Events at Blue Star Arts Complex

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
First Friday, March 3, 2023 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
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, on instagram @Kiwi.Tabasco.Art and on TikTok @Kiwi.Tabasco

Blue Star Arts Complex location:
1420 S. Alamo St. STE 112A, SA,TX 78210
Thurs – Sun 11-5
210-878-5711 or 210-262-6698

Events at Olmos Park


Texas Kaleidoscope,
acrylic paintings featuring sites of Texas
by San Antonio artist Larry Portillo

Opening April 15th, Saturday 2:00pm-4:30
Show runs April 15th through May 20th.
Please join us!

I have always had a passion for color. I love to use acrylic and oils on canvas and wood panels to create an impressionism effect. My art is characterized as having a distinctive meaning for each brush stroke color. The use of a palette of vivid colors brings the canvas to a unique life. Each painting may have a different interpretation to the viewer. I try to transmit the beauty and excitement of each landscape. Texas exists in all its glamor, style, and charm displayed to the eyes of the admiring. I want the eye of the viewer to enjoy the experience with the opportunity to facilitate an intersction between them and the art.


New works of Deb and Dan Soder,
formally of AdelAnte Restaurant

Artist reception Feb. 11th 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Artist talk starts at 4:00 pm
Please join us, AdelAnte queso will be served!

Dan and Deb closed their beloved restaurant, AdelAnte, on April 1, 2022 after 40 years of serving a healthy alternative TEXHEALTH. What to do in the next chapter?  Well, art is a big part, along with family, traveling, and doing whatever makes them happy.

Deb has always been in love with pottery. An avid collector. Drawn to the process of hand building-like when rolling out dough…

Dan’s work is mixed media, combining ink, paint and colored pencil. Being insprired by Mexican folk art-unfiltered and raw from the heart.

Olmos Park location:
4303 McCullough, SA, TX 78212
(more parking in back)
Tues-Sat 11-5 and by appointment