On Saturday, March 24, 2012, Kirk Clark and Jessica Salazar McBride mounted a show of their work at Galleria 409 in Brownsville, Texas. Galleria 409 is housed in an historic structure in downtown Brownsville, and was once the area’s only pharmacy. Now re-purposed as an art gallery and studio by Mark Clark (no relation), it is a fine example of historic restoration and preservation.
The artists exhibited their works in two galleries; Clark’s work is mainly acrylic on mylar paintings and McBride creates brightly colored sculpture. For the exhibit, the artists collaborated on one work in the other’s preferred medium.
Some attendees at the opening were brought by a limo-bus to the venue from McAllen, Texas and later treated to a fantastic Argentinian dinner in Brownsville. The artists were well-received, and it was estimated that over 100 people attended the 2-hour event.