Since taking up the awesome task of following all-things-artsy in San
Anto I've come across a multitude of cool things in the city and on the
net. I feel as if I've merely scratched the surface of the arts scene
in the city. Here's looking to '08 and all the escapades that come
along with it.
Let's begin with …
All Things Local:
The First Thursday scene — Crowds are few, which
is the perfect way to check out the newest piece of work at Blue Star
Contemporary Art Center.
Earlier in the year while I became absolutely obsessed with two things
— the classic clip of Mexican crooner Juan
Gabriel falling down and Found magazine.
I can occupy myself for hours on the site looking at doodles on napkins
and "action lists" scribbled on crumbled up pieces of paper.
Site I came across today
while compiling this list:
in the same vein as Found
magazine and PostSecret but
a little less intrusive … kind of. The concept is to dump
out everything from your pockets, place them on a scanner, then place
your face on it — and scan. Images from all over the world
are found on the site. Overtly pointless but still a work of art.
Site that'll be
bookmarked for my tenure here at the Current:
When my friends and I first stepped into Loft 120-2 we
felt as if we were sucked into a much cooler scene in which we didn't
quite fit in but no one seemed to notice. As we walked around, examined
the artwork on the walls, or chatted it up with tattoo artists, we felt
part of a cool, hip new scene – that's ultimately what the
Loft is about. Since becoming the site of events such as SET and the
locale for photo shoots, it's become
the place to gather and be seen. Check out the site for
news on a New Year's party going down at the Loft.