Hashtag #TexasIsTexas

Friday, April 3, 2015 – Friday, April 17, 2015,
Venue: Visual Arts Building, Main Gallery
Admission: Free
Season: 2014-15

Opening Reception April 10, 6:30 p.m., Visual Arts Building, Main Gallery, Free

The University of Texas at Dallas will host an exhibition of photographs by Senior Honors Thesis student Marco Molina from April 3 – 17, with a reception to be held on April 10. Hashtag #TexasIsTexas will feature over 120 images, including some of the most iconic places in Texas.  The show will be held in the Visual Arts Gallery on the UTD Campus in Richardson.

Raised in Azle, TX, Molina has had a love of Texas and its landscapes and cultures from a young age. Hashtag #TexasIsTexas was born of this same love and is a collaboration between Molina and other photographers through the social networking app Instagram. Using  hashtags to search and find places that other photographers have identified, or tagged, as “Texas," Molina travels to those locations to recreate the original image: on his own Instagram account, as a black and white gelatin silver print from 35 mm film, and as a digital print using a DSLR camera. Molina has driven over 5,000 miles and 80 hours to capture such notable places as Cadillac Ranch, the state capitol in Austin, the Alamo, and the Fort Worth Stockyards.

Molina states: "This project combines my passion of photography with my love of Texas.  I believe that if you love Texas, you will love this show.  I was fortunate to go on the ultimate Texas road trip and see so many of the things that made me fall in love with Texas and see so many of the places that I have always wanted to explore.”

For more information contact:
Arts and Performance Office
[email protected]

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