That was the scene at Hinovations Art Studio in McAllen, Tx on May 1, 2015. It was promoted as the Postcard Art for Hinovations Art Gallery. Artists from around the world sent postcard-sized works to the Hinovations Gallery owned and operated by Raquel Hinojosa. The proceeds from sales of these postcards will go to benefit the gallery's summer art program for youth. Artists as far as Eastern Europe sent in their work to support this important endeavor.
To further spur on the efforts of this worthy cause, Raquel (along with Gaby Rico, a fellow contributing artist at the gallery) set up their canvases in one of the spaces of the gallery where chairs were assembled for the scheduled poetry reading in which participated Rossy Lima, Raquel Lopez, Isaac Chavarria, and yours truly, Gabriel H. Sanchez.
Raquel Hinojosa is a staunch supporter of the arts in all forms. She very frequently opens her gallery to local writers and other art groups to hold events on her grounds if not in the gallery itself. She is a friend to all artists and an important source of the unique art work being produced in the Rio Grande Valley.