Fine and Performing Arts

Spring 2022 Events


FEB 1 - MAR 20 | Still Life - Ana Fernandez | ONLINE EXHIBIT
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Curated by Diana Kersey

Sponsored by the Student Activity Fee

 Artist Talk March 21 at 11:00am
Join us via Zoom
Meeting ID: 926 9424 9217  Passcode:42AYEB

Ana Fernandez is a San Antonio-based painter who creates enigmatic street scenes exploring the diverse landscapes of Latino communities of South Texas. Fernandez holds an MFA from UCLA and is the current 2020 recipient of the Blackwell Prize in Painting. Her work is included in many permanent collections including the City of San Antonio, San Antonio Museum of Art, Brownsville Museum of Art and the Linda Pace Foundation. Most recent exhibitions include the Art Museum of South Texas, Artpace, Ruby City and the McNay Art Museum. Fernandez has also received acclaim with her food truck, the Institute of Chili. The enterprise began as a historical project exploring the cuisine and entrepreneurship of Mexican American women during the turn of the century. This work has been included in several scholarly publications, books and television programs, which cite it’s cultural and historical significance.

MARCH 12 - MAY 1 | I Remember Everything, Lithographs by Kathryn Polk

Kathryn Polk, printmaker
March 21- May 1, 2022
Virtual exhibition of lithographs by printmaker Kathryn Polk.

Curated by Rachael M. Bower
Presented by NVC Fine Art
Supported by Student Activity Fee

Virtual Artist Talk with Kathryn Polk

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APRIL 13 at 12:30pm | Live poetry reading with The Maverick Poets

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April 13, 2022 at 12:30pm

Presented by NVC Fine Art
Location: Palmetto Center for the Arts Gallery
& streamed on Zoom.

Live poetry reading inspired by the Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition in Palmetto Center for the Arts. The Maverick Poets are a group of local poets representing several venues around San Antonio. Poets viewed the artwork on display during the Faculty Exhibition at Northwest Vista College and wrote original pieces inspired by the artwork.

A live poetry reading in coordination with National Poetry Month is scheduled for April 13 at 12:30 pm. Join us in person at the Palmetto Center for the Arts to view the art and hear the poems for the first time!

MAY 1 - AUG 26 | Annual Juried Student Exhibit | PCA GALLERY

NVC Annual Juried Student Exhibition
Curated by Esteban Delgado

Palmetto Center for the Arts Gallery - In-person
All students are encouraged to apply.

MAY 1 - AUG 22 | Summer High School Art Exhibit

Curated by Jack Robbins

Sponsored by NVC Fine Art
Online exhibit with selected works in Ventana Gallery.



TUESDAY, MARCH 1 | Film Screening & Artist Talk with Violeta De Leon Davila

Presented by NVC Dance with NVC Women's History Month

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Luminaria Artist Foundation Grantee, Violeta De Leon Davila, winner of the 2004 Contemporary Dance Choreography Contest of Northern Mexico and founder of the professional independent group, Pies Descalzos (“Bare Feet”) presents a video introduction to her contemporary dance project They Taught You Wrong: Metanoia – A Transformative Change during the 10-day series in a window display at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio, TX. Metanoia calls attention to the alarming rate of femicide in México and uses emotive movement to summon our collective courage to speak out against domestic violence wherever it occurs.

Date:  Tuesday, March 1
Time:  11am-12:15pm
Location:  Dance studio PCA 108
SATURDAY, MAY 7 | Dance @ Vista

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Date: May 7
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Palmetto Theatre



APRIL 21 - 23, 28-30 | Baby with the Bathwater


Directed by Tim Hedgepeth

Location: Black Box Theatre
Dates: April 21-23 & April 28-30
Time: 7:30pm

Baby with the Bathwater is a contemporary comedy by Tony Award-winning playwright Christopher Durang about how difficult it is to be a parent, and how scary it is to be a baby and a child. The play is written in an absurdist, playful style and, for all its dark topic, has a hopeful ending. 




Presented by NVC Music
Dr. Minkyung Lee, Assistant Professor of Voice / Director of Choral Activities


View details on guest artist workshops/talk series, faculty performance and NVC Choir recitals.


MARCH 30 | Lux Musicae, A Recital of Texas Composers

Lux Musicae TX Composers

This concert will feature new works by composers who are currently Texas residents, making students and the general public aware, and accessible to, local and state talent. The concert will also be an opportunity for students and the public to meet the composers.

l. Concentration Camp by Edna Alejandra Longoria (McAllen)
2. Tuesday Serenade by Barry Brake (San Antonio)
2. Lux for String Orchestra by Joel Love (Austin)
3. Concerto No. 2 for Guitar by Mark Francis featuring soloist Ray Tamez, guitar (Corpus Christi)
Emmanuel Godoy, artistic director

Date: Wednesday, March 30
Time: 7:30pm
Admission: Free
Location: Palmetto Theatre

APRIL 18 | Americana Classics with The NVC Chamber Ensemble

Americana Classics
NVC Chamber Ensemble

Directed by Emmanuel Godoy

Date: Monday, April 18
Time: 7:30pm
Admission: Free
Location: Palmetto Theatre

Featuring Bernstein's West Side Story Suite, and George Gershwin's, An American in Paris.


Jack Stone Award

The Jack Stone Award for New Music Concert will be postponed until spring 2023. We will return with a live in-person performance of new music by outstanding student composers. Return to this page for more information as it is made available. Thank you!

View the Jack Stone Award for New Music 2020/2021 performance on the FPAK YouTube channel.

Jack Stone Award

  • The Palmetto Center for the Arts opened in 2009 as a product of community leadership, vision and unwavering determination to bring fine and performing arts to the Northwest area of San Antonio. The arts complex offers the finest facility and programs to those who join us in celebrating the arts.

    The fine and performing arts programs at Northwest Vista College engage students and enrich their skills needed to give life to creative impulses—on stage, in the studio, and in the concert hall. Our emerging artists interact and learn from community professionals and visiting artists from across the country and abroad. 

  • We believe that the arts have always been and always will be a meaningful force in human life. Northwest Vista College is dedicated to making the arts a living presence within our neighboring communities. Art lovers who support the development of artists help to enrich the human experience. 

    Our goal is to cultivate the imagination and technical skills of artists who will reinvigorate existing works and create new masterpieces that will grip the heart and thrill the mind. We welcome the diversity that sustains our community and empowers our voice through art and artistry. 

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