Events Archive

2017

Progressive Dinner

Featuring three of San Antonio's eminent private art collections.

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We Eating Stuff

Ticketed lunch at Schilo's with Robyn O'Neil. Sponsored by Schilo's.

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November First Friday

Bring your friends and family to enjoy our current exhibitions FOR FREE every First Friday!

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Art in the Park at Hemisfair

Make your own mosaic tile artwork at Hemisfair

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Museum Month San Antonio

BSC is offering FREE admission for two, to members of organization participating in Museum Month. Employees of Museum Month participating organizations are also free!

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VIVA Cultural Adventure | From Those Who Follow the Echoes

Celebrate Museum Month with us and Nathan Felix’s choir, From Those Who Follow the Echoes by taking a VIVA Cultural Adventure!

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October First Friday

Bring your friends and family to enjoy our current exhibitions FOR FREE every First Friday!

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Robyn O'Neil Artist Talk and Book Signing | 20 Years of Drawing

Please join us in welcoming artist Robyn O'Neil for an artist talk and book signing. Robyn O’Neil: 20 Years of Drawings, is the first major monograph published of the artist’s work and offers a brilliantly detailed look at the foundation laid by her earliest drawings, the evolution of her hand and the epic works that have defined her career.

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H-E-B Family Night

Families and kids of all ages are invited to attend BSC’s Family Night. Come explore our current exhibitions through hands on activities and jump in Hillerbrand + Magsamen's bounce house turned art installation!

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In Balance With by Courtney Kessel

Blue Star Contemporary is pleased to present In Balance With, a performance by Courtney Kessel in collaboration with her daughter Chloé.

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Berlin Brunch Featuring Margaret Craig and Jennifer Ling Datchuk

Blue Star Contemporary is pleased to partner with Liberty Bar to host a Berlin Brunch. Join us as BSC Berlin Residency Program Alumni Jennifer Ling Datchuk and Margaret Craig discuss their experience at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien as the sole US residents.

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September First Friday

Bring your friends and family to enjoy our current exhibitions FOR FREE every First Friday! While down here you can check out all of the other happenings in the Blue Star Arts Complex. Admission on First Fridays is always free but parking can sometimes prove to be a challenge as it’s a popular time to come visit.

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CANCELLED – H-E-B Family Saturday

Families and kids of all ages are invited to attend Blue Star Contemporary’s Family Saturday events, Sponsored by H-E-B Tournament of Champions. This event focuses on our current exhibitions and brings together local artists and community organizations to offer creative activities. Works on view become the inspiration for art making and kids learn how to look at and understand contemporary art better through fun activities.

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August First Friday

Bring your friends and family to enjoy our current exhibitions FOR FREE every First Friday! While down here you can check out all of the other happenings in the Blue Star Arts Complex. Admission on First Fridays is always free but parking can sometimes prove to be a challenge as it’s a popular time to come visit.

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Augmented Reality Panel Discussion

Join us for a panel discussion featuring artists Frank Benson, Susi Brister, Nancy deHoll, and Kris Peirce as the discuss their work in the exhibition Augmented Reality. These hour-long presentations give art-lovers a chance to meet exhibiting artists and learn more about their work in an intimate setting.

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July Film Friday

Join us for our FREE public program Film Friday at BSC as we screen Deception by Design. Using rarely seen archive, interviews with leading experts and arresting visual graphics, this quirky and energetic 1 hour documentary reveals the untold story of the art of deception in war. Reserve your spot, mark your calendar, and join us for some quality movie time with complimentary Rico's Popcorn and drinks!

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July First Friday

Bring your friends and family to enjoy our current exhibitions FOR FREE every First Friday! While down here you can check out all of the other happenings in the Blue Star Arts Complex. Admission on First Fridays is always free but parking can sometimes prove to be a challenge as it's a popular time to come visit. We suggest...

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Film Friday - WALL-E

Join us for Film Friday at BSC as we screen WALL-E. The film depicts an alternate future in the year 2805, a future where the Earth is overtaken by trash and humans are living on a mothership called the AXIOM. What happens to our planet and mankind when the reliance on an automate lifestyle goes to the extreme? Can Earth be restored with the help of WALL-E and EVE?

