The first official rainbow sidewalk in Brownsville has been vandalized in an act of homophobia, further showing that hate continues to grow in our own neighborhoods.
The Texas LGBTQIA+ Community is under attack once more by discriminatory policies that are actively being passed and continue to spread harmful anti-Trans and anti-LGBTQIA+ rhetoric.
Jesus Treviño is a wonderful example of Rio Grande Valley talent nurtured by amazing art educators. His exhibition, La Carrera Fading in the Sun, shows an artist who pushes past mastery of the medium and is sharpening his voice and identity.
SpaceX routine operations and testing are already destroying wildlife refuges and sacred lands of the Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of Texas and are threatening Rio Grande Valley communities with explosion risks. In addition to these accumulating impacts, the launch of the new massive Starship Super Heavy itself will increase the size and scale of SpaceX’s already damaging impacts on nearby communities, wildlife, and the environment.
Drag can be so much; entertainment, educational, political, a form of gender expression, and an artistic celebration of one’s community. Unfortunately, legislation regarding drag performance has been introduced at the Texas State Capitol, and miles away at home in the Rio Grande Valley, anti-drag sentiments have shown up in insidious and dangerous ways.
Nuestra Delta Magica: Settler Imaginaries & Community Resistance is a two-month-long exhibition that will investigate untold South Texas history of land settlement, addressing racial and environmental injustices happening in the Rio Grande Valley.
The Virtual Artist-in-Residence (V-AiR), Cultivarte Laredo’s signature program, grants (3) South Texas artists stipends of $1,250 to work remotely for three months to create a new body of artwork while working closely with a mentor and engaging with a virtual audience. Learn more about the residency and apply by March 11th!
Be a radical radicle and join our Roots Break Walls Campaign! Our first workshop explores identity, conservation, and healing remedies through art and poetry. Join us on March 11th from 1-4 PM at the National Butterfly Center.
On Friday, February 10th, the City of Brownsville unveiled the long-awaited details for the third downtown mural to be funded by the Musk Foundation. Like its antecedents, the pink Ted Kelly mural on the Capitol Theatre and the butterfly eyes mural by Sofia Castellanos, the wall has stirred interest and commotion in the local art community and beyond.
In this exclusive interview, we spoke with Abraham Hinojosa-Villarreal, a board member of the RGV Bears, about their First Annual RGV Leather Weekend, Valley Aids Council’s Love, Leather, and Lace Market, and the crowning for the Mr. Leather RGV Pageant.