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 Tapia - Gonzales
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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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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 Tapia - Gonzales
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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...
by Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales
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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 Tapia - Gonzales
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