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The Art Guys’ big wheel at SA Intn’l Airport

February 25, 2013
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The Art Guys’ big wheel at SA Intn’l Airport

    A mammoth sculpture created by The Art Guys almost 20 years ago is out of mothballs, and making its SA debut inside Terminal B’s second floor (departure level) ticketing lobby at San Antonio International Airport. Suitcase Wheel is a 16-foot diameter wheel made of vintage Samsonite suitcases stacked face-to-face to form a...
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Urban Homesteader: more citrus

February 6, 2013
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Urban Homesteader: more citrus

    While the glorious Meyer Lemon has a specifically wonderful character, I am of the opinion that fresh citrus in general is one of the finest tools in the culinary arsenal. Fortunately, we live in a climate that favors home-growing a whole range of citrus goodness. Most tolerate a light freeze, don’t need...
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‘Public Space, Public Transit, Public Art,’ free talk at UTSA-Downtown

January 31, 2013
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  The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, now under construction, will bring a lot of art to downtown–some of it will be street side. To find out what might be in the works, check out this free talk: In the summer of 2012, the UTSA College of Architecture, in partnership with the City of San...
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SAMA searching for restaurateur

January 21, 2013
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SAMA searching for restaurateur

Want to open a new restaurant on the Museum Reach stretch of the river, with plenty of parking, and an upscale partner that will drag in traffic? Hot shot restaurateurs — here’s your chance. By mutual agreement, Damien Watel’s Café des Artistes is closing business soon at San Antonio Museum of Art, and SAMA...
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We agree: life without art is stupid

January 20, 2013
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We agree: life without art is stupid

Media access giant Time Warner Cable cancelled Ovation, their only arts channel, on January 1. We agree with the sentiments voiced above. But there’s fight-back at bringbackovation.com, where a petition to reinstate arts coverage can be signed. For local SA arts coverage, stay tuned at sacurrent.com, where art is life.
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Fundraiser to aid chef’s child at Biga on the Banks

January 19, 2013
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  Bruce Auden and Perny Shea from the iconic River Walk restaurant Biga on the Banks are asking for your help. Emma, the 8-year-old daughter of Biga executive sous chef  Daniel Dirmeyer, has been diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor. She is undergoing radiation therapy five days a week. To help Emma and her...
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Pouring to win at San Antonio Cocktail Conference

January 16, 2013
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  The San Antonio Cocktail Conference, now in its second year, is again presenting The Original Cocktail Competition. Pros and probies alike will compete for prizes topping out at $2500 — and among the early entrants, there are some of both. The judges include Dale DeGroff aka King Cocktail; Audrey Saunders, owner of Pegu...
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Krisanne Frost (1951-2012)

December 7, 2012
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San Antonio lost a bright light in the local art scene yesterday. Krisanne Frost, well-known local artist and the gallery liaison at Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, died December 6 from cancer at age 61 after being diagnosed just weeks ago. Born in Houston, she spent much of her youth in the Hill Country....
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LGBT Chamber hosts economic summit

December 5, 2012
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Thursday, December 6,  the San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce will host their first Texas Economic Summit with support from the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Menger Hotel, 204 Alamo Plaza, and will feature Justin G. Nelson, co-founder and president of the...
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The Idea Fund announces 2013 grantees

December 2, 2012
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  The Idea Fund, a Houston-based re-granting program funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and administered through Houston arts nonprofits DiverseWorks, Aurora Picture Show, and Project Row Houses, has announced the 2013 grantees. Ten Texas-based artists and artist collectives selected from 177 applications will each receive $4,000 ($3,500 for the awarded...
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