Events Archive

2018

Sara Cardona Exhibition Opening

Please join us for the opening reception of This Is Only A Test, featuring Dallas-based artist Sara Cardona, at the Michael and Noemi Neidorff Art Gallery in the Dicke Art Building of Trinity University.

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Community Engagement: The Intersection of Art and Activism

Please join us for a panel discussion featuring Sylvie Blocher, Rolando Briseño, Dr. Ellen Riojas Clark, & Dr. Tomás Ybarra-Frausto! Panelists will discuss their involvement in the production of Sylvie Blocher's videos with a focus on the role of political activism and community engagement in making art.

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October First Friday

Join us for First Friday and see our new fall exhibitions, while you're here enjoy a performance by Jesse Amado! And remember, First Friday are always FREE!

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Opening of Fall Exhibitions

Join us as we celebrate the opening of five new exhibitions—Monarchs: Brown and Native Artists in the Path of the Butterfly, Color of Confusion, Gesamtkunstwerk, Unearthed: Desenterrado, and in the BSC MOSAIC Student Gallery – Transitions.

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CLOSED FOR INSTALLATION

BSC is closed for installation September 10 – October 3, 2018.

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September First Friday & Gary Sweeney Book Release Party!

Join us on September 7th for First Friday! Not only is it your last weekend to see our current exhibitions but we will be hosting Gary Sweeney's "Manhattan Beach Memoir" book release and signing party!

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BSC Members Drink & Draw

We welcome Blue Star Contemporary Members to join artist Andrei Renteria for our next BSC Members Drink and Draw! Join us in the gallery for drinks, art, and conversation — all materials provided, but please register so we have enough for everyone!

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FILM FRIDAY

Join us for our public program Film Friday at BSC. For this program, films are presented in dialogue with current exhibitions. Come early, tour the exhibitions, and see what connections you can make.

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H-E-B FAMILY SATURDAY

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 exhibitions for FREE every First Friday!  While down here you can check out all of the other happenings in the Blue Star Arts Complex and grab some dinner.

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Opening Reception for MOSAIC EPOCH exhibition

Join us as we celebrate the opening of our MOSAIC Student Artist Program's exhibition EPOCH at The Julia Yates Semmes Library.

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BERLIN BRUNCH WITH AMADA MILLER AND ANDREI RENTERIA

Join BSC Berlin Residency Program Alumni Amada Miller and Andrei Renteria as they discuss their experience at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien as part of the Blue Star Contemporary Berlin Residency Program.

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REGARDING THE DISCARDED WITH CARRIE DICKASON

Learn about contemporary art through hands-on activities. Discover how From Underfoot: Breaking through Surface and Ground exhibiting artist Carrie Dickason considers post-consumer materials in her large-format work.

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July First Friday

Bring your friends and family to enjoy our exhibitions for FREE every First Friday!  While down here you can check out all of the other happenings in the Blue Star Arts Complex and grab some dinner.

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MOSAIC STUDENT ARTIST GRADUATION CEREMONY

Join us in celebrating our Senior graduating class of MOSAIC Student Artists! All year we have seen our students balance the demands of school and a developing studio practice with determination and commitment. We celebrate this great milestone in their lives and wish seven of our participating students the best as they move towards their future.

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DINNERTIME TALK WITH GARY SWEENEY

Join us for a conversation with artist Gary Sweeny as he discusses his current exhibition. This dinnertime chat gives guests the opportunity to interact and converse with the exhibiting artist in a relaxed and intimate setting.

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MARKET DAY AT BLUE STAR ARTS COMPLEX

This is a chance for you to come out and fully experience all that The Complex has to offer! If you’ve only been to the restaurants, now’s the time to check out the art. If you’ve only seen the art, pick a restaurant patio, and enjoy the food. There’s so much more for you to experience than you realize!

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June First Thursday & Opening of Summer Exhibitions

Join us as we celebrate the opening of four new exhibitions—From Underfoot: Breaking Through Surface and Ground, As Far As The Eye Can See, A Manhattan Beach Memoir, and Veo Mis Huesos! 

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Closed for Installation

The Blue Star Contemporary galleries will be closed for installation and the 28th Annual Red Dot Art Sale fundraiser. Please join us June 7, 2018, from 6-9 PM for the opening of four new exhibitions.

