Posts Tagged Reception

Rio Grande Valley Civil War Trail & Bagdad Exhibit Reception

16 July 2019

Museums' Telling Our Stories & Reception: Rio Grande Valley Civil War Trail

You are invited! Presentation of Bagdad artifacts & Rio Grande Valley Civil War Trail Presentations! Lots of food and drink and tours and presentations and more at the Port Isabel Historical Museum and the Treasures of the Gulf Museum!

• CHRISTOPHER L. MILLER is professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and associate director of the CHAPS Program. He is the author of Prophetic Worlds: Indians and Whites on the Columbia Plateau. He resides in Edinburg, Texas.
• RUSSELL K. SKOWRONEK, professor of history and anthropology at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, is the founding director of the Community Historical Archaeology Project with Schools (CHAPS) program. He is the author of X Marks the Spot: The Archaeology of Piracy and HMS Fowey Lost . . . and Found! He resides in McAllen, Texas.
• ROSEANN BACHA-GARZA serves as program manager for the Community Historical Archaeology Project with Schools (CHAPS) Program at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She (with Miller and Skowronek) is the coauthor of Blue and Gray on the Border: The Rio Grande Valley Civil War Trail and coeditor of The Native American Peoples of South Texas. She resides in McAllen, Texas.

Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

Sponsored By: Laguna Madre Museum Foundation

For more information on this event, contact Jeannie Marie A. Flores at (956) 943-7602 / (956) 943-0755 or visit or you may also send an email to

Art Show & Reception during April

3 April 2018

The Museums of Port Isabel is proud to present a new art show for the month of April titled ARTISTIC VISIONS: A Collective of Visual Art. The art on display at this artist collective showcase is provided by ten of the talented artists from Port Isabel’s Laguna Madre Art League. Artwork is being displayed at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum. The show runs from March 30, 2018 to April 28, 2018.

Please join us on the evening of April 5, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. for an Artist Reception to meet and greet these talented artists and learn about their art. The reception is open to the public. It is a free event and complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. You are more than welcome to visit the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, Tuesday – Saturday, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., through the month of April to view the art and read a small bio of each artist showcasing their art.

For more information on The Art Reception or Art, contact Jeannie Marie A. Flores or Coty Monique Camacho at (956) 943-7602 or visit or you may also send an email to

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

8 March 2017




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:


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

4 August 2011

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 or call 956-943-1153.  Her website is

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 or you may also send an email to

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

28 May 2010

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

You can also take a look at the video “Mexico Visto Por Sus Niños” at: