The exhibition runs from February 6, 2010 to March 6, 2010.
The exhibition features the work of two South Padre Island artists Beth Fedigan and Dainty Lewis. Their artwork is inspired by the sites, sounds and colors of the South Texas region, including the numerous statues of angels located in the Brownsville Historic City Cemetery.
Fedigan sees art as a form of communication and uses color, form, and line to express her emotions and to draw in her viewers. She feels that if she cannot draw people in from across the room, then she is not doing her job as an artist. Lewis, a former Houston resident, has called South Padre Island her home for the last 23 years. Her relationship with art has been life long and she uses her art to give objects life and beauty. Together, the two women have created an additional line of works they dub dos mujeres. They passed certain pieces back and forth until both felt the piece was done. Thus, they created art that symbolized their long friendship and ultimately the beauty found in such relationships.
The Old City Cemetery Center offers free admission from Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. The Brownsville Historical Association manages the Old City Cemetery Center. For more information on BHA programs and exhibits please call 956-541-5560 or 956-541-1167.
About Brownsville Historical Association
The Brownsville Historical Association manages the Brownsville Heritage Complex which consists of: Stillman House, Brownsville Heritage Museum, Aiken Education Center, and Preservation Resource Center. The Brownsville Heritage Complex is located at 1325 E. Washington, Brownsville, Texas 78520. The mission of the BHA is to preserve, educate, and promote the history, heritage, and cultural arts of Brownsville, Texas and its environs through exhibitions, educational programs, publications, cultural events, and archival collections.
About Old City Cemetery Center
The Old City Cemetery Center focuses on history, architecture, art, and folk customs of the cemetery. It is located at 600 E. Jackson on the corner of 6th and Monroe Streets in Brownsville. It is managed by the Brownsville Historical Association. The mission of the Old City Cemetery Center is to advance life-long learning opportunities about the history, architecture, art, genealogy and folk art customs of the Brownsville Historic City Cemetery and the surrounding Buena Vida Neighborhood through exhibitions, cultural events, and educational programs.
Brownsville Historical Association
Program Coordinator-Old City Cemetery Center