The Art of Angela Scardigno
The month of July, the museum will host the artwork of Angela Scardignio. The museum will also host a free reception to welcome and to give an opportunity for our community to meet this talented young artist.
The reception will be held from 7 to 8:30 on July 6th at the museum. Angela is a first-time exhibitor here at our museum. Angela is a freelance artists/designer originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She relocated to the Valley in 2010. She is fascinated with our local culture and history.
Angela states, “My recent work is merely abstract; it portrays moments and instances that allude to different circumstances of life translated into shapes, colors and textures. I've made these collages to keep these moments alive, real, palpable. Each print is a new experience for the viewer who will exercise his/her imagination moved by the feelings that the piece might generate.” We hope that you can find time to meet Angela at the reception. Her artwork will be on display throughout the month of July.
Living History Speaker Series 2017
The Weslaco Museum is launching a new program this summer with the help of many local living historians and "experimental archaeologists." These programs will offer some wonderful opportunities to get a firsthand look of what people used, how the items were made, what they were used for, and how they impacted our history.
I have attached the list of programs and dates. Please help me build interest in this program for the summer by forwarding or passing around this information. This would be a great program to promote to students as it will inevitably be very hands on and help bring history alive in some respects.
Please contact the museum via email (email@example.com) or phone ( 956-968-9142) if you have any questions.
Rob Ramaker The Conquistadores: History and Equipment June 10 10am
Jenny Saxton Using the Workwoman's Guide to enhance your impression June 17 10-1pm
Participants will also have the opportunity to construct their own Woman's Day cap. Some materials to Bring:
a half yard of washed, dried and ironed sheer fabric for the day cap and scissors.
Wade Marcum The Presidiales: Their Equipment, Saddles, and Horses June 24 10am
Sergio Gonzalez Escandon, Spanish settlement, and Nuevo Santander July 8 10am
Don Drefke 1840’s Indian Trader and Native Clothing July 15 2pm
Ken Rose Material Culture of the US in WWII July 22 10am
Ruben Cordova The History, Clothing, and Accoutrements of an Apache Scout August 5 10am
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