The Arts

August 13, 2014

All Things Frida Kahlo

frida holding a cigarrette

A few months ago, even maybe a year, I wrote an article about the twelve things I had learned from Gregorio Luke – an expert on the subjet – about Frida Kahlo. Frida will never cease to amaze us, and now a great event about Frida is coming to the Valley according to this press release I received from Hinovations Art Gallery.


Hinovations Art Gallery

Raquel Hinojosa

1009 Laurel Ave * McAllen, Texas 78501

[email protected]

* 956-309-8352 mobil





“Frida Fest”

McAllen.  Hinovations / Art House Gallery will highlight National Hispanic Heritage Month in September by featuring local artists, poets, writers and musicians as they pay tribute to the historic and memorable Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo, during the First Annual Frida Fest.  Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States.

Hispanic Heritage Week was approved by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968 and later expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988 on the approval of Public Law 100-402.

“Frida Fest” will take place on Friday, September 6th from 6pm – 10pm at Hinovations / Art House Gallery located at 1009 Laurel Ave, McAllen, right off of North 10th St.  The event is free and the public is invited to attend.  Participating Hispanic artists, Gaby Rico, Irma Garza, Monica Ramirez, Liz Figueroa, Jesus Barraza, Corina Carmona, Jose Gerardo Landero Ordaz, Raquel Hinojosa and more, will show their work in an exhibit entitled “Frida Homage”.  Charles Cecil will exhibit color photographs of Frida and Diego’s home in Mexico “La Casa Azul”.  Local writer and author, Travis M. Whitehead will read and make a presentation of his recently published book on Mexican Artisans, entitled “Artisans of Michoacan”.  WE NEED WORDS will be presenting a select number of valley poets as they read Spanish poetry inspired by two great spirits, as are Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.  The public will also enjoy a free concert by Dulce Toxico, who will be singing Spanish lyrics to make the evening more memorable.

Additional activities will take place during the month to continue National Hispanic Heritage Month.  Children’s activities include Frida Kite Making, Painting Frida for children and adults, Tin Greeting Card Making, 100,000 Poets for Change Reading and Frida Storytime.  Minimal fees are charged for these activities which help support ARTS in the RGV.  Email to [email protected] to receive complete schedule.  The “Frida Homage” art exhibit will remain on display from September 6 thru 28th.  Gallery hours of operation are Monday thru Thursday from 12pm to 6pm and Saturday from 10am to 5pm or by appointment.  For more information please contact Gallery Director, Raquel Hinojosa at 956-688-6461.

You can read my previous article here.

Facebook Comments


About the Author

Nydia O
A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.-Maya Angelou. La Vida Valle is where I write about "la vida" my life in the Rio Grande Valley. From this bi-cultural corner on the tip of Texas, I share my poems and my spiritual and travel experiences. I also blog about the arts, nature and my passion for historic preservation and architecture. But most importantly, let's talk about "la vida" - living our lives - in a vacation state of mind. Contributions and comments are always welcome .


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

Georgia O'Keeffe

A Woman on Paper. Georgia O’Keeffe at the Art Museum of South Texas.

I cannot wait to admire still-life paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) considered the mother of American modernism. Her paintings will be part of a traveling exhibit titled “Eloquent Objects: Georgia O’Keeffe & ...
by Nydia O

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


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


Can Important Art be Found in the Rio Grande Valley Art Walks?

I recently stumbled upon this post that I found extremely interesting because it provides important tips for artists to consider when participating in an art walk or open studio events. The italicized paragraphs below belong to...
by Nydia O




Be the first to comment!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>