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Artist Talk & Book Signing with Marcus Haydock

Join Blue Star Contemporary and Marcus Haydock for an Artist Talk Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 7 PM. After his talk, Marcus will be signing his book Insurrection. Blue Star Contemporary (BSC) is pleased to present Insurrection, an exhibition featuring the work of UK-based artist Marcus Haydock. Perception combines a viewer’s personal history with the sensory in order to understand and interpret. Haydock’s work explores the emotional response viewers bring to images.

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H-E-B's Family Saturday

Come to BSC and learn about contemporary art through hands-on activities. Each scheduled workshop focuses on an exhibition currently on view, inspiring your own work of art and connecting you with visual language and art history.

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MOSAIC Opening at Semmes Library

The BSC MOSAIC Student Artists will be opening a new exhibition at the Semmes Library Branch Saturday, March 25th from 4- 6 PM. With over 232,000 visitors a year, this exhibition is the most visited MOSAIC exhibition of the year.

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27th Annual Red Dot Art Sale

It’s RED DOT time again! Save the date for Blue Star Contemporary’s most beloved annual event on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Red Dot Co-chairs Ryan Rue & Eric McCormick and Cathy Cunningham-Little & Ken Little, and a committee of friends and family, invite you to celebrate BSC and San Antonio’s artists at the 27th annual Red dot.

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Arbol de la vida Dialogue with Margarita Cabrera

Margarita Cabrera invites the community to come and hear a brief presentation about her upcoming mission reach public art project and participate in storytelling circles, sharing personal narratives that relate to her upcoming project.

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Film Friday- Rivers and Tides

A portrait of famed artist Andy Goldsworthy, Rivers and Tides investigates the relationship between art and nature through Goldsworthy's unique creative process. The artist travels all over the world forming long-winding rock walls, icicle sculptures, interlocking leaf chains, and multicolored pools of flowers, in a painstakingly intricate manner using materials found in nature.

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Luminaria Q & A

A Q&A about the application and submission process for Luminaria. More information to follow.

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Open Call for National & International Artists

Blue Star Contemporary is pleased to offer this open call opportunity to artists nationally and internationally. Artists are invited to submit a portfolio of their work and be considered for future exhibition opportunities. Selected artists from the pool of the top 10% are included in developing exhibitions and new exhibition concepts arise from trends and themes observed through the open call.

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CAM Kick-Off Party

Join Blue Star Contemporary and Contemporary Art Month as we kick off a month-long celebration of San Antonio’s artists, museums, galleries, and studios.

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Berlin Brunch with Jesse Amado & Julia Barbosa Landois

Join Blue Star Contemporary and recent Blue Star Berlin Residents Jesse Amado and Julia Barbosa Landois as they present a travel log of thier residency and time in Berlin.

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Guided Exhibition Tour with John Steck Jr.

Join Blue Star Contemporary and Chicago-based artist John Steck Jr. as he leads a behind the scenes tour of his exhibition Turning Memory.

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Opening Reception for New Exhibitions

Join Blue Star Contemporary as they debut four new exhibitions during February's First Thursday.

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Serious Work – A Performance by Julia Barbosa Landois

nspired by her Blue Star Contemporary Berlin Residency, Julia Barbosa Landois’ Serious Work satirizes the performance of the performance artist persona, the work of art, and the workaday. This performance will be taped for her upcoming exhibition M*dres, opening at Blue Star Contemporary in Gallery 4 on February 2nd. Information on all of BSC’s upcoming exhibitions to follow. January 13, 2017 | 7 PM 112 Blue Star

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2016

Black Box Book Club – "The Gift: Creativity And The Artist In The Modern World"

Join us during the exhibition's cycle as we read through Hyde's book for a Black Box Book Club led by Penelope Speier, artist and Blue Star…

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Collecting Contemporary Art 101- What To Collect

Join Blue Star for the final addition of Collecting Contemporary Art 101–What to Collect. This series of discussion is designed to illuminate the…

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Collecting Contemporary Art 101–How To Collect

Blue Star Contemporary announces a three-part panel discussion: Collecting Contemporary Art 101. This series of discussion is designed to…

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Family Saturday

Families and kids of all ages are invited to attend Blue Star's Family Saturday events. Sponsored by HEB, these triannual events focus on our…

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Black Box Book Club – “Participation—Documents Of Contemporary Art”

Join Blue Star Contemporary as we read “Participation—Documents of Contemporary Art” (2006) Edited by Claire Bishop

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Justin Boyd Performance

Justin Boyd will be performing live a short electro-acoustic piece of processed field recordings from his time in Berlin.

