County Museum to Host Anthony Head
Join the Brazoria County Historical Museum on Thursday, August 22, at 6:30 p.m. as it hosts author Anthony Head for his book Spirit: The Life and Art of Jesse Treviño. Limited quantities of the book will be available for sale at the Museum during the event. Admission to the program is free. For more information, telephone (979) 864-1208 or visit the Museum’s website at www.bchm.org.
Anthony Head will discuss his book Spirit: The Life and Art of Jesse Treviño, which presents the inspiring story of artist Jesse Treviño. Treviño is internationally known for realist paintings and public artworks representing the history and cultural institutions of Mexican Americans. He was born in Monterrey, Mexico, in 1946, but grew up in San Antonio. He was drafted and sent to Vietnam in 1966. Under heavy fire, he sustained life-threatening injuries including to his right arm, which he painted with. He went through two years of rehabilitation therapy and the amputation of his right arm. Treviño was determined to learn how to draw and paint with his left hand. He later decided to enroll in San Antonio College. Treviño painted the buildings, the people, the cars and pick-up trucks that populated his West Side neighborhood. This was all going on at the same time that Mexican Americans were fighting for their civil rights. Head’s sensitive and elegant biography now offers readers a story of sheer determination to follow a dream.