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: Differing viewpoints create strong dynamic in this exhibit

BY NANCY MOYERGroup shows often have artworks that espouse a common viewpoint, or they might exhibit contrasting points of view, which, when curated, can...

Surface Treatment: Inspiring exhibit in Brownsville unites talented, creative artists in a global endeavor

Three oversized works introduce visitors to the artistic force of this ambitious and successful “47th International Art Show” at the Brownsville Museum of Fine...

Surface Treatment: Three artists, one gallery

SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR Three strong artists came together for this exhibition at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, filling the central gallery with ways...

Push begins as signup period starts for healthcare

Nearing the beginning of the open enrollment period for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar is reminding people that embattled legislation — also known as Obamacare — is still the law of the land and encouraging them to sign up. Cuellar, D-Laredo, held a press availability last week to promote enrollment for Obamacare, which begins Friday, Nov. 1 and lasts until Dec. 15, as well as enrollment for Medicare which began on Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7. “I know that under the current administration, the Affordable Healthcare Act has been under attack to repeal it, but it’s still there and we want to make sure that we get as many people signed up,” Cuellar said. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

‘Les Misérables’: Lead actor embraces the struggle of Jean Valjean

BY HENRY MILLERThere’s a little bit of Jean Valjean in everyone.That’s one of the takeaways Nick Cartell has garnered through the first 11 months...

TOP SHELF: The conquest through native eyes

BY DAVID BOWLESAs late as the 1950s, the world primarily knew the story of Mexico’s conquest by the Spanish through the accounts of the...

WEEKEND EVENTS — Friday, Nov. 9 – Saturday, Nov. 11

Submit your event to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday.WEEKENDMARIACHI JUVENIL AZTLAN CONCERTThe event will combine the Mariachi Juvenil...

McAllen Sunset Live series to return Saturday

Sunset Live Outdoor Concert Series returns for its 13th season Saturday at the McAllen Convention Center Oval Park, 700 Convention Center Blvd. The free, family...

Celebration of Citrus: Parade of Oranges, Fiesta on Saturday

The 83rd Texas Citrus Fiesta is shaping up to be out of this world. The annual event, which is taking on the theme of “Space Odyssey Adventure” is set to kick off on Saturday with the Fun Fair, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m at the Leo Peña Placita Park in Mission. “We have live music entertainment, we have vendors, food vendors, craft vendors, information booths and so forth,” said Lisa Rivera, the executive director for Texas Citrus Fiesta. Read the full story at themonitor.com