San Antonio Events

Potluck Dinner: William Cordova, Mark Bradford, ERRE

Thursday, May 22 at 6:30

Show off your best recipe, or visit a favorite to-go spot on your way to this Texas-style meet and greet. Please bring any dish that serves twelve and RSVP by May 21.

Houston Events

The Cost of Living

Discovery Green
Friday May 16 at 8:00 pm

Presented by Aurora Picture Show, The Cost of Living is a dance film created by choreographer and director Lloyd Newson of London's DV8 Physical Theater. This 34-minute comic narrative takes us to a faded seaside town where street performers David and Eddie struggle to find work and romance.

Best of Dallas Video Festival

Aurora Picture Show
May 17 at 8pm & May 18 at 3pm

Aurora Picture Show will present a compilation of shorts from the Dallas Video Festival, with curator Bart Weiss in attendance.

Sterne and Steinberg: Critics Within

Menil Collection
Friday, May 23 at 8pm

Sarah Ekhardt, curator of the exhibition Sterne and Steinberg: Critics Within, opening at the Menil on May 23, will discuss Hedda Sterne, famously the only woman in Life magazine’s 1951 group portrait of New York School artists, and Sterne’s husband, Saul Steinberg (1914–1999), known for his New Yorker magazine covers and drawings. Sarah Eckhardt, a member of The Menil Collection staff in 2004–2005, is currently writing her dissertation on Sterne, and was curator of the 2006 exhibition Uninterrupted Flux: Hedda Sterne, A Retrospective.

Artist Talk: Dario Robleto and Gabriel Perez-Barriero

Inman Gallery
Saturday, May 24 at noon

Conceptual artist Dario Robleto and Director of the Collecion Cisneros Gabriel Perez Barriero will discuss Robleto's work. Robleto's current exhibition at Inman, Oh, Those Mirrors With Memory (Actions 1996-1997), focuses on a series of text pieces originally conceived during the years 1996 and 1997, which preceded Robleto’s rich and varied sculptural output of the subsequent ten years.

Slant 8: Bold Asian American Images

Aurora Picture Show
Friday, May 30, 8pm

What do missed connections, using bananas as weapons, and a little girl´s persistence in selling cookies have in common? Nothing, until Curator Melissa Hung brought them together for Slant 2008. This program of experimental and narrative films weaves together the humorous and the poetic. Some films tackle stereotypes, while others travel through memory and longing.

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