‘Tejano Project’ Art Exhibit Continues at TAMIU Gallery

Tejano Project Art Exhibit
Continues at TAMIU

The photography of award-winning photographer Penny De Los Santos is featured in a new art exhibit, “The Tejano Project,” now showing at Texas A&M International University's Center for the Fine and Performing Arts' Gallery.

The exhibit continues through March 1. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

A Laredo native, De Los Santos' photographs focus on the Texas border, including images of the Martha Washington Celebration Ball debutantes and other images of the area.

She has spent the past seven years photographing the Latino movement in the United States. This body of work developed into a feature story for National Geographic Magazine published in November 2006.

Her work has been featured in magazines and books including National Geographic, Time Magazine, Sports Illustrated Magazine, Mother Jones Magazine, Latina Magazine, Texas Monthly Magazine, U.S. News & World Report Magazine, Paris Match Magazine and “America 24-7,” “Game Face” and “A Day in the Life of the American Woman.”

After four years as a staff photographer for the San Jose Mercury News, De Los Santos returned to Texas in 2002. She has a master's degree from Ohio University's School of Visual Communication and a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University.

Twenty percent of the proceeds from the sales of this exhibit will support the CFPA Gallery.

Please call the department of fine and performing arts at 326.2654 for Gallery hours or to make an appointment to view the exhibit.

For more information, please contact Alma Haertlein, assistant professor of art, at almah@tamiu.edu, 326.3041 or visit offices in CFPA, room 208A.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu