Joaquin Garcia Quintana

Joaquin Garcia Quintana is Living an Artist’s Dream

  Joaquin Garcia Quintana welcomed me into his private studio in one of Matamoros, Mexico’s oldest neighborhoods. Quintana’s creative aura encompasses the space located on a rooftop terrace reminiscent of prototypic ar...
by Nydia O
 

 
 
Michael Mascha

Michael Mascha’s Temptation

Last week, another exhibit by local photographer Michael Mascha opened. This time at Galeria 409 in Brownsville; a beautiful mid 19 century building which, according to rumor,  once housed a brothel.   Nothing could please M...
by Nydia O
 

 
 
Lydia Blanchard

Lydia Olvera Blanchard Bringing Art to the Blind and Visually Impaired

I had the pleasure of meeting Lydia and writing this article for Beyond Arts Magazine’s September issue. Lydia Olvera Blanchard had just fulfilled her dream of earning a degree in art education in 2011 when she received l...
by Nydia O
 

 

 
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...
by Nydia O
 

 
 
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