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Monday, December 05, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Sakuraba Gallery - 2012 International Art Competition
Sakuraba Gallery, located in Sendai, Japan, announces their 2012 International art competition to recognize the best artists from outside of Japan. The artists that are selected to exhibit will be brought to Japan from their home country to attend the opening reception. Airfare, cost of hotel stay for up to ten days, and a small group tour of Sendai are included. Meals and spending money are not provided.
The opening reception will be held on Saturday February 4th, 2011 at 19:00. The exhibition will be open from that day until April 1st 2012. Entry fee is $30 USD to submit up to 3 works of art. For link to online entries and more information: http://www.sakurabagallery.info/international-art-competition.php or send an email to email@example.com
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Drop off work: earliest day on Saturday Nov 26, 2011 from 1 to 7 p.m. and latest is Thursday Dec 1st from 1 p.m. to 7p.m. at Gallery 218 W. Jackson Street in Harlingen Texas 78550. Contact Ben Varela at 956 457-4093 or anna Varela at 956- 457-9401. or leave message at 956-262-1762.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Time Thursday, November 17 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location D' Lord en el " Sunrise Mall" Brownsville
Created By Joaquin Garcia Quintana
Press Release For Immediate Release
The Brownsville Historical Association is calling all artists for submissions to the 4th Annual Virgen de Guadalupe Exhibit.
Brownsville, October 2011 - The Brownsville Historical Association is calling upon area artists to participate in the 4th Annual Virgen de Guadalupe exhibit, guest curated by Luis Contreras II. This year's exhibit is entitled, Rosas de Castilla en Diciembre/ Castillian Roses in December, commemorates the wondrous legend of the Virgen de Guadalupe's appearance to Juan Diego in Tepeyac.
On December 9. 1531, a dark-skinned lady appeared to Juan Diego at a place where his people worshiped an Aztec Mother Goddess. The Lady told Juan to go to the Bishop to request that a church be built. The bishop demanded a sign.
Three days later, the Lady appeared again, instructing Juan to offer the bishop a bouquet of Castillian Roses that were miraculously blooming from the barren hilltop in December. Juan wrapped the blooms in his apron. Upon opening the tilma for the bishop, the roses dropped to the ground and a perfect image of the Lady appeared in the garment.
Her story is centuries old, but her endless promise of peace, love, and compassion continues to inspire.
For the exhibition, we are seeking submissions from artists with an historical and/ or creative representation of the Virgen de Guadalupe. Works can stem from a traditional standpoint or a conceptual basis. They should reflect the culture, identity, and honor specific to the celebration of our Lady. Submissions can be in the form of visual art: paintings, drawings, watercolor, prints, photography, sculpture, ceramics, glass, jewelry, writings, and poems.
All submissions will be considered regardless of the artist's location, however, artists are responsible for dropping off and picking up, or shipping their work o the BHA. Any work not picked up by by the designated date will become property of the BHA. The number of works permitted depends on scale and the number of participating artists. All work should include the artist's name and contact information. Artwork should be clean and in presentable condition, framed and ready for hanging. All work should include the following information:
Title of Artwork
Send or drop off artwork at:
Historic Alonso Building
510 E. Saint Charles Street
Brownsville, TX 78520
956-541-5560 or 956-554-4965
Dates for Drop off:
Tuesday, November 15: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 16 - Saturday, November 19: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Pick up dates:
Tuesday, January 17: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 18 - Saturday, January 21: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday, November 07, 2011
COME CELEBRATE "THE ART OF BROWNSVILLE BLOG" 8yr ANNIVERSARY - NOV. 19 - 6PM TO 10PM AT THE ART FACTORY
1 HR OPEN LOCAL ART DISCUSSION: 5PM - 6PM
Please join me Saturday - Nov. 19th 6pm to 10pm for The Art of Brownsville - A BLOG ABOUT LOCAL ART - 8yr Anniversary Party, Art Exhibit AND OPEN MIC POETRY..at The Art Factory/Imagenes Art Studio - 2300 Coffee Port Rd..Brownsville Texas 78521 . Contact: 956-574-0088 . All artists welcome to participate..... Come and continue to support the local art blog and local art.... Many thanks...
1HR OPEN ART DISCUSSION:5PM TO 6PM
"I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE WHAT LOCAL ART IS AND WHAT HAS INFLUENCED IT UP UNTIL NOW, I THINK IF WE DO THE SAME IN THE NEAR FUTURE WE CAN PERHAPS LEARN THE NATURE OF ITS EVOLUTION....." GT
Thursday, October 27, 2011
"Ambos Lados Del Rio is an annual show which opens first in Galeria Albertina , Matamoros Tamps.. around the Charros Days festivities and then follows up later in the year with a conclusion show at Historic Brownsville Museum.. This show is coordinated by the two galleries and the Mexican Consulate Office. I am fascinated with the remodeled Historic BM gallery, this show is dynamic, well hung, and lots of good entries by local artists..... I hope the show continues to grow..... " TAOB
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
“DOWNTOWN ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS”
NOVEMBER 1 & 2 - 2011
6PM TO 9PM
FREE DIA DE LOS MUERTOS CULTURAL EVENT
947 E MONROE
E. 13TH STREET
1452 E. MADISON
1124 MARKET SQUARE
1325 E. WASHINGTON
80 FORT BROWN
1249 E. ADAMS
1200 E. ADAMS
PAINTERS, SCULPTORS, PHOTOGRAPHERS
DEADLINE to enter the 41st BMFA INTERNATIONAL ART SHOW
is Friday, NOVEMBER 11th.
JUST UNDER $5,000 IN CASH AWARDS
$45 FOR UP TO THREE ENTRIES
FOR ENTRY AND REGISTRATION FORMS LOG ON TO:
www.brownsvillemfa.org or pick up at Museum,
660 E. Ringgold St., Brownsville, Texas
For further information:
Phone (956) 542-0941 firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, October 03, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
15TH BROWNSVILLE LATIN JAZZ FESTIVAL
The Brownsville Latin Festival, inaugurated by the late great Tito Puente in 1997, has become one of the most anticipated events in our cultural calendar, having hosted countless Latin Jazz artists of the highest caliber, advanced our multi-cultural diversity, generated tourism, improved our quality of life in Brownsville andentertained thousands for fifteen years. It is widely recognized as the premier Latin Jazz festival in Texas and one of the best of its kind in the USA! Recognizing this achievement, consistent support from the City of Brownsville and our community, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded BSPA with a prestigious and generous grant for the fourth year in a row. Once again, the Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival was the only NEA grant recipient in the entire RGV!
Despite uncertain times for cultural organizations throughout the nation, the Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival has survived and actually grown from four to five days. The theme for this year’s Festival is: Reunion! Dozens of world-class performers that have visited us in the past will return to Brownsville to help us celebrate our fifteenth birthday during five straight nights of high-quality family entertainment. FREE clinics on Salsa dancing, Latin jazz piano, percussion and vocals will be given by visiting artists.
This year, the Festival is honored to host Tiempo de Danzón, a fantastic collection of photographic prints by Cristina Kahlo, grand‐niece of iconic Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo, and a respected historian, lecturer and renowned photographer in her own right. The theme of this free exhibit is Danzón, the Mexican dance of Afro-Cuban origin that influenced many Latin dance styles, and consists of 50 large format, high‐quality prints of photographs taken by her at vintage dance halls of Mexico City. The public is invited to meet and chat with Cristina Kahlo, the Festival’s Special Guest of Honor!
The 2011 Festival program is as follows:
The Official Kickoff for the 15th Annual Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival will be a very special and somewhat elegant affair. The evening starts at 6:30 PM with a reception and welcoming ceremony for Cristina Kahlo and her Tiempo de Danzón photographic exhibit, on display at the Lobby of the spectacular, one year oldUTB/TSC Arts Center. Immediately following, at 7:30 PM, inside the music hall, will be the UTB Signature Series Concert by the internationally acclaimed jazz singer and pianist Carol Welsman whose dynamic stage presence has captivated audiences around the world. Come early!
Downtown Entertainment District on Adams St., between 12th and 13th. It’s a FREE Outdoor Concert with the award winning UTB One O’clock Jazz Band, the Frontera Jazz Quartet & Guests in a Tribute to Chic Corea, the influential Jazz fusion pianist, then the smooth jazz sounds of the Charles Hearn Sextet. Starting at 7 PM, social media organization Brownsville Living hosts the Cristina Kahlo Exhibit upstairs at the Historic Fernandez Bldg.. Outdoor music starts at 8 PM and ends around 12 AM.
