Exhibit

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.

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.

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

NEW EXHIBIT
“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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