2014 SAFOTO Web Galleries (Link)


2014 FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA Exhibitions Catalog (PDF)

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2014 SAFOTO Web Galleries Featured Artists 

MAMI KIYOSHI (Japan/France) 
New Reading Portraits
Curated by Michael Mehl
SAFOTO Web Galleries

Curated by Michael Mehl
SAFOTO Web Galleries

Reparto Camilo Cienfuegos #1, Havana, Cuba, 2012
ÉCUYER (France)
Here Soon
Curated by Michael Mehl
SAFOTO Web Galleries

Late Colors

Curated by Michael Mehl
SAFOTO Web Galleries

The “Usual” People
Curated by Krzysztof Jurecki
SAFOTO Web Galleries

Perversion Is The Poetry Of The Body
Curated by Krzysztof Jurecki
SAFOTO Web Galleries


2014 FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA Exhibitions & Events Calendar

• SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 2014 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

(San Antonio, TX)

The Silent World

Musical Bridges Art Gallery
23705 IH-10 West, Suite 101, San Antonio, TX 78257

Opening reception: Saturday, August 23, 2014, 5 – 8 pm
Exhibit on display: August 23 – October 10, 2014
Viewing hours: Mon – Fri, 10 am – 3 pm
Contact: Diana Tatu (210) 464-1534 | diana.mbaw@gmail.com
For after-hours viewing appointments: Anya Grokhovski (210) 725-1137

• THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––


Somos San Antonio – We Are San Antonio : San Antonio Faces At Historic Places

Villa Finale Visitor Center

122 Madison, San Antonio, TX 78204
(210) 223-9800 | villafinale@savingplaces.org | www.villafinale.org

Opening reception: Thursday, August 28, 2014, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Exhibit on display: August 28 – October 3, 2014
Viewing hours: Tue, 12 – 4 pm; Wed – Fri, 9:30 am – 4 pm; and by appointment
Contact: Sylvia Gonzalez (210) 223-9800, extension 34323 | sgonzalez@savingplaces.org

• FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

(San Antonio, TX)

Havana Now – Habana Hoy

Co-sponsored by Bihl Haus Arts

Southwest Workers Union
1416 East Commerce Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

Opening reception: Friday, August 29, 2014, 6 – 9 pm
Exhibit on display: August 29, 2014 – October 4, 2014
Viewing hours: Mon – Fri, 12 – 8 pm; Sat, 12 – 4 pm; closed Sunday
Contact: Kimberly Rendon (210) 299-2666 | kimberly@swunion.org
Eric Lane (210) 732-6564 | eflane@swbell.net

Havana Now is a series of enhanced digital color images printed on canvas. At first glance, the images are of the streets and people of Havana, Cuba. Personally, these images have a deeper meaning. They represent how far I have come from those fear-laden days of my childhood when I built a ‘nuclear shelter’ under the playhouse in our backyard, to today when I know it’s well past time to end the longest embargo in U.S. history. They reflect my own evolution, philosophically, creatively, and politically, from the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 to my trip to Cuba in 2012. I hope this exhibit is not only a feast for your eyes but also a window into the beautiful soul that is Cuba.

• MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

(San Antonio, TX)


5003 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 828-6860 | info@cappyccinos.com | www.cappyccinos.com

No opening reception
Exhibit on display: August 10 – September 21, 2014
Viewing hours: Mon – Thu, 11 am – 10 pm; Fri – Sat, 11 am – 11 pm; closed Sunday
Contact: Chelle Delaney (210) 240-4005 | caridela@gmail.com

• TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––


Art Historian | Executive Director – The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University

210 West Gallery Talk – Politics Of Portraiture

Briscoe Western Art Museum
210 West Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 299-4499 | info@briscoemuseum.org | http://briscoemuseum.org

Gallery talk: Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 6:30 pm
Free with museum admission
Museum open until 9 pm for the 210 West Gallery Talks, the first Tuesday of every month

• TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 – San Marcos –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

(New York, NY)

Man And Beast – Photographs From Mexico And India

Based on a new book in the Wittliff Collections’ Southwestern & Mexican Photography Book Series

Curated by Dr. David Coleman
Art Historian | Executive Director – The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University

The Wittliff Collections
Alkek Library, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX 78666
(512) 245-2313 | thewittliffcollections@txstate.edu | www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu

No opening reception
Exhibit on display: January 21 – December 7, 2014
Viewing hours: Mon – Fri, 8 am – 5 pm (Thu, 8 am – 7pm)
Sat, 11 am – 5 pm; Sun, 2 – 6 pm
Contact: Michele Miller (512) 245-1442 | m.miller@txstate.edu

Free admission

The Exhibition

The Wittliff Collections present a new exhibition and book: Man and Beast – Photographs from Mexico and India by Mary Ellen Mark

Organized and curated by Dr. David Coleman, the exhibition Man and Beast: Photographs from Mexico and India includes more than 90 photographs by Mary Ellen Mark from the Wittliff Collections’ permanent holdings. Recognized as one of America’s most respected and influential photographers, Mark has been creating uniquely sensitive and expressive images of people around the world for nearly 50 years. Many of the people represented in this exhibition are performers and trainers with various itinerant circuses in Mexico and India.

