TAMIU Alumni ‘Going Beyond Art Exhibit’ Concludes Thursday with Alumni Artist Panel
The “Going Beyond Alumni Art Exhibit,” a celebration of Texas A&M International University’s (TAMIU) 50th Anniversary including over 50 works of art by 26 alumni, ends Thursday, Oct. 24.
On the final exhibit day, an Alumni Artist Panel will be held from 3:30 – 5 p.m. in the Sam Johnson Experimental Theater, located inside the CFPA.
During each panel, alumni will share their experiences after graduating from the University, both artistically in their work and professionally in their respective careers. A Q&A session for current and prospective art students focusing on future careers in the fine arts field is also incorporated in the panel discussion.
Featured alumni include Maritza Bautista, Alejandra I. Calderon G., Diego Canales, Bernardo Díaz, Vanessa Filazzola, Oscar Gómez, Sandra González, Rene Gutíerrez, Ilian Hernández, Erika Lamar, Rebecca Leza, Daniela Cavazos Madrigal, Tessa Martínez, Yvette Medellín, Christopher Moncivais, Nahuel Morales, Rachel Morales, Erika Ordoñez, John Peña, Alvaro Pérez, Gloria Pérez, Mike Rodríguez, Victoria Rosales, Poncho Santos, Sonya Marie Sky and Teresita de la Torre.
Named winners in the Going Beyond Alumni Art Exhibition were:
1st place: “Beyond Fear” – Yvette Medellín
2nd place: “Siempre Con Fe” – Sandra González
3rd place: “Boss Battle vs. Young K 9000” – Diego Canales
Honorable Mention: “Him” – Gloria Pérez
1st place: “María” – Daniela Cavazos Madrigal
2nd place: “Hilando Relaciónes Series” – Teresita De La Torre
3rd place: “Repurpose”, “Secondary Succession”, “Tread Worm” and “Re-Colonize” – Christopher Moncivais
Honorable Mention: “La Mera Mera”- Sonya Marie Sky
Honorable Mention: “Grecian Trophy” – Victor Rosales
Mediums on display in the exhibit range from ceramics, drawing, painting and photography to printmaking, sculpture, video and more.
“Art is rewarding, for the artist that creates the work, the audience that experiences the work, and the patron that gives the work a home through a purchase,” explained Jesse Shaw, TAMIU associate professor of art, who organized the first-ever exhibit. “The most important thing of all is showing up for one another and this is a great chance to support and see a very expansive grouping of new works from TAMIU’s own,” he concluded.
Throughout 2019-2020, TAMIU is celebrating its 50thanniversary and its 25th anniversary at its north Laredo campus. A dedicated website shares the University’s transformation from a hybrid upper-level university to a full doctoral degree-granting University. It traces the University’s history, shares its impact in personal stories and includes a calendar of Anniversary events and more at tamiu.edu/50.
For additional information, contact the TAMIU Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 956.326.2180, email firstname.lastname@example.org, click on tamiu.edu or visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 268.