Shenanigans, headlined by Cuban piano virtuoso, Grammy Nominee and Festival favorite, Chuchito Valdes Jr., backed by local artists of the highest caliber. Opening for Chuchito is the fabulous Marimbalacrán and our brand-new Brownsville Samba School. Outdoor music starts at 8 PM and ends around midnight but you can stay for the after-show indoor session! Great burgers and beverages by our host, Shenanigans Irish Pub, located at 2451 Pablo Kisel, right across from Best Buy in north Brownville.
It’s our headline Tropical Gala in the ambiance of a classic Latin dance club, featuring Grammy Winner Henry Brun & the Latin Playerz hosting a REUNION OF FESTIVAL VETERANS including ‘Master of the Tumbadoras’ Chembo Corniel, legendary vocalist Frankie Vazquez with José Dávila on trombone, the charismatic singer Rosalía de Cuba and Latin jazz piano genius Chuchito Valdes Jr.! This REUNION will deliver a memorable session, maybe the most incredible ‘descarga’ in Festival history! Enjoy showcases by international Salsa Champions, tropical arts & crafts by Imágenes Studio & Friends and the fantastic Tiempo de Danzón photo exhibit by Cristina Kahlo. Delicious food and drinks by Cobblehead’s Bar & Grill. Doors open at 7 PM at the Jacob Brown Auditorium, 600 International Blvd.. Tickets are $30 and Reserved Tables for Six are $300.
It’s the Latin Jazz Festival's most popular FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT! A day of excellent music, dance, art, good food and wholesome fun for the entire family from 2 PM to 10 PM, right in front of the Capitol Theatre on the corner of 11th & E. Levee in Historic Downtown Brownsville, featuring the UTB Two O’clock Jazz Band, the SPI Steel Pan Band,the Dean of Jazz Rene Sandoval, the recently formed Brownsville Samba School, our home-town boys The Brew, an amazing show by international Salsa Champions, and the tightest Salsa band in the Valley, Aché del Barrio, backing the super charismatic Rosalía de Cuba. You’ll love the Cristina Kahlo Danzón photo exhibit and Imágenes arts and crafts displayed in the Capitol Theatre. Make sure to bring grandma, grandpa and the kids for high-quality cultural entertainment they won’t forget… come early and stay late! Click here to buy tickets now with PayPal or your credit card. Please call us directly to buy or reserve tables. Call 956-831-9590 or email us at email@example.com for much more info!
Please visit http://www.artsinbrownsville.org/ , email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or
just call us at 831-9590 for tickets, table reservations, clinics and the latest info!
Friday, September 09, 2011
In a time when there are serious concerns regarding the browning of America and immigration issues are common, a people struggle with fear and humiliation and on many occasions they are ridicule and seen as strange. The Handsome Pepper is a celebration of the beauty that for thousands of years dominated the new world. The peppers like the original people of the Americas vary in nature. This body of work looks at the strength and determination of a people metaphorically and places them in typical situations common to all human beings. The pepper icon was chosen due to its impact globally when Columbus introduced it to the rest of the world. The intensity of its flavor and depth of varieties mimic the plethora of new world people; or I could say that the Handsome Pepper was an idea that came about when a art connoisseur viewed it as an inferior symbol not worthy of hanging and that I also overheard two outsider people refer to the local Mexican population as strange and nasty looking. You choose which is more appropriate.
ART EXHIBIT OPENS SEPT. 13, 2011 -6PM
UTB RICHARDSON ART GALLERY
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
ART BY :
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Saturday, September 03, 2011
ART DEPARTMENT NOTED
Gómez, Carlos G.
De Luna, Celeste
Trejo, Felix A.
NEW FACULTY - NOTED UTB WEBSITE :
Mr. Angel Cabrales
Angel examines the dehumanization of people through the marketing and “spin” that we are subjected to in our everyday lives. His digital images and mixed media installations blur the lines of what are acceptable societal norms and capitalize on global warming, natural disasters, immigration, financial disarray, terrorism, and war as money making opportunities in a commercial-centric society. In an era where the masses are looked upon as “consumers” rather than citizens, he has discovered that the best way to skirt laws is to redefine them. His work exploits commercialism and industrial design, placing these issues in an appetizing “product” package for the masses in a disturbingly consumable and uncomfortably familiar format. The reason for this is to not only to heighten awareness of the subject matter, but to begin conversation where most would rather be entertained from a distance. The creation and engineering of this “merchandise” is not just an artistic presentation: it is an invitation to incorporate the viewer and make them a larger part of the work itself, creating an interactive experience that merges a passion for the arts with the social and political concerns of today.
