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Thursday, January 31, 2008
Aqui no hay montañas, solo tiera seca y mesquites.Solo los que tienen con que pagar el agua se adornan con jardines de lujo, y los que no, pues la casita de madera que rantas tendra que ser suficiente. Quien es dueño de este terreno que el sol odia tanto con su calor ? La virgen de Guadalupe ya ni se aperece por aqui. Solo ve de lejos , probable del hotel mas alto en la isla del padre. Bajale a los frijoles que la casa esta ardiendo. Hay esta el bil de la luz, sigue subiendo y ni aigre tengo para respirar. Seguiran los dias infelizes, que ya ni el puente podre crusar a ver a mi abuelo. De esta no salgo, hay que pagar para pueder dar un paso adelante. Pero aqui me quedo hasta que me hacabe el sol.
My Loteria by Cristina Sosa Noriega Exhibition
From February 7 to March 30, 2008 at the Aiken Education Center located in the Brownsville Heritage Museum. Opening Reception will be held on February 7, 2008 at 6:30 pm.
Way of the Cross Exhibit by Kirk Clark
From February 16 to March 30, 2008 at the Old City Cemetery Center. Free to the public. Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2008 at 6 pm.
There is just so much more that is going on at this place, visit or give them a call for more information......
Brownsville Historical Association
1325 East Washington Street
Brownsville, Texas 78520
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
"Black and White", a photography exhibition juried by Carlos G. Gòmez, will be shown at the Art Gallery in the Rusteberg Building at The University of Texas at Brownsville , opening January 28, 2008 at 6:30 P.M.
Location: Art Gallery in the Rusteberg Building
Opening Reception: January 28, 2008, 6:30 PM
Last day to view work: February 14, 2008
Admission: $3.00 (Free to Patron of the Arts members. Student semester passes available for $5.00)
Gallery Hours: Monday through Thursday 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Closed: Weekends, university holidays and between exhibitions.
"Black and White" will be opening on January 28, 2008 at the Art Gallery in the Rusteberg Building at the University of Texas at Brownsville . The opening reception will start at 6:30 PM on January 28. Admission is $3.00. Semester passes are available for all UTB students for $5.00. Admission is free to all Patron of the Arts members.
Juried by one of UTB’s own professors, Carlos G. Gòmez, "Black and White" presents many photographs from artists around the valley. The photographs come from professionals to novices and range from portraits to landscapes, from darkroom to digital, but all contain great talent and creativity from aspiring valley artists.
After many years of observation, I have noticed that photography is a constant and well defined venue for expression in South Texas, especially in the Rio Grande Valley . For some reason the strength and quality of photography/photographers is to a point well above the rest of the other visual arts. This can be argued and should.
Without question notable photographers did not participate in the trail, but still most of the work submitted had good fundamentals which are a must. Putting aside the power of the image and concentrating on the overall conceptual aspects of each piece was the focus in selecting the Best in Show. Beverley Harris, Felix Trego, J. Schreiber and Felipe Adel are technically sound and have as the saying go; a good eye.
However, the best in Show goes to James Miller who took photography and conceptualized the essence of it and presents the viewer with "Self-portrait with camera". Miller clearly possesses advanced thinking skills and takes advantage of technology, but what he depicts is more then a moment, but instead captures what appears to be an embryonic image that transforms into an ageing apparition. This photograph goes beyond what we know and plays with our imagination—which is my subjective view on the self-portrait.
Honorable mention goes to Beverley Harris. Both her entries are topnotch and her perception of image and understanding of photography can easily be seen in here work.
Carlos G. Gómez, MFA
La exposicion sera inaugurada el jueves 31 de enero a las 7 pm en los espacios del Imaculta, en el Parque Cultural olimpico (Calle 5 y Constitucion, muy cerca de los puentes internacionales) y permanecera por las siguientes tres semanas.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
HISTORY ART CONTEST
CASH PRIZES / RIBBONS / CERTIFICATES / RECOGNITION
ARTIST OF ALL AGES ARE ENCOURAGE TO ENTER
ADULT AND STUDENT DIVISIONS, FIVE CATEGORIES:
MARCH 31 DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES
HISTORIC BROWNSVILLE MUSEUM
561 EAST MADISON STREET, BROWNSVILLE
EXHIBITION OPENS / ARTIST' RECEPTION April 3, 5:30PM
CONTACT 956-399-4040 OR 956-455-3599
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
ana maria de la garza
714 palm blvd., suite c
usa 956-466-5011 / 504-3375 / 543-3194
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Jan 31; 4:00 pm: Public presentation and artist talk with Cande Aguilar. Free admission
Feb 7; 4:00 pm: Public lecture by BMFA Curator, Dr. Jennifer Cahn 'How Urban Street Culture Found Its Way into the Museum.' Free admission.
space in McAllen, will present its second group art exhibit titled
"EXTENSION." The reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on
February 1, 2008. The group exhibit will run from February 1 to
February 22, 2008. Manichaus is located at 1301-B, North Main Street
in McAllen. Admission is free.
performance titled "frictionbased" will explore the use of
friction to make sound. Paul Valadez, originally from San Francisco,
and Dennis Michael Zamarron Jr., a native of Harlingen, will show new
paintings. Omar Isidoro Rodríguez will also show his oil paintings
called the "Rivet Series."
preview and sale of her "Modern Talismans" trunk show which is slated
for February 2, 2008 from Noon to 7 p.m. at Manichaus.
Ashley Hernandez of Edinburg will be debuting her prints in the
Manichaus shop for a limited time only.
"EXTENSION" group show please call 956-207-0940 or e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Our website is
www.blackrabbitworks.com/manichaus and you can find us at myspace.com/
Friday, January 18, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
"For the last months I've been working on a series called 'THE BLACK LIFE' which are painting-installations in tryptichs shaped as coffins that evolve around diverse ideas on death and how complex this concept can be, becoming more than just appearing to be the 'end' of life."
Friday, January 11, 2008
This is somewhat an exciting event to see the BMFA come true to there word and promote local talent in the new BMFA building. Not that the idea was in doubt, but I do hope to see many more of these type of one man shows for there are many other local artist well deserving this type of opportunity. So, never hurts to be prepared my fellow artistas.. I encourage everyone to put there big wig on and support Cande's 10yr accomplishment as an artist and join him at the new BMFA....
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