Jose Manuel Salas

Artists of the Rio Grande Valley

The first effort organizing an Art Walk in Harlingen, Texas might not have brought in a huge crowd but it did bring very talented artists who defied the afternoon heat displaying their original works of art at Baloo’s Club. I...
by Nydia O
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siqueiros and pollock

Jackson Pollock and David Alfaro Siqueiros

From the MoMA website we found the following information on Mexican Muralist and Artist David Alfaro Siqueiros and his influence on Jackson Pollock’s work. Siqueiros, one of the Mexican mural painters of the 1920s and 193...
by Nydia O
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Tex-Mex Food

It’s not Mexican Food. It’s Tex-Mex

For some complicated reason, I find myself attempting to describe the difference between authentic Mexican food and what is served here in the Rio Grande Valley at local establishments as Mexican food. Because I am not a food c...
by Nydia O
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Lola Alvarez Bravo photo of Frida

Are we Complacent when it comes to Solo Shows

Before we begin, this is the definition Wikipedia offers on solo shows (art exhibitions): Art exhibitions have a history that dates back to 1623. It is thought that the first solo exhibition in Britain was staged by Joseph Wrig...
by Nydia O
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House of Mo-Rose

Like no Other Packing Plant in the World

Ultra-Modern Gift Fruit Packing Plant Opening, read a headline in the San Benito News on January 1st, 1962. J. L. Brett, Valley cotton broker turned citrus marketer, announces opening of ultra-modern gift fruit packaging plant ...
by Nydia O
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