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Opening Reception: Friday, November 11, 7 to 10 pm 2016. Exhibition on view November 11th – 30th 2016, by appointment only Thumbs will be crumbled, and Champions will be crowned at “Southwest Championship Thumb Wrestling” and “Blanco Heat” opening Friday, November 11 at 7:00 PM! Clamp Light Artist Studios & Gallery hosts the first ever, one night only, “Southwest Championship Thumb Wrestling” event. Come early to enter your name in the bracket. Preference will be given to the first 20 challengers to sign up! Thumb wrestlers will compete for a custom leather thumb belt. The first round of competitors will face off beginning at 8:00 PM. “Southwest Championship Thumb Wrestling” is held as part of “Blanco Heat” a curated exhibition by Tom Turner featuring works by Clamp Light Artists Jose Villalobos, Jen Frost Smith, and Tom Turner will be on view November 11th – 30th. “Blanco Heat” is a reminiscence, a story, a memory, a nostalgic reimagining of previous uses of our home at Clamp Light.
The Junction, the building we now occupy at the corner of Blanco Rd. and Fulton Ave., has lived many lives. It started out as a grocery store, was a concert venue, and is now an antique store and artist studio space. But most memorably from 1978 to 1986 it was the home of Southwest Championship Wrestling! “Blanco Heat” is our artist response to the place and personality of our studio home. Clamp Light Studios & Gallery is an organization of visual artists who have come together to support one another’s creative process, to network with artists and build an established relationship with the creative community. Operating in San Antonio’s Beacon Hill area for over eight years, Clamp Light is home to seven resident artists & co-directors. During the year, we host monthly exhibits of our members and other artists. Our goal is to maintain a space where all professional artists will be encouraged to take risks and produce original new work. For an appointment to view the exhibition, please contact: Tom Turner at (512) 569-8134 or email any of the resident artists at clamplightstudios@gmail.com. Thanks for supporting our artists-run space! ###