Mark describes the circus as “a universal form of theater.” “It incorporates,” she writes, “so many things —beauty, irony, poetry, tragedy.” The circus also provides a launching point to explore other themes that pervade Mark’s work and are particularly prevalent in Man and Beast: the mutability of identity through costume and performance; hope, humor, and faith in difficult circumstances; and the innate human (and animal) need for contact and community—in the fullest range of its meaning.

The Book

Man and Beast: Photographs from Mexico and India by Mary Ellen Mark, from the University of Texas Press, is part of the Wittliff Collections’ Southwestern & Mexican Photography Book Series. The 12 x 12 inch volume includes 116 black-and-white plates made from Mark’s photographs in the Wittliff’s permanent holdings. It also features a conversation between Mark and Melissa Harris, editor-in-chief of Aperture Foundation, covering Mark’s lifelong passion for animals, her experiences photographing them in circuses with their trainers, and her efforts to portray the humanity of animals and the lurking beast within humans. Signed copies are available for purchase through the Wittliff’s online store.

Mary Ellen Mark

Man and Beast: Photographs from Mexico and India is Mary Ellen Mark’s nineteenth book. Her other monographs include Seen Behind the Scene, Exposure, Falkland Road, and Ward 81. Her photo essays and portraits have appeared in such publications as LIFE, New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Texas Monthly, and Vanity Fair. Mark’s many honors include the Cornell Capa Award from the International Center of Photography, the Infinity Award for Journalism, Photographer of the Year Award from the Friends of Photography, the World Press Award for Outstanding Body of Work throughout the Years, the Victor Hasselblad Cover Award, and two Robert F. Kennedy Awards. Her photographs have been collected by major museums in the United States, Europe, and Australia.

• WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Apple Collection, Genvea, New York
(Denton, TX)

Seeds, Science, Sustenance And Snacks

Curated by Scott A. Sherer Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Art History | Director of the UTSA Art Gallery and Satellite Space
Department of Art and Art History – The University of Texas at San Antonio

UTSA Art Gallery – UTSA Main Campus
One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249

Opening reception: Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 6 – 8 pm
Exhibit on display: September 3 – October 3, 2014
Viewing hours: Tue – Fri, 10 am – 4 pm; Sat, 1 – 4 pm; and by appointment
Artist lecture: Thursday, September 4, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, Art Building, Room 3.01.18A
Contact: Laura Crist (210) 458-4391 | laura.crist@utsa.edu

Dornith Doherty documents the spark of life within tiny plantlets and seeds. Beginning in 2008, Doherty has been working on a project titled Archiving Eden, which was inspired by the completion of the historic Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway. Seed banks respond to the severity of climate change and political instability with reserve systems. In a range of photographs from her global travels, Doherty investigates the relationships among scientists, volunteers, and governments. Her work combines scientific data and visual fascination, pursuing a poetic tone that ponders both a macro and micro scale. Seeds, Science, Sustenance, and Snacks: The Photography of Dornith Doherty concentrates on agro-biodiversity, with stunning sections regarding plants in culture, with themes regarding potatoes and the Irish diaspora, Texas plants, and x-ray images of contemporary snack foods that relate the domestication of corn centuries ago to today’s chips, cereals, sweeteners, and plastics. Doherty is a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow, a 1994 Fulbright Fellow, and University Distinguished Research Professor at the University of North Texas.

• THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

(San Antonio, TX)

Music And Mortar

Curated by Brian St. John
Associate Professor | Chair of the Department of Art – Saint Mary’s University

Saint Mary’s University – Louis J. Blume Library Gallery
One Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio, TX 78228
(210) 436-3430 | http://lib.stmarytx.edu

Opening reception: Thursday, September 4, 2014, 4 – 5:30 pm
Exhibit on display: September 4 – 25, 2014
Viewing hours: Mon – Thu, 7:45 am – Midnight; Fri, 7:45 am – 6 pm
Sat, 1 – 6 pm; Sun, 1 pm – Midnight
Contact: Brian St. John (210) 473-8331 | bstjohn@stmarytx.edu

Annette Crawford – In this exhibit, my love for both live music and historic preservation have joined to become Music And Mortar. I’m a writer, editor and photographer, but not necessarily in that order. Originally from St. Louis, I’ve called San Antonio home for the last nine years. My love of photography comes from my Pop; I now own his treasured Zeiss Ikon and will one day work up the nerve to actually use it. I can’t remember when I wasn’t taking photos, but I had a renewed sense of purpose in 2010 when I began to contemplate life after retirement. I was able to put my love of photography together with my love of live music when Sam’s Burger Joint allowed me to take photos of their shows. Since then I’ve posted nearly 5,000 photos to their Flickr site. The gig at Sam’s led to shooting for the San Antonio Blues Society, then to the Majestic Theatre, the San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation, The Rivard Report, and since January 2014, the Aztec Theatre. Growing up in St. Louis, I lived in a house that was built in 1870. I believe that cultivated my passion for historic preservation, which led to volunteering for the OHP. I also write a blog called The Groovy Gringa. It allows me to free my thoughts on things I love. I have a day job, which leaves many people asking me how I manage to keep the pace of all the things I do. While I like my day job, I absolutely love all the cool things I get to do when I get off work – stuff of my choosing. It gives me all the energy I need.

• THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

(San Antonio, TX)

Out In The Wild – A Texas Portfolio

Curated by Irene Abrego

San Antonio College Library – Moody Learning Center, 4th Floor
1300 San Pedro Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 486-0554 | http://alamo.edu/sac/library

Opening reception: Thursday, September 4, 2014, 4 – 7 pm
Exhibit on display: August 25 – December 5, 2014
Viewing hours: Mon – Fri, 9 am – 6 pm
Contact: Dr. Alice Johnson, Library Director (210) 486-0902 | ajohnson235@alamo.edu

Mark Magavern – I started this project in a quest to capture the beauty of Texas west of the Pecos. Sometimes, you have to look closely to find it. Beauty is all around. Trekking through the mountains of West Texas, I found hidden treasures. Enveloped by the Chihuahua Desert, light filters through majestic mountains to create beautiful sunrises and sunsets. The sweet smell of creosote fills the air with the scent of a desert rain and the constant breezes cool the long days. The desert can be ruthless. To paraphrase Mark Twain, “If you don’t like the weather in Texas now, just wait a few minutes.” The heat of the baking afternoon desert can quickly kick up dangerous thunderstorms or flash floods through dry gully beds.

• THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––


(San Antonio, TX)

Photo Contemplo

Curated and organized by Patsy Sasek

Cathedral House Gallery
111 Torcido Drive, San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 824-5387 | www.dwtx.org

Opening reception: Thursday, September 4, 2014, 6 – 8 pm
Open gallery with the artists: Sunday, September 14, 2014, 2 – 5 pm
Exhibit on display: September 4 – October 15, 2014
Viewing hours: Mon – Fri, 9 am – 5 pm
Contact: Marjorie George (210) 824-5387 | marjorie.george@dwtx.org

• THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––


Straight From Spain

Curated by Patricia Ruiz-Healy

Presented in collaboration with Blanca Berlín Galería in Madrid

Ruiz-Healy Art
201-A East Olmos Drive, San Antonio, TX 78212
info@ruizhealyart | www.ruizhealyart.com

Opening reception: Thursday, September 4, 2014, 6 – 8 pm
Exhibit on display: September 4 – October 4, 2014
Viewing hours: Tue – Sat, 11 am – 4 pm
Contact: Alana Coates, Assistant Director (210) 804-2219 | alana@ruizhealyart.com

Born in 1951 in Barcelona, and living in Madrid since 1970, Isabel Muñoz is entranced by dance. Her photographs of the body –clothed, nude, and costumed– reverberate with motion. Her appreciation for dance derives from her own personal practice of the art. Whether she photographs the body in motion or at rest, Muñoz celebrates corporal vitality. Often, only hands are seen, a head is out of frame, or twirling fabric obscures the shot; these are fleeting glances of movement observed by someone that knows motion intimately. Working primarily in black and white, and utilizing the dramatic chiaroscuros inherent to platinum prints, Muñoz’s tableaux are carefully constructed scenes that hint at personal, intimate narratives. Photographs by Muñoz are in many international collections, including Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain; Foto Colectania, Barcelona, Spain; Maison Européenne de la Photographie, París, France; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA; and Museum Of Fine Arts Houston, USA.

Born in 1958 in Madrid, where he currently lives, Juan Manuel Castro Prieto is a trained economist whose mathematical skills underlie his visionary landscapes, carefully wrought architectural studies, and unsettling reportages of politically charged social terrains. Coming to photography as a self-taught enthusiast in 1970, albeit with a background in science, Prieto has developed travel photography into fantastical formal studies that escape the limits of exoticism. Prieto has exhibited widely, including at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France; Instituto Gaudi, Lima, Peru; Orsay Museum, Paris, France. Among his many publications are Perú, Viaje Al Sol, 2001; Etiopía, 2009, both published in Madrid by Lunwerg, and Bodas De Sangre, Madrid, 2011, published by La Fábrica.

• THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––


Momentary Realities

Curated by Susan Oliver Heard

Cinnabar Art Gallery
1420 South Alamo, Suite 147, San Antonio, TX 78210 (Blue Star Arts Complex)

Opening reception: Thursday, September 4, 2014, 6:30 – 9 pm
Artist talk during opening reception
Exhibit on display: September 4 – November 1, 2014
Viewing hours: Wed – Sun, Noon – 6 pm; Mon – Tue by appointment
Contact: Susan Oliver Heard (210) 557-6073 | susantelluride@gmail.com

Light as we perceive it gives us only a brief glimpse of the momentary realities in which we exist. August Muth

This exhibit takes the viewer on a journey outside the camera box. The artists in this exhibit use the camera, parts of the camera, scanning devices, the collection of attributed images, or projection processes to produce the images in their work. Through different techniques they capture Momentary Realities and infuse them with personal meaning.