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Uniting Arts: Visual & Spoken – A Membership Event With Blue Star Contemporary And Gemini Ink

Join Blue Star Contemporary and Gemini Ink as they host a Membership event Uniting Arts:…

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Big Give Performance Party

Celebrate your Big Give donation to Blue Star Contemporary by joining us for our Performance Party!

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Blue Star Red Dot

Blue Star Red Dot is San Antonio's most highly anticipated art sale of the year, providing the opportunity to purchase contemporary…

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Julia Barbosa Landois Artist Talks In Berlin

Wednesday, June 15 | 3pm - Artist talk in the KB library Wednesday, July | 6pm - Artist lecture hosted by Takt…

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Friends Of Blue Star Pool Party!

Join Blue Star Contemporary at the Southtown Flats to learn more about our revamped Membership Program! Coincidentally…

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Artist Talk With Kirsten Reynolds

Backroom at BLUE STAR BREWERY Join artist Kirsten Reynolds and Blue Star Contemporary for a lunch time Artist Talk.

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First Thursday Opening Reception

Join Blue Star at our temporary summer location for the Opening Reception of two new…

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Meet The Artists

September 10, 2016 | 6:00 -7:30 PM Michael and Noemi Neidorff Art Gallery at the Dicke Art Building Trinity University Please join Blue Star Contemporary and…

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Obstacle Featuring Patrik Elgström At Trinity University

Opening Reception – September 8, 2016 | 6-8 PM Trinity's Michael and Noemi Neidorff Art Gallery in the Dicke Art Building On view – September 8 - October 15

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Blue Star Contemporary Happy Hour

Our friendly neighbor, Liberty Bar, is hosting a Blue Star Contemporary Happy Hour!

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Membership Hard Hat Tour And Artist Talk With Ansen Seale

Blue Star Contemporary, FL!GHT Gallery, and artist Ansen Seale are partnering to curate an exciting and art filled Friday Night!

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Membership Studio Tour

Members of Blue Star Contemporary are invited to an exclusive Open House tour of Thomas Cummin's studio.

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Berlin Brunch Featuring Thomas Cummins & Leigh Anne Lester

Blue Star Contemporary is pleased to partner with Liberty Bar to host a Berlin Brunch.

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Public Art Dedication Of Plexus C18

Joins us for the Public Dedication of Plexus c18!

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Grand Re-Opening FIRST FRIDAY

Join us for an epic First Friday Celebrating our 30-year Anniversay and our Grand Reopening!

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Grand Re-Opening COMMUNITY DAY

Our Grand Re-Opening Celebration weekend festivities continue with a day of free hands-on art-making activities from noon to 5pm at our Community Day!

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Grand Re-Opening SPONSOR SATURDAY NIGHT

Our Grand Re-Opening Celebration continues with a Sponsor Saturday Night where we exalt our devoted supporters—YOU!

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FAMILY SATURDAY 'HOLD STILL' WORKSHOPS AND CRAFT TALKS

Blue Star Contemporary welcomes young artists for workshops and teen and adult burgeoning artists for craft talks.

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ARTIST TALK FEATURING ROBERT LANGHAM III & CASEY JAMES WILSON

116 Blue Star | Space Limited Blue Star Contemporary presents an evening Artist Talk with Robert Langham III & Casey James Wilson.

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NORTHERN TRIANGLE PROGRAMMING AT KRANNERT ART MUSEUM

Discover what the Krannert Art Museum has planned for the traveling exhibition.

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YOGA IN THE GALLERY WITH MOBILE OM

Yoga in the Gallery will help you wind down from your Wednesday with Blue Star Contemporary and MOBILE OM . Connect with yourself and discover how yoga can enhance your experience of art by evoking mindfulness and appreciation for the beauty in all things.

