Yesterday, the gallery hosted the exhibit and auction, United by Love for Life 2 Laredos, benefitting the organization, Manos de Maria. This group forms an outreach program which teaches life skills to the adolescent youth of both Laredos. The event featured artists from the sister cities who donated their pieces for sale to the appreciative audience.
Please join us Thursday, November 1 at 7:30 PM for our annual Dia De Los Muertos exhibit featuring local artists and guest artist Dolores Gonzalez Jarvis. Music, wine and tapas. Prizes for best Catrina Costumes. For more info call (956) 237-0627.
Presented by the Border Region Behavioral Health Center the artwork was created by participants in Shira De Llano Art in Health Program.
Under the direction of Paty Orduna, the Shira de Llano Art in Health Program has been utilizing art as a therapeautic tool for healing for 9 years. The students produced an array of artwork that provides alternatives for self-expression and creativity far beyond their own expectations. In the process, individuals increase their self-esteem, improve their quality of life and take great pride in their creations.
Proceeds from the sale of the art go to the artists as well as the continuation of the Shira De Llano Art in Health Program.
Alex Casso's Sin Ti, Yo No opening debut was a success! Although rain threatened to hamper the turnout, Laredoans would not be deterred. A huge "Thank You" to those who stopped by. We always enjoy seeing new and familiar faces at all our events! Please enjoy these photos from the opening!
The exhibit will remain on display through June 12.
Alex Casso's sin ti, yo no
Opening Wednesday, April 12, Alex Casso's sin ti, yo no exhibit will be on display at the Gallery through Jun 12. There will be a special appearance by pianist Raul Casso on the day of the opening and Alex will be working in-house at the gallery from April 10 to the 12th. Tapas, wine and music will be served and all are encouraged to come and view the exhibit.
Last week's La Frida Birthday Celebration was a tremendous success! Various artists throughout the community participated in the open call, and I was truly impressed with their creativity. In addition to finger foods, the celebration featured sangria, jewelry, and Frida-inspired clothing and crafts. I would like to thank everyone for coming out to the exhibit and making it the largest opening we've ever had! The pieces will remain on display throughout the month so that those who missed the opening will have a chance to see them.
Last night the exhibit A Balance of Whimsey and Glamour opened. The exhibit featured paintings by Laredo's youth who ranged in ages from 4 years to 15. Their instructors are Margarita (YuYu) Molano and Daniela Sada Paz Dominguez.
The exhibit will be on going through the month and for those who missed it yesterday, there is a chance to catch the work at today's poetry slam.
Last week the Eye of the Beholder exhibit featuring artists, Edgar Saldana and Christina Xu opened. The opening was major success and featured musical performances by Nira Elias. It was a great way to kick off the first exhibit of the new year and we were so happy to have such a big turnout for the event. To see more how the night went, check out our gallery below. Those who appear in the pictures are welcome to share them with their friends online.
Anyone hoping to check out their art or just looking for something to do tonight are invited to come to the gallery for tonight's poetry slam.
Last week, the Ritual exhibit which featured new art by Erika Lamar Buentello debuted. In addition to the art, there was an artists' market as well as refreshments available to the public. The debut had an excellent turnout, and we are always happy to see new and returning faces to the gallery. For those who missed the art and market they will be on display tonight while the gallery hosts its regular poetry slam. All are encouraged to attend!
On Friday November 6th, we gathered up to create an environment filled with colors, music, and arts and crafts. Various items were on sale to the public, including t-shirts, paintings, and many skulls. We would like to thank the Cecilia Hernandez Mariachi for a wonderful performance, the vendors who were willing to share their imaginative art, and the public who came to support our exhibit of El Dia De Los Muertos.
Photography by: Mellissa Moreno of CC42 Media