Take a tomato taste test Saturday at the farmers market

It takes a scientist about six years to develop a new variety of tomato. During this time, tomatoes are crossed and grown in multiple seasons....

Undeterred by blindness, Peña inspires through her art

BY J. EDWARD MORENOTypically, artists use paint brushes of different sizes and textures to complete their pieces. However, local artist Macarena Peña is anything...

Grinding in Hollywood: McAllen native reflects on time at ‘Jane The Virgin’

When McAllen native Hayley Muñoz walked into her dressing room before shooting her season 5 scenes on the CW show “Jane The Virgin,” she...

Rio Grande Valley author David Bowles tackles a 7th grader’s life on the border...

David Bowles wrote a poem in 2016 called “Border Kid,” a nostalgic piece on crossing into Mexico when he was with his father as...

Theater of the border: Moyer’s wearable art exhibit tackles region’s misconceptions

BY DONNA MASON SWEIGARTJewelry, as an art form, is rarely expressed in single artist shows. That is why this solo show of wearable art...

Exhibit reflects artist’s journey from representational into abstract genre

BY NANCY MOYERSerena Pandos takes us on a giant leap from her previous work in Russian iconography to American abstraction. It turns out to...

The art of negotiation: Exhibit speaks to universal behavior

BY NANCY MOYERSan Antonio artist David Alcantar believes that art is at its best when it addresses what is common and inclusive in human...

Surface Treatment: Twelve STC showcase their own pieces at faculty exhibition

Annually, the STC Art Faculty Exhibition showcases work produced by full-time and adjunct faculty, but this year’s exhibition is much earlier than its usual...

FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, Sept. 7 – Sunday, Sept. 9

Submit your event to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday.WEEKENDFOURTH ANNUAL SOUTH TEXAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALThe full festival...

Regional Ramblings: Cultural activities this weekend in the RGV

BY EDUARDO MARTINEZThis will be an action-packed weekend, with local conjunto shows, lucha libre, and young accordionists going to Austin to compete for the...