UNSETTLED EYE: EXHIBITION WALKTHROUGH & OPENING RECEPTION
SATURDAY
06.01
2PM-5PM
RUBY CITY
Jonathan Monk, In Edition (to tears), 2006 Passport photograph and earrings; edition 47 of 50
3 ⅜ ´ 1 ¾ in. (overall), Linda Pace Foundation Collection, Ruby City, San Antonio, Texas © Jonathan Monk

Unsettled Eye Exhibition Walkthrough and Opening Reception
Saturday, June 1, 2024, 2 PM (walkthrough), 3-5 PM (reception)

Join Ruby City Director, Elyse A. Gonzales for an exhibition walkthrough of Unsettled Eye followed by an opening reception in the Ruby City Sculpture Garden. The exhibition is comprised of photo-based works from several artists in the Linda Pace Foundation Collection, many of which are new acquisitions and have never been on view. The show will be installed in the newly transformed Gallery 3 which has, since the building’s inception, functioned as a black box theater.

UNHEARD-OF PREMIERES NEW WORKS BY VICKI NGUYEN AND NNUX
Tuesday
06.04
8-10PM
RUBY CITY SCULPTURE GARDEN

Unheard-of Premieres New Work by Vicki Nguyen and NNUX
Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 8-10PM
Ruby City Sculpture Garden

Brooklyn-based quartet, Unheard-ofknown for their inventive performances combining contemporary chamber music with technology, will perform in Ruby City’s Sculpture Garden kicking off the ensemble’s festival of performances throughout San Antonio. 

For their performance at Ruby City, the ensemble is presenting works by NNUX (composer Ana E. López Reyes and visual artist Martha Maya), as well as a premier by composer Vicki Nguyen. Helix by López Reyes and Maya explores generational and collective trauma, and its impact on Latinx communities. Nguyen’s composition, Ginger-Flavored Bubblegum, addresses violence against Asian Americans, specifically the murders of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha and Christina Yi. 

Space is limited. RSVP here.

About Unheard-of

Ford Fourqurean (clarinet), Matheus Souza (violin), Iva Casian-Lakoš (cello), and Daniel Anastasio (piano) are Unheard-of, a Brooklyn-based clarinet, violin, cello, and piano quartet dedicated to connecting new music to communities in New York and across the United States through the development and performance of adventurous programs using technology and interactive multimedia. Unheard-of is committed to the idea that new music belongs in every community and implements this mission through concerts and educational workshops throughout New York as well as on tour. Unheard-of originally began as a commissioning project by Ford and Daniel in 2014 to expand the chamber music repertoire for clarinet and piano. The group formed as a quartet in 2018 and has since grown into a nation-wide community across multiple artistic genres. With an approach that is open and welcoming of all voices, Unheard-of strives to be a vehicle for development and growth for voices novel and experienced, experimental and traditional, uncomfortable and accessible.

About Ginger-Flavored Bubblegum

Nguyen’s composition, Ginger-Flavored Bubblegum, explores transcendence from grief by honoring poet, filmmaker, and artist Theresa Hak Kyung Cha – who was murdered only a few days after the publication of her poetic autobiography, “Dictee.” Using selections of poetry from “Dictee,” this expanded version explores grief using Unheard-of Ensemble, electronics, and videography by Phong Tran.

About Helix

Helix by López Reyes and Maya is a piece that simulates a spiral from pre-Hispanic to contemporary times, contemplating the cycles and inheritance in women’s collective trauma, which has determined the ways we have been shaped as individuals through generations. Ana E. López Reyes and Martha Maya look to break the cycles in women’s generational collective trauma. This work explores their backgrounds and relationships with this trauma, and how it impacts Latinx communities generationally. Musically, the piece also explores the idea of sonic loops that gradually change and break, expanding on the ideas that Ana and Maya explore visually.

MOON LIT JOY: GALLERY TALK WITH PHILLIP A. TOWNSEND, PHD
Saturday
06.29
2-3PM
RUBY CITY

Moon Lit Joy: Gallery Talk with Phillip A. Townsend, PhD
Saturday, June 29, 2024, 2-3PM

In this insightful program, Phillip A. Townsend, PhD,Curator of Art, Art Galleries at Black Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, delves into After the Dance, 2006, a vibrant and evocative color silkscreen by British artist Chris Ofili. Through an engaging exploration of themes such as water, joy, celebration, and cultural memory, viewers are invited on a journey of discovery, uncovering the rich layers of meaning embedded with Ofili’s masterpiece.
Space is limited. RSVP here

About Phillip A. Townsend

Phillip Townsend recently received his PhD from The University of Texas at Austin. He specializes in modern and contemporary art of the African Diaspora, focusing on the politics of identity and representational strategies of BIPOC artists. He is a co-founder of the Austin-based curatorial collective, Neon Queen Collective.

