The Collective History of The G Squared Collaborative
Wendy Gilbert and Fred Gonzalez are middle school art teachers at De Leon Middle School and have recently formed The G Squared Collaborative located at Suite 9 in the McAllen Creative Incubator. Their show, opening Friday, September 7th in the gallery at the McAllen Creative Incubator, during Art Walk, chronicles their journey discovering their creative voices from childhood, including outside influences and the impact their professional partnership has played in their artmaking.
Despite having discovered and followed their passion for art in different times and places, Wendy Gilbert and Fred Gonzalez both share the same view on creating art. Art making or “Arting” should be fun. Individually, they each have different styles and approaches to creating their art, but influence and challenge each other to always strive to search for new ways to express themselves and build on their skills.
This approach to creating art and enjoying the process has informed their philosophy for teaching art to others, whether it is in the school classroom, a workshop at the Creative Incubator or privately with fellow art nerds.
In addition, Jr VASE artwork from their students at De Leon Middle School will be on display in the atrium. This show will also include Jr. VASE artwork from Lincoln Middle School, which has recently merged with De Leon. Jr VASE is a regional art competition sponsored by the Texas Art Education Association. Students competed in May in Brownsville.
It is in this spirit of joy and fun that we invite you to have fun stepping into the world of the G Squared Collaborative.
Art Walk takes place every first Friday of the month and brings awareness of galleries, in the Arts District. Thru art walk, McAllen paves the way for artists to express their artistic passion, increase interest in the arts, and promote awareness in appreciation of all art and culture.
Feature Art Exhibits at McA2, located at 601 N. Main Street, McAllen from 7pm-9pm are by The G Squared Collaborative, Wendy Gilbert & Fred Gonzalez, Valley Land Fund and Alonzo Deleon Middle School Jr. Vase exhibit. Confirmed guest are IMAS & McAllen Public library. It is going to be a great family friendly night to enjoy the arts!