We went on to the D Arte Center where we were greeted by Celeste De Luna the gallery director.. It was the busy hour for Celeste as she was preparing the new exhibition guest artist..I looked around to see who was a member and exhibiting.. which I saw work from artist Marylin Brown of Brownsville. There was just alot of work., Some of it yeah for my taste other eh.. the new exhibiting artist art is very similar to Castorena , I will put more on that. I thought at that moment to maybe become a member so I can leave the artwork I had braught with me, but I wasn't to convinced..Well there was a 95dolloar fee which is not at all bad for a year, but a commitment to come once a month and pitch in help , had be in doubt. Due to my other commitments. After a good talk with Celeste, I realized a while back I had the opportunity of exhibiting with her a recent Kingsville exhibition "As of Now " fall of 2007, I decided to think about before making a bad decision well not being able to keep up with my time once a month.. So we said good by to Celeste de Luna . Anyone wanting more info on D Arte center please contact:956-454-1809 or visit myspace/litebluna .
My last stop was Rustica - Mexican Imports and Fine Arts 956-592-7543, a new location that recently opened two months ago. This new location has expanded its floor plan and has increased its inventory to bigger rustic hand crafted furniture produced by mexican artisans. This store is filled with all kinds of hand crafted art, from ceramics to wood carved tables and bar stools. Most of the imagery in the carvings resemble the artwork of Diego Rivera. After a while of going through the store, I just had to ask the owner if due to there additional walls space if they were willing to hang my artwork and agree to a sort of consingment. To my luck they decided to give my artwork a chance on there wall after an overnight think it through.. I couldn't be happier, this place felt like a second home. CHECKOUT PICTURES "currently to be edited" OF RUSTICA at my personal blog : www.theartworkofgabriel-trevino.blogspot.com .