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
 

 
 
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
 

 
 
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
 

 

 
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...
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