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View of the Künstlerhaus Bethanien block

  • October 1, 2016 | 11:00 AM
  • Liberty Bar

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

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Northern Triangle

August - December 2016

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

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Blue Star Contemporary in progress

  • September 16 | 5:30-8 PM
  • 116 Blue Star & Flight Gallery

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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Liberty Bar

  • September 14 | 5-8 PM
  • Liberty Bar

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

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

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

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Northern Triangle

August - December 2016

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

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View of the Künstlerhaus Bethanien block

  • October 1, 2016 | 11:00 AM
  • Liberty Bar

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

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Patrik Elgström

  • 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

Blue Star Contemporary is pleased to partner with Trinity University to welcome Swedish artist and Künstlerhaus Bethanien resident Patrik Elgström to San Antonio.

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Patrik Elgström

  • 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 ARTS San Antonio for Meet the Artists, a collaborative reception honoring photographer Patrik Elgström and pianist Alessandro Deljavan.

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Kirsten Reynolds

Join artist Kirsten Reynolds and Blue Star Contemporary for a lunch time Artist Talk.

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Thomas Cummins

  • August 4, 2016
  • 6-9 PM
  • 112 Blue Star

Join Blue Star at our temporary summer location for the Opening Reception of two new exhibitions by Thomas Cummins and Kirsten Reynolds.

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Pool Party!

  • July 23, 2016
  • 5-8 PM

Join Blue Star Contemporary at the Southtown Flats to learn more about our revamped Membership Program! Coincidentally, Southtown The Arts District (STAD) also went live this year. We are celebrating these two occasions and our fellow STAD members the only way you can in this heat: a free Pool Party at the Southtown Flats entering through Rubio Gallery South.

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Julia Barbosa Landois

  • Wednesday, June 15, 3pm - Artist talk in the KB library

  • Wednesday, July 6, 6pm - Artist lecture hosted by Takt Kunstprojektraum

Both Artist Talks are solo lectures introducing Julia Barbosa Landois body of work to the audience.

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Alyson Shotz

  • Opening Reception – June 30th, 5:30-7:30 PM
  • Exhibition on view through Summer 2017

Blue Star Contemporary is pleased to partner with the San Antonio Botanical Garden to present a newly commissioned artwork by renowned Brooklyn-based artist, Alyson Shotz.

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Blue Star Red Dot

  • May 18, 2016
  • 6-10 PM

Blue Star Red Dot is San Antonio's most highly anticipated art sale of the year, providing the opportunity to purchase contemporary artwork selected by collectors from around the state AND support San Antonio's longest-running contemporary art institution.

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Performance Party

  • May 3, 2016
  • 7-10 PM

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

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  • April 30, 2016
  • 4-8 PM
  • Viva Tacoland

Join Blue Star Contemporary and Gemini Ink as they host a Membership event Uniting Arts: Visual & Spoken.

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Justin Boyd field recording

  • April 28, 2016
  • 6-7 PM

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

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Participation

  • April 28, 2016
  • 12–1 PM

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

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do it instruction by Nicolás Paris, Episcopal Academy, 2015

  • April 9, 2016
  • 12 – 4 PM

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 current exhibitions and bring together local artists and community organizations to offer creative activities.

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Collecting Contemporary Art 101-What to Collect

  • February 4, 2016
  • 6-8 PM

Blue Star Contemporary announces a three-part panel discussion: Collecting Contemporary Art 101. This series of discussion is designed to illuminate the processes and motivations behind collecting works of art to the general public, emerging artists, and burgeoning collectors.

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The Gift

  • Thursday, January 7, 2016 –
  • February 4, 2016

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 Contemporary Education Committee Chair.

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Image from Collecting Contemporary Art 101–Why Collect?

  • March 10, 2016
  • 6 – 8 PM

Join Blue Star for the final addition of Collecting Contemporary Art 101–What to Collect. This series of discussion is designed to illuminate the processes and motivations behind collecting works of art to the general public, emerging artists, and burgeoning collectors.

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  • May 6, 2015
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

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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  • January 22, 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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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Richard Hunt

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

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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Star Turn

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

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

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Granito: How to Nail a Dictator

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

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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MOSAIC Students on a trip to Austin

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

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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Northern

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

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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Justin Boyd

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

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

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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Blue Star Black Tie Bingo 2014

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

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

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

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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Jennifer Ling Datchuk

  • October 28, 2014
  • 12:00 pm

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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Libby Rowe

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

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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Libby Rowe

  • Thursday, July 24, 2014
  • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Blue Star Contemporary welcomes college age students, for a curatorial workshop with Spinning Yarns Curator Libby Rowe and Photo Hive Director Sarah Sudhoff.

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Detail of work by Jenelle Esparza

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

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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Compass Rose

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

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

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Basic Looming Youth Art Workshop

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

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

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

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