Analyze Multi-Faceted Latino and Latina Artwork During This Exhibit at the Art Museum of South Texas

The latest exhibit at the Art Museum of South Texas, Selections from the Collection: Latino and Latina Heart Work, depicts the personal, cultural, artistic and political passion by artists whose work depicts some of the most important aspects of living. Shown through the eyes and hearts of these artists, we encounter sights and symbols of what is held most dear. Check it out this Saturday.

This exhibition includes images delivered boldly, and at times with subtlety in layers, as seen in the work of Kathy Vargas (American, b. 1950). This hand-colored installation, Broken Column, Mother, is composed of 6 separate images, that brought together in a crucifix design, depict her dying mother, whose body image is superimposed with spiky thorns and roses. The artist was given permission to take these images and use them in her most poignant way.

Another local artist Ricardo Ruiz, whose painting El Corrida del Mocho Eugenio, Mathis, Texas (The Songs My Father Taught Me, are the Songs I’ll Teach My Son) was purchased with funds provided by the Corpus Christi Art Foundation, and has come to be an important early work that conveys the values and stories of the artist’s youth.

Not all artists adhere to readily available or readable imagery. But, the spirit of the materials, their outlay, and energy define the expression of forms and texture that take an immediate nod to other contemporary art. Others have used their methods to take recognizable imagery, that with the suggested illumination of a candle suggests there may be more nuance.

Selections from the Collection: Latino and Latina Heart Work will be on display until February 2, 2020. The Art Museum of South Texas brings the world of art at affordable rates. Students with a school ID enjoy additional discounts. For additional information, visit

Even though Longfellow Apartments in Beaumont, Texas provides you with all of the comfort, convenience, and entertainment you could possibly desire, we encourage our residents to venture outside of our apartment community and explore all that the city has to offer!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, January 11, 2020—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Art Museum of South Texas
1902 North Shoreline Boulevard
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401

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