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28th 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 16, 2018. Red Dot Chairs Lauren Kate & Peter John Holt with a committee of friends and family, invite you to celebrate the 28th annual Red Dot.

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May First Friday & Closing of Current Exhibitions

It's the last weekend to see our current exhibitions Common Currents and Manifest! Bring your friends and family to enjoy our exhibitions for FREE every First Friday!  While down here you can check out all of the other happenings in the Blue Star Arts Complex and grab some dinner.

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Tricentennial Arts For All Day

San Antonio’s vibrant art community will be on full display during SA300’s Commemorative Week. Arts for All day will celebrate the unique culture and heritage of our region through artistic presentations and exhibitions.

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MOSAIC New Braunfels Mural Dedication

Join us and our MOSAIC Student Artists for the dedication of El Legado De Nuestra Jornada – The Legacy of Our Journey. This public mural, commissioned by The Historic Outdoor Art Museum in New Braunfels, is a timeline of Hispanic heritage dating from the 1680's to 1845.

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BSC AT CHERRITY BAR

Blue Star Contemporary has been selected as a Cherrity Bar Partner! For the entire month of April, San Antonio's first and only philanthropic bar is supporting us and two other nonprofits! Check out this fantastic, new, family-friendly hot spot. With every purchase, you get a token to vote for your favorite nonprofit (a.k.a Blue Star Contemporary)!

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Cherrity Bar Drink & Draw

Bring the family and join us for a great afternoon of artmaking, food, and drinks at our next Drink and Draw. Any food or drink purchase earns you tokens to vote for your favorite nonprofit beneficiary.

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HEB Family Saturday

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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Black Box Lunch with Wendel A. White

Join us for a lunch conversation featuring artist Wendel White as he discusses his exhibition Manifest, on April 12 at 12 PM. This lunchtime chat gives guests the opportunity to interact and converse with the exhibiting artist in a relaxed and intimate setting.

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BSC at VIVA Hemisfair

Hemisfair is turning 50 and Blue Star Contemporary is excited to take part in the celebration! Join BSC, Hemisfair, and many other of our beloved community organizations for a weekend festival of heritage and culture!

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Red Dot Collectors Preview

Join Blue Star Contemporary and Red Dot Chairs Lauren Kate and Peter J. Holt and Red Dot Honorary Patrons Alice and Eric Foultz to learn how you can become a Red Dot collector, be introduced to artists' works ready to collect, and enjoy a tour of the AT&T Center's extensive private collection led by the curator and one of this year's Honorary Patrons, Alice Carrington Foultz.

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Performance Sessions with Mila Hundertmark

Join performance and multimedia artist Mila Hundertmark for Performance Sessions. Participants from all walks of life and with no performance experience are encouraged and welcomed!

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Big Give Artwork Treasure Hunt

This year for the Big Give we are leading an Artwork Treasure Hunt and everyone who donates to Blue Star Contemporary through the Big Give website on March 22nd, 2018 will receive a clue to hunt down some artwork!

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Berlin Brunch Featuring Ethel Shipton & Jared Theis

Join BSC Berlin Residency Program Alumni Ethel Shipton and Jared Theis as they discuss their experience at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien as the sole US residents. This small intimate setting is an opportunity to get unfettered access to the artists and residency program while joining the international art dialogue in San Antonio.

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CAM Kick Off Party & First Friday

Don’t miss the Contemporary Art Month (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. Not only will we be announcing our 2018/2019 BSC Berlin Residents but this celebration will feature beats and tasty treats.

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FILM FRIDAY | Through A Lens Darkly

Join us for our FREE public program Film Friday at BSC. For this program, films are presented in dialogue with current exhibitions. Come early, tour the exhibitions, and see what connections you can make. Complimentary Ricos Popcorn and water provided.

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BSC & Mondo Nation Present the WE ART YOU Concert featuring Waxahatchee

February is the month of love—and we LOVE YOU! We are pleased to announce that we’re partnering with our friend Mondo Nation at Paper Tiger for an extraordinary event – Waxahatchee is performing a rare, acoustic set at Blue Star Contemporary!

