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Thursday, December 09, 2004

RGV Art Program for HS Students

Ok...more promotion at the last minute...but I figured this information would be helpful to people who would be interested in what the Tercera Cultura program has to offer. This program is largely based on the Fronteras Cruzadas program I did with UT-Austin last spring, but this one has an intensive studio element added. Here is a brief description.

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The Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center in San Benito will pilot a new visual arts program this January called “Tercera Cultura”, which means “Third Culture” in english. This program was created to achieve the following goals: provide Rio Grande Valley high school art students with an opportunity to participate in an intensive studio art course and to provide meaningful exposure to the Rio Grande Valley art and cultural community. We wish to invite your high school art students to apply to this program.

We believe the Rio Grande Valley’s culture and history is a wellspring of artistic inspiration. However, we feel its rich cultural resources are being neglected in favor of homogenization and commercial growth, not only by outside regions, but also by its own residents. We envision this program would promote awareness about the Rio Grande Valley’s cultural identity, a culture in constant evolution through the dialogue between Mexico and the United States.

The program will run on an eight-week course from January 8th - February 26th and classes will be held each Saturday at the center in San Benito. The program course will include lessons on Rio Grande Valley culture, a photography expedition, special quest speakers and six intensive studios in drawing and painting. The program will culminate into a student art exhibition to be held at the center. Sixteen spots will be available for the program and a special review committee will determine which applicants are offered admission.


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For a Tercera Cultura application click here. (word format)

If you know of any RGV high school art student who would be interested pass the word. The only immediate point I want to bring up is...the application deadline is the upcoming TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14th. All applications must arrive at the center by 6pm...by mail or personal handling.

Thanks folks and I would appreciate your support on getting the word out about this program. From what I know, it will be the first of its kind in the Valley. Gracias and if you have any inquiries feel free to email me.

2 comments:

Daily Texican said...

so you're saying this blog represents the opinions of The Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center or the Tecera Cultura Program?

Mayra said...

Thanks for bringing up the confusion. I just don't want someone to come later complaining about something they read on the blog as a representation of either the Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center or the Tercera Cultura program.

In a general sense, this blog is a representation of the valley and arts on the internet...but also a reflection of my opinion and views...so yeah...thus hesitation about promoting a program like Tercera Cultura...blah...I am sure there is some legal jargon I should be using. Would you know how to articulate what I am trying to say, if I may ask for some legal advice?

I do think about these things when I blog and I have edited and removed posts from this blog before when I think I may have crossed a line. I am going to give this some more thought before I say something completely out of context. So yeah, I just removed the whole remark...I just like to play it safe, but that is something I need to work on too...taking chances.

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