Viewing everything as an artistic resource, Angel utilizes this in all of his creations. From the extensive experience with a variety of mediums and styles, to the intangibles, such as upbringing and ideas, his work grows and expands with the requirements presented from each new art piece. The artwork’s concept ultimately dictates the medium needed for its creation, so artistic evolution is intrinsic in his philosophy.
Cabrales received his BFA in sculpture from Arizona State University and his MFA in sculpture from the University of North Texas. He has shown work consistently for over ten years including shows in major cities such as Santa Fe, New York, Dallas, El Paso, and Phoenix. In addition to being the Lead Assistant to fellow public artist Thomas Strich, Angel also taught art to junior high and high school students in the Mesa School District in Arizona and was an adjunct professor at the University of North Texas and Tarrant County College Southeast. He exhibited in an international show with work by two Rotterdam architecture-design firms: Atelier Van Lieshout and MVRDV and Amsterdam arts think tank, Dadara at the Centraltrak in Dallas, TX and his public art piece in Dallas is located at the L.A.R.C. Inc. Building. Other selected shows include the ‘Hecho in Dallas’ show at the Latino Cultural Center, the ‘Wish! Auction’ at the Dallas Contemporary, and the ‘Expo at the 500X’ gallery in Dallas, TX.
He is currently a visiting lecturer at UTB Sculpture Dept. and has an upcoming solo show at the Arizona Latino Arts Center in Phoenix.
M.F.A. 2009 Sculpture, University of North TexasB.F.A. 2004 Sculpture, Arizona State University
CV/VITAE: Cabrales Vitae
Sculpture IDesign I and IIDrawing I and IIArt Appreciation for Majors and Non-majors
Area of Specialty and Responsibility:
Refer to curriculum vitae.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
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ART BY :
Anthony Antonio Antinori Jr.
Dr. Oladayo Sanusi
Jose Manuel Salas
Ubaldo Ramirez Hernandez
Friday, August 19, 2011
Brownsville Texas native Song writer : Luis Alvarez Ramos records album title: Musico ...... Here is a sample of his music.. I hope you guys like it ,Luis is a good friend of mine, and grew up around the same neighborhood in Brownsville by the Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts and Boys and Girls Club. Polk, Taylor... Luis is also currently a music teacher in Mission Tx..
FACEBOOK : LUIS ALVAREZ RAMOS
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Cel - 956-222-9257
Monday, August 15, 2011
Location Levee St. Downtown Between 11th & 12th
Created By Brownsville Living
For Brownsville Living. Be part of it.
More Info Brownsville Living is proud to continue it's strong support for art and culture in Brownsville and especially events in our historic downtown.
Calling all artists, photographers, fashionistas, custom jewelers and craftsman to participate and display your work/goods FREE OF CHARGE at this great family oriented event in HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BROWNSVILLE!
If you'd like to display your work please contact Isa at 590-9845 or at isaias@er...osculture.com.
For information on the event and tickets, click "See more" below!
Brownsville Living. Be part of it.
This event is to promote fashion, art & House Music awareness in Brownsville TX . Art, sculpture, photography, fashion runways & galleries ,live art & world class headliners are part of this event , "The God Father of House " & The Queen of Trance (Frankie Knuckles & Sandra Collins) . Two world class legends in their genre beginning a new era of music to our city .
Levee Stage: Frankie Knuckles
Capitol Stage: Sandra Collins
Opening Performance: ISA (EROS)
Bottle Service RSVP: 956-592-4626
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Friday, August 05, 2011
BROWNSVILLE, July 2011-- The Brownsville Historical Association invites the public to the newest exhibit at the Historic Alonso Building, Fired Up! featuring the work of local artist Julian Rodriguez. The exhibit features never before displayed ceramic pieces.
The exhibit opens Saturday, August 6 at 6:30 p.m at the Historic Alonso Building at 510 E. Saint Charles Street. This exhibit opening and reception is free to the public and the exhibit will run through August 31.
Julian Rodriguez is a native South Texan and has exhibited his works across the Valley.
