"Meet the Cowgirls" by Charlotte Wyatt
February 15, 2024

Mockingbird Handprints at Blue Star Arts Complex presents

“Meet the Cowgirls” by Charlotte Wyatt

Feb 15, 2024, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM


Stop by Mockingbird Handprints for “Meet the Cowgirls” by Charlotte Wyatt.

Short Bio:
I grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas, going to the beach and loving the big vastness of the skies. Paper was my main art supply, especially the backs of school papers. I still use the backs of papers. Today, I paint in watercolors, oils acrylics and pastels.

Exhibit
The Cowgirls Series which are portraits of women that are named alphabetically. Each painting tells a visual story that embodies the strength and personality of life in today’s wild west. The women have may have jobs besides their ranches, but their roots and their hearts belongs to the land. They are painted in oil with a flat graphic style.

Extended Hours:
First Thursday, January 4th; 11am – 8pm
First Friday, January 5th; 6pm – 10pm
Third Thursday, January 18th; 11am – 8pm
Mockingbird Handprints is also open regular hours, Thursday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm.


For the Locals - by Larry Portillo
January 4th-28th, 2024

Mockingbird Handprints at Blue Star Arts Complex presents

FOR THE LOCALS – by Larry Portillo

January 4th-28th, 2024


Stop by Mockingbird Handprints for “FOR THE LOCALS” by Larry Portillo featuring in his paintings places he has a connection to.

Extended Hours:
First Thursday, January 4th; 11am – 8pm
First Friday, January 5th; 6pm – 10pm
Third Thursday, January 18th; 11am – 8pm
Mockingbird Handprints is also open regular hours, Thursday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm.


HOLDING - New Works by Susan Keller
Oct. 4th - Nov 12th

Mockingbird Handprints at Blue Star Arts Complex presents

HOLDING – New Works by Susan Keller

Oct. 4th – Nov 12th

Meet Susan
Oct. 5th, 6:00-8:00 pm

GALLERY HOURS
Thurs – Sun 11 a.m – 5 p.m


“I have made a series of niches, with the idea of a place to hold a memory, a time, an emotion, something lost and gone from my past. This quote from Pablo Neruda was in mind while making the pieces, “So I wait for you like a lonely house till you see me again and live in me.” For me the quote touched on the bittersweet feeling of remembering beautiful times and wanting what was to come back and knowing it will not.”

Ceramica Botanica is her company name, which focuses on functional pottery that celebrates daily living. Susan has shown in many shops, galleries and participated in various shows throughout the country. The plates and platters in show coordinate with the niches also in this body of work.


FOTOSEPTIEMBRE - ONE WAY, BYWAY, THIS WAY: NEW YORK STREETS by Ed Malcik

Mockingbird Handprints at Blue Star Arts Complex presents

FOTOSEPTIEMBRE – ONE WAY, BYWAY, THIS WAY: NEW YORK STREETS by Ed Malcik

Show August 31st – October 1st
Reception September 6th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
at Mockingbird Handprints Blue Star


This year is the seventh FOTOSEPTIEMBE exhibition at Mockingbird Handprints – Blue Star for Ed Malcik. Ed will be showing work from New York City, a favorite subject of his. He says, “in the continuous drama on New York City streets, I am equally fascinated by the setting, the props, and the people.” Please join us during the month of September to see his show and meet Ed at artist reception September 6th, 6:00-8:00 pm.

Malcik studied photojournalism at the University of Texas and worked as a staff photographer at Texas newspapers, including five years at The Austin American-Statesman. He freelanced for the wireservices and publications such as Cosmopolitan, Us, Texas Monthly, and The New York Times. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in The Gambia, and as a Foreign Service Officer at U.S. embassies and consulates around the world. He returned to photography and worked on photographic projects in Paris 2010-12 and Chennai, India, 2013-15. He now lives in Austin where he photographs on the street in a documentary style. His work has been exhibited in Europe, India, and the United States, and is in the Wittliff Collections. More of his work can be seen on Instagram @edmalcikphotography and his web page at EdMalcikPhotography.com.


