UTRGV Patron of the Arts is excited to welcome back visitors to their concert halls for in-person performances. The concerts will showcase UTRGV School of Music students, faculty, and guest performers, featuring a wide array of musical performances. From the powerful sound of a full orchestra to beautiful solo performances, there is a little bit of everything for music lovers everywhere.
Upcoming performances include Bottesini’s 20th anniversary concert, Mariachi Aztlan, UTRGV Jazz Big Band, Fall Trumpet Musical Harvest, Jonathan Guist (clarinet), Octubafest, and so many more great performances and concerts. All Patron of the Arts performances will be free of charge through the end of the year, so grab your friends and take in a concert in Brownsville, Edinburg, or online.
Open now through December 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., by appointment, and during all Edinburg Patron of the Arts events, will be “The Continual Journey – Articulations in Steel.” The exhibit explores the artist’s tireless fascination with the geometric forms. Brian Wedgworth is best known for his oxidized welded steel sculptures. The selected works, created within the last 27 years, celebrate Wedgworth’s studio process, which incorporates found and fabricated steel forms. Working with balance and repetition, he uses electrode welding to accentuate the seams. This process gives the work a scarred or stitched effect, much like the process of learning and growing from an experience.
Wedgworth is one of the founding members of the McAllen Art Council and plays an active role in the Rio Grande Valley art community. He is a board member of the Texas Sculpture Group, one of three affiliates operating in cooperation with the International Sculpture Center. He maintains Titan Studio located in Harlingen. For more information, call the office of public art at (956) 665-2353.
A full calendar of events can be found at https://www.utrgv.edu/patron/events/index.htm. For the safety of all attendees, performers, and staff at in-person performances, programs will be shared digitally, social distancing will be encouraged, and all are welcome to wear face masks.