Fafi

Fafi Melguizo: Painting Shadows of the Unknown

For Cuban born artist Josefina “Fafi” Melguizo creating art is a personal activity, but to create lyrical abstraction is to reach the most profound depth of her sensibility and inspiration. “To me, painting comes from the...
by Nydia O
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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
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Harlingen artist in Washington, DC exhibit, July 2016, reproduced courtesy of owner Matt Gonzalez

Discovering a Remarkable Harlingen Artist, Rigoberto A. Gonzalez

This article was contributed by Harlingen historian Norman Rozeff. Rozeff is a columnist for the Valley Morning Star and the author of several books. In late July my wife and I visited our daughter in Mount Airy, Maryland. We a...
by La Vida Valle
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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...
by Nydia O
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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
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