Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

4 Up-And-Coming RGV Poets to Watch Our For

We interviewed seven poets in the Rio Grande Valley to commemorate this month – the following four up-and-coming poets are making their voices heard, writing and speaking from their hearts, and connecting with the local community.

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MURAL MADNESS REDUX

Half a year since the City of Brownsville announced the SpaceX funded mural program a local Rio Grande Valley artist has yet to be named. It begs the question, “How long does it take to find a “worthy” artist in the RGV to paint the last mural funded by Elon Musk?”

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3 RGV Poets to Read on National Poetry Month

We interviewed 3 poets in the Rio Grande Valley to commemorate this month – the following are local published authors whose work has inspired that of countless others. Take note, support their work, and follow their journeys.

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10 Must-Know Women-Owned Businesses in the RGV

Women’s History Month may be coming to an end, but it’s not too late to show support for las mujeres trabajadoras. Among them are artists, healers, creators, and boss women who fearlessly run their businesses. Don’t miss out on these 10 small businesses and the women who are making their mark throughout the RGV.

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SLAYING WITH LUSHIOUS MASSACR

Lushious Massacr is an unstoppable force of self-love, queerness, and positivity everywhere they go. This Brownsville native shares their journey of self-empowerment and all the opportunities that opened up after they fully accepted themselves.

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SPACE EXED, A FORCED REBRANDING

The Rio Grande region experienced a forced rebranding through the myth of the Magic Valley. Despite demographic and political changes, market forces like SpaceX continue to dictate the regional identity through arts and culture.

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DIY: Papel Picado

The craft of Papel Picado consists of delicate designs cut from tissue to create bright and fragile patterns that celebrate life and tell the story of the dead. To keep the Dia de los Muertos tradition alive through art, Trucha made some RGV inspired Papel Picado templates for you to cut out and use to decorate your altar.

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OPINION: MURAL MADNESS

A millennial pink mural and colorful geometric shapes by L.A. based artist Ted Kelly went up on the Capitol Theatre Building in Downtown Brownsville. It is one of three murals to be created from Elon Musk’s donation to the City. The selection of a non-local artist to paint one of the largest murals in the Rio Grande Valley has not boded well among many locals as it is seen as an example of the local inequity in the arts. Read our Cultural Organizer’s Opinion Editorial on the situation.

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