The Laredo Center for the Arts in collaboration with Vidal M. Treviño School of Communications and Fine Arts Department of Visual Arts is proud to present the 2021 Student Spring Virtual Art Exhibition.
This year VMT art teachers Gil Rocha (painting and drawing) and Poncho Santos (sculpture) and their Art students at VMT Magnet School have risen to the challenges Covid-19 has presented by reconceptualizing how a normal art class operates. Rocha and Santos had to think outside the box and find creative ways to restructure their lesson plans to transition to remote teaching.
Students enrolled in Santos’ sculpture class were encouraged to be creative and use their home environment for inspiration. The students were asked to use subject matter and materials found in their immediate surroundings. Some of the artworks were created by repurposing materials, using found objects, or food such as Tabasco and Tajin.
Both Rocha and Santos assigned innovative lessons so that art students could explore new art trends such as digital art and NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens). VMT Art students were given lessons on modern and contemporary artists that are conceptual and innovative such as Yoko Ono, Barbara Kruger, Yayoi Kusama, Ed Ruscha, John Baldessari.
Through viewing the student's work in this exhibit it’s safe to say that both Rocha & Santos successfully found ways to bridge both digital and hands-on activities. Both of these art instructors have been leading their students throughout their time at VMT towards a more unique outlook on art.
Selected sculptures and prints will be on the display at the Laredo Center for the Arts Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez Gallery. The virtual exhibit will be available to view through LCA’s website and Facebook page.
We hope you enjoy this virtual exhibit! We applaud the VMT Art Students for their creativity and talent!
Laredo Center for the Arts is located in the HeART of downtown Laredo at 500 San Agustin Ave. For more information call (956)725-1715 or visit www.laredoartcenter.org. Hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-4pm.
Click the link below or scan the QR Code on the poster to view the exhibit.