Phillip is the Curator of Art at Art Galleries at Black Studies (AGBS) at The University of Texas at Austin.

MEDITATION IN CHRIS PARK
Sunday
09.15
10-11AM
Chris Park

Meditation in Chris Park
Sunday, September 15, 2024, 10-11AM

Meditation in Chris Park returns! Every third Sunday of the month in March, April, and May join seasoned meditation practitioner and sound artist Pamela Martinez for a restorative one-hour meditation experience. Each session begins with an introduction to this practice (making this perfect for a first-timer) and includes a variety of mindfulness and meditation techniques. Dress comfortably for the outdoors and please bring a mat or cushion for sitting.

MEDITATION IN CHRIS PARK
Sunday
10.20
10-11AM
Chris Park

Meditation in Chris Park
Sunday, October 20, 2024, 10-11AM

Meditation in Chris Park returns! Every third Sunday of the month in March, April, and May join seasoned meditation practitioner and sound artist Pamela Martinez for a restorative one-hour meditation experience. Each session begins with an introduction to this practice (making this perfect for a first-timer) and includes a variety of mindfulness and meditation techniques. Dress comfortably for the outdoors and please bring a mat or cushion for sitting.

MEDITATION IN CHRIS PARK
Sunday
11.17
10-11AM
Chris Park

Meditation in Chris Park
Sunday, November 17, 2024, 10-11AM

Meditation in Chris Park returns! Every third Sunday of the month in March, April, and May join seasoned meditation practitioner and sound artist Pamela Martinez for a restorative one-hour meditation experience. Each session begins with an introduction to this practice (making this perfect for a first-timer) and includes a variety of mindfulness and meditation techniques. Dress comfortably for the outdoors and please bring a mat or cushion for sitting.

MEDITATION IN CHRIS PARK

Meditation in Chris Park
Sunday, April 21, 2024, 10-11AM

Meditation in Chris Park returns! Every third Sunday of the month in March, April, and May join seasoned meditation practitioner and sound artist Pamela Martinez for a restorative one-hour meditation experience. Each session begins with an introduction to this practice (making this perfect for a first-timer) and includes a variety of mindfulness and meditation techniques. Dress comfortably for the outdoors and please bring a mat or cushion for sitting.

Estafiate, A Performance by Teletextile

Past Events

UNSETTLED EYE: EXHIBITION WALKTHROUGH & OPENING RECEPTION
UNHEARD-OF PREMIERES NEW WORKS BY VICKI NGUYEN AND NNUX
MOON LIT JOY: GALLERY TALK WITH PHILLIP A. TOWNSEND, PHD
MEDITATION IN CHRIS PARK
MEDITATION IN CHRIS PARK
MEDITATION IN CHRIS PARK
MEDITATION IN CHRIS PARK
Estafiate, A Performance by Teletextile
CAM Breakout III: Recess
Sound Bath with Pamela Martinez
Poetry with Jenny Browne
Meditation at Chris Park
Music in the Park with Natural Information Society
Nancy Rubins STEAM Celebration with Cirque Aria and Spare Parts
Artist Talk: Nancy Rubins and Sara Softness
Drop-in Tour: Arturo Herrera: Constructed Collage
Gallery Talk: Adam Schreiber
Gallery Talk: Jim Mendiola and Rubén Ortiz-Torres
Music in the Park with Johnny P
Screenprint workshop with Manola & Maria
Taller Talk with Rick Lowe
Meditation at Chris Park
Family Day
Taller Talk with Jennifer Ling Datchuk
Nature of Poetry: Poetry Writing with Andrea ‘Vocab’ Sanderson
Recharge at Chris Park
Arturo Herrera: Constructed Collage Opening Reception
Texas Talks Art: Lanecia A. Rouse and Elyse A. Gonzales
Dia de Muertos by Agosto Cuellar
Taller Talk with Kaldric Dow
Taller Talk with Barbara Felix
Bubble Fest at Home
Taller Talk with Jose Villalobos
Taller Talk with Giovanni Valderas
Isaac Julien
Hair Passport Project, 2019
Political Banner Project, 2019