IMAS will host a artist lecture by local artist Paul Valadez on Sunday, Aug. 9, at 3:30 p.m.

Valadez, who resides in the Rio Grande Valley and is a professor/lecturer in the art department at the University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg, will share his experience as an artist in the Rio Grande Valley and his build on his inspiration of the landscape and culture of the Rio Grande Valley, as shown in his exhibit “FRAGMENTS” at the International Museum of Art and Science. Valadez will also have a Q&A portion in which visitors can ask about his works and more.

“FRAGMENTS” will be on display at IMAS through Aug. 16. The closing reception, will be held on Thursday, Aug. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. 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

Pictured is “FRAGMENTS” by Paul Valadez.

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.