For more information about this exhibit, contact the BHA at the Alonso Building at 956-554-4965 or visit us at www.brownsvillehistory.org. The Historic Alonso Building is located at 510 E. Saint Charles Street and is managed by the Brownsville Historical Association. Visitation hours for this exhibit are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 04, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Gabriel Trevino takes a perspective on local art via The Art of Brownsville -blog....
Tell us a little about The Art of Brownsville Blog, how did it start and what does it communicate ?
TAOB was started back in 2003 by Mayra Cruz, and by 2005 had transformed into a group of local artists (including myself ) and art advocates coming together to help promote the idea of a local art community: by announcing art happenings and doing local art reviews. Unfortunately, the idea of the blog and organizing as a group lost traction. Mayra Cruz also decided to leave the TAOB blog to pursue other projects, but I decided to continue The Art of Brownsville blog on my own. I look back and clearly see how it has grown and hear from readers and followers of how it has helped the art community, its truly something to be proud of, I am glad and feel it should continue.
I hope it continues to serve primarily as a tool for artist share their work but also as an archive , a reference to our region of the art that is being produce here.
TAOB - blog serves as a venue for discussion, a place for comments, and feedback, related to local art. A place to hear each others opinion, and create a healthy dialogue that will help understand the art that is being produced by local artist.
Has local art changed? I think a large focus in local art, moved from palm trees, resacas and birds to border issues. Local art also, grew, from traditional easel painting to multi media expressionist. I think art has definitely invaded the city of Brownsville and has gained ground and attention. I think the city has embraced local art and moving forward it is a good thing.
What inspires local art ? The way I see it all depends on several factors ? I have notice age makes a difference and the idea that: "Certain things inspire certain people ". If we look at our region, proximity to the border, proximity to the sea, certain things in the nature that surrounds us: the beach, birds, plants, mesquite trees and or the social barriers that are still a part of our society today such as religion, immigration, the mix of Mexican-American culture. Simply some artist or more avant-garde than others...
Where can you find local art? You can find local art everywhere now, from the Museums to Galleries, to local restaurants, local art is being exhibited everywhere. Artists have become part of annual festivals, and are featured in the local magazines and newspaper every month..
Does local art sell?
I think there is a public awakening that original fine art can be affordable and for artists there is venues and opportunities year round locally where artists can participate and sell their work.
Will you part from the TAOB blog and or organize as a group again ? I hope I do retire from it someday. I guess in the back of my mind I have always entertain the idea of someone emailing me, or calling me , asking to join and too someday take over.
I think becoming part of an existing idea, venue, blog or whatever, as appose to starting one of your own, can be more beneficial, but then again its up to anybody....depends what kind of vision you have.. For me to become part of this, back in the day, I remember my thoughts being inspirational, wanting to take the seed and helping it grow, instead of wanting to plant the same seed on the same ground. When I look around, and I see all these social groups starting their own venues, its great, but at the same time doesn't do anything to bring the similar existing venues together, thus creating a more separate art community.In the end its the same old story, its competitive, art sells, and everyone has to make money somehow, its an understandable truth.
What advise do you have for the readers and artists of The Art of Brownsville ? Yes, share your art with the Art of Brownsville blog and the art community, tell us what you are producing and send pictures of your work. email: firstname.lastname@example.org ...Become part of the only blog, truly about local art...
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
RGV Art Online is open to all artists in the Rio Grande Valley and beyond!
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Sunday, July 10, 2011
Utrecht Art Supplies 3rd Annual Art Competition (GRAND PRIZE WINNER) – (Best Overall) 6-Week Summer Workshop Scholarship to Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia, PA, plus Dinner with Nelson Shanks (a value of $4,600)Plus, $3,500 to put toward travel expenses, accommodations and art supplies.
No Entry Fee!!
Get national recognition for your art! Beginning April 29, Utrecht Art Supplies invites you to submit your drawing, painting, or sculpture work. The top three winners in each category will be awarded Utrecht ArtSmart™ gift cards ranging from $500—$1500. There will be an overall Grand Prize winner who will receive a 6-week Summer Workshop Scholarship at Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia, PA, dinner with Nelson Shanks at Chelwood Estate, plus $3,500 to put towards travel expenses, accommodations and art supplies. Runners-up will receive Certificates of Merit from Utrecht and American Artist magazine. You may submit up to three pieces of original art. (one per category) All winners and finalists will be selected based on the quality and originality of their work in each category. The competition will be juried by American Artist, Utrecht Art Supplies' Resident Artist, as well as Nelson Shanks, master painter and founder of Studio Incamminati. Enter today!
