UTEP Centennial Museum Hosts Photo Exhibition by UTEP Alum Joel Salcido

The UTEP Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens is proud to host “Aliento a Tequila,” an art exhibition by El Paso-born and Austin-based photographer Joel Salcido.

An opening reception will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. January 20, 2018. The exhibit will be on view Saturday, January 20 through May 19, 2018.

Salcido, a borderland native, revels in capturing “tales of conquest and defeat.” His previous media work as a staff photographer for the El Paso Times, as well as a correspondent for USA Today, has allowed him to strikingly document subjects such as the 1985 Mexico City earthquake and the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico.

His fine art photographs can be found on display in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Harry Ransom Humanities Center at The University of Texas at Austin; and the El Paso Museum of Art, to name a few. His new book, “The Spirit of Tequila,” was released in fall 2017.

Centennial Museum officials say, “Come witness the beauty of tradition, the documentation of the blue agave plant, its cultivation and transformation into this uniquely Mexican elixir, and experience a taste of Mexico.”

For more information on the exhibit, contact the UTEP Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens at 915-747-5565.

What: “Aliento a Tequila,” a photographic exhibition

When: 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018

Where: Centennial Museum, corner of Wiggins Way and University Avenue, UTEP campus