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2015

Exhibition Walk Through & Community Education Day

Join us at 2:00 pm for a gallery walkthrough of the Northern Triangle exhibition with Jason Reed, Mark Menjivar, and Erina Duganne.

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MOSAIC Recruiting Event

Blue Star Contemporary's MOSAIC Program will host a recruiting event on Monday, December 22 from 2-5pm. If you are a high-schooler interested in pursuing a career in art, join us to learn about this unique after school art program.

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Granito: How To Nail A Dictator Film Screening

Join us for the screening of GRANITO: HOW TO NAIL A DICTATOR, a powerful documentary which delves into some of the same histories addressed in Borderland Collective's Northern Triangle Project Space Exhibition.

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Northern Triangle Panel Discussion Moderated By Erina Duganne

Join us for a panel discussion featuring activists Yvonne Dilling, Alan Pogue, and Graciela Sanchez on Thursday, January 22, 6-8pm.

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Back From Berlin Panel Discussion

Join us for a panel discussion with all four of the currently exhibiting artists in Barck From Berlin, Karen Mahaffy, Vincent Valdez, Cathy Cunningham-Little, and Ricky Armendariz.

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Berlin Brunch With Chris Sauter

Join Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum's most recently returned Berlin Resident Artist and hear about his experiences abroad at our Berlin Brunch.

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Botanical Garden Walking Tour With Richard Hunt

Art in the Garden exhibit walk with Chicago sculptor Richard Hunt.

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An Evening With Richard Hunt

Join us in Blue Star’s Main Gallery from at 6pm for an artist talk by ART IN THE GARDEN sculptor, RICHARD HUNT.

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2015 Family Day: Explore Public Art

Join us for Blue Star Family Day! Families and kids of all ages are invited to attend Family Day: Explore Public Art.

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2015 The Big Give

Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum is excited to take part in San Antonio's second Big Give. Scheduled to take place on Tuesday, May 5, this 24 hour online giving effort promises to greatly benefit San Antonio nonprofits.

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2014

BLACK BOX LUNCH - GABRIEL DAWE

Several times throughout the year, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum presents Black Box Lunch.

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BASIC LOOMING

Blue Star Contemporary welcomes young artists, ages ranging from 3rd-5th grade, for the Basic Looming Youth Art Workshop.

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COMPASS ROSE DEDICATION

Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum's MOSAIC Program will unveil their newest public art project - The Compass Rose.

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PHOTOSYNTHESIZE YOUTH ART WORKSHOP WITH JENELLE ESPARZA

Blue Star Contemporary welcomes young artists, ages 12-15 years old, for Photosynthesize, an art workshop with Gallery 4 exhibiting artist Jenelle Esparza.

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SPINNING YARNS: PHOTOGRAPHIC STORYTELLERS

Curated by Anne Leighton Massoni & Libby Rowe

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BLACK BOX LUNCH - LIBBY ROWE

Several times throughout the year, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum presents Black Box Lunch. These short and intimate lunchtime chats give featured artists direct contact with their audience and art-lovers the chance to peek inside the artist's mind.

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BLACK BOX LUNCH WITH JENNIFER LING DATCHUK

Several times throughout the year, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum presents Black Box Lunch events. These short and intimate lunchtime chats give featured artists direct contact with their audience and art-lovers the chance to peek inside the artist's mind. Delicious

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TOPOGRAPHIES OF GRACE

In conjunction with Catherine Lee’s exhibition, Emergence, Blue Star Contemporary welcomes the Shay Ishii Dance Company for a number of site specific performances.

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2014 BLUE STAR BLACK TIE BINGO

Please join co-chairs Catriona Morrison and Katie Reynolds on Wednesday, November 19, as we dance, eat, and mingle!

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#GIVINGTUESDAY 2014

This #GivingTuesday, support contemporary art in San Antonio, and Blue Star Contemporary's mission to inspire the creative genius in us all by nurturing artists in an innovative contemporary art museum.

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BERLIN BRUNCH FEATURING JUSTIN BOYD

Join Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum's most recently returned Berlin Resident Artist and hear about his experiences abroad at our first Berlin Brunch.

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