G2 Collaborative Wendy Gilbert is originally from Connecticut but has lived in the Rio Grande Valley for over 20 years. Fred Gonzalez is a McAllen native. Both are graduates of UTPA. The G Squared Collaborative began in 2011 through our collaboration (Gilbert & Gonzalez) as middle school art teachers at DeLeon Middle School in McAllen, TX. While their personal art styles are different, both agree that process, creativity and experimentation are the center of a strong visual arts program. The team has personally work in a variety of materials both 2D & 3D, traditional and digital.