McAllen, Tx – The landscape of the Rio Grande Valley is a unique place unlike any other and The International Museum of Art & Science celebrates visual artists who observed natural scenes like these and creatively recorded what they saw. Currently on view at the IMAS is Natural Expressions: Collected Landscapes from the IMAS Vault, a curated collection of 32 works of art that were carefully chosen from the permanent collection to inspire audiences: transporting the viewer to a specific time and place such as country sides, mountains, forests, jungles, and wilderness that shape the earth.

Some of the landscape subjects may be familiar, as in the art of E. E. Nichols and Mamie Parvin Brown who painted the popular Rio Grande Valley locations they admired. Working about one hundred years apart, both artists captured outdoor images easily recognized by today’s South Texas residents and visitors. Another familiar painting is by local artist and UTRGV School of Art and Design Associate Professor Jerry Lyles.

Above: Artist and UTRGV Professor Jerry Lyles

The IMAS invites the public to learn more about the art of landscape painting this month on November 4th at 2:00 p.m. with Artist and Professor Jerry Lyles who has been a great influence and providing knowledge and wisdom to the community of local artists who have been lucky enough to take his painting courses. Jerry Lyles has a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from the American University of Teaching and has been teaching in Edinburg since 2006 at UTRGV, formerly University of Texas Pan American.

This artist talk is included with general admission ($5 for adults, $3 for Senior Citizens 65+, Free for IMAS Members).

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