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What's New at The Brownsville Museum of Fine Art

Here’s is what’s new at The Brownsville Museum of Art. Be sure to catch a new exhibit by Oscar Alvarez and summer camp for children ages 5 to 17 years old.

Oscar Alvarez: Other Worlds
On view: July 14 – September 11, 2010

Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 from 6 – 8 p.m. and is free to the public.

Born in 1975 in Brownsville, Texas, Alvarez has developed over the last decade a signature style based on dream images and the subconscious. His palette is a sophisticated blend of bright circus colors and the muted hues of stormy weather. This constant dichotomy between light and dark in color as well as subject matter creates something both otherworldly and lifelike. Amusing clowns, giraffes, bumblebees, and balloons float past somber monsters and flames that speak of illness and death. In the unpredictable patterns of life, he hints at the mysteries of the afterlife. Continually searching through his canvases, Alvarez draws from deep within his imagination.

Summer Art Camp Exhibition
On view: July 14 – September 11, 2010

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 24th, 2010 from 1 – 3 p.m. and is free to the public.

In keeping with our mission to contribute to the art education and cultural enrichment of the community, the Summer Art Camp Exhibition showcases art works created during our summer classes. Our young artists can leave the museum instilled with a sense of pride for the works created and displayed. Join us on July 24th from 1-3 PM to see a parade of smiling faces.

BMFA Summer Art Camp

Sessions through Aug 6
For ages 5 – 17

Kids will learn the fundamentals of drawing, sculpture, foil embossing, portraiture, painting, watercolors, tempera, acrylics, art appreciation and much more. All classes meet Monday through Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. for the morning session or from 1 to 3 p.m. for the afternoon session. The five-course session is $80, payable at the first class or in advance via our website.

Camp 6: July 12-16
Camp 7: July 19-23
Camp 8: July 26-30
Camp 9: Aug 2-6

For more information, contact Linda Marin at lmarin@brownsvillemfa.org

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