Museum & Chamber to Host Reception & Mixer 3/19 5:30 – 7p Public Invited

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The Museums of Port Isabel and the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce invite you to a collaborative event on March 19th from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 317 E. Railroad Ave.

Mixer & Reception for a Gallery Exhibit featuring historic images and documents from Port Isabel’s Pictorial History, includes a book signing by Valerie D. Bates.

The series of historic photos in the gallery exhibit feature a number of images from a bond report. In 1926, Cameron County issued an $875,000 bond to pay for improvements to Port Isabel, then Point Isabel. Funds were sought to develop residential areas of Port Isabel including Modern Venice (the fingers), improvements were made to the business district, a jetty system was constructed and a 10,000,000 gallon reservoir was dug to bring fresh water service to Port Isabel. With the focused objective of a deep water port, Point Isabel then became Port Isabel with the 1928 incorporation of the city.

Images in the Gallery Exhibit are a portion of the images used in “Images of America: Port Isabel”, which contains 200 Port Isabel photos and documents.

Mixer & Reception
March 19, 2013 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Treasures of the Gulf Museum
317 E. Railroad Ave.
Port Isabel, Texas 78578

Refreshments. Open to the Public, Museum Members & Chamber Members. Co-hosted by the Museums of Port Isabel and the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce.

For more information please call: Jeannie Flores, Museum Director 956/943-7602 museumdirector@copitx.com or Betty Wells, Chamber Director 956/943-2262 director@portisabel.org

Virginia R. Eggert Exhibit & Reception Announced 4/12 4-7p

“South Texas Images”

The Museums of Port Isabel is hosting an exhibition of local art by Port Isabel artist Virginia R. Eggert, from Sunday, April 1 thru Monday, April 30, 2012.  An opening reception will take place in the Treasures of the Gulf Museum on Thursday, April 12, 2012 from 4pm-7pm. The public is invited to attend.  Refreshments will be served. Free admission.

Local artist, Virginia R. Eggert, paints with acrylics on is a watercolor paper, watercolor board and canvas.  She has selected “Watermedia on Paper” for her latest exhibit, which uses ARCYLICS in a transparent, watercolor technique.

WATERMEDIA is a fairly recent term. Until the 1970s, watercolor painting was mostly representational, transparently painted works on paper done with traditional watercolors.  Now, watermedia includes all water soluble painting mediums (acrylics, watercolor, gouache, casein, mixed media).

With the development of acrylic paint,Virginiabegan to experiment with new applications of acrylic paint on paper.  She began to use acrylics from totally transparent (watercolor techniques) to totally opaque (gouache, casein, mixed media) type applications.  When painting with acrylics on watercolor paper, she uses a transparent process – mixing the acrylics with water and brushing them on the paper with a watercolor technique.  When painting with acrylics on canvas, she uses them thick (opaquely) as they come out of the tube, mixing them in a manner similar to using oil paints.

Today, in most watercolor exhibits, the viewer can expect to see a combination of acrylic techniques grouped under the title of “Watermedia on Paper”.  An exciting thing about acrylics is that it can do everything the other watermedia (watercolors, gouache, casein) can do.  Today, acrylics paint is used by more artists than any other painting medium.  Acrylic paint is now the only painting medium that Virginia R. Eggert uses in her art work.

Virginia R. Eggert’s subject matter includes landscapes and seascapes with boats, buildings, birds, palm trees, water views and people.  She enjoys paintings what she sees – especially the early morning and late afternoon colors and shadows on the environment.

Virginiahas been involved in art all her life.  After graduating from high school, she earned a Bachelors degree in Visual Art from theUniversityofMontanainMissoula.  She also earned a Masters degree in Art Education and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson.  She took art classes at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks and Juneau.

Virginia R. Eggert moved to Port Isabel in 2001 and was intrigued by the unique and colorful scenery of this area.  She joined the Laguna Madre Art League and was active as an officer for a number of years.  Now, she spends her time painting commissions and doing artwork for local shows such as the Laguna Madre Art League Annual Show and the Beachcombers Fine Arts Show.  Her work is in art collections worldwide.

She lives in Port Isabel and has a gallery-studio in her home.  Her artwork is on display and for sale in Port Isabel at the Fly Shop 318 Queen Isabella.  To arrange a studio visit, e-mail her at virginakeylargo@aol.com or call 956-943-1153.  Her website is www.virginiaeggert.com.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact Jeannie Flores at (956) 943-7602 or visit www.portisabelmuseums.com or you may also send an email to jrivera@copitx.com.

Carol A. Plumb Exhibit & Reception Announced 1/11 5p

Treasures of the Gulf Museum Displays Local Art – Carol A. Plumb
“CAROL’s VISTAS”

The Museums of Port Isabel is hosting an exhibit of local art by Port Isabel Artist Carol A. Plumb from Sunday, January 1st thru Tuesday, Tuesday, January 31st 2012.  An opening reception will take place in the Treasures of the Gulf Museum on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 5 p.m. -7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.  Refreshments will be served.

