The Carver Gallery offers a diverse range of historical and contemporary exhibitions that include painting, sculpture, graphics, photography, and the decorative arts by local and regional artists. Located in the Jo Long Theatre lobby, the gallery and exhibits are available for public viewing at no cost.
Schedule subject to change.
African American Quilt Guild of San Antonio | Telling Our Story: African American Influences in San Antonio’s History
October 4, 2018 – November 9, 2018
Featuring original designs inspired by the research of African American Quilt Circle of San Antonio (AAQCSA) members, this quilt exhibition will showcase the events and people who shaped San Antonio’s African American community and history, as far back as the 1800’s. AAQCSA was founded in August 2017 by four quilters with goals providing a quilting sisterhood and sharing the quilting heritage within the African American community.
Aimée M. Everett | Solo Exhibition
November 15, 2018 – January 12, 2019
Aimée Everett translates her experiences, feelings, and thoughts to words, then to visual works inclusive of color, composition, form, and minimal lines. Each line has its own meaning, functioning as a new language—an artistic Morse code designed to break generational and gender silences. A New Orleans native, Lee now lives and works in Austin, Texas. aimeemeverett.com
Allee Wallace | MLK Day March: A Photographic Retrospective
January 17, 2019 – February 22, 2019
Photographer Allee Wallace received his first camera from his mother when he was eight years old, “She paid ten dollars for that camera. When she gave it to me, she told me I was the official family photographer.” Little did she know her actions would lead to a lifetime career. From 1959 to 1979, Wallace served as a U.S. Army photographer, followed by 22 years as the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures as staff photographer. Wallace has long photographed the city’s Martin Luther King Day marches. This retrospective will revisit the marches through the eyes and lens of the artist.
Kaldric D. Dow | Solo Exhibition
March 1, 2019 – April 26, 2019
Houston-born Kaldric Dow is a leading African American artist of the Millennial generation, specializing in portrait paintings. Dow studied at Fine Arts at the University of Texas San Antonio, acquiring a strong understanding of drawing, perspective, art history, and acute attention to skin tone and lighting, the latter subsequently defining his own visual and conceptual vocabulary. His work resides in numerous public and private art collections worldwide. Recent group exhibitions include RAW Artist showcase, Trebla Grand Opening, Robert Tatum Original Jesus Show, Blue Star African Market, and Luminaria. He currently lives and works in San Antonio. kaldricdow.com
San Antonio Calligraphers’ Guild | Group Exhibition
May 3, 2019 – May 24, 2019
In existence for over 40 years, the San Antonio Calligrapher’s Guild’s mission is to promote the art and education of beautiful lettering from old manuscripts to contemporary calligraphy. The guild has exhibited at the Briscoe Western Art Museum, San Antonio Public Library, Bihl Haus Arts Gallery
Blush & Brush | Group Exhibition
May 31, 2019 – June 28, 2019
South Korean artist Seok ki Lee’s works have been featured in solo and group exhibitions around the world. Lee returns to The Carver with seven student proteges—Janet Ha ( 하주희 ), Jung Hee Sa (사정희), Mihyun Choi (최미현), Young Ja Kim (김영자), Un Young Perez (권영은), Taeson Conshue (박태선), and Jung Hwa Kim (김정화)—in an exhibition of new works in water color, acrylic and oil.
Dawn Okora | Punk Noir
July 12, 2019 – September 20, 2019
Nigerian American artist Dawn Okoro lives and works in Austin, Texas. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas, and her law degree from Texas Southern University. Her desire to become an artist spawned from her love of fashion illustration, photography, and design. Her show, “Punk Noir,” explores black personal style as a punk ethos, and will feature life-size acrylic paintings. “I focus on the punk aesthetic and attitude. I explore the idea of personal style as rebellion.” okorostudio.com
The Color of Blind | Curated Exhibition
September 27, 2019 – November 8, 2019
The Color of Blind is an annual interactive art show designed for viewers to perceive, explore and ‘see’ art by using senses other than sight, Conceived by artist and educator Trina Bacon to help the visually impaired experience art, this multisensory exhibition will feature curated works by local and regional artists. Also featured will be artwork by students enrolled in special ceramics classes for individuals with visual impairments and intellectual disabilities, which were taught at The Carver in collaboration with the show.
Exhibitions and dates
Subject to change.