October 18, 8:30am - 10:00am CDT. Hosted at The Alley on Bitters
part of a series on Flow
About the speaker
Mary Heathcott is the Executive Director of Blue Star Contemporary, where she heads its exhibition and educational programs, guided by the bold mission “to inspire the creative genius in us all.” As San Antonio’s premiere nonprofit venue for contemporary art, Blue Star Contemporary presents more than 20 exhibitions annually, engaging international and regional artists through innovative exhibitions; a residency partnership with the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin; public programs; and an after-school program for high school youth seeking professional development in the field of art, MOSAIC Student Artist Program.
Prior to joining Blue Star Contemporary in 2014, Heathcott was the Deputy Director at Artpace San Antonio, an international artist-in-residence program that has attracted more than 100 renowned artists and guest curators from around the world to explore new directions in their work and provided a platform for exhibitions and education programs that further extend contemporary art dialogue. From 2011-2012, she was Artpace’s Interim Managing Director and curated exhibitions for the Hudson (Show)Room including Transitios, This much is true, Tony Feher, and Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller. Prior to Artpace, she served as the Manager of Individual Giving at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
Heathcott received her master’s degree in the Humanities from the University of Chicago in 2001, where her research in art history culminated in a thesis exploring the history of stereoscope photography, “Collapsed Elemental Perspective.” She received her BA in Art History in 1998 from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX, where she is happy to reside with her husband and son.
Photo by Josh Huskin
San Antonio locals and visitors alike, have enjoyed The Alley, also affectionately known as Artisans Alley, for more than 40 years. What began as a place for artists to showcase and sell their work has turned into a popular contemporary retail center. Located on Bitters Road in North San Antonio and only minutes from the airport, The Alley on Bitters offers one of San Antonio’s most unique collections of business that include a professional portrait studio, Yoga, Pilates, an Aveda salon, beading studio and classroom, art gallery, gift and clothing shops and two award winning restaurants. We also offer hands-on workshops in creative arts, as well as, professional services in interior and kitchen design.
Estate Coffee Company is a small batch, craft coffee roaster and espresso bar in downtown San Antonio, Texas. We believe in sourcing the best coffee and ingredients for our beverages by working with family-owned importers and local food purveyors. We try to promote transparency by having the roasting and brewing methods front and center in our 1,200 square foot space with seating for you to watch and feel involved with the coffee roasting process.
TEKsystems supports interactive, creative and digital initiatives for clients ranging from digital agencies to Fortune 3000 companies by supplying skilled design, development, functional and marketing technology resources and solutions. As TEKsystems, we thrive at the intersection of technology and marketing thru providing resource-based solutions in the Digital, Creative, and Interactive space. Our San Antonio team specializes in providing local solutions with the backing of a national footprint ranging between web/mobile development, design, content strategy, and marketing technologies.
Tina and Lucas aren’t your typical slices of bread from the everyday loaf. They don’t come from a long line of bakers and they didn’t have a need to bake from a young age. What they did have, was a want to give their kids something better than what the bread aisles of any store could provide; fresh bread with local ingredients and real value.
Tina went to work making bread for her kids’ lunches out of her home kitchen, which sparked an interest in Lucas as a chef. From there, Lucas found he has a knack for bread making and started producing them for the restaurant he was currently working for. From there, other kitchens employed Lucas for his bread making skills via word of mouth, making this duo stand apart from most bakeries. They never went restaurant to restaurant looking for clients, their clients always came to them through recommendation.
Our event will be located on the rock patio next to Meadow Neighborhood Eatery (NE corner of complex). While there is plenty of parking located around The Alley, parking behind Meadow or Lone Star Pilates will be closest.