Events at Blue Star Arts Complex

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


“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