Gaby and Mario

Modern Day Icons

Once you meet Mario Godinez and Gaby Gonzalez you realize they have something special, an “aura” of creativity and sensitivity seems to flow around them. Gaby first laid eyes on Mario during a ceramics class at the Universi...
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Joaquin Garcia Quintana

Joaquin Garcia Quintana is Living an Artist’s Dream

Time to share the story I wrote about artist and art professor Joaquin Garcia Quintana published in June 2015 by Beyond Arts Magazine. As he prepares for an upcoming exhibit at the Harlingen Arts and Heritage Museum, Joaquin Ga...
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Mitch D’Arte; An Artful Life

During a recent cold and drizzly afternoon, I met Mitch D’Arte at her 1930s cottage-style home near downtown McAllen.  The artist’s name, the figure of Don Quixote outside the home, and the hand-painted terra-cotta tiles o...
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Guido Mattei

Quotes from Artist Guido Mattei on Life and Art

  Humbleness and unpretentious speech is the true art form Guido Mattei has mastered.  During a recent lecture he gave at the Harlingen Arts & Heritage Museum, Mattei shared more than his sculpting skills, for his tak...
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Tony Schaub

Tony Schaub’s Visual Hilarity

People who love a good time, anything retro, and pop art cannot miss the upcoming opening reception for Tony Schaub at the Harlingen Arts & Heritage Museum. Tony and his wife Beverlee are planning something very special in ...
by Nydia O
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