Feb. 1, 2022 @ 12:00 pm – Feb. 28, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
Cover image artwork: (Closeup) Jason Valdez, Make it Work (the Irontrap Fix #2), Airbrush on Shop Rags, 3′ x 4′, 2021
About the Artist
Jason Valdez was born and raised in McAllen, TX. The son of a diesel mechanic and a classical singer, he grew up around a unique mix of both artistic and industrial influences. As a young boy, he developed an aptitude for drawing that has stayed with him throughout his life. Valdez earned his Bachelors of Fine Arts in 2007 from the University of Texas Pan American and began his teaching career the following year. In the spring of 2017, he earned his Masters of Fine Arts from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Currently, he is working as the Associate Professor of Art and Gallery Director at Victoria College.
Changarrito cart February 19-20
Artists have the opportunity to sell their art on the Changarrito cart in front of the Museum (or an offsite location, as representative for the Museum during various Austin festivals). Changarreando expands the reach of the artist by presenting their gallery online, while allowing the option to sell merch over Instagram and receive 100% of the sale.
Jason Valdez will be at the Mexic-Arte Museum featuring her artwork on the Changarrito cart right outside the Museum’s entrance on February 19-20, 12 pm – 3 pm. Come out and buy his artwork and get to know his in person!
Changarrito Instagram Live Interview on Tuesday, March 29
Mexic-Arte Museum’s Changarrito Instagram Live event with Artist Jason Valdez on Thursday, February 24th from 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm CST taking place virtually through the Museum’s Instagram account @mexic_arte! Isabel Servantez, Mexic-Arte Museum’s Curator Of Exhibitions and Director Of Programs, will facilitate the virtual event with a series of questions directed at the artist including a Q&A taking place during the last 20 minutes of the event.