Blue Star Contemporary is pleased to present two public programs in July.  The first, Regarding the Discarded, is a workshop led by From Underfoot: Breaking Through Surface and Ground exhibiting artist Carrie Dickason, to be held on Saturday, July 7 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.  Registration is required to participate in this workshop (go to bluestarcontemporary.org).  

This public program offers the opportunity to learn about contemporary art through hands-on activities. Discover artist Carrie Dickason considers post-consumer materials in her large-format work.  She invites participants to bring some of their own frequently used, but often-disregarded materials, and join in reconstructing them through a variety of textiles processes.

This workshop will include a brief presentation of anthropological and contemporary references, and discussion and demonstration of simple textile techniques.  Participants should consider bringing at least one material collected from the ground.  This can be anything that draws your attention and that you find interesting – there is no “wrong” material!  These items will inform our conversation and direct our processes for a fun, creative afternoon. 

The second program BSC will host is a Berlin Brunch in partnership with Liberty Bar.  On Saturday, July 21 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., join BSC Berlin Residency Program Alumni Amada Miller and Andrei Renteria as they discuss their experience at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien as part of the Blue Star Contemporary Berlin Residency Program.  This small intimate setting is an opportunity to get unfettered access to the artists and residency program while joining the international art dialogue in San Antonio.  Registration is also required for this program so please visit www.bluestarcontemporary.org to save your seat!

- Inessa Kosub
BSC Public Affairs and Engagement Manage