|During a reception held Sept. 18, Deyla Lerma, a junior graphic design major, enjoyed seeing the numerous sculptures on display by UTPA art professor Richard Hyslin. His exhibititon, "Lucky and Friends," can be viewed at the Art Department Gallery in the UTPA Annex through Sept. 30.|
Hyslin has been a UTPA faculty member since 1968 and served as the Art Department chair from 1980-1994 and from 2004-2006. His art has been displayed throughout the United States and internationally in Mexico and The Netherlands. His work is included in permanent collections locally and at the Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock, University of New Mexico Art Museum in Albuquerque, and the Tarrant County Community College in Fort Worth.
His numerous commissions include the creation of a 50-foot tall steel, concrete and ceramic tile statue of La Virgen de Guadalupe, Servants of Mary Center of Peace, in Windsor, Ohio. It took two years to make and is one of the tallest Our Lady of Guadalupe statues in the world.
Hyslin earned his BS from Oregon State University and an MFA in ceramics and sculpture from the University of New Mexico.
The exhibit is free and open to the public.
The annex, where the UTPA Art Department and new gallery are located, is at 2412 Closner Blvd. in Edinburg.
For more information, contact Elena Macias at email@example.com or call the UTPA Art Department at (956)665-3480.