"The Annual Student Art Show is a showcase for outstanding student artworks created under the instruction of UTPA art faculty," said Valerie Innella-Garza, gallery director.
"Every medium that is taught at the university will be on display — graphics, jewelry, paintings, drawings, biological illustrations, ceramics, sculpture, printing, photography and watercolors."
The Annual Student Art Show will continue through Sept. 4.
The Charles and Dorothy Clark Gallery in the Fine Arts Complex will host three exhibits during the summer months. Valley artist and educator Xavier Garza will have an exhibit of mixed media paintings May 11 through June 20. The exhibit is titled "The Chicano Last Supper."
Garza will have two receptions, a pre-opening reception and lecture from 7 to 9 p.m. May 11 and a second reception and lecture primarily for UTPA students at noon June 10.
Two faculty members in the Department of Art also will have exhibitions in the Clark Gallery during the summer months. Wilbert Martin, associate professor, will show "The Doubleday Drawings," illustrations from My Life in the Old Army: The Reminiscences of Gen. Abner Doubleday, June 25 through July 30. A reception for the exhibit is scheduled for 1 to 2 p.m. July 14.
Richard Hyslin, professor of art, also will have an exhibition of his sculptures in the Clark Gallery Aug. 5 through Sept. 7.
Admission to all exhibits is free. For more information or for gallery hours, please contact Innella-Garza at 956/381-2566.