CORPUS CHRISTI – Servando Hinojosa believes in the legacy of the Tejano and his art work, and was displayed Saturday along with of his other paintings to ink at the Tejano Civil Rights Museum in Corpus Christi.
“Soy Tejano (I am a Tejano)” Hinojosa says proudly as he finished his last exhibition depicting historical and cultural pieces of the Tejano legacy and culture.
“Soy Tejano” depicts historical and cultural pieces of Tejano legacy and culture. Hinijosa explained that it represents the first European settlers to what is now Texas and the United States. The Spanish explores mingled with the Native Americas and together they created culture in ranching that still exists today.
Hinojosa says that his inspiration was his heritage and culture and that the Tejano culture needs to be shown through the arts whether it be paintings, poetry, or music.
“Tejano culture is on the way of being lost and we need to find ways to preserve it,” he said. “Dr. Hector P. Garcia has done a good job of trying to preserve the culture and served as great inspiration.”
Hinijosa made sure to offer one last word of advice to students who are striving to reach their dreams.
“To do what you must do. Whatever they feel whether it’s through arts, music, poetry to just do it and keep doing it even if we have doubts in our work.”