Texas A&M University-Kingsville

South Texas Artist, Educator Ramon Barela Gives Free Public Lecture Sept. 24 at Texas A&M-Kingsville Ben Bailey Art Gallery

KINGSVILLE - September 16, 2009



Mayan visions join together with science and today’s changing world culture, in striking images uniquely created by Ramon Barela.

This acclaimed artist’s work is currently on display in the Ben Bailey Art Gallery, on the campus of Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

The public is invited to a free lecture by Barela and reception centered around his exhibit Thursday, September 24 at the gallery, located at 916 W. Santa Gertrudis Avenue.

The lecture takes place at 2 p.m. and the artist reception at 6 p.m.

Born in Dexter, New Mexico, Barela moved to Texas in 1966 and graduated from Odessa High School in 1968. He attended Odessa College and completed his B.F.A. in fine arts at Texas Tech University in 1973 while studying under influential artist Steve Reynolds. He recently completed his M.F.A. at the University of Texas-Pan American.

Barela has been an educator for Texas public schools for 14 years and presently teaches at Harlingen High School.

For more information on the lecture and reception, call 361-593-2619 or go online at www.tamukart.blogspot.com.

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