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  Thursday July 25. 2002   STCC Exhibition The Automobile

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9am to 5pm
12am to 8pm
1pm to 5pm


Art on the Move: The Automobile debuted Saturday night, June 2, with a Grand Opening at the International Museum of Art and Science (formerly McAllen International Museum). This exhibit is part of the Museum’s ongoing commitment to show work by artists of our region, and it follows in the tradition of the highly successful Arte Rio Grande series.

Artists from Texas and northeastern Mexico were invited to compete for selection for this exhibition. The nineteen artists picked by the juror had five months to produce a work for the show around the basic theme of the automobile.

All of the artists demonstrated their willingness to be “put on the spot” and generate a new piece within a specified time. This is a real test of artistic imagination and creativity. Aside from the automobile theme and size requirements, artists were free to interpret the theme as they wished. Thanks to the generosity of Kirk Clark of Clark Chevrolet, a cash award for “Best in Show” was given to Lenard Brown for his work entitled “Xpired: The Western Canon Under Fire.” Other participating artists are:

Mary Catherine Cloud
Lethal Weapon

Linda Dumont
2nd place award winner

Philip Sidney Field
The Family Packard

Berry Fritz

Rosalinda A. Garcia
Are We There Yet?

René Z. Garza
AmeriWay XT

José Guadalupe Gonzalez
GODYear Tire

Richard Hyslin
Automotive Lessons

Wilma Langhammer
Opel 1898

Chris Leonard
A Dog and A Car Will Get You How Far?

Wil Martin
Drawing: The Two New Cars

Nancy Moyer
Movin’ On

Lillia Muñoz
La Carcachita Transportando Tomate
3rd place award winner

E. E. Nichols

Esau R. Peña
57 Chevy Under the Interchange

Eloy J. Rodriguez
Kli - Kli - Klick

Rosendo Sandoval
The Gathering

Luis Valderas
Hood Ornament

This exhibit is a remarkable demonstration of the talent and diversity of the artists of our region. In it you will find painting, jewelry, and sculpture that use a wide variety of media. All of the artists in the show have created unique expressions of the influence of the automobile on our lives.

Art on the Move: The Automobile will be on display through August 18th.

The Museum is especially grateful to The Monitor for making this exhibit possible.

Kirk Clark presents a check for the Best in Show Award to Museum Board President David Girault and Interim Museum Director Sally Mendiola.

Artists and Museum members gather at to opening of Art on the Move: The Automobile.
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