Events

Queen Isabella Market Day 3/8 9a-4p PIECC

Queen Isabella Market Day, April 8 at Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center.
The City of Port Isabel hosts an annual Market Day at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center in April! Vendors, music, food and family fun! For more information call Jeannie Flores at 956/943-7602 or email museumdirector@copitx.com. Vendor-Application-Info.

NEW Location: Due to the ongoing renovation on the Port Isabel Lighthouse, Queen Isabella Market Day will be held at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center, 309 E. Railroad Ave., Port Isabel.

BACKGROUND:

Queen Isabella Market Day dates from the 75th Anniversary of Port Isabel. Celebrated in 2003, the 75th Anniversary of Port Isabel included a street parade, open house at the Museums and the Lighthouse and the first ever Queen Isabella Market Day. The City of Port Isabel also minted a limited edition coin to commemorate the historic event. Queen Isabella Market Day continues as an outreach of the Museums of Port Isabel.

THE QUEEN ISABELLA CONNECTION:

In 1492, Queen Isabella financed Christopher Columbus’ exploratory expedition to this part of the New World. Community leaders in the Laguna Madre area recognized the importance of this partnership and named not just one causeway in her honor in 1954, but again in 1974, when the second causeway was constructed it too was named in her honor. On July 4, 1954, the grand opening of the first causeway was graced by the Consulate of Spain who was among the dignitaries on hand to cut the ribbon. Queen Isabella is further honored at our annual Market day each April.

EVENT INFORMATION: 

Jeannie Flores, Museum Director
956/943-7602
museumdirector@copitx.com

“We Bleed Blue Art Exhibition Reception” 3/22 5:30p

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 “WE BLEED BLUE”

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Art Students of Port Isabel Junior High are proud to present its “We Bleed Blue Art Exhibition Reception” on Wednesday, March 22nd, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 302 Queen Isabella Blvd. at 5:30 pm.

The art students of Port Isabel Junior High are proud to present their artwork from the 2016-2017 school year. The students have shown major growth since the first day of school as they experimented with a variety of art styles and mediums. The artwork presented in the show titled “We Bleed Blue” are a combination of skills and techniques they have learned through observation and practice.

India ink was a completely new medium to most students, however they quickly picked up the various methods associated with India ink drawings. Students learned different brush strokes to create value as well as how to produce washes with ink and water. At first, the dip pen was difficult since they were not used to the style, but with enough practice the students were able to create wonderful illustrations.

Students learned of color theory and how to mix colors from the primary colors. Watercolors were soon introduced and using their previous knowledge of color theory they produced various wonderful watercolor paintings. Perspective drawings were tough for students to grasp but once they understood the concept they ran with the idea. The still life paintings seen here were created with watercolors, India ink, and colored pencils and were the end result from the first semester.

In this semester, the students were eager to study 3-dimensional mediums. Students learned of the various techniques, processes, vocabulary and Native American history of ceramics. Using the ancient coil method of creating pottery, students successfully created bowls, cups, and random figurines. Not only did students learn clay techniques but they were surprised to learn about how to find natural clay in their environment. Classes were taken outside around the school to observe signs of naturally formed clay. Students experimented in digging and figuring out for themselves the difference between clay and mud. Many students even took this clay and successfully created various pieces. These pieces are a great addition to our show, We Bleed Blue.

The energetic artists of Port Isabel Junior High are filled with great creativity and extraordinary imagination. As you can see in the displayed artwork the students from grades 6th, 7th and 8th grade have shown exponential achievement with the challenges presented to them. Students were given a chance to vote for the name of the art show and school pride prevailed with We Bleed Blur beating the competition. The wining poster design, created by 8th grade student Devin Rea was inspired by the local community and wildlife. We greatly hope you enjoy the artwork from the future artist of America.

Please join us for an entertaining evening with the art students of the Port Isabel Junior High. All locals and visitors are welcomed to attend this free art reception. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

For more information contact the Museum Director, Jeannie Flores at 956/943-7602 or by email: museumdirector@copitx.com.

 

20th Annual Taste of the Laguna Madre Museum Fundraiser 2/3

 

The Museums of Port Isabel are proud to announce its 20th Annual ‘TASTE of the LAGUNA MADRE’ Museum Fundraiser featuring fresh local fare & PELICAN WEST! The Museums of Port Isabel will host this culinary event on Friday, February 3, 2017, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. Dishes prepared by local restaurants will be top of the fare and includes side dishes, desserts and beverages. Live music by PELICAN WEST, door prizes, a silent auction and a Port Isabel Adventure Package raffle are all part of the $25 ticket price. This IS the Museums of Port Isabel’s major fundraiser. Donations will be used to upgrade Museum’s exhibits and support programs. Info: 956/943-7602 or museumdirector@copitx.com. Tickets can be purchased at the door, Port Isabel City Hall, Port Isabel Public Library, Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce or at the Museums of Port Isabel.

The Museums of Port Isabel are proud to announce its 20th Annual ‘TASTE of the LAGUNA MADRE’ Museum Fundraiser featuring fresh local fare & PELICAN WEST!

The Museums of Port Isabel will host this culinary event on Friday, February 3, 2017, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. Dishes prepared by local restaurants will be top of the fare and includes side dishes, desserts and beverages. Live music by PELICAN WEST, door prizes, a silent auction and a Port Isabel Adventure Package raffle are all part of the $25 ticket price.

This IS the Museums of Port Isabel’s major fundraiser. Donations will be used to upgrade Museum’s exhibits and support programs. Info: 956/943-7602 or museumdirector@copitx.com. Tickets can be purchased at the door, Port Isabel City Hall, Port Isabel Public Library, Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce or at the Museums of Port Isabel or online: http://bit.ly/2017mopi

Celebrate Day of the Dead! Sat. 10/29 from 4-11p (Washington Park)

Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos Celebration in Port Isabel! October 29, 4 - 11 pm For vendor information call Jeannie Flores at 956/943-7602 or email: museumdirector@copitx.com. See> Vendor-Application

Lighthouse Market Day! Saturday 10/8

Lighthouse Market Day! Saturday, October 8, 2016. On the grounds of the historic Port Isabel lighthouse. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors!

Vendor Info: vendor-application. Call Jeannie Flores at 956/943-7602 for more information.

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