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UTRGV – Brownsville Rusteberg Art Gallery and Brownsville Museum of Fine Art will jointly exhibit Icons and Symbols of the Borderland, curated by Diana Molina and organized by the Juntos Art Association.
Rusteberg Gallery opening reception will be on Tuesday, January 23 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The exhibition will run though Friday, March 23.
Brownsville Museum of Fine Art opening reception will be on Tuesday, January 30 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The exhibition will run through Friday, April 13. The museum will also be showcasing artwork from local artists and artists located across the U.S./ Mexico border in a separate binational exhibition.
Both receptions will be free and open to the public.
“In an age where visual representations are fundamental to communication and lifestyle, icons and symbols are the key to ethical precepts, inspirations, and beliefs; they provide a framework for ideals, emotions, philosophy, and, ultimately, patterns of behavior. Icons and Symbols of the Borderlands exhibition is an embodiment of the landscape and cultural legacy of the U.S./Mexico borderland.”
Icons and Symbols of the Borderland participating artists include: Ricky Armendáriz, Nanobah Becker, Antonio Castro, Mark Clark, David DeWitt, Socorro Diamonstein, Gaspar Enríquez, Priscilla Garcia-Franzoni, Chris Grijalva-García, Wayne Hilton, Romy Sáenz Hawkins, Wopo Holup, Benito Huerta, Ilana Lapid, Lydia Limas, Cesar Martínez, Diana Molina, Delilah Montoya, Oscar Moya, José Rivera, Roberto Salas, Victoria Suescum, Miguel Valenzuela, and Andy Villarreal.
Binational exhibition artists include: Armando Ibarra, Ashley Tristan, Daniel Benavides, Eduardo Quintero, Elizabeth McCormack-Whittemore, Erika Balogh, Gaby Rico, Gil Rocha-Rochelli, Elizabeth Gonzalez, Humberto Jimenez, Jaime Gonzalez, Jennie Price, Jesus Maria, John Liss, Jose Angel Lozano, Josie Del Castillo, Josue Ramirez, Juan Mora, Kathryn Elizondo, Kyle Chaput, Leila Hernandez, Linda Lewis, Luis Corpus, Marcy Gonzalez, Marilyn Brown, Mario Godinez, Maximiliano Cervantes, Noel Palmenez, Rosendo Sandoval, Ruby Garza, Samantha Rawls, Sandra Gonzalez, Stephen Hawks, Susie Vlaisavljevic, Tochiro Gallegos, Veronica Cardenas,Veronica Gaona, and Eva Soliz.
Accompanying events for this exhibit include: artist panel discussion on January 31 at UTRGV Rusteberg Gallery from 6:00 – 8:00 pm and a community event on February 17 at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. Events will be free and open to the public. Please see poster for details.