Every month, SEAD Gallery and Bookshop is happy to participate in Downtown Bryan’s First Friday celebration. This First Friday, SEAD will be hosting a special guest, Texas A&M engineering professor, Edgar Sanchez-Sinencio from 6-9 pm. This will be the opening of his pop-up show, “Mexico: Inspiration and Pride”, which will be exhibited in the foyer of the Federal Building from September 1st until the end of the month. The show will be comprised of photographs of Mexico and Mexican heritage and will be held within the foyer of the Federal Building.
Sanchez-Sinencio’s passion for photography stems from a serendipitous moment in 1959. Forgetting to hire a photographer for his sister’s wedding, his future brother-in-law handed Sanchez-Sinencio a camera, a last minute lesson in photography and said he was in charge of their wedding photos. Later, in 1973 during a stay in Japan, he was exposed to a culture with great enthusiasm, appreciation and dedication to the art of photography. The culmination of these events led to his life-long love of photography.
Sanchez-Sinencio’s exhibit ushers in Hispanic Heritage Month which runs from September 15 – October 15. The month is dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the contributions made by Hispanic Americans in the United States. Initiated in 1968, Hispanic Heritage Month was created to celebrate the anniversaries of independence of Latin American countries. Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, Mexico, Chile and Belize all celebrate their independence days within the span of September 15 – October 15.
SEAD is also currently exhibiting the beautiful watercolor, abstract art of BCS artist, Hailey Herrera. Herrera is a watermedia artist and uses a batik technique in her watercolors. She uses wax to block the areas she wants to keep a certain color for each layer, similar to that of traditional batik techniques. She is inspired by the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-Sabi and has created a palette which is colorful, vibrant and intense with depth and brilliant tonal ranges.
Herrera’s whimsical and colorful art will be on display until September 16th.
Join us on September 1, 2017 from 6 – 9 pm for the opening of Edgar Sanchez-Sinencio’s, Mexico: Inspiration and Pride and stay for the colorful wonder of Herrera’s exhibit. We will serve tea and cookies so you can fill your minds with wonder and tummies with sweets.
SEAD Gallery is located in the Federal Building at 216 W. 26th Street in Historic Downtown Bryan, Texas.