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...
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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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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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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 Tapia - Gonzales
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