Tower Artists exhibit opens

The annual Upper Valley Art League Members Exhibit goes on display from with an opening reception on Saturday, Oct. 10, and will remain on display in the UVAL gallery through Nov. 7.

 The reception runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kika de la Garza fine Art Center, 921 East 12th Street in Mission and is free and open to the public.

       20151002 N1505P34001C  The talents of UVAL member artists will be on display and for sale. Included will be a variety of mediums, such as oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings, sculptures, fiber art, assemblages, photography and ceramics.   Visitors will be asked to select their favorite entry for the “Viewer’s Choice” award. The winning artist will be recognized with a ribbon and certificate.

 This exhibit will not be juried. Artists must be a member or join Upper Valley Art League to participate. Three pieces may be entered, and should be prioritized as to preference. Dependent on space, at least one submission will be in the show. All mediums will be accepted, but there is a size limitation of 48” wide for wall hung pieces. Entries should be delivered to Upper Valley Art League by Tuesday, Oct. 6.

 Upper Valley Art league (UVAL) is one of the oldest non-profit organizations in the Rio Grande Valley. It is managed solely by volunteers. Since its beginning in 1935, this organization has been dedicated to cultivating the artistic growth of the community by offering classes and workshops in a variety of media for all ages. Classes are held in the adjacent annex building, named the “Art-link,” named after Maxilou Link, president.

 UVAL currently has 170 members. Fee for annual membership is $30 for adults; $12.50 for students; and $50 for family. Local and Winter Texan artists are welcome to participate as an important part of the program.

 The gallery is open Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. The gift shop, located in the gallery, features the sale of original art pieces created by UVAL members.

For more information, call 583-2787.

 Current board members are Maxilou Link, president; Beverly Allies, vice president’ Brett Millan, second vice president; Rebecca Millan, secretary; and Robert Rivera, treasurer.

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