Month: August 2013

Roel Sandoval Flores presents his exhibition Cosechando Juntos

Roel Sandoval Flores is a self-taught artist from Weslaco, Texas. His works is based on personal experience working in the fields while listening to conjunto music. Mr. Flores has taken his paintings on the road to places like the Smithsonian in Washington D.C., Texas Folk Life in Austin, the University of Chicago among other places. Through his art, he hopes to inspire future generations of Rio Grande Valley natives to remember their cultural heritage.

Here, Flores poses for a picture during the opening reception of his exhibition entitled Cosechando Juntos. Photographed at the Weslaco Museum in Weslaco, Texas. Aug 24, 2013.

For more information about the artist, visit the blog Pharr from Heaven. My friend Eduardo Martinez wrote an extensive article on Mr. Flores’ life. I’d like to thank Eduardo for informing me about this event.

Tejano Artist Roel Sandoval Flores

Roel Sandoval Flores during the opening reception of his exhibition titled Harvesting Together at the Weslaco Museum on Aug 24, 2013.

Tejano Artist Roel Sandoval Flores

Roel Sandoval Flores during the opening reception of his exhibition titled Harvesting Together at the Weslaco Museum on Aug 24, 2013.

Chicana artist Celeste DeLuna

Celeste DeLuna describes herself as a Chicana Artist. The topics in her art deal with immigration, Rio Grande Valley border culture, Tejano symbols among others. I met with here at South Texas College Pecan Campus in McAllen to take photos for the installation of her exhibition: Nepantla: Art from the Four Corners of El Valle.

Chicana artist Celeste DeLuna

Chicana artist Celeste DeLuna setting up her exhibition at South Texas College Pecan Campus in McAllen, Texas on Aug 23, 2013.

Chicana artist Celeste DeLuna

Chicana artist Celeste DeLuna setting up her exhibition at South Texas College Pecan Campus in McAllen, Texas on Aug 23, 2013.