NEW EXHIBIT “The Light That Bends Around Me”- Antonio Reyna III

“The Light That Bends Around Me” by Antonio Reyna III

The Museums of Port Isabel is proud to present “The Light That Bends Around Me” by artist extraordinaire, Antonio Reyna III. This collection is a culmination of silhouette images that were painted during important periods of Antonio’s life. These giant line paintings on canvas’s which are 60” by 60” depict the life and times of Antonio Reyna III. This temporary exhibit will be on display from December 8, 2010 – January 8, 2011 and can be viewed in the Treasures of the Gulf Museum.

A gifted artist and native to Mission Texas, Antonio has followed his dreams of becoming an artist with hard work and perseverance. After attending, and graduating from Mission High School, Antonio attended Concordia University in Austin Texas for one year, before attending Austin Community College the following year.

He then opened a company that dealt with different kinds of media, video, and photography, which prompted him to focus on paintings.

Antonio’s appreciation for art, music, and photography has led him to the success he has envisioned since he was a child.

Virtually, a self taught artist, Antonio Reyna III has had very little professional training, but his family and friends, are who he credits with the inspiration to pursue his career.

General admission required. Exhibit on display through January 8, 2011. For more information, contact Gabriel Godines at 956-943-7602 or visit www.portisabelmuseums.com

New Exhibit & Reception- Mexico through the Eyes of Its Children 6/2

Museums of Port Isabel Announces New Exhibit “MEXICO THROUGH THE EYES OF ITS CHILDREN”

Reception: Wednesday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m. Treasures of the Gulf Museum
Exhibit will be on display from June 2 – August 15, 2010

The Museums of Port Isabel proudly present (MEXICO VISTO POR SUS NIÑO’S) “Mexico Through the Eyes of its Children”. Mayor Joe E. Vega and City Manager Edward Meza will welcome the new Consulate members to the City of Port Isabel and officially inaugurate the opening of the photo exhibit during a reception on Wednesday June 2, 2010 at 6:30 pm in the Treasures of the Gulf Museum. This wonderful exhibit will be on display from June 2, ~ August 15, 2010. The Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs supports the cause by allowing this exhibit to travel to different US cities through the Consulate de México and their partners.

The images were taken from a very peculiar source with a very peculiar point of view. The participants are children between the ages of 8 and 17, from Michoacan, Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Puebla, and Mexico. They used digital cameras to photograph their families, friends and even the local festivities.

The children attended the Fund for the Children of Mexico’s Community Centers. This organization has promoted over 33 years of development in children and teenagers of poverty conditions. The Fund supports more than 45,000 kids in 206 rural communities in Mexico.

For a week the children had the opportunity to become photographers and document their own reality. They attended workshops and were encouraged to take care of their digital cameras. The children learned how to take pictures, and along the way, they discovered who they truly are. This exhibition is the result of those emotions and discoveries of a world never seen. We encourage all visitors and locals to tour the museums and view this temporary exhibit.

For more information contact Gabriel at (956)-943-7602 or visit www.portisabelmuseums.com.

You can also take a look at the video “Mexico Visto Por Sus Niños” at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_Y_PeBWaus

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