Author: Roxanne Eguia

Omar González

Presa House presents UTSA MFA Thesis Exhibition Omar González: Homebound Courtesy of Presa House Gallery Gallery photos by Jenelle Esparza Read in by R. Eguia Omar González (b. 1986) was born and raised in Kingsville, Texas, where he attended Texas A&M University – Kingsville and received his Bachelor’s of Applied Arts and Sciences in 2008 and his Master’s of Business Administration in 2009. Gonzalez later returned to obtain his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in 2014 with a concentration in printmaking. González is a sixth-generation Tejano, with strong family ties in Mexico, which allows him to navigate the inter generational exchanges between family members both inherited and lost. His current body of work focuses on the exploration of identity by questioning the beliefs and expectations passed down through generations. González examines the transmission of multi generational patterns, rigid gender roles, and the power structure within the framework of the household. The exhibition is bittersweet for González who had been looking forward to the bustling audiences and energy that come with traditional First Friday Gallery Shows at Presa House. He walked audiences through a virtual tour on instagram last week and answered many questions in the Q and A that followed on the gallery’s Instagram live stream. He said the session was like going through UTSA’s MFA review process all over again. The review process took place virtually and some other...

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The Alamo Kiwanis Club Premieres

Fiesta Noche del Rio, an Alamo Kiwanis Production, first performed in 1957, and has been a Riverwalk attraction ever since. Starting with the legendary Rosita Fernandez – San Antonio’s “First Lady of Song”, and creator and original performer – Fiesta Noche del Rio has continuously performed for hundreds of thousands of delighted patrons, without fail. Beginning in 1995 Noche del Rio was under the direction of Elizabeth “Lisa” Sanchez-Lopez, who directed, choreographed, and preformed as the lead female singer. In 2018, after 27 seasons, Lisa retired. Katie Rodriguez Hall was named director for the 2019 season. Katie, a former...

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Autism Treatment Center

On Wednesday, May 29, The Autism Treatment Center (ATC) hosted a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of its 20,000 sq. ft. new Learning and Opportunity Center for children and adults with autism. With this new facility, ATC is able to expand the capacity of its specialized education and vocational programs and add new services that address unmet needs for families of children and adults with autism in the San Antonio area. U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23), ATC Board Member Ron Botello and Tracy Garcia, parent of an ATC student were there to make brief remarks....

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Eric Breish

The cover art this week is called “MK ULTRA” by Texas born artist, Eric Breish. Project MKUltra, also called the CIA mind control program, is the code name given to a program of experiments on human subjects that were designed and undertaken by the United States Central Intelligence Agency—and which were, at times, illegal. Experiments on humans were intended to identify and develop drugs and procedures to be used in interrogations in order to weaken the individual and force confessions through mind control. The project was organized through the Office of Scientific Intelligence of the CIA and coordinated with...

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Child Advocates of San Antonio

For decades, Child Advocates of San Antonio has worked with some of the most vulnerable children in the community by acting as their eyes and ears out of the courtroom. On our 35th year anniversary they have kicked off a $5 million Capital Campaign to secure funds for new Headquarters on the southeast side of San Antonio with room for more volunteers. “We’ve been working behind the scenes to make this happen for well over a year and as you can see, our current training facility, we have outgrown [it] and to meet the community needs and serve more...

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