Fine and Performing Arts

Spring 2022 Events
Exhibit and performance calendar update in progress.


OCT 11, 2021 - APRIL 18, 2022 | NVC Faculty Exhibition | PCA GALLERY

Gallery talks with faculty TBA in early Spring

Community Poetry Reading
April 13 from 12:30pm-1:30pm

Local poets will respond to the art on display and hold a public reading in the gallery


FEB 1 - MAR 20 | Still Life - Ana Fernandez | ONLINE EXHIBIT
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Curated by Diana Kersey

Sponsored by the Student Activity Fee

Ana Fernandez is a San Antonio-based painter who creates enigmatic street scenes exploring the diverse landscapes of Latino communities of South Texas. Fernandez holds an MFA from UCLA and is the current 2020 recipient of the Blackwell Prize in Painting. Her work is included in many permanent collections including the City of San Antonio, San Antonio Museum of Art, Brownsville Museum of Art and the Linda Pace Foundation. Most recent exhibitions include the Art Museum of South Texas, Artpace, Ruby City and the McNay Art Museum. Fernandez has also received acclaim with her food truck, the Institute of Chili. The enterprise began as a historical project exploring the cuisine and entrepreneurship of Mexican American women during the turn of the century. This work has been included in several scholarly publications, books and television programs, which cite it’s cultural and historical significance.

MARCH 12 - MAY 1 | I Remember Everything, Lithographs by Kathryn Polk

Curated by Rachael M. Bower

Sponsored by the Student Activity Fee


Virtual Artist Talk with Kathryn Polk

March 23, 2022 • 11:00am-12:15pm

Check back for RSVP link

MAY 1 - AUG 26 | Annual Juried Student Exhibit | PCA GALLERY

NVC Annual Juried Student Exhibition
Curated by Esteban Delgado

Check back for submission deadline.
Opening reception TBA
MAY 1 - AUG 22 | Summer High School Art Exhibit

Curated by Jack Robbins

Sponsored by NVC Fine Art
Online exhibit with selected works in Ventana Gallery.







Voice Calendar in progress!
Check back for guest artist workshops/talk series, faculty performance and NVC Choir recitals.

Presented by NVC Music
Dr. Minkyung Lee, Assistant Professor of Voice / Director of Choral Activities


MARCH 30 | Lux Musicae, A Recital of Texas Composers

Lux Musicae
A Recital of Texas Composers

Directed by John Godoy
Sponsored by Student Activity Fee

This concert will feature new works by composers who are currently Texas residents, making students and the general public aware, and accessible to, local and state talent. The concert will also be an opportunity for students and the public to meet the composers.

l. Concentration Camp by Edna Aleiandra Longoria (McAllen)
2. Lux for String Orchestra by Joel Love (Austin)
3. Guitar Concerto No. 2 by Mark Francis (Corpus Christi)
4. A new work by Barry Brake (San Antonio) TBA

Date: Wednesday, March 30
Time: 7:30pm
Admission: Free
Location: Palmetto Theatre

  • The Palmetto Center for the Arts opened in 2009 as a product of community leadership, vision and unwavering determination to bring fine and performing arts to the Northwest area of San Antonio. The arts complex offers the finest facility and programs to those who join us in celebrating the arts.

    The fine and performing arts programs at Northwest Vista College engage students and enrich their skills needed to give life to creative impulses—on stage, in the studio, and in the concert hall. Our emerging artists interact and learn from community professionals and visiting artists from across the country and abroad. 

  • We believe that the arts have always been and always will be a meaningful force in human life. Northwest Vista College is dedicated to making the arts a living presence within our neighboring communities. Art lovers who support the development of artists help to enrich the human experience. 

    Our goal is to cultivate the imagination and technical skills of artists who will reinvigorate existing works and create new masterpieces that will grip the heart and thrill the mind. We welcome the diversity that sustains our community and empowers our voice through art and artistry. 

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