Jesus Treviño Opens Art Exhibit at IMAS

Latino wearing a black shirt smiling, surrounded by frames of his artwork.

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.

Rio Grande Valley Community React Ahead of SpaceX Rocket Launch Blast on the South Texas Coastline

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 the Legislature; The Right Targets Drag Performers

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.

Despite the Distance, Art Unites the 956

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!

The Radical Root

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.

Mural Madness; Third Strike

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.

A Very Beary Good Time

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.

Desde la Frontera: Border Representation in Soy de Tejas

Soy de Tejas showcases over 100 works of art of forty native Texan and Texas-based contemporary artists. Each reflects, “the diverse and beautiful complexity of Latinx identities.” Let’s review how the Border Region is represented in this survey.

Commentary: In Solidarity with Bekah Hinojosa Against SpaceX

Almost a year later, Rebekah Hinojosa is scheduled to make her first appearance in court in February for, allegedly, vandalizing city property. Rebekah was arrested and charged with a Class B Misdemeanor and was publicly doxxed by Mayor Trey Mendez social media account. Was she targeted for her activism against SpaceX?