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Exhibition Opening and February First Friday

Thursday, February 1, 2018  |  6-9 PM & First Friday, February 2, 2018  |  12-9 PM

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January First Friday

January 5, 2018  |  12-9 PM

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2017

Yoga in the Gallery with Mobile Om

Mobile Om leads this weekly class during our fall exhibition cycle

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Care Package Workshop

December 7, 2017 | 6–8 PM

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December First Friday

December 1, 2017  |  12-9 PM

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H-E-B Family Night

November 17, 2017  |  5:30 - 8 PM

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Progressive Dinner

November 16, 2017 |  6:30-10:30 PM

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November First Friday

November 3, 2017  |  12-9 PM

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Art in the Park at Hemisfair

October 21, 2017 | 11 AM–1 PM

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We Eating Stuff

October 20, 2017 | 12–1 PM

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October First Friday

October 6, 2017  |  12-9 PM

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Museum Month San Antonio

October 5 - 29, 2017

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September First Friday

September 1, 2017  |  12-9 PM

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August First Friday

August 4, 2017  |  12-9 PM

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July Film Friday

July 21, 2017  |  6 PM

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July First Friday

July 7, 2017  |  6-9 PM

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Film Friday - WALL-E

June 16, 2017 | 4–6 PM

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27th Annual Red Dot Art Sale

May 17, 2017 | 6-10 PM

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H-E-B's Family Saturday

May 6, 2017 | 11 AM–4 PM

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Film Friday- Rivers and Tides

April 14, 2017 | 6-8:30 PM

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Luminaria Q & A

April 6, 2017 | 5:30-6:30 PM

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MOSAIC Opening at Semmes Library

March 25, 2017 | 4-6 PM

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CAM Kick-Off Party

March 2, 2017 | 6-9 PM

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BSC Members Drink & Draw

BSC Members please join us for this fun night featuring a drawing lesson with a side of drinks led by artist Sarah Fox!

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2016

Public Art Dedication Of Plexus C18

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 | 10AM

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Grand Re-Opening FIRST FRIDAY

November 4, 2016 | 5-10 PM

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Grand Re-Opening COMMUNITY DAY

November 5, 2016 | 12-5 PM

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YOGA IN THE GALLERY WITH MOBILE OM

Every Wednesday at 6:30 PM

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Membership Studio Tour

Thomas Cummins September 22, 2016 | 11:30 AM-1:30 PM

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Artist Talk With Kirsten Reynolds

August 4, 2016 | 12-1 PM

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First Thursday Opening Reception

August 4, 2016 | 6-9 PM

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Blue Star Red Dot

May 18, 2016 | 6-10 PM

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Big Give Performance Party

May 3, 2016 | 7-10 PM

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Justin Boyd Performance

April 28, 2016 | 6-7 PM

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Family Saturday

April 9, 2016 | 12 – 4 PM

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2015

MOSAIC Recruiting Event

December 22, 2014 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Exhibition Walk Through & Community Education Day

December 13, 2015 | 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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Back From Berlin Panel Discussion

May 6, 2015 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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2015 The Big Give

May 5, 2015 | 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

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2015 Family Day: Explore Public Art

March 28, 2015 | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Berlin Brunch With Chris Sauter

February 21, 2015 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Botanical Garden Walking Tour With Richard Hunt

January 13, 2015 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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An Evening With Richard Hunt

January 13, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Granito: How To Nail A Dictator Film Screening

January 8, 2016 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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2014

BERLIN BRUNCH FEATURING JUSTIN BOYD

December 13, 2014 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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#GIVINGTUESDAY 2014

December 2, 2014 | 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

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2014 BLUE STAR BLACK TIE BINGO

November 19, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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TOPOGRAPHIES OF GRACE

November 7, 2014 | 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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BLACK BOX LUNCH - LIBBY ROWE

Friday, August 1, 2014 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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PHOTOSYNTHESIZE YOUTH ART WORKSHOP WITH JENELLE ESPARZA

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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COMPASS ROSE DEDICATION

Thursday, July 10, 2014 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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BASIC LOOMING

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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SPINNING YARNS: PHOTOGRAPHIC STORYTELLERS

June 5, 2014 - August 3, 2014

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