Aug 29 2019


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Free and open to the public

Retablos Fronterizos – Joel Salcido

Opening reception: Thursday, August 29, 2019, 6 pm
Exhibit on display: August 29 – October 6, 2019
Viewing hours: Tue – Fri, 10 am – 5 pm; Sat & Sun, 10 am – 4 pm | Closed Monday
Contact: Sergio Zapata (210) 227-0123 |
Free and open to the public
Commissioned by Texas Monthly Magazine, Retablos Fronterizos features a series of lyrical photographs and poignant literary vignettes that portray the moral, economic and cultural dignity of those living along the 1,254-mile Texas-Mexico border. The photographs and texts offer a personal narrative with the words and images of two sons of the border, Oscar Cásares and Joel Salcido. Cásares is the author of Brownsville, and his most recent novel, Where We Come From, while Salcido is the author of the photography book, The Spirit of Tequila. This exhibit illustrates the border of Oscar and Joel’s youths, a border of parents and tíos, of people raising their families, of people enduring, of people falling in and out love, of people dreaming their own dreams. It’s a story of the border, in photographic retablos, that intimately explore the places and people that continue to call it home, for good reason.

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