Bue Star Contemporary is excited to announce some changes to their membership program! Along with simplifying membership levels, adding a corporate membership program and exhibition sponsorship opportunities, we are delighted to extend a complimentary membership to artists living and working in San Antonio.

As an artist-centric nonprofit organization, BSC is committed to nurturing artists, and we believe that access to the arts and artists makes our community strong and vibrant. Just as we are a W.A.G.E. Certified organization- committed to paying artists for all of their creative work that enlivens our exhibitions and programs— so are we dedicated to a welcoming artistic community. For more information on the complimentary Artist Membership program along with the changes to personal and corporate memberships, please visit bluestarcontemporary.org.

And speaking of membership, on Thursday, August 16 from 6:00 –8:00 p.m., we welcome BSC Members to join artist Andrei Renteria for our next BSC Members Drink and Draw! Andrei is an alumnus of the BSC Berlin Residency Program, and his Drink and Draw project (details on our website!) overlaps with conversations sparked our current group exhibition From Underfoot: Breaking Through Surface and Ground. Join us in the gallery for drinks, art, and conversation — all materials provided, but please register so we have enough for everyone!

H-E-B Family Saturday will be held on Saturday, August 11 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Families and kids of all ages are invited to attend this event, sponsored by H-E-B Tournament of Champions. This free public program focuses on our current exhibitions and brings together local artists and community organizations to offer creative activities. Works on view become the inspiration for art making, and kids learn how to look at and understand contemporary art better through fun activities.

Finally, on Friday, August 17 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., join us for our series Film Friday featuring Waste Land, a film chronicling the work of Artist Vik Muniz with the categories – self-designated pickers of recyclable materials – of Rio de Janeiro’s (and the world’s) largest garbage dump. Highlighting our current exhibition, From Underfoot: Breaking through Surface and Ground – which explores the relationship between humans and the terrestrial – we become witness to the transformation of discarded materials into art and the power of art to be transformational.

-- Inessa Kosub, Public Affairs and Engagement Manager