Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Art auction set to help raise money for student study abroad trip

Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Center - 04/18/12 - 04/18/12

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2590

Texas A&M University-Kingsville art professor Santa Barraza was invited to teach at the University of Graz in Austria this summer, and 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 the 10 Texas A&M-Kingsville students who signed up, but there are still expenses to cover in the $4,250 per student cost.

To help raise the remaining money to allow the students to study abroad, the art, communications and theatre department at Texas A&M-Kingsville will host a benefit art auction from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Center. 

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 Thursday, April 12, and at the auction.

Artists donating include Barraza, Juan Lopez Johnston, Julian R. Rodriguez 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.

For more information or for the auction brochure, call Santa Barraza or Dr. Manuel Flores at 361-593-3401, or email kair000@tamuk.edu.


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