Emerging artist Hunger showcasing work

Exhibit will be open downtown next Friday

Jennifer Fry

Staff writer

Friday, June 8, the Janey Slaughter Briscoe Grand Opera House will present Tena Hunger, a visual artist from Nueces Canyon. Hunger is the recipient of the June award for the Emerging Artist program.

Her work, mainly painting and sculpture, will be on display in the opera house annex from 6-9 p.m. during Four Square Friday. There is no admission fee for the exhibit, but the pieces on display will be for sale. This will be the first time the Emerging Artists program will showcase a visual artist.

Initially, Hunger heard of the program through a social media post in March.

“It looked like an interesting opportunity,” she said in an interview with the Uvalde Leader-News. “They’ve never done a visual artist before. I submitted [my application] thinking, once they pick a performing artist, maybe I could be… a side thing on the way in.

“I was honored and humbled when they decided to do the whole thing [as a separate show],” she continued. “I got more than I hoped for. I’m thrilled.”


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