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Saturday, December 28, 2013
Thursday, December 19, 2013
ESPEJISMOS - CARLOTTA K. PETRINA CULTURAL CENTER - ART EXHIBIT BY TONI HUDSON AND MARIA ANTONIA RODRIGUEZ
Please add to your Community Events : Espejismos Art Exhibit by Maria Antonia Rodriguez and Toni Hudson at Cartlotta K. Petrina Cultural Center - Opens : Jan. 3, 2014 6pm - 9pm - FREE PUBLIC EVENT . 1452 E. Madison St. Brownsville Texas 785...20 Contact: Hilda L. 956-266-7777 or Toni H. 956-574-0088
" This will be a dynamic art exhibit being put together by two well established artists Maria and Toni, each collaborating with a collection of their best work. These two visual artist perspective and approach to art differs from each other creating a unique eclectic fusion of work. The visual dialogue that an exhibit like this brings will be exciting to see because it will define our "espejismos"- the way we interpret art. " gt
Saturday, December 14, 2013
No se pierdan su última visita a la Galería!
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Saturday, December 07, 2013
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Years have passed since last I heard anyone mention The Art of Brownsville blog. Perhaps it wasn't to the lack of updates, but to the lack of ganas, the will of the people to converse about the goings on in the local art world.. The world we know to be obscure, isolated in its own time....I picture a group of artists making noise inside a box world , with walls so thick, that echoes so loud it only hurts those in it.... gt
"Art is ok in pictures, but you have to see in person to truly understand its beauty and or its complexity......"
Art is sometimes found near the river, in its gentle stream that washes away helpless bodies and political bureaucracy as the media best described it.
On a hot Sunday, amongst the vendors of old cloth and used toys, art sold for a couple of dollars , enough to buy six pack of cerveza.
Where does art come from, if not through the cracks of border walls as the wind picks up in mourning whistle , a reminder of those lost in its path?
It didn't matter where art came from, for all I knew, art was a gum that stuck under my left shoe while I was crossing the bridge , as I carried a bag of corn tortillas, novelas and sope .
Throughout the years the attention local art has gotten , has been without a doubt a positive one, with potential to push art in to a higher standard.
Like zombies we walk across the art gallery as a worn out sponge, nothing absorb. With open eyes throughout the ten years, of what I can recall unattended observation, " to see without looking" or "to notice without care", paintings communicating and provoking ideas, but not a single viewer there..
I think its import to observe, but more important is to create dialogue that question what we are seeing, thinking and feeling.
Perhaps its true, were all superstars, rock stars of our own nature, free to think without accepting anyone else truth.
No art is better than the other, just different variations. What may be popular now may lose its value and recognition as time unfolds.
I could conclude nothing, I have seen the Brownsville art scene and ideology transfix sate and redefined itself. New institutions emerge, as old ones continue to be peddling at the same slippery slope.
Here is where I think those that produce the venues for art should take greater risk in creativity to standout from what keeps it from evolving.
The work being produced at all levels from those emerging and those established has radiated into a perfect splendor.
I sat with the same inner voice starring at what I thought were ten years of time well spent, perhaps. The Art of Brownsville has given everything, and sacrificed itself to the greater good. It was, I should say is, a tool, to subscribe into the idea that several of us artists, can come together and grow, with the same intention in mind as it was to produce art. Local art as it was described. Local because it was of this region and Local , because it had the crazy attitude of rebellion.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Saturday, September 28, 2013
CERAMIC AND SCULPTURE ART EXHIBIT BY JULIAN RODRIGUEZ ON "CON MI GENTE"...
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Saturday, August 03, 2013
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Saturday, June 01, 2013
Monday, May 27, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
ART EXHIBIT BY CINTHIA GONZALEZ AT CARLOTTA PETRINA CULTURAL ART CENTER - OPENS :APRIL 25, 2013 at 7PM
Sign Language Classes Saturday 11:00a.m. -12:00p.m.
Art Classes 11:00a.m.-12:00p.m.
Saturday, April 06, 2013
Thursday, April 04, 2013
Saturday, March 23, 2013
CALL FOR LOCAL ARTISTS INTERVIEWS.....
PLEASE COMPLETE AND EMAIL TO:
firstname.lastname@example.org - BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS
email@example.com - HOUSTON, TEXAS
DEAD LINE: 6/01/2013
**Please attach a photo of yourself for use on the website.
1. How long have you been creating art?
2. What artistic movements have influenced your art the most? Are there other influences that aren’t art related?
3. What was your first experience with art?
4. Why do you do what you do?
5. What role do you feel the artist has in society?
6. What has been a seminal experience for you?
7. How has your practice changed over time?
8. What is your favorite piece of art and why?
9. What memorable responses have you had to your work?
10. What is your dream project?
11. What does “being creative” mean to you?
12. Can you describe the time when you first realized that creating was something you absolutely had to do?
13. What kind of creative patterns, routines, or rituals do you have?
14. Is there a message you try to communicate with your art?
15. Which creative medium would you love to pursue but haven’t yet?
16. Tell us about some of your work. (Please attach photos of pieces described)
17. What inspires you to keep going and how do you keep yourself motivated?
18. What challenges, if any, do you face as a Latino artist? How are you meeting these challenges?
19. How do you view the contributions of Latino artists to the arts past and present?
20. How do you feel about the representation of Latino artists in media and in art spaces/institutions?
And just for fun:
18. Share with us something funny that has happened to you recently.
19. Describe yourself in 5 words.
20. Any words of advice for aspiring artists?
21. What’s you favorite color?
22. Favorite food?
Thursday, March 21, 2013
JOIN - RUSTEBERG ART GALLERY ON FACEBOOK
If you or anyone you know is interested in exhibiting at The Rusteberg Gallery, please send proposals (Proposal letter or letter of Intent, Short Bio, Resume/CV, Artist's Statement and a disc with 20-25 images of your work) to Alejandro Macias at firstname.lastname@example.org or Carlos G. Gomez at Carlos.Gomez@utb.edu.
CALL FOR ARTIST PUBLIC RELEASE POSTED ON FACEBOOK....
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