Surface Treatment: Legendary ideas

“Myths & Legends” is the annual exhibition and brainchild of Fiber Arts Unlimited. This is one of the Upper Valley Art League’s subsidiary specialty...

A note from Festiva’s editor

This is my 20th spring in the Rio Grande Valley. I quickly realized during the first — still fresh from my small, Ohio hometown...

Surface Treatment: Covering masculinity, gender through collages, cyanotype techniques

The exhibit,“Foal” is a medley of gender-linked influences absorbed by the artist and whipped into a visual fantasy. This exhibition by San Antonio artist Sarah...

Garden View: Mulch benefits: low cost, low maintenance for your home landscapes

Even though we are seriously aware of conserving moisture, slowing flood waters, reducing pesticide use, having healthier plants, smothering weeds, saving money, recycling materials...

A sprouted surprise

Tomato, Solanum lycopersicum, a member of the Solanaceae family. This particular species needs further identification to include: Lycopersicon esculentum var. cerasiforme. This is one of those plants...

Comic Nick Guerra talks love, growing up in the RGV

McAllen native Nick Guerra wanted to film his HBO Latino special “Love Me At My Worst” as close to the Rio Grande Valley as...

Surface Treatment: Calmness through art

In these emotionally turbulent times, “Compulsory Measures” at the International Museum of Art & Science wants to lure us into a state of calm...

Cabbage is among nature’s super foods to fight disease

Cabbage and its family relatives are on the list of “super foods” that support our health in many ways. A recent study about cabbage and...

Surface Treatment: Art has a voice

The School of Art Faculty exhibition at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has a lot to say this year. Installed in the Dorothy...

Garden View: Controlling the pests in your garden

Last month we talked about vegetable varieties for a spring garden and as soon as I mentioned how unusually warm it had been —...