Jul 14 – Aug 11 all-day
The Jean Cocteau Cinema Art Gallery is proud to present the work of Nina Glaser from July 14th to August 18th. There will be an opening reception Thursday, July 16th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Nina Glaser is an artist working in mixed-media and mosaics in Santa Fe, NM. Having grown up in Israel, and serving in the Israeli army during a war, has given her a different perspective and urgency about the world and human nature. She spent 18 years as a successful fine-art photographer. For more information about the work and pricing please contact Nina Glaser at: email@example.com ARTIST STATEMENT My work has always explored relationships in some way while not focusing on any particular times or events, I am more concerned with our timeless conflicts and yearnings. I use allegories about human nature, at times inspired by myths to tell stories. An example would be the myth of Romulus and Remus—which I have portrayed with a lone crying child being nursed by a wolf, representing both loss and connection. I’m fascinated by co-existing realities, contradictions and the tension they create. I was an accomplished and internationally recognized fine-art photographer for many years. I now bring elements of storytelling from that photographic work into my mosaics. I incorporate figures from these photographs into my current mixed-media narratives. The beauty and texture of glass have always intrigued me. Using stained-glass, with its endless shades and colors have opened up a new world of expression for me. Combining figures from my photographs with the deep colors of glass and other objects brings them to life with new stories to tell.
Aug 12 @ 7:00 PM – Aug 29 @ 9:00 PM
Jean Cocteau Cinema Gallery is pleased to feature a two-week one-person exhibition by San Antonio based artist, John Picacio, in August. A closing reception will be held on Thursday, August 27th at 7:00 p.m. The exhibition will be on view from Wednesday, August 12th through Saturday, August 29th. John Picacio is one of the most acclaimed American artists in science fiction, fantasy, and horror publishing over the last decade. He illustrated the best-selling, Chesley Award-winning 2012 George R. R. Martin / A Song of Ice and Fire Calendar, and has created iconic cover art for books by Michael Moorcock, Dan Simmons, Mark Chadbourn, L.E. Modesitt, Jr., Jeffrey Ford, and more, as well as the Star Trek and X-Men franchises. The “Loteria Fest” exhibition at the Cocteau will be the first time that Picacio’s first dozen Lotería final artworks have been displayed together as large-scale giclées for public viewing. John Picacio will also host several gaming sessions of Lotería during the closing reception on Thursday, August 27th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., so the general public can see how this game is played. Winners will score terrific prizes including DVDs, books, and Picacio Lotería posters. His art will be available for sale as Lotería Grande cards and posters, while supplies last. ARTIST STATEMENT The Art of Loteria (Series One) LOTERÍA FEST! FEATURING THE ART OF JOHN PICACIO! Lotería is a classic game of chance that has been a Mexican family pastime for over two centuries, popular with millions across generations. It’s a card-based game, played just like Bingo, but instead of using letters and numbers, Loteria features pictures. I grew up playing the Don Clemente version of the game with my family. It’s part of my cultural memory. The game’s icons have been revisited and remade over the decades, but until now, they’ve never been re-engineered via science fiction and fantasy in a contemporary way. The artworks, displayed together here for the first time ever, are the initial twelve in a fifty-four artwork series. The next dozen are currently underway. I see each of these card artworks as a gateway into a story. I’m writing those stories down as I go, just as I’m drawing the pictures. My Lotería works are both a creator-owned series and a labor of love, but they’re also a search for something larger. I’m 100% Mexican-American and because of that, I feel an obligation to discover a new iconography that shares Lotería with a global audience, even as it attempts to find new myths for Mexicans to build upon. As a Mexican-American, I’ve always felt caught ‘in-between’, trying to find a cultural belonging that moves my people forward rather than trapped by the past and choices that were never ours. Lotería marks the first steps toward defining my culture on my own terms, through myth, legend, history, and waking dream — on a journey toward Aztlan. MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST John Picacio is a recent winner of the Locus Award for Best Artist and recipient of the 2012 and 2013 Hugo[...]
Sep 11 – Sep 12 all-day
Joel Ward’s high energy, original magic has astonished people throughout the world. His baffling abilities range from comical audience participation to interactive close-up magic and flashy Las Vegas-style illusions. Be amazed by the prestidigitations of one of California’s most awe-inspiring practitioners of the magical arts in this award-winning presentation of classical magic with a contemporary touch.
Sep 14 @ 7:00 PM – Sep 15 @ 8:30 PM
Blacklist Burlesque presents Burlesque is Coming: a Tribute to the Works of George R. R. Martin. This burlesque tribute to George R. R. Martin is the only burlesque tribute personally approved by Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin. Showtimes are Monday, September 14th at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., and Tuesday, September 15th at 8:30 p.m. After selling out venues up and down the mid-Atlantic last year, the houses of Richmonde, DeeSee and Bawlmer return with tantalizing teases, farcical follies, and more. THIS SHOW FEATURES THE TALENTS OF: Bella La Blanc Bree MaDonna Cherie Sweetbottom Dante the Inferno Kay Sera Lily Liqueur Moxie LaBouche Ray Bullock Xander Lovecraft Hosted by Ego Von Hubris. From Blacklist Burlesque: “For the night is dark and full of rhinestones.” “Arya gonna come see us? Aw, c’mon, you gotta have a Sansa humor!” “No one will be seated during the harrowing Mountain vs Red Viper duel sequence.” PLEASE NOTE: This show is only for patrons age 18 and up.