Trees, “Arboles” by Roel Flores
The McAllen Chamber of Commerce’s Creative Incubator is proud to support the exhibit Trees, “Arboles” by Mr. Roel Flores.
Flores, who was born in Weslaco, Texas and still resides there is a shy, soft spoken man. He speaks thru art, and has had several exhibits at the McAllen Creative Incubator. Mr. Roel Flores’s, artwork reflects an era when, the valley was young, untouched by commercial buildings and he worked in the fields. Roel is the oldest of five brothers of seasonal migrant worker parents.
“Since we were young, trees were always there. Trees were a part of our lives; we would climb and play on them. Later in our lives trees were there to give us shade on hot sunny days, while we ate at noon and when we got home after working in the fields.” says Mr. Flores of his love of trees, “Always with their branches like strong arms and with their leafs singing songs of hope.”
Mr. Flores’s accomplishments are many, but he is most proud to have received the National Arts & Humanities Proclamation from President Obama in 2013.
In additional to painting Roel is an accomplished guitarist. He come from an artistic family, which consists of a brother & nephew, who occasionally exhibit together. The passion for Art runs deep in the Flores family particularly in Mr. Flores and his nephew Daniel Rodriguez.
Visit the exhibit on display at the McAllen Creative Inbuator during Art Walk on February 2, 2018 from 7pm-9pm. The exhibit will remain on display for the entire month.