The Carver Gallery, located in the Jo Long Theatre lobby, features exhibitions designed to inspire creativity and cultivate ideas and discussion. The diversity of the artists chosen to present their works o ers viewers and visitors exposure to a wide mixture of global and personal perspectives to create opportunities for individual interpretation, introspection and appreciation.
Free admission. Gallery Hours: M-F, 8-4, and two hours preceding each Carver Season performance.
Schedule subject to change.
Dr. Sandra M. Mayo and Elvin Holt
November 4 – December 11, 2016

Stages of Struggle and Celebration: Black Theatre in Texas showcases Texas State University professors Dr. Sandra M. Mayo and Elvin Holt’s groundbreaking research featured in their two books on Black Theatre in Texas, Acting Up and Getting Down: Plays by African American Texans (2014), and Stages of Struggle and Celebration: A Production History of Black Theatre in Texas (2016), through historical displays and images.

Gentileschi Aegis Gallery Association (GAGA)
December 15, 2016 – January 13, 2017

La Entrada del espejo (The Mirror’s Entrance). Is a figurative exhibition inspired by a genre of art called Magical Realism — a genre strongly shaped by Latin writers and painters. This art is both surrealistic and often hyper-real in its depiction of interior unbelievable dreamscapes. As a point of creative departure, 16 visual artists have entered this world in order to bring about the marvelous in a panoply of mysterious interpretations. The magical subconscious is reflected; the hidden is revealed.

MLK Jr. Commission
January 17 – 30, 2017

The history of the city’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day March will be documented in a limited-run photographic retrospective.

Tunde Odunlade
February 2 – March 3, 2017

Tunde Odunlade is a print and textile artist who has exhibited, taught, lectured, studied and traveled extensively within Nigeria and throughout Africa, North America, and Europe. His work is in the collections of institutions including the Smithsonian Museum of African Art and the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C., the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the MacArthur Foundation Collection in Chicago, and the State House in Lagos, Nigeria. He lives in Ibadan, in the southwestern part of Nigeria.

Cheryl Sheehan
March 8 – April 7, 2017

The Carver will debut the vibrant and colorful work of San Antonio artist Cheryl Sheehan in her first public exhibition. Sheehan’s mixed media use of acrylic, watercolor, glitter, collage, ephemera, colored pencils and ink result in highly detailed works that evoke childhood memories and dream-like tranquility.

Devante Blincoe
April 13 – June 3, 2017

Devante Blincoe specialized in stencilism, a form of street art popularized by Banksy. His works feature realistic portraits of pop culture and historical personalities.

Robert D. (Dan) McBain
June 6 – July 5, 2017

Dan McBain is an abstract and figurative artist whose recent works are acrylic-based, with much of his earlier creations based in batik collage. A graduate of the University of Corpus Christi with a bachelor’s degree in art, specializing in painting, he is currently teaches life drawing and painting at San Antonio’s Inspire Fine Art Center.

John Coleman and Paul Hurd
July 10 – August 8, 2017

Both self-taught artists, Coleman’s acrylics and oils works are recognized by bright colors and a narrative style, and Hurd’s mixed-media sculptures tell stories inspired by daily life.

The Carver’s Student Showcase
August 11 – 28, 2017

An exhibition of paintings, ceramics and other artistic works by students and instructors who participated in a variety of The Carver’s arts education classes during the 2016-17 season.

Pablo Martinez
September 1 – 29, 2017

San Antonio artist Pablo Martinez’s Spanish culture and Henry Rousseau influenced oil on canvas and mixed media works—inspired by biblical scripture—will be showcased in a Hispanic Heritage Month exhibition.

Exhibitions and dates subject to change.

Direct inquiries to the Education Coordinator: 210-207-2719,