Internationally renown artist donate pieces to art auction

Internationally renown artist donate pieces to art auction

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Several nationally and internationally renown artists have donated their work for a Benefit Art Auction sponsored by the Art, Communications and Theatre Department and the Office of International Studies at the the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Center, Wednesday, April 18.
The one-of-a-kind pieces range in costs from $125 to $3,000 and art enthusiasts and collectors will be able to view before them and enjoy entertainment prior to the live auction at 7:30 p.m. The  Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Center will open at 5:30 p.m. that day.
Funds raised will be used to help defray costs for Texas A&M University-Kingsville students who will be traveling to the University of Graz in Austria this summer to sturdy art with professor Santa Barraza, who was invited to teach at the University of Graz this summer. Several students were given the chance to enroll in her class and join her for this unique opportunity.
A&M-Kingsville’s Office of International Studies was able to provide partial scholarships for some of the 10 Texas A&M-Kingsville students who signed up, but there are still expenses to cover in the $4,250 per student cost. Barraza will also be teaching students from Austria in her class, but funds raised from the auction will only be used for AMK students.
There will be entertainment, wine and cheese, art discussion and the art auction, featuring many well-known artists.
The Kingsville Youth Ballet Folklorico will kick off the event at 5:30 p.m.
Those attending will be welcomed at 6:15 p.m., followed by singer Orlando Zepeda from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Art viewing will start at 5:30 p.m., with the live auction commencing at 7:30 p.m. Art may be purchased with cash, checks, credit cards or money orders.
The auction brochure will be available upon request by and at the auction.
Among the artists donating pieces for the auction are include Barraza, Juan Lopez Johnston, Julian R. Rodriguez, Chuck and Fulden Wissinger, Geroge Vargas and Greg Rubio of Kingsville; Liliana Wilson and Jose Francisco Trevino of Austin; Amado Pena of New Mexico; Venessa Ramos and Juan Antonio Armadillo of Corpus Christi; Yreina Cervantez of Los Angeles; Carman Lomas Garza of San Francisco; Clandia Rendon Padilla and Alba de Leon of San Antonio; Christina Garza of Ricardo; Benjamin Varela of McAllen; Yolanda Petrocelli of Connecticut; Maya Avina Pueblo of Colorado; Alice Dempster of Canada; and Gerardo Barrera, Rosario Cabrera, Adolfo Mexiac, and Shinzaburo Takeda of Mexico.
Some selected AMK students, including some who are making the trip, will also have their work available for bids at the auction.
For more information or for the auction brochure call 361-593-3401, or email [email protected]