Arts and Culture
8:31 am
Wed March 28, 2012

Meet the Artist Behind the Tejano Monument Tonight

The Tejano Monument  will be unveiled tomorrow on the south lawn of the Texas Capitol. 

Over a decade in the making, the work is a monument honoring the contributions of Texas’ early Spanish-Mexican settlers and their descendants. The work was developed by Laredo artist Armando Hinojosa.  He was commissioned in 2001 to create the multi-statue piece. 

The public is invited to a “Meet the Artist” reception honoring Hinojosa tonight, at the Capitol Extension's Legislative Conference Center, Room E2.002A, at 6 p.m. An event in conjunction with the unveiling, the Nosotros Los Tejanos parade, is occurring this Saturday as well.