Entry deadline: September 1, 2011. Winners will be notified November 1, 2011.
OVERALL GRAND PRIZE WINNER: A Full 6-week Summer Workshop Scholarship to Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia, PA, plus dinner with Nelson Shanks (a value of $4,600) Plus, $3500 to put toward travel expenses, accommodations and art supplies. FIRST PLACE DRAWING: $1500 ArtSmart™ Gift Card from Utrecht Art Supplies FIRST PLACE PAINTING: $1500 ArtSmart™ Gift Card from Utrecht Art Supplies FIRST PLACE SCULPTURE: $1500 ArtSmart™ Gift Card from Utrecht Art Supplies SECOND PLACE DRAWING: $750 ArtSmart™ Gift Card from Utrecht Art Supplies SECOND PLACE PAINTING: $750 ArtSmart™ Gift Card from Utrecht Art Supplies SECOND PLACE SCULPTURE: $750 ArtSmart™ Gift Card from Utrecht Art Supplies THIRD PLACE DRAWING: $500 ArtSmart™ Gift Card from Utrecht Art Supplies THIRD PLACE PAINTING: $500 ArtSmart™ Gift Card from Utrecht Art Supplies THIRD PLACE SCULPTURE: $500 ArtSmart™ Gift Card from Utrecht Art Supplies
Entry Form :
Saturday, July 09, 2011
Here is some info found on the web about Dali exhibit :
Dalí Illustrates Dante's Divine Comedy
Dalí Illustrates Dante’s Divine Comedy, containing 100 watercolor prints from the Surrealist master’s Divine Comedy Suite.
In 1957, the Italian Government commissioned Dalí to illustrate Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy. Often considered to be the greatest work of Medieval European literature, the epic, 33-canto poem describes Dante’s symbolic journey through Hell, Purgatory and Heaven.
Dalí’s watercolors were to be reproduced as wood engravings and released as a limited edition print suite in honor of the 700th anniversary of Dante’s birth.
Upon receiving the commission, Dalí immediately began creating a series of 100 watercolors, each one illustrating a canto from the poem. But when the project was announced to the public, Italians were outraged that a Spaniard had been chosen to honor the anniversary, and the commission was rescinded. Dalí, confident that a publisher could be found, continued to work on the project.
In order to translate Dalí’s watercolors into printed plates, two artists hand carved 3,500 blocks (an average of 35 separate blocks per print), a process which lasted five years. Dalí considered this project to be one of the most important of his career.
The exhibition was organized by the Las Cruces Museum of Art in New Mexico and is on a 10-city, three-year national tour developed by Smith Kramer Fine Art Services, an exhibition tour development company in Kansas City, Missouri.
You Are Not Here by Ron English
You Are Not Here will be on exhibit at IMAS from Thursday, March 31, 2011 through Sunday, August 14, 2011
Exhibit Opening Reception will be Thursday, March 31, 2011 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Ron English is an American contemporary artist who was born in 1959 and grew up in Decatur, Illinois. English coined the term POPaganda to describe his signature mash-up of high and low cultural touchstones, from superhero mythology to figures of art history, populated with his vast and constantly growing arsenal of his original characters.
Some of his influences include Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, the band Kiss, and the advertisements he sees around him. Pop culture plays a huge part in his work, especially in his politically charged billboards and street art. Some of his main targets in these pieces are Joe Camel, McDonalds, and Mickey Mouse. Ron English also has a craft of using corporate icons and manipulating them in a way in which they go against the image and message of the very corporation they were meant to represent. Music is also a big part of his life, having created album covers, collaborated with musicians, and even written lyrics.
Ron English has participated in both sanctioned and illegal public art campaigns since the early eighties, all in the name of art. Some of his extralegal murals include one on the Berlin Wall's Checkpoint Charlie in 1989 and one on the Palestinian separation wall in the West Bank in 2007, with fellow street artists Banksy and Swoon. He is the subject of the documentary Popaganda by Pedro Carvajal and even has his own action figure created by Michael Leavitt.
An Opening Reception will take place on Thursday, March 31, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will include food and refreshments, and an exhibit synopsis by the artist.
