The images in Segarra’s Vaqueros inspired artist and founding board member of the Briscoe, Lionel Sosa, to paint portraits of Segarra’s Sonoran subjects. The portraits are on display within the Vaqueros de la Cruz del Diablo exhibition, with a scavenger hunt that allows museum visitors to pair Sosa’s portraits with Segarra’s original images. Scavenger hunt participants earn the chance to have their portrait painted by Sosa. The winner will be drawn on Jan. 23, when everyone is invited to listen in as Sosa chats with Segarra during “Art Inspiring Art: Capturing Vaqueros on Canvas”. After the conversation, peer into the world of the vaquero alongside Segarra as he leads tours of the Vaqueros exhibition.
Following a successful career in advertising where he was named one of the top 25 Most Influential Hispanics in the United States, Sosa is a full-time portrait artist who has exhibited alongside his wife Kathy at the Smithsonian Institution and the Museo Alameda. His “Vaqueros — the original American Cowboy” was shown in San Antonio, Laredo and Marfa. Sosa’s work currently hangs at the Texas A&M San Antonio, the Center for Contemporary Arts at Palo Alto College and the George H.W. Bush Presidential Museum.