IMAS wants to invite you to join us for the closing artist reception on Thursday, Aug. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. for the exhibit “FRAGMENTS” by local artist Paul Valadez.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see the last day of this amazing 450-piece exhibit that will present an installation of hand-painted signs, including fragments of text, words, phrases and overheard things that has been influenced by Valadez’s surroundings and the landscape along the Texas/Mexico border. The exhibit and reception will be free of charge to members of IMAS and included in general admission for non-members.

For more information, please call 956-682-0123 or visit us online at www.imasonline.org. The International Museum of Art & Science is fully accredited by the American Association of Museums.

The mission of the International Museum of Art & Science is to promote a deeper appreciation of the arts and sciences through exhibitions, cultural events, and educational programs; and to expand, preserve, and display its permanent art and science collections. The museum is located at the intersection of Bicentennial Way and Nolana Avenue. Monday: closed; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. On Sundays, between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. IMAS offers free general admission, thanks to the generosity of Hidalgo County and the City of McAllen.