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Sneak Peek: “YES (the river knows),” Opening at FL!GHT Tonight

May 2, 2014

Last night, Justin Parr and Ed Saavedra opened the doors to FL!GHT’s cool new Blue Star location for a “friends and family”-style preview. Featuring contributions from 15 artists, the first show in the new space is a solid one, and the new digs boasts a salon-style side room, a kitchen and (most importantly) a big cement porch that will undoubtedly factor into many of our future First Fridays.

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Tonight, check out works by everyone on this list—except Raygun Johns, whose piece was snapped up during the preview.
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A menagerie of glass dinos by J.J. Vanlandingham and a painting by James Cobb
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Jeremiah Teutsch drew this self portrait directly on the gallery wall.

The preview below ran in the issue of the Current that’s on stands now.

Fri 5/2
“YES (the river knows)”

YES (the river knows)

Given recent developments in SA’s incredible shrinking art scene, one might describe FL!GHT’s departure from 1906 South Flores and arrival in the Blue Star Arts Complex as an example of a reverse trend. But the elephants among us will remind that before FL!GHT ignited the Second Saturday scene it operated from the Blue Star Art Silos, making the most of First Friday traffic to fuel “viral T-shirt and sticker campaigns.” To inaugurate the new digs (a multi-use space adjacent to Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum), founding director Justin Parr and “senior creative co-conspirator” Ed Saavedra rally the troops for a 15-person exhibition featuring works by Alex Rubio, Andy Benavides, Calen Barnum, Ethel Shipton, J.J. Vanlandingham, Jake Zollie Harper, James Cobb, Jayne Lawrence, Jeremiah Teutsch, Justin B. Schneider, Lloyd Walsh, Megan Harrison, Raygun Johns, Tommy Gregory and Vincent Valdez. Free, 6-10pm Friday, FL!GHT, 134 Blue Star, (210) 872-2586, turnitoff.tv.

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