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 LOCAL ARTIST TO GIVE TALK AT WESLACO MUSEUM

Weslaco – Last Saturday, the Weslaco Museum hosted an opening reception for it’s latest exhibit titled “El Cielo.”The new exhibit features work by local artist, Delvis Cortez.Canvases containing spontaneous marks and abstract shapes fill the gallery, allowing the viewer to explore and create their own images.

Cortez will be back again at the Weslaco Museum on Friday, May 17, 2013 for an artist talk, where he will give the audience an insight into his work, as well as provide a platform for discussion. The artist talk and discussion will take place from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.This event is free and the public is cordially invited.

Delvis Cortez is a UTPA fine arts graduate whose work comes to be through a process called decalcomania, Cortez uses diluted oil paint that spreads across a large glass surface and transfers it onto canvas.“The work is based purely on spontaneity and experimentation,” says Cortez, who is also heavily influenced by German psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach’s development of the inkblot test – more commonly know as the Rorschach test.

For more information, please call 968-9142 or email the programs coordinator at programs@weslacomuseum.org.

The Weslaco Museum is open at 500 S. Texas Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and college students, $2 for children 5-17 and free to children under 5.Admission is free on first Saturdays of the month, and for special programs.

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