An exhibition of photographs by members of the Upper Valley Art League will open with a free public reception from 7 to 9 pm on Saturday, April 13, at the Kika de la Garza Fine Arts Center Gallery.

Titled Preserved Moments, this year’s exhibition will showcase various styles of photography ranging from traditional to digital created by UVAL members and the UVAL Photography Group.

“Photography is art,” exhibition coordinator Cyndee Galindo said. “There is a skill involved in taking images that speak to the viewer and provoke a reaction in them that is no different to the reactions evoked by any other form of art.“

The exhibit will be on display from April 13 to May 9, 2019 at the Kika de la Garza Fine Arts Center Gallery which is located at 921 E. 12th Street in Mission, Texas. 

The event is free and the public is welcomed to attend this exhibition.

Gallery hours:  Tuesday through Friday from 10:00am to 6:00pm

Saturday 10:00am to 2:00pm

The Upper Valley Art League is one of the oldest non-profit organizations in the Rio Grande Valley. Since its beginning in 1935, the Upper Valley Art League has been dedicated to serving the artistic needs of the Rio Grande Valley by providing art instruction, art exhibitions and a forum for artists to gather.

The Upper Valley Art League endeavors to create a space that will serve as a resource center, cultivating the artistic growth of the community by hosting exhibits of local and guest artists and offering classes and workshops in a variety of media. The organization serves ages young and old, from both sides of the border.

For additional information about UVAL, its classes, membership, events and exhibitions, visit the website at or call 956-583-2787.