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The McAllen Heritage Center is proud to present the work of iconic Valley artist, Gabriel Salazar at the museum through early 2017. Gabriel Salazar has long been inspired by the unique panoramas offered by the Lower Rio Grande Valley, a land shaped by the occasionally powerful flow of the Rio Grande River. This land features countless agricultural fields and oxbow lakes (resacas), which feature prominently in Mr. Salazar’s paintings.
“We are particularly captivated by his numerous palmscapes especially as McAllen has long been known as the City of Palms” commented Elva M. Cerda, the museums Managing Director. She went on to say that Mr. Salazar has been a longtime friend and supporter of MHC and McAllen’s annual PalmFest Folklife Celebration. As his pieces are also for sale, visit MHC to view his stunning work and select an enduring gift for that special person in your life.
The community is cordially invited to a reception in honor of Mr. Salazar and his work which will be held at the museum on Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 6 pm until 8 pm.
The museum also offers expansive McAllen history and military exhibits, the “Kids Book Nook” and activity area, historical videos and “La Tiendita” museum store where you can buy numerous items to benefit the museum’s ongoing mission. The “Book Nook” which was developed to promote literacy allows younger visitors to select a book of their choice to take home with them. New or gently used book donations for the “Book Nook” are always needed and appreciated.
MHC is open Wednesday through Friday from 1 pm to 5 pm and Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm. We offer free parking (rear of building) and no admission fee although donations are gratefully accepted. Visit us at www.mcallenheritagecenter.com or look for us on Facebook or call us at 956-687-1904 for more information. For information about Gabriel Salazar, go to his website: www.gabrielsalazarart.com