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...

Home for the holidays

BY ANITA WESTERVELT TEXAS MASTER NATURALIST They’re tiny, they’re quick, they’re wily. They’re warblers — certainly the thrill of spring and fall migration — and lucky...

PART THREE: Let’s Write a Story!

PART THREE: ‘an ominous message’ | By frank cortazo “Have you heard the news?” asked Mrs. Vargas as Mary opened her front door. The gray-haired neighbor who lived across the street held an electronic tablet. She looked at it as she walked in, not waiting for Mary to invite her. Mary could not get over how Mrs. Vargas’s fascination with modern technology made her something of an oddball. She often saw her browsing the internet on a cell phone or on the tablet she carried. This time Mary did not think about her eccentricity as she welcomed the elderly lady. Read the full story at themonitor.com

U.S. Capitol to display Edinburg student’s artwork

Gabrielle Garcia believes she is not very good at expressing herself with words. She just lets her art do all the talking. The Edinburg North High School sophomore won the Artistics Discovery contest, a nationwide high school art competition. Her artwork, “We Have Become Something Else,” will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. Garcia explained the meaning behind her piece, a drawing made with color pencils. Read the full story at themonitor.com

FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, Aug. 3 – Sunday, Aug. 5

Submit your event to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday.WEEKEND‘MAMMA MIA: THE MUSICAL’The Edinburg High School Performing Arts...

‘There is victory’: MercyMe to bring inspiration to State Farm Arena

BY HENRY MILLERNine million units sold. Twenty-seven No. 1 hits. Christian Artist of the Decade.The list goes on and on for MercyMe.“I’d say we’re...

SOUND ‘ROUND: Black, gay and in love in America

BY JON. R. LaFOLLETTEKEVIN ABSTRACT — AMERICAN BOYFRIEND: A SUBURBAN LOVE STORY (BROCKHAMPTON, 2016)If Frank Ocean is granted his wish for an early retirement,...

‘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...