The Carver Gallery, located in the Jo Long Theatre lobby, features exhibitions designed to inspire creativity and cultivate ideas and discussion. The diversity of the artists chosen to present their works offers viewers and visitors exposure to a wide mixture of global and personal perspectives.
Schedule subject to change. Direct inquiries to the Education Coordinator: 210-207-2719, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Carver’s Student Showcase
August 11 – 28, 2017
An exhibition of paintings, ceramics and other artistic works by students and instructors who participated in a variety of The Carver’s arts education classes during the 2016-17 season.
September 1 – 29, 2017
San Antonio artist Pablo Martinez’s Spanish culture and Henry Rousseau influenced oil on canvas and mixed media works—inspired by biblical scripture—will be showcased in a Hispanic Heritage Month exhibition.
October 3 – November 5, 2017
While travels and studies inform her work, it is her intuitive touch that commands Alba DeLeon’s style of abstract art. Her exhibition will include works in aluminum and other materials. She is an art professor Palo Alto College, and maintains a public exhibition space and studio, Studio 106b, at Blue Star Arts Complex.
November 9 – December 23, 2017
Austin-based artist Arielle Austin’s work explores the intimate relationship between subject and viewer with layers, texture and details. Arielle works primarily with paint, non-traditional materials and dried flowers. From layered oil paintings, vibrant abstraction and repurposed blooms; Austin believes the viewer can find a part of themselves in each piece.
MLK Commission 50th March Commemorative
January 16, – February 11, 2018
This annual exhibit features artworks by some of San Antonio’s finest artists. Through their unique styles and preferred mediums, each artist creates work celebrating and inspired by the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and commemorating the rich history of San Antonio’s MLK March; the largest in the nation.
Doc Spellmon Collected Works w/ Carver Student Winter Showcase
February 14, – March 10, 2018
Works by Doc Spellmon, one of San Antonio’s most prolific and renowned artists, will be featured. Spellmon’s paintings are from the private collections of Ray and Ann Veavey and Jay and Peggy Collins. Spellmon’s career spanned decades. Inspired by his rural upbringing, religious surroundings, and African American heritage, his paintings speak to an array of themes—including biblical depictions, slavery scenes, memories of his upbringing in East Texas, scenes of African village life and portraits of historical notables.
March 15 – April 24, 2018
300 years. 300 artists. In celebration of San Antonio’s Tricentennial year, six downtown artist-centric organizations: Artpace San Antonio, Blue Star Contemporary, Carver Community Cultural Center, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, the Mexican Cultural Institute, and the Southwest School of Art, will partner to present an exhibition that will illuminate the 300 years of their hometown’s history. Common Currents is a diverse, encyclopedic showcase of San Antonio’s history as told and rewritten by more than 300 visual and performing artists, invited to participate by their peers, and presented over the six different venues.
San Antonio Fandango: Art by Momo & Pompa
May 3 – June 14, 2018
This exhibition features the collaboration work of local artist couple, Maureen ‘Momo’ Brown & Charles Harrison Pompa, paying tribute to San Antonio’s heritage with interactive art experience whose mission highlights, through their whimsical inquisitive mixed media art (paintings, sculptures, photography), the heritage of our beautiful city from flora & fauna, south Texas rock art, the mission trail, to urban San Antonio.
8010 Gallery Collaborative
June 17 – July 31, 2018
Photographers Andrew Patterson, Patricia S. Morris, Cournety Campbell, Kamille Donley, James Jackson, Kevin Washington, Martha Morenos, exhibiting collectively as as the 8010 Gallery, will present an exhibition rooted primarily in their street-based works.
August 3 – September 14, 2018
San Antonio based, mixed-media artist and educator Bernice Appelin-Williams produces collages, installations and assemblages that often reflect political, spiritual and social issues. Always provocative and insightful, her work reflects her mixed heritage and the ever present misconceptions and/or inaccurate history associated with African Americans.
Exhibitions and dates
Subject to change.