All opening receptions are FREE for IMAS Members, and included in General Admission for non-members: $7 Adults, $5 Seniors/Students w/ID, $4 Children (ages 4-12).
For more information, call IMAS at (956)682-1564.
"Arte de la Frontera" - In association with Texas Biennial 2011.
The exhibition, "Arte de la Frontera" will be on display at IMAS Thursday, April 28, 2011 through Sunday, September 4, 2011.
The International Museum of Art & Science presents Arte de la Frontera in association with Texas Biennial 2011. Originating in 2005, the Texas Biennial is a project of Big Medium, an Austin based non-profit organization which aims to promote contemporary visual art in Texas. Joining over 60 organizations from around the state of Texas, IMAS will feature works of art from 21 regional artists. This year marks IMAS' first time participating in this state wide celebration of the arts.
Curated by IMAS Executive Director Joseph Bravo and STC Asst. Chair of Visual Arts & Music Tom Matthews (TX Biennial 2007, 2009 artist) Arte de la Frontera is located in the Central Gallery, and will feature a unique amalgamation of art, including sculptures, paintings, jewelry, print, installations and mixed media.
This year's artist include: Cande Aguilar, Mark Clark, Jesus de la Rosa, M.C. Farris, David M. Freeman, Veronica Laegar, Linda Lewis, George Lorio, Miria Martinez, Jessica Monroe, Nancy Moyer, Thomas Murray, Scott Nicol, Steven Ortiz, Karen Sanders, Rosendo Sandoval, Richard Smith, Donna Sweigart, Paul Valadez (TX Biennial 2009 artist), Benjamin Varela and Fulden S. Wissinger.This will be the fourth edition of the Texas Biennial 2011, which was originated in 2005. The core of each Biennial to date has been a group exhibition of art works selected from submissions gathered from throughout the state. In 2005 and 2007, the Biennial was juried by a panel composed of active members of the Texas visuals arts community. In 2009, artists were selected by noted critic and Los Angeles-based independent curator, Michael Duncan. This selection process was also followed for 2011, with New-York based art historian and art lawyer Virginia Rutledge serving as Biennial curator.
An Opening Reception for Arte de la Frontera will take place on Thursday, April 28, 2011 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and will include complimentary food and refreshments.
All Opening Receptions are FREE for IMAS Members, and included in General Admission for non-members. General Admission: $7 Adults, $5 Seniors/Students w/ID, $4 Children (ages 4-12).
For more information, call IMAS at (956)682-1564.
Monday, June 27, 2011
Special two day Art Exhibit
and Art Class Registration
" FEATURING A NEW SERIES OF PAINTINGS "
FRIDAY 7/01- ( Rececption Coctail Mixer ) 6:00pm to 9:30pm
SATURDAY 7/02 - ALL DAY (11:00am to 9:00 pm )
Everyone welcomed to join....
The Art Factory
2300 Coffee Port
Brownsville, Texas 78521
Contact Toni Hudson :956-574-0088
Contact - Jose Manuel Salas: 956-372-4589
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
TONIGHT....."VIVA EL ARTE" Art Exhibit and local art celebration here at The Art Factory/Imagenes Studio JULY 16, SATURDAY 6pm TO 9:30pm ....
Many thanks to everyone that has already signed up as attending....
Que viva el arte......... Come show your support... TONIGHT......!!!!
2300 COFFEE PORT - 956-574-0088
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Monday, June 06, 2011
Thursday, June 02, 2011
ART EXHIBIT ONGOING - JUNE 2011
THE ART FACTORY
JUNE 18, 2011
5:30pm to 9:00pm
2300 COFFEEPORT RD
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
The Art Factory -Art Exhibit - May 28, 6pm to 9:30pm
2300 Coffee Port Rd. Brownsville Texas 78521
Contact: 956 574 0088 - Contact Toni H.
Enjoy Art by: Toni Hudson, Jennifer Morgan, Antonio Rodriguez, Rosendo Sandoval, Gabriel Trevino, Antonio Antinori
Monday, May 16, 2011
.Location: Old Market Square, Brownsville, TX
Personal Information: Our artist's studio is open every Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. We invite anyone to stop in and see the artists at work and to view our walls full of colorful, orginal paintings. We invite anyone with a desire to paint in any medium to join our organization. Classes and workshops plus open studio space.
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