SHUT UP & COLOR - Symone Martinez

Mockingbird Handprints at Blue Star Arts Complex presents

SHUT UP & COLOR – Symone Martinez

May 31st – July 16th

Artist Reception
Wednesday, May 31st, 6-8pm

GALLERY HOURS
Thurs – Sun 11 a.m – 5 p.m



DEEP IN THE HEART - Augusta Rosser

Mockingbird Handprints at Blue Star Arts Complex presents

DEEP IN THE HEART – Augusta Rosser

Artist Reception
Wednesday, May 10th, 6-8pm

GALLERY HOURS
Thurs – Sun 11 a.m – 5 p.m



"ENGINEERED ART" by Hunter Prinz

Mockingbird Handprints at Blue Star Arts Complex presents

“ENGINEERED ART” by Hunter Prinz

Meet Hunter and see his art
First Thursday, April 6th, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

DATES OF SHOW
April 6th – 30th 2023, Special hours: First Friday April 7th 11:00am – 9:00pm and
Third Thursday April 20th 11:00am- 8:00pm

GALLERY HOURS
Thurs – Sun 11 a.m – 5 p.m

Meet Hunter Prinz on these dates
and find out what inspires each one of his creations.


About Hunter Prinz:  
Building things that are structurally sound has been a driving force in the way my mind works.  It has been my passion to create unique designs that incorporate mathematics and sound design concepts.
“Making something from nothing” is my greatest talent; “Smart” Engineering Concepts which will stand the test of time.
Welding and using metal as a medium has proven successful for me.  I never really called myself an “Artist.” I was alway just an Engineer, repurposing scrap pieces that were destined for the trash heap.  This method proved to be the perfect outlet for me to create. Working with old metal parts, gave my mind the opportunity it needed to break free from the chains of “in the box thinking.”

During my time of exploration, I found that I have a distinct skill for being able to see through something, in its current form, to the structured design that lay within each piece.  I found myself to be good at pairing and combining each unique piece of metal to create a stronger, unified and completely different design.  Transforming each piece of metal from its current form, into a totally different object.
I never had the normal worries of failure that most “Artist/Designers” have when venturing into an unknown project.  Failure is a word that eludes me, because I grew up knowing that there is a Solution to every problem and it’s up to me to find it.

I was taught to NEVER give up.  Keep trying.  This is what I do daily.
I have helped others, while in competition,  and have been asked, “Why would you help the other team?” “They may win!” Here is my thinking on this; It’s the right thing to do.  If I can see the fix for a problem, then it is my duty to share the solution with others.  It’s just who I am.
Hunter Prinz 2023
San Antonio, TX


New works of Kiwi.Tabasco

Mockingbird Handprints at Blue Star Arts Complex presents

New works of Kiwi.Tabasco
Join artist Kiwi.Tabasco as she debuts her first public show

Tabascian 2.0: Intrinsic Value

First Thursday, March 2, 2023 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
and
First Friday, March 3, 2023 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
and
Third Thursday, March 16, 2023 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

as well as our regular store hours Thursday – Sunday 11 AM – 5 PM


Artist, Kiwi.Tabasco is a lifelong creative and has always loved the explorative and creative aspects of life, which lead to her painting and debuting her first collection in the Fall of 2020. Most of her work is acrylic based, although her newest collection incorporates mixed media like leather, glass, and burnt wood.

When asked what she hopes viewers will gain from her work, she says, “Your worldly experience is predicated on your interpretation of the senses”. There’s more than what meets the eye. My art strikes a joyful sensation that you may be unfamiliar with, drawing you closer to discovering the elements that live on the canvas. You may choose to display any piece in two to four orientations. I want the viewer to embrace the opportunity to inquire and question what the art communicates.”

When she’s not painting, Kiwi.Tabasco is polishing her athletic talents holding a Red Belt in Budokon Mixed Martial Arts and scaling courses at Spartan and Hyrox Races. She’s also a fashionable woman captivating a mixed audience on social media with the latest trends and thrift finds. In a professional capacity Kiwi.Tabasco, Lauren A. Hillard, is also the author of “The Study Guide for a Hardheaded Entrepreneur.”

To learn more about Kiwi.Tabasco and view more of her recent work, visit her online at www.kiwitabasco.com, on instagram @Kiwi.Tabasco.Art and on TikTok @Kiwi.Tabasco