Five Points museum of Contemporary Art
“STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FROM VICTORIA AND BEYOND" BY ERNESTO LEON,
If you haven’t already visited Victoria’s newest museum, the Five Points Museum of Contemporary Art, then you’ve been missing out. Located on a cool corner at the Five Points intersection, the building originally was home to a Lincoln and Mercury car dealership. The building and its’ location seemed a natural fit for museum founder, Ann Harithas’ vision in representing and reflecting its symbolic placement at the “Crossroads of South Texas”.
The Museum’s current exhibit of photographic art by Ernesto Leon recently opened to wide acclaim. The exhibit, “Street Photography from Victoria and Beyond, is all that. True stories in time captured through the lens of Leon’s camera, about ordinary people like us caught in the frenzied movements of cultural resistance, anti-globalization, anti-war, anti-imperialism, anti-racism movements and natural environment concerns. These topics and that of discrimination are at the heart of Ernesto Leon’s work.
A free and independent communicator, Leon carries only a small camera, seeing the city as a stage and its people the actors, all in search of the soul of those who are concerned with the rights and challenges of people. With more than 25 years of experience, numerous solo and group shows, Ernesto Leon has been invited to numerous international venues, and his work is part of private and public collections throughout the United States and abroad. He is involved in community affairs, independent media and non-commercial radio, and has weekly programs on Radio Pacifica and on Houston Media Source TV.
This exhibit is a dynamic and interactive look at what goes on in the world around us and has the ability to open eyes that possibly were closed to the hidden struggles of so many. Leon’s exhibit runs through December so there is still an opportunity to see this passionate and inspiring work. And it would be another great opportunity to view art cars if you’ve not yet had the opportunity. The museum will also be exhibiting several unique and different pieces of “drivable” art throughout the year.
The Museum is located at 1201 N. Moody Street and is open Thursday through Sunday 11am-5pm. Admission is FREE and, according to founder, Ann Harithas, “is and always will be, a fundamental feature to the Museum.”
Be sure and check out the empowering exhibit and witness the genius of Ernesto Leon at the Five Points Museum of Contemporary Art in Victoria.
For more information about the Five Points Museum of Contemporary Art visit their website at fivepointsmuseum.com or call (361) 572-0016.