Amalgamations 25: 28 Artists for 25 Great Years
"When asked to curate the 25th anniversary show for Blue Star Contemporary Art Space, my thoughts turned to the history of the institution. Having kept up with the itinerary over the years I was aware of the vast, thought provoking and academic astuteness of the exhibitions presented at the space. Blue Star has been on the leading edge of contemporary art exhibiting, having covered most of the disciplines in an ever changing art climate. It is with great commitment that a group of dedicated art lovers carved out such a legacy of excellence. So, I took on the job realizing that I had a very high standard to attain and guard. It is with great pleasure that I found the San Antonio art community ready to accept the challenge. After a review of the talented group of artists presented, I selected an exhibition that reflects an overview of the range and variety of many different forms of art making in the current global art atmosphere. I found the city to be rich with talent and a delight in which to select an exhibition to reflect its artistic strength. Though, I must say it was difficult to select out of all of the work presented the 28 participating artists in this show. I selected a group that I hope will show the diverse, rich, talent of the San Antonio art community. As an artist/gallery owner/curator, I have observed the art community from many viewpoints and I realize by the nature of the beast, that art is a love affair with the unknown and to be a part of it you must have a relentless commitment to make art and participate, no matter the course or outcome. I hope all to enjoy. Thank you, Wayne Gilbert"
This is a Contemporary Art Month event.
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Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum gratefully acknowledges major support from the City of San Antonio Department for Culture & Creative Development, the Lifshutz Family, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Ricos Products Co., Inc. Additional essential support is provided by Alamo Beer, Alturas Foundation, Argo Group, Boeing Employee Community Fund, The Capital Group Company: Home of American Funds, Citrus at Hotel Valencia, H-E-B, Hotel Valencia, The Flohr Family Foundation, Frost Bank, The Arts Fund, Luther King Capital Management, Mission Pharmacal, Muñoz and Company, The NRP Group LLC, NuStar Energy LP, Rackspace, RBC, Republic National Distributing Company, Silver Eagle Distributors LP, The Smothers Foundation, Strasburger & Price, LLP, Texas Commission on the Arts, The Trust Company, Valero Energy, and the Community Partners, Members, Individual Donors, and Board of Directors of Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum.
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