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Visual Arts Spring 2013…

Visual Arts presentations for Spring semester

Visual Arts Spring 2013

Art exhibits and lectures Spring 2013
San Antonio College

The San Antonio College Visual Arts program, part of the Fine Arts Department,  has announced exhibits and lectures for the Spring semester.   All events are free and open to the public, though seating is limited.
The SAC Visual Arts Center Gallery (VAC), is located at Lewis and W. Dewey.
Three of the lectures are part of SAC's Women's History Week events, March 4, 6 and 7.
For additional information, call Debra Schafter, at 210-486-1042.

February/March Exhibitions

First Floor, Visual Arts Gallery
Nicholas Wood, “Objects+ Drawings”
Nicholas Wood’s background in painting “frequently manifests itself in hybrid forms” related to painting, drawing and sculpture. His intrigue with sculptural, spatially interactive form combines with the frontal illusionistic quality of painting to produce a body of work that reflects delight in ambiguity and evokes discovery.

Please join us for the Second Friday Tobin Hill Art Walk & opening reception.
When: 5-8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8, 2013,
Where: First Floor, Visual Arts Center Gallery
Exhibition Dates: Feb. 8 - March 27
Exhibit is sponsored by the Visual Arts Program of San Antonio College and featured in the 2013 Contemporary Art Month calendar.

Second Floor, Visual Arts Gallery:
H. Jennings Sheffield “Tethered” & Gissette Padilla “Recent Works”
Artists Sheffield and Padilla explore aspects of memory in their artwork in a complementary manner that reflects stages of awareness from childhood to womanhood.

Through March 27, 2013
Artist’s Talk: Monday, March 4, Noon-1 p.m., VAC, Room 120
Artists Reception: Monday March 4, 1-3 p.m., Second Floor, Visual Arts Gallery
Sponsored by the Visual Arts Program and the Women’s History Committee

This event is an official 2013 CAM Event:

H. Jennings Sheffield “Tethered”
“Tethered” is a visual exploration of the technology’s effect on the artist’s multiple roles as professor, artist, wife and mother. Contemporary wireless connectivity creates porous boundaries between these traditionally separate areas, intermingling and confusing the actions and attention given to each. Sheffield’s photographic imagery mathematically combines multiple images shot during the same hour, on different days. Once compressed, as in real life the different events are visible, but inevitably merge into a singular life experience. Sheffield currently resides in Waco, Texas as a studio artist and lecturer at Baylor University.

Gissette Padilla “Recent Works”
Padilla’s fragmented and layered imagery investigates memory as a continual process of reconstruction, perception and imagination. Combining painting, drawing and printmaking techniques, she constructs cryptic spaces informed by incomplete memories, photographs and sensations of her personal and familial past. Native to Venezuela, Padilla received her MFA from University of Texas-San Antonio and her BFA from University of Houston, where currently lives and works.

April/ May Exhibitions

First and Second Floor, Visual Arts Gallery
2013 Visual Arts Annual Juried Student Exhibition
Opening Reception: 4:30-7 p.m., Thursday, April 25
Awards Ceremony, 5 p.m.

Monday, March 4, 10 a.m., VAC, Room 120
Women of the Armory Show, Marleen Hoover, Adjunct Professor, San Antonio College

Monday, March 4, 11 a.m., VAC, Room 120
The Importance and Struggles of Researching Women in the History of Art Education: Volunteer Docents from the Junior League,
Elizabeth Roath, Director of Programs at the Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas

Artist Lectures:
Monday, March 4, Noon, VAC, Room 120; exhibit reception to follow in gallery. (Women's History Week event).
H. Jennings Sheffield and Gissette Padilla
Artists Sheffield and Padilla explore aspects of memory in their artwork in a complementary manner that reflects stages of awareness from childhood to

Artist Lecture:
Thursday, March 21, 7-8 p.m., McCreless Auditorium
From Art to Nature, Paul Zwietnig-Rotterdam

Artist, philosopher and teacher, Paul Zwietnig-Rotterdam is recognized as one of the most influential Austrian personalities of the past half-century. Born in Vienna, Rotterdam completed his education in art at the Wiener Kunstakademien and studied philosophy at the Universität Wien (Vienna). Between 1968 and 1987 he taught at the Visual Arts Center at Harvard University, while also serving as visiting professor at the Cooper Union School of Art (1975), the University of Texas at San Antonio (1979-1980), Columbia University (1982) and the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Vienna (1994-1995).
Today, his drawings, paintings, sculpture and installations are the subject of five books and are represented in over twenty-five major museum collections, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Musée de Nice and the Musée d’Art Moderne-Beaugourg (Paris). His enormous contributions as an artist, theoretician and teacher earned him the esteemed Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art from the Federal Minister for Education, Art and Culture in 2007.
This event, sponsored by the Visual Arts Program of the Department of Fine Arts and the Student Activities Fee Committee, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 210-486-1042.

Thursday, April 4, 10:50 a.m. to Noon, VAC Room 120
13th Annual Spring Student Symposium in Art History




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