Events at Blue Star Arts Complex

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

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.

Mockingbird Handprints at Blue Star Arts Complex presents


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

Mockingbird Handprints at Blue Star Arts Complex presents

SHUT UP & COLOR – Symone Martinez

May 31st – July 16th

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

Thurs – Sun 11 a.m – 5 p.m

Mockingbird Handprints at Blue Star Arts Complex presents

DEEP IN THE HEART – Augusta Rosser

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

Thurs – Sun 11 a.m – 5 p.m

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.

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

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

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


Gatherers and Wanderers will open at Mockingbird Handprints on December 2nd from 3:00 – 5:00 with an Artists Talk at 4:00

Event is at Mockingbird’s Handprints Olmos Park December 2nd – January 6th 2024

4303 McCullough, SA,TX 78212, more parking in back
​GALLERY HOURS Thurs – Sun 11 a.m – 5 p.m

View an eclectic selection of assemblages, small sculptures,
magical objects,encaustic collages, charms and spirits,
fiber and clay, wire and wax, curious figuresand more from Lyn and Shannon.


Lyn Belisle is a multidisciplinary artist embracing encaustic painting, earthenware, digital imagery, sculpture, textiles and found objects to discover and connect synchronistic shards of meaning through collage and assemblage. She has always been strongly influenced by the idea of “shards” as a metaphor for human communication across time. A shard can be a found fragment of clay, a rusty nail, a scrap of handwriting – any little clue that becomes a “secret handshake” between the maker and the discoverer. Lyn received her MA from Trinity University where she majored in studio art as an undergraduate.  She teaches mixed-media workshops at Lyn Belisle Studio in San Antonio, and also teaches nationally, most recently in Santa Fe, Provincetown, Washington State, and Taos. Her signature media are earthenware, beeswax, paper and fiber. She has work at The Museum of Encaustic Art in Santa Fe and in the San Antonio Art League & Museum.

Shannon Weber is a self-taught, award winning, interdisciplinary artist whose authentic object and sculpture designs are recognized for her unique methods of using the raw materials she has hand collected in various locations around Oregon. While there seem to be themes running through her designs, such as boats, or the “artifact” ambiance of certain objects, she allows the collected material to direct how the work is going to evolve. Every element collected has a history or a mythology of location, age, or place that is allowed to shapeshift as the materials and techniques are mixed to form the structure of the designs. Her work has attracted the attention of various curators of Fiber and Fine Craft which have included her work in their lectures for her skill and methods in design, both nationally and internationally. She has been asked to speak on her methods and use of materials, and she has been featured in numerous publications worldwide.


October 21st – Nov 25th

Artist Reception
Saturday, Oct 21st 4-6 pm
Artist Talk – 5:00pm

Event is at Mockingbird’s Handprints
Olmos Park location
4303 McCullough, SA,TX 78212, more parking in back

Olmos Mockingbird Handprints Gallery will host Melissa Grace Young for an opening reception to her exhibit of Soulful Sisters on Saturday, October 21 from 4 – 6 pm, including a lively artist talk about her work at 5:00 PM. She’ll discuss her figurative renderings of strong madonnas and how her creations follow her personal inner journey and evolution. Dialogue and questions are highly encouraged!

This exhibit includes her latest series of five ‘Sisters on a Mission’, taking inspiration from our San Antonio Missions and rich local heritage, and manifested though her focused madonna perspective.

Melissa Grace Young

Growing up in San Antonio, artistic expression began for me with scissors and crayons and paste and paints. Now I create because I must, for peace of mind, for my sanity really. And as I must, I’ve found ways to make art a big part of my life.

For the past twenty years, I’m drawn to figure and portrait sketching and painting, particularly the female form. And especially the divine female form: the madonna, with halos and hands and flaming hearts and crowns. I find myself creating madonnas of vivid colors and unbalanced facial features and body parts; so few things in life are perfect, and yet they can be so perfectly beautiful.

These days I fill journals with images of everyday wonders, and transcendent figures with extraordinary vision and strength, and I teach art journaling to help others on their creative journeys. My journal works inform my madonnas paintings and mixed media portraits of uncanny funkiness.

Melissa will also have some of her linocuts available in the show.


SEPT. 16 – OCT 14, 2023

Artist Reception
September 16th, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Artist Talk – 5:00pm

Closing Reception and Demo
October 14th, 4-6pm

Event is at Mockingbird’s Handprints
Olmos Park location
4303 McCullough, SA,TX 78212, more parking in back

Callie Luhrman is an artist based in San Antonio, Texas. In 2014, Callie graduated with her Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a specialty in ceramics. She is a member of the Millard Street Artists group founded by Diana Kersey, an artisan pottery community.

Callie recently exhibited her artwork at Koelsch Gallery in Houston, Texas alongside artist W. Tucker. In addition, Callie’s work has been featured in Texas Monthly, San Antonio Magazine, CanvasRebel and VoyageSanAntonio. Local works available for purchase through Mockingbird Handprints in San Antonio and Curator Coffee; and in Houston at Koelsch Gallery.

Follow more current projects by visiting her Instagram or TikTok (@callieluhrman).


“Fiesta Circles I” - $140


Susan Butler
Fiesta Happy Hour
April 19th, 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Event is at Mockingbird’s Handprints
Olmos Park location
4303 McCullough, SA,TX 78212, more parking in back

“Tuxedo Pearls & Onyx” - $220
“Fiesta Circles II” - $140
“Blue Sodalite & Crystals” - $140
“Greens & Blues” - $140
“Golds & Creams” - $180
“Blue Lapis” - $140
“Onyx & Cloisonné” - $140
“Hot Tamale” - $140


New works of Larry Portillo

Artist reception April 15th, 2023 – 2:00 – 4:30 pm
Artist talk starts at 3:00 pm
Please join us.

Event is at Mockingbird’s Handprints
Olmos Park location
4303 McCullough, SA,TX 78212, more parking in back

“Texas Kaleidoscope” Larry Portillo

“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