The El Paso Museum of Art celebrates our senior citizens on Monday, February 17. All visitors ages 60 and up get free admission to the special exhibit "Gaspar Enríquez: Metaphors of El Barrio" presented by CommUNITY en Acción. Come on your own, or bring your family, and enjoy light refreshments, discuss collecting with Juan Sandoval, talk about art with members of our volunteer docent group, share your memories with fellow visitors, and participate in a tour focused on the art of portraiture.
The day will also include a talk by artist Mago Gándara in the mezzanine at 11:30 AM, and readings by poet Juan Contreras in the Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Gallery at 12:15 PM and 1:00 PM. Active duty military and their families also get free admission to the special exhibit with current military ID.
Line Up of Events
Talk by artist Mago Gándara in the upstairs Mezzanine. Born in El Paso to Mexican immigrant parents, Mago Gándara lived and worked for almost forty years in a Juárez studio, until she decided to flee her native city in early 2011 when drug assassins tried to extort money from her. Earning a reputation for her fantastic border murals composed of fragments of brightly colored glass, tile, and other materials, Gándara has frequently been characterized as one of the most important artists to represent the essence of border life. Besides her work as a muralist, Gándara has produced sculpture and taught art at the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez through International Programs at El Paso Community College. In 2008, the artist received and Emeritus Creator Silver Medal from the Governor of Chihuahua.
12:15 PM and 1:00 PM
Readings by poet Juan Contreras in the Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Gallery.