where he printed the sheets to resemble a forest. He created an original animation using animals, mythology and life lessons for families to explore in the exhibition.
"This exhibit features themes from my past work on indigenous cultures and the tradition of story telling. I would like children to walk away with a clear understanding of their unique skills and abilities," said Armendariz.
Armendariz wants this to be both a cultural and educational experience for children and their families.
"I hope people, young and old, walk away from my exhibit feeling like they learned something about art and themselves," said Armendariz.
Armendariz' exhibition, The Dream Keeper, runs through April 30. Throughout the month, he will be on-site for interactive workshops.
Armendariz works in the UTSA Department of Art and Art History and his research areas include painting and drawing.
The Department of Art and Art History offers professional training in the visual arts and art history to undergraduate and graduate students.
UTSA is ranked among the top 400 universities in the world and among the top 100 in the nation, according to Times Higher Education.
Learn more about Richard Armendariz.
Learn more about theUTSA Department of Art and Art History.
Learn more about the DoSeum exhibit.
Roadrunner Days events welcome UTSA's newest students and helps our returning Roadrunners learn strategies for success in the new year.Various locations, Main and Downtown campuses
This exhibition, curated by Libby Rowe and Scott Sherer, presents the work of women artists who are compelled by their commitments to investigating and transforming social and cultural legacies and contexts.UTSA Art Gallery (ART 2.03.04), Main Campus
UTSA will further honor King with the university's annual MLK Day of Service. Roadrunners are encouraged to participate in the service day, located in various locations, including helping to beautify campus.Various locations, Main Campus
Celebrating the Year of the Rat, the 33rd annual Asian Festival will feature a wide spectrum of Asian cultures with family-friendly events and performances. Enjoy authentic Asian foods with a menu including Vietnamese, Korean, Thai, Pakistani, Chinese and Filipino cuisines. Vendors will sell clothing, artwork, dolls, silk items, jewelry and other exotic gifts.Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus, 801 E. César E. Chávez Blvd., San Antonio
Peniel E. Joseph, founding director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at UT Austin, will discuss his book “The Sword and The Shield,” which focuses on the lives of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.Student Union, Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
The Heart Walk will be held at all three campus locations starting at the same time. Support Go Red for Women Day by wearing red.All UTSA campuses
Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in an interactive discussion on how U.S. foreign policy affects the trajectory of global affairs, your community’s well-being, and your daily life. Admission is free. Register to attend.Student Union, Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus