Goodbye Joe Blue's. Hello SoHo. Marc Arevalos, the artist in the middle
of the "Too Gay for Joe Blue's" controversy, is set to have two
openings this week beginning Thursday, September 27 at SoHo Wine and
Martini Bar, located on 214 W. Crockett. His second show is set for
First Friday at Armon Art Studio (the old Say Si locale). Arevalos
works caused a MySpace war of words concerning the subject matter of
his photographs, although tastefully done and executed Arevalos works
"captures the essence of lust and power of the young Victorian era
aristocrats, " according to an email from Arevalos boyfriend (and model
in Arevalos featured works) Ryan Whittington. For those wanting to
catch a glimpse of the original four photographs that were to be shown
at Joe Blue's you can check them out at the First Friday exhibit. Also
be sure to check out the latest issue of the Current where Arevalos
work "Abyss of Time" is featured in Last Words.
On a (very lenghty) side note, local thespians unite on September 30 for the 17th annual Alamo Theatre Arts Council (ATAC) Globe Awards held at San Antonio College's McAllister Auditorium. ATAC treasurer Diane Malone stated that this year has established itself as a record year for the Globe Awards that had a total of 85 shows judged. "It was an amazing job for the judges this year," says Malone. Awards will be presented in 26 categories ranging from acting to lighting, sound, and scene design. There will also be five performances during the program, which includes scenes from Master Class, Victor,Victoria, Fat Pig, Have Some Faith, and Urinetown. The awards gala will also feature "Remembrances," an homage to local theatre members who have passed away this past year, including Sterling Houston and Micah Eckman. For more information, visit ATAC's website.