Art & Culture

Reframing Access to Art in the Colonias

This summer, ARISE Adelante and Trucha collaborated through a Creative Support Project to provide arts programming to colonia youth during their 2021 Summer Sessions. Read more about Trucha Cultural Organizer Josue Ramirez’s experience with access to creative resources growing up in a rural colonia, and the inspiration to challenge the narrative that art is inaccessible.

Art & Culture

Announcing the De La Casa Artists in Residence

The selected artists for the inaugural De La Casa Artist Residency consist of two collective proposals. They include visual artists Monica Lugo and Sam Rawls and performance artists Erica Garza and Vanessa Alvarado of the Frontera Dance Project. Read more and stay tuned for their work!

Justice for Jorge
Social Justice

Commentary: A Reckoning in the RGV Starts with the Murder of Jorge Gonzalez

One Year After George Floyd’s Murder, A Reckoning in the RGV Starts with the Murder of Jorge Gonzalez by the Hidalgo County Sherif’s Department. This May 30th, Jorge would’ve turned 24 years old. His son, Jason, will grow up without a father. And his mother, sister, and wife will forever feel a void where his smile and warmth used to be.

Art & Culture

Collaging the Divine

Divine Agbeko is a digital collage artist from McAllen, Texas. We checked in with Divine to talk about her interest and journey into collage making.

Social Justice

The Myth of Affordable Housing

When compared to other metropolitan areas in the state, homeownership in the Rio Grande Valley is high and home prices are substantially lower. To outsiders and individuals in higher income brackets, this creates a false impression of an accessible and affordable housing market, – a myth of affordability.

Trucha En La Lucha from Rio Grande Valley
Social Justice

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