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Interpretation. Introspection. Appreciation.

Free admission.
Hours: M-F, 8a – 4:30p and 6-9p during each Carver Jo Long Theatre season performance. Exhibition dates details will be published once confirmed. Artists and schedules subject to change.

The Carver Gallery, located in the Jo Long Theatre lobby, presents contemporary and historical exhibitions by local and regional artists, featuring painting, sculpture, photography, and the decorative arts.

For booking inquiries, please email

African American Quilt Circle of San Antonio | Sharing a Piece of Me

December 2020 – January 2021

Technique and digital technology combine to elevate the traditional concept of quiltmaking into storytelling and art, reflecting the thoughts, views and interpretations of talented quilting artists across the country.

Barbara Felix | The Glorious Way She Moves – Black Venus

Online and In-person Exhibition

January 22, 2021 – April 23, 2021

Barbara Felix is an Afro-Latinx contemporary figurative artist, whose work explores relationships, gender, cross cultural identity, body language and sensuality. Venus will present new works of San Antonio women of color. These dynamic multi-image portraits further reveal the artist’s passion for dance, inviting viewers to embrace and celebrate the inherent beauty of Black women.

Shawn Artis | ARTis The Imitation of Life

March 2021– April 2021  Rescheduled, TBA

Houston’s Shawn Artis’ prolific style and out-of-the-box approach has established him as one of the nation’s top emerging visual artists. His work has been displayed at numerous museums, including the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the Houston Museum of African American Culture, and the Art Institute of Houston. ARTis is an intimate and glimpse into the artist’s own life. “My mission with this exhibition is to be the artistic mirror that my [Black] culture often lacks, while simultaneously uplifting our heroes and bringing awareness to the issues that continue to plague our communities.”

John Coleman

May 2021 – June 2021 Rescheduled, Date TBA

Long a fixture in San Antonio’s art scene, Coleman returns to the Carver for an exhibition featuring new works influenced by Cubism’s geometric depiction of humans and other forms. Inspired by fellow African American artist Robert Blake’s portraiture and a desire to tell African American history, Coleman evolved his work into its current medium, acrylic on canvas portraiture of life in African American society.

Ric and Pam Slocum

July 2021

With several well-received combined and individual exhibitions to the credit, life and work collaborators the Slocums will present their work in the Carver Gallery. After a 37-year run as an award-winning Drama professor at Our Lady of the Lake University, Ric Slocum redirected his interest in the arts to canvas, creating rich, warm acrylic and oil paintings. Pam Slocum explores beauty through her eyes and hands with abstract and lifelike works in inks, oils and acrylics.

Dr. James W. Brown

August 2021 – September 2021

What began as relaxation therapy from his dental career has, decades later, evolved into a prolific art portfolio for Dr. James Brown. His “Young Hunters” was accepted into the International Association of Pastel Societies Exhibition in 1999, resulting in a feature spotlight in The Artist Magazine. In 2001, his painting, Soup-Line, depicting the depression era, was accepted into the prestigious Pastel Society of America juried exhibition in New York City.

Exhibitions and dates

Subject to change.

Direct inquiries

Education Coordinator: 210-207-2719,