Art & Culture

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.

Social Justice

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?

Social Justice

Commentary: On Interable Relationships

Society’s labels for people can otherize them and be hurtful. This can be the case in the way people with a disability and their relationships are categorized as “interable relationships.” Read more about why some in the region think the term is incorrect.

Social Justice

The RGV’s Response to Disaster Capitalism

Impending natural disasters endanger the Lower Rio Grande due to the increasing climate crisis, which opens the door to inequity in our region during the recovery process. However, when community members and advocates are vigilant and active in the preparedness and public assistance processes, a more just recovery is possible.

Art & Culture

Kilned Visions; Ceramic Arts of the Lower Rio Grande

Clay ware can be a window to the bygone, yet it simultaneously expands from our ancient traditions into new unseen forms that merge functionality, design, and decorative art with the experience of the now. Learn more about the Ceramic practice of the region.

Art & Culture

IMAS 2nd Annual Member Juried Art Show: OPEN CALL

The International Museum of Art and Science (IMAS) announced the open call for their 2nd Annual Members Juried Art Show in the Fall of 2022. The exhibition is an opportunity to show among local artists in one of the prominent Rio Grande Valley galleries.

Art & Culture

Piñata Party: Breaking the Stereotype of the Piñata

Piñatas are a staple for many Latinx communities, but they are not just associated with childhood anymore. The craft carries the deep cultural significance of a practice that has endured from indigenous times, sustained generations of families, and continues to be a staple of our visual identity.