Rodolfo Choperena is a visual artist from Mexico City living in San Antonio. Self taught, Rodolfo developed a unique photographic process involving long exposures and movement, in which the abstraction process occurs completely in the camera. The resulting images are thus reinterpretations of original realities. His work has been included in many solo and group exhibitions, and has received several significant awards.

From 1985 through 1991 Anne Doran made slyly narrative wall-based sculpture from appropriated public images in wide circulation. Her constructs speak of the commodification of desire, the loss of self, and the dynamics of power relations in modern culture. Although the work in the exhibit is from thirty or forty years ago, it is particularly relevant to our contemporary culture of shared imagery.

For more than 30 years August Muth has been an internationally exhibiting artist and a pioneer in the exploration of light through holography. My intent is to reveal a cognitive holographic dimension within our ordinary experiences of light, and to stimulate a dialogue between the ordinary and the extraordinary planes of understanding. This in turn may expand our perceptions, increase our acceptance of the unknown, and facilitate the evolution of our culture toward systems that are more holistically integrated.

Allison Wade has an MFA from Cornell University and a wonderful sense of humor. Her C-prints include whimsical photographs juxtaposed with poignant text exchanges from relationship break-ups; a combination that makes one laugh at the emotional cruelty humans can exact on each other. As part of a cathartic process, she divulges whether she’s the author or recipient of the text.

Sally Weber received her Masters from MIT and has exhibited extensively in the United States, Germany, Denmark, Japan, and Australia. She has received numerous awards for her holographic light installations. At Cinnabar, Sally is showing large-scale images made from scans as well as several of her holographic works.

• FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––



Revealing Mexico – The Colors Of My City
Revelando México – Los Colores De Mi Ciudad

UNAM San Antonio
600 Hemisfair Plaza Way, Building 333, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 222-8626 | www.unamsanantonio.org

Opening reception: Friday, September 5, 2014, 6:30 pm
Exhibit on display: September 5 – October 3, 2014
Viewing hours: Mon – Thu, 9 am – 6 pm; Fri, 9 am – 3 pm; closed Sat – Sun
Contact: Jake Pacheco (210) 222-8626, extension 232 | jap@unam.mx

• FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

(San Antonio, TX)

The Street Is Your Museum

Curated by Barbara Dean Hendricks
With Deborah Keller-Rihn, Emily Denman Thuss and Jane Lewis
Exhibition & Curatorial Assistants: Sylvia Gonzalez and Jack C. Steele

Keller-Rihn Studio & Gallery
1420 South Alamo, Building B, Upstairs, San Antonio, TX 78210 (Blue Star Arts Complex)

Opening reception: Friday, September 5, 2014, 5 – 9 pm
Exhibit on display: September 5 – 30, 2014
Viewing hours: Wed, Fri, Sat, 1 – 4 pm; and by appointment
Contact: Deborah Keller-Rihn (210) 800-5441 | kellerrihnstudio@yahoo.com

Images from this exhibit are also on display at the Villa Finale Visitor Center – Saltillo Room (122 Madison, San Antonio, TX 78204, (210) 223-9800), in conjunction with Villa Finale’s San Antonio Faces At Historic Places Fotoseptiembre exhibit.

This exhibition was twelve years in the making. Born of a desire by Tommy Adams and Emily Denman Thuss to document and preserve the stories of San Antonio’s gifted artisans, and to educate others about the specialized techniques and tools they use to protect and preserve the rich architectural heritage of San Antonio and South Texas.

These men and women, with their unique skills in traditional crafts, restore and repair landmarks like San Fernando Cathedral and the Alamo; preserve historical neighborhoods; enhance public spaces filled with useful pleasures like faux-bois foot bridges and talapas; and create unique facades for schools, churches and courthouses. All gifted, yet humble, mostly unknown to the public, their art is all around us –just waiting to be noticed and appreciated.

The photographs in this exhibition were originally exhibited at the 2007 Association of General Contractors National Convention, but have yet to be seen by the public at large. The artisans may change, one has died since the book project (The Building Arts of South Texas: Stories of Endangered Building Arts & The Craftspeople Who Keep Them Alive) began. But the work lives on –the craft timeless, and the buildings still stand, proudly, all around us.

• FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

(San Antonio, TX)

Echoes – Reconstructions Of Images Past

Say Sí
1518 South Alamo, San Antonio, TX 78204

Opening reception: Friday, September 5, 2014, 6 – 9 pm
Exhibit on display: September 5 – 19, 2014
Viewing hours: Mon – Sat, 11 am – 6 pm
Contact: Stephen Guzman (210) 212-8666 | stephen@saysi.org

SAY Sí, San Antonio’s premier creative youth-development organization, presents new mixed-media photography works that reinterpret vintage and found images through contemporary approaches and media. This process-driven exhibition will allow students to reflect modern perspectives on photography by printing, cutting, and rebuilding selected graphic elements of images of the past. Guided by these source images, young artists will illustrate the fine line between past and present by deconstructing and reconstructing photographs through physical and digital manipulation.

• FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 – New Braunfels ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

(San Antonio, TX)


Huisache Grill
303 West San Antonio Street, New Braunfels, TX 78130
(830) 620-9001 | restaurant@huisache.com | www.huisache.com

No opening reception
Exhibit on display: September 5 – October 5, 2014
Viewing hours: Daily, 11 am – 10 pm
Contact: Chelle Delaney (210) 240-4005 | caridela@gmail.com

• SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2014 – Austin ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

(Austin, TX)

Punto De Vista

Curated and organized by Leonard Hebert

La Peña
227 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 477-6007 | lapena227@gmail.com | www.lapena-austin.org

Opening reception: Saturday, September 6, 2014, 6 – 8 pm
Exhibit on display: September 1 – September 30, 2014
Viewing hours: Mon – Fri, 9 am – 6 pm; Sat, 9 am – 3 pm (extended hours for opening reception); closed Sunday
Contact: Leonard Hebert (512) 576-6204 | lfhebert2@gmail.com
Musical performance TBA

La Peña’s mission is to support artistic development, to provide exposure to emerging local visual artists, musicians, poets, and other performing artists, and to offer Austin residents the full spectrum of traditional and contemporary Latino art. This exhibit represents a sampling of the broad range of diverse photographers La Peña has the honor of working with and exhibiting.

• WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

(San Antonio, TX)

Timeless Icons – The San Antonio Missions

Curated by Michael Mehl

Presented with support from The City of San Antonio Department for Culture & Creative Development

City Of San Antonio International Center
203 South Saint Mary’s, San Antonio, TX 78205

Opening reception: Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 5 – 8 pm
Exhibit on display: September 1 – December 31, 2014
Viewing hours: Mon – Fri, 9 am – 5 pm
Contact: Al Rendon (210) 288-4900 | alrendon@satx.rr.com

Our missions remind us of our fabulous heritage, they remind us of a tremendous can-do spirit in the founders of San Antonio – the Spanish, the Franciscans and the indigenous people worked together to create these fabulous treasures that we have today, that we hope will be designated as World Heritage sites. The founders came to this area at a time when there was very little here, San Antonio was considered the “boondocks” of New Spain because there was nothing here. From almost bare earth, they created what now, almost 300 years later, are these structures that people come the world over to see, and that the community sees.

I think the community sees in these structures not only the spirit of San Antonio, but the spirit of the deep faith that brought the founders to build these monuments of faith, and the ongoing faith of the people who have used the churches for all these centuries, the people who have come to the churches every week and participate in the life of active parishes. So the missions represent history, they represent tradition, they represent culture, they represent faith, they represent spirituality. They are all of those things. And for the people who come to the missions, I think they represent something personal, something unique to every individual. As they come in, they are inspired; they may feel a sense of reverence, a sense of awe. Maybe they look at the artistic quality and they admire that and appreciate that. The missions tell each person that visits a different story. That’s why I think they are so wonderful, and such a treasure for our contemporary community.

Concepción is the only one that is completely unrestored in terms of the structure. These are the original walls, the original ceilings, the original towers. Concepcion was built on a site that is very rocky and firm, so it doesn’t move. The other missions were built on soil that moved to some degree, San Juan being the one that moved the most. So, over the centuries, those missions lost their roofs – the roofs caved in, and some of the walls fell down, so those missions were restored. We carefully researched and followed the original plan and how they were decorated and tried to follow that. Some of the other three are original and some is not. But I think the fact that they are active parishes today and have been active parishes over the course of 300 years off and on has added a lot to the fact that people wanted the missions enough to maintain their integrity to continue to be for new generations what they were for the previous generations.

Father David Garcia
Director of the Old Spanish Missions for the Archdiocese of San Antonio
Administrator, Mission Concepción Parish.

• WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

(San Antonio, TX)

Natural Visions

San Antonio College – William R. Sinkin EcoCentro 
1802 North Main Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78212

Opening reception: Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 5 – 8 pm
Exhibit on display: September 10 – 30, 2014
Viewing hours: Mon – Fri, 7:30 am – 7:30 pm; Sat, 9 am – Noon
Contact: Steven Lewis (210) 486-0417 | slewis71@alamo.edu

These images are photographers’ interpretations of the beauty and tragedy of Mother Earth. We have one world. In this closed system, we rely on the water, air and dirt that existed at the planet’s creation. Though Earth naturally recycles these elements, the balance of this perfection may be in peril. The majestic landscapes of mountains and plains, thundering rivers and waterfalls, glorious forests and farmland are threatened by man’s insatiable demands. Pioneering photographers were influential in conservation efforts to preserve the American wilderness for future generations. In appreciation of that tradition, the work of these seven photographers from San Antonio College reflects their reverence for the natural world and meditations on nature’s prospects.

• THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

KILA & RUSHARC (United Kingdom), SEOKMIN KO (South Korea)
SCOTT MARTIN (San Antonio, TX), JOHN PFAHL (Buffalo, NY)

Altering Space

Curated by Kathy Armstrong

Southwest School Of Art – Russell Hill Rogers Gallery 1 – Navarro Campus  
1201 Navarro, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 224-1848 | info@swschool.org | www.swschool.org

Opening reception: Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6 – 8 pm
Exhibit on display: September 11 – November 9, 2014
Viewing hours: Mon – Sat, 9 am – 5 pm; Sun, 11 am – 4 pm
Contact: Kathy Armstrong karmstrong@swschool.org

Photography & Landscape
Lecture by Victor Pagona, SSA Photography Department Chair
Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 7 pm | Free

These artists have altered spaces, whether natural, urban or imaginary, to create their own new place or to reinvent an existing landscape. The artist process is invested with time and making, whether through dioramas, hand-process or technology, and each photograph has a handmade component with visible evidence of that production. It is the juncture of real and imagined worlds that these artists explore.

• THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––


Long Long Journey To The Sea

Southwest School Of Art – Ursuline Hall Gallery – Ursuline Campus
300 Augusta, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 224-1848 | info@swschool.org | www.swschool.org

Opening reception: Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6 – 8 pm
Exhibit on display: September 11 – November 7, 2014
Viewing hours: Mon – Fri, 9 am – 5 pm; closed Sat & Sun
Contact: Kathy Armstrong karmstrong@swschool.org

Timothy McCoy, a recognized artist from Georgia, whose career was inspired by photography workshops at the Southwest School of Art from 1984-1985, returns to exhibit his latest portfolio. “These images of water transformed as it flows from the mountains to the sea were inspired by the premise that there is a correspondence between the inner, spiritual life and the structures in nature.” Timothy McCoy will teach a workshop at the SSA in the Fall of 2014.

• THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

(San Antonio, TX)

Forty Years Of Color

Southwest School Of Art – San Antonio Express News Gallery – Navarro Campus
1201 Navarro, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 224-1848 | info@swschool.org | www.swschool.org

Opening reception: Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6 – 8 pm
Exhibit on display: September 11 – November 9, 2014
Viewing hours: Mon – Sat, 9 am – 5 pm; Sun, 11 am – 4 pm
Contact: Kathy Armstrong karmstrong@swschool.org
Greg Kinney (210) 632-7575 | gkinney@satx.rr.com

Greg Kinney retired from a career in professional photography more than ten years ago. His career spanned four decades and produced thousands of commercial and non-commercial images. Always his own black and white printer, Kinney eschewed making color prints of his personal work due to the inherent instability of materials used in their production. Recent technology has changed all of that for the better, motivating Kinney to delve into dusty boxes of Kodachrome transparencies, a visual diary that lay unopened for many years.

• THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––



Curated and organized by Photohive

San Antonio Central Library
600 Soledad, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 207-2500 | www.mysapl.org

Opening reception: Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6 – 8 pm
Exhibit on display: September 11 – October 10, 2014
Viewing hours: Mon – Thu, 9 am – 9 pm; Fri – Sat, 9 am – 5 pm; Sun, 11 am – 5 pm
Contact: Sarah Sudhoff (646) 338-3997 | photohivesa@gmail.com

Related events on Friday September 12, 2014, 6 – 7 pm: Lectures by Joe Luna, Kallie Pfeiffer, and Rolando Sepulveda at the Southwest School of Art Russell Hill Rogers Lecture Hall, Navarro Campus, 1201 Navarro, San Antonio, TX 78205. Silent Auction to take place before lectures. Works at auction will be on display starting at 9 am. Auction closes at 5:45 pm. Visit www.photohive.org for a list of participating artists.

Photohive is a photographic non-profit supporting students from across the country in their artistic endeavors. We are dedicated to exhibiting high quality work and facilitating opportunities for emerging photographers. Join us for back-to-back evenings to learn more about the work of these three student artists, and help support Photohiveʼs mission.

• FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

(San Antonio, TX)
 (Austin, TX)

Ocular Insights

Curated by Cindy Palmer
Organized by Cindy Palmer, Megan Solis, and Alex Cerda

High Wire Arts
326 West Josephine Street, San Antonio, TX 78212
highwirearts@gmail.com | www.highwirearts.com

Opening reception: Friday, September 12, 2014, 6 – 10 pm
Exhibit on display: September 12 – October 3, 2014
Viewing hours: Mon – Fri, 10 am – 2 pm; Sat – Sun by appointment
Contact: Cindy Palmer (210) 827-7652 | cindypalmer.hwa@gmail.com
Megan Solis (210) 787-6101 | megsolis7@gmail.com
Alex Cerda (512) 845-5831 | cerda.alex85@gmail.com

• FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

(San Antonio, TX)

The Color Of Memory

Clamp Light Artist Studios & Gallery
1704 Blanco Road, Suite 104, San Antonio, TX 78212

Opening reception: Friday, September 12, 2014, 7 pm (Beacon Hill Second Friday)
Exhibit on display: September 12 – 28, 2014
Viewing hours: By appointment after opening reception
Contact: Tom Turner (512) 569-8134 | turner.tf@gmail.com

The Color Of Memory explores ideas of the sublime in nature through the three color photographic process of additive light. Memory and time are interwoven into the landscapes constructing idealized and whole false moments. Turner uses the quintessential landscapes of national parks to drive home the mixture of these elements often allowing park visitors to obstruct the view obscuring the natural elements entirely.

• SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2014 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

(San Antonio, TX)

Sarah Sudhoff – Supply And Demand

Curated by Celeste Wackenhut

French & Michigan
115 Michigan Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78201
(210) 378-0961 | gallery@frenchandmichigan.com | www.frenchandmichigan.com

Opening reception with artist performance: Saturday, September 13, 2014, 2 pm
Exhibit on display: September 13 – October 11, 2014
Viewing hours: By appointment after opening reception
Contact: Celeste Wackenhut (210) 452-4840 | celeste@frenchandmichigan.com

San Antonio photographer Sarah Sudhoff presents her first solo exhibition with French & Michigan Gallery featuring her recent series Supply And Demand. Turning to the politics of breastfeeding, Sudhoff pulls from her inability to produce enough milk for her then-young son as inspiration for documented performances, milk typologies, self-portraits, and sculpture. The milk serves as subject and metaphor for feelings of loss and failure felt by so many mothers, while highlighting the way in which breastfeeding is highly medicalized, yet undeniably personal in contemporary American culture.

• SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2014 – Boerne ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

(Boerne, TX)

Close Encounters

Carriage House Gallery Of Artists
110 Rosewood Avenue, Boerne, TX 78006
(830) 248-1184 | carriagehousegallery@hotmail.com

Opening reception: Saturday, September 13, 2014, 4 – 8 pm
Exhibit on display: September 13 – 28, 2014
Viewing hours: Wed – Sat, 10 am – 5 pm; Sun, Noon – 5 pm
Contact: Angie Carney (210) 269-9402

• SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2014 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

(San Antonio, TX)

Detrás Del Lente – Youth Photography

Curated and organized by Francisco Cortés and Mari Hernandez, San Anto Cultural Arts

Gallista Gallery
1913 South Flores, San Antonio, TX 78204
(210) 212-8606 | joegallista@sbcglobal.net | www.gallistagallery.com

Opening reception: Saturday, September 13, 6 pm
Exhibit on display: September 13 – 30, 2014
Viewing hours: Tue – Sat, Noon – 5 pm
Contact: Francisco Cortés (210) 488-8437 | efephoto@gmail.com

Detrás del Lente : Youth Photography

Once a year during the summer San Anto Cultural Arts hosts a summer photography program focused on teaching youth the basics of photography as visual art. For one week during the summer 15 students between the ages of 8 and 15 met with lead photographer Francisco Cortes, and with cameras in hand, explored the city of San Antonio (and beyond), taking photos of the people and places within it. The program culminates in a photography show featuring the photos taken during the program. Every year our program gets bigger and we are continuously impressed with how well our young, aspiring photographers creatively capture the world around them.

Take a look at our first official El Placazo Photos Issue
Mari Hernandez, El Placazo Manager

• TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

(San Antonio, TX)

Bantu EyeZ

Curated by Allison Hays Lane

Robert B. Green Clinical Pavilion – North Lobby, 6th Floor
903 West Martin Street, San Antonio, TX 78207

Opening reception: Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 5:30 – 7:30
Exhibit on display: September 16 – November 18, 2014
Viewing hours: Mon – Fri, 10 am – 5 pm
Contact: Allison Hays Lane (210) 452-1220 | olanagroup@gmail.com

• WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 – New Braunfels ––––––––––––––––––––––––

(Smithson Valley, TX)

Life On The Ranch

Huisache Grill
303 West San Antonio Street, New Braunfels, TX 78130
(830) 620-9001 | restaurant@huisache.com | www.huisache.com

Artist’s reception: Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 5 – 7 pm
Exhibit on display: August 22 – October 10, 2014
Viewing hours: Daily, 11 am – 10 pm
Contact: Sonja Heldt Harris (210) 872-9861 | rebeccacreek@gvtc.com

The daily routines vital to a small rancher’s way of life include cutting brush, maintaining structures, repairing fence lines, caring for livestock, getting cattle to auction, and making sure that predators –wild pigs and coyotes– are kept under control. Ranchers quickly develop an appreciation of the beauty and variety of flora and fauna in any area. The amazing ability of the Texas Hill Country to adapt to extreme weather conditions such as wind, fire warnings during drought, flooding, freezing and unbearable heat is a testament to the miracle of the cycle of life.

