Variety of representational paintings greet viewer in Edinburg library exhibit

BY NANCY MOYERInes Kowalyszyn is an equal opportunity artist; any subject is fair game for her artistic sensibility. Her exhibition, “Hundred Shades of Passion,”...

SURFACE TREATMENT: Colorful paintings, monochromatic drawings search for enlightenment

BY NANCY MOYERWalk into Manuel Zamudio’s world.Currently on display at Space16th in McAllen, oil paintings reflect the boldly chromatic Pop style that we associate...

Surface Treatment: Unlikely trio of artists show paintings, prints in this McAllen Arts Council...

“Vibrant & Vivid” is a mood-lifting, three-woman exhibition by Lisa Saenz-Saldivar, Esmeralda Benitez, and Wendy Gilbert, featuring oils, acrylics and digital prints. These artists...

FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, June 29 – Saturday, June 30

Submit your event to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday.ALL WEEKENDRED, WHITE & BLUE FESTIVALWHEN: Jun 30 -...

Film review: ‘Eighth Grade’ reminds us of pain, joy from those bittersweet teenage years

BY BROOKE CORSOA quarter-century after my own terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad eighth-grade year, I relived it to a blistering yet nostalgic degree through...

SOUND ‘ROUND: Make way for the prophets of rage

BY JON R. LaFOLLETTEKENDRICK LAMAR — DAMN (TOP DAWG/AFTERMATH/INTERSCOPE)Damn. As in, damn, y’all went and elected Trump anyway. As in, damn, America remains a...

McAllen Ballet Company offers take on ‘A Christmas Carol’ set in 1940s

Instead of choosing to perform a ballet that already has choreography and music, like “The Nutcracker,” the McAllen Ballet Company wanted to bring a different story to the stage.

Alamo to host Watermelon Festival celebrating city’s history

ALAMO — Paying tribute to the watermelon fields that once pervaded the city’s land, the Watermelon Festival this Saturday aims to honor the crop’s...

Garden View: Make tomatoes a staple in your diet

BY BARBARA STORZTomatoes are enjoyed in many types of dishes, including sauces, salads, stews, soups, vegetable drinks and pizza. This fruit is “in demand”...

Garden View: Poinsettia selection and care

Garden View: You may have already picked up a view of these beauties for the holiday season.