Victor Alvarez: Conquering a Wayward Body with Winning Spirit

Victor Alvarez

South Texas College’s Starr County Campus Library Art Gallery presents “The Art of Victor Alvarez, conquering a wayward body with a winning spirit” an exhibit featuring the paintings of Victor Alvarez. The exhibit opens Thursday, Feb. 5th and will be on view through Monday, May 4th, 2015 at STC’s Starr County Campus Library Art Galley which is located at 142 FM 3167 in Rio Grande City. There will be an art talk on Monday, February 16th at 1:00 pm. Admission is free and open to the public.

Victor Alvarez was a Bill Gates Millennium Scholar at the University of Texas-Pan American. Alvarez had Spinal Muscular Atrophy and could not walk, sit up or lift his head without assistance, nonetheless he was a poet, a newspaper columnist, a motivational speaker, an award-winning artist. “His paintings primarily focused on his understanding of himself and his place in the world as an artist, scholar, and person of value despite his physical frailty” says Yolanda Morado.

The exhibit displays paintings of acrylics, ink, charcoal, pencil and digital media. Yolanda Morado who adopted Victor Alvarez and who will be giving the art talk on his paintings says that art was a driving force for Victor. “Art was Victor’s connection to the world around him and the way he expressed what was in his heart”.

South Texas College’s Library Art Gallery Program exhibits regional, national and international artwork, explores new visions and theories of creativity, and introduces innovative artistic expressions to the South Texas region.

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