Artist Carol Plumb’s love of the landscape in the Rio Grande valley and its scenic essence provides her with the inspiration she needs.  Carol has always drawn and painted as a child.  She attended the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design as an art student.  However, her early career path led her on a more commercial art direction.  Now she has returned to her love of painting.

Carol’s recent work includes large scale, slightly abstract scenes of South Padre Island, Boca Chica Beach, Mesquital Mexico, Laguna Atascosa and the Bahia Grande area near Brownsville, Texas.

Recent exhibitions of her art have included a solo at Galleria 409, Brownsville, Texas and participation in the 2009 and 2010 International Art Shows at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art.  Her work has recently been exhibited at the Port Isabel Museum Community Gallery, the Purple Parrot gallery in Port Isabel and Zeste Gourmet on South Padre Island.

To arrange a studio visit, e-mail her at carolplumb98@yahoo.com. Her website is www.CarolaArt.com.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact Jeannie Marie A. Flores at (956) 943-7602 or visit www.portisabelmuseums.com or you may also send an email to museumdirector@copitx.com.

Museums to host Opening Reception for Artist Virginia Eggert 8/11 7p

The Museums of Port Isabel is hosting an exhibit of local art by Port Isabel artist Virginia R. Eggert from Friday, July 1 thru Monday, September 5, 2011.  An opening reception will take place in the Treasures of the Gulf Museum on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 7 pm. The public is invited to attend.  Refreshments will be served.

Using an impressionistic style, Virginia paints with bright acrylics to capture and interpret situations and scenes from Port Isabel and the surrounding area.  All the paintings in this exhibit are done on gallery wrap canvas – the edges of the canvas are part of the painting and thus the artwork doesn’t need a frame.

Virginia R. Eggert’s subject matter includes landscapes and seascapes with boats, buildings, birds, palm trees, water views and people.  She enjoys paintings what she sees – especially the early morning and late afternoon colors and shadows on the environment.

Virginia has been involved with art all her life.  After graduating from high school, she earned a Bachelors degree in Visual Art from the University of Montana in Missoula.  She also earned a Masters degree in Art Education and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson and took art classes at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks and Juneau.

Virginia R. Eggert moved to Port Isabel in 2001, and was intrigued by the unique and colorful scenery of this area.  She joined the Laguna Madre Art League and was active as an officer for a number of years.  Now, she spends her time painting commissions and doing artwork for local shows such as the Laguna Madre Art League Annual Show and the Beachcombers Fine Arts Show.  Her work is in art collections worldwide.

She lives in Port Isabel and has a gallery-studio in her home.  Her artwork is on display and for sale in Port Isabel at the Purple Parrot Art Gallery, 405 East Maxan and at the Fly Shop 318 Queen Isabella.  To arrange a studio visit, e-mail her at virginakeylargo@aol.com or call 956-943-1153.  Her website is www.virginiaeggert.com.

Please join us on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 7 p.m. to celebrate Virginia Eggert’s artistic interpretation of the Laguna Madre area during the opening reception. No admission charge.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact Jeannie Flores at (956) 943-7602 or visit www.portisabelmuseums.com or you may also send an email to museumdirector@copitx.com.

Garza “Climate Change” Exhibit through 6/4

“Climate Change”

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Consulate de Mexico are proud to present “Climate Change”, featuring renowned Mexican artist Javier de la Garza on May 4, 2011 @ 6:30pm in the Treasures of the Gulf Museum located at 317 E. Railroad Ave., Port Isabel, TX. This temporary exhibit will be on display from May 4, 2011 through June 4, 2011.

Javier de la Garza is one of the most premier artists of the current plastic arts or `Neo-Mexicanism’, which has arisen in Mexico in the middle of the Eighties. This new artistic manifestation has great influence of the symbolism that represents the Mexican nationalism of that time.

In these new plastic arts, artist Javier de la Garza, offers an exhibition of 13 oil paintings on fabric, through which he invites us to view the reflection about the necessity of incorporating values that can influence climatic changes, evoking animal images which are in danger of extinction.

Born in Tampico, in the state of Tamaulipas Mexico; Javier de la Garza began his studies of Architecture in the University of Nuevo Leon. Later he studied engraving in the National School of Plastic Arts in Mexico before studying at ‘Studio 17′ with S.W. Hayter, in Paris.

As a teacher, Javier de la Garza counts on multiple individual exhibitions to showcase his work which have collectively been displayed in Mexico, New York, Phoenix, Houston, Paris, Brazil and Jamaica.

Join us for this free open house reception hosted by the Museums of Port Isabel and the Consulate de Mexico on May 4th at 6:30 pm. The Museums of Port Isabel and the Consulate de Mexico would like to invite all locals and art enthusiast to view this temporary exhibit.

Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be available compliments of the Museums of Port Isabel and the Consulate de Mexico.

 

The Museums of Port Isabel goals are to help educate our youths while preserving our local and natural history through presentations, art exhibitions and educational exhibits. With the support from the City of Port Isabel the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce and the general public, we can achieve our goals for future generations to enjoy.

For more information call (956-943-7602) or Visit us online at www.portisabelmuseums.com.