Artist Talk Aims to Explore Themes Addressed in the Group Show ‘Icons and Symbols of the Borderland’

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JOSE RIVERA, VACA EN EL MESQUITE, PHOTO COURTESY OF CITY OF SAN ANTONIO
  • Jose Rivera, Vaca en el Mesquite, photo courtesy of City of San Antonio
Curated by Diana Molina, organized by Juntos Art Association and previously exhibited by Austin’s Mexic-Arte Museum and the University of Texas at El Paso, the group show “Icons & Symbols of the Borderland” comprises more than 100 works of art that address “socio-political issues, immigration topics, collective memory, philosophical ideals, religious iconography, the environmental landscape, and food culture.” Uniting 25 artists — including local mainstays such as Cesar Martínez, Ricky Armendáriz and Victoria Suescum — the exhibition runs through December and comes into focus this week through an artist panel sure to shed light on the complexities of the U.S.-Mexico border. 

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