Christie Blizard’s paintings have been on national television more than a dozen times in the past year.
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS — The Blue Star Contemporary Arts Center has been in existence since 1986 and it began with monthly art events that have turned into a four-roomed exhibition space and a monthly contemporary art walk (CAM) that collaborates with the local McNay Museum and most other San Antonio art spaces. With the legacy of being the longest standing contemporary art center in San Antonio comes a strong connection with its local arts community. The space has helped revitalize its surrounding neighborhoods, King William and South Town, and as a result its street corners have chic bars and restaurants though they maintain the eclectic “Old West meets Spanish colonial” look-and-feel typical of San Antonio. At the advice of art collector and Blue Star board member Mike Casey I drive over to check it out.
Movie preview? Nope, this slickly produced video is an exhibition trailer for New Image Sculpture, an upcoming show at San Antonio’s McNay Art Museum. Featuring Brooklyn artist Jade Townsend, the video is a great introduction into what looks like an interesting exhibition.