The images were all taken in the Texas Hill Country about twenty miles from my native home, San Antonio. Living on property that has been used for ranching since 1845 has given me the opportunity to capture these images of a timeless natural beauty that is slowly fading in today’s fast evolving world.

• WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 -––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

(San Antonio, TX)

Whimsical, Magical, Surreal

Curated by Ana Montoya

AnArte Gallery
7959 Broadway, Suite 404, San Antonio, TX 78209

Opening reception: Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 5:30 – 8 pm
Foto-Talk, Wednesday, September 17, 6:15 pm | Live band at 7:30 pm
Exhibit on display: September 2 – 30, 2014
Viewing hours: Tue – Sat, Noon – 5 pm
Contact: Ana Montoya (210) 826-5674 | anartegallery@me.com

Eduardo Berdegué – My Emerging Markets series is a collection of images of produce markets in my native Bolivia. Through low-speed shooting and forced-processing techniques, I attempt to capture and convey not only light, but also sounds, scents, temperature, even the ancestral mix of fatigue and pride of its subjects. Hence the departure from a more conventional treatment of color, texture, or balance, in favor of form, rhythm, and context. Always context.

Thomas Dodd – I have always been fascinated with the hidden forces that propel us through life and which have been codified and represented in countless cultures through myths and legends. Using photo-editing software, I stack, layer and blend different photographs together to create a final image that looks much more like an oil painting than a photograph. When the image is printed, I often mount it on wood panels and paint it over with finishing gel or beeswax –a method called photo-encaustic painting– which gives each piece a tangible, real texture, much like an organic composite of elements.

Aubra Franklin – For me photography is about capturing a mood, a feeling. In my Lavender Dreams series I try to understand the layers of light and shadow within nature, what I call Soul Light. I look for moments of magic, when the structure of a landscape is in tune with the light cast upon it. It is in this intersection of form and light where I find the special elements that connect us with the soul of a place –with the spirit or energy that resides within us all.

Trish Simonite – The images in my Beauty And Blood series were taken while working on a project on Moorish architecture and the gardens of Southern Spain. In this time of conflict between radical Islam and the contemporary world I wanted to explore with images, the idea of these two ancient religions coexisting in the landscape. I am drawn to sites that have an aura of the past. My photographs speak to the duality of human experience by presenting the world as a complex jumble of objects and ideas where unlikely juxtapositions coexist.

• THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

(San Antonio, TX)

Mixing It Up

Curated by Deborah Keller-Rihn and Melanie Rush Davis

Northwest Vista College – Palmetto Center For The Arts
3535 North Ellison Drive, San Antonio, TX 78251
(210) 486-4000 | http://alamo.edu/nvc

Opening reception: Thursday, September 18, 2014, 11 am – 1 pm
Exhibit on display: September 18 – October 18, 2014
Viewing hours: Mon – Sat, 7 am – 9:30 pm
Contact: Mimi Duvall (210) 326-2622 | mduvall@alamo.edu

Mixing it Up is an exhibition of photographic images merged with a variety of art media genres. Mixed media artists and photographers will participate.

• THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

(San Antonio, TX)

A Collection Of Work

Curated by Antonia Richardson and Lauren Treviño

Mercury Project Gallery
538 Roosevelt Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78210

Opening reception: Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30 – 10 pm
Exhibit on display: September 18 – 28, 2014
Closing reception: Sunday, September 28, 2014, Noon – 3 pm
Viewing hours: By appointment only aside from opening and closing receptions
Contact: Antonia Richardson (210) 478-9133
Lauren Treviño (210) 241-2073 | laurentrevino.design@gmail.com
Daniela Riojas (830) 776-1883

A Collection Of Work By Daniela Riojas is a comprehensive display of eclectic works by multimedia artist, Daniela ZaaZaa Riojas. In her personal experiments with photography, videography, and music, Daniela explores and expresses the human experience in many forms –reflective self-portraiture about her own transformative and spiritual development; portraiture of divine female archetypes that give reverence to their sources of creative powers, intuition, and emotional landscapes; and electronic music that breathes to native heartbeat rhythms and journeys with pagan vocal melodies. Daniela is the owner of local photography and media business, ZaaZaa Productions.

• SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014 – Pleasanton –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

(Pleasanton, TX)

Through The Spyglass

Curated by Ann SalasArt On Main Gallery in Pleasanton

Pleasanton Civic Center
115 North Main Street, Pleasanton, TX 78064
(830) 569-3869 | www.pleasantontx.org

Closing reception: Saturday, September 27, 2014, 2 – 4 pm
Exhibit on display: September 22 – 27, 2014
Viewing hours: Mon – Fri, 2 – 5 pm
Contact: Ann Salas (210) 550-2102 | glassart13@yahoo.com

The voyage of discovery is not in having new landscapes but in having new eyes.
Marcel Proust.