The Arts

August 17, 2011
 

Artists of the Rio Grande Valley

More articles by »
Written by: Nydia O
Jose Manuel Salas
Maria Antonia Ramirez

Maria Antonia Ramirez

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 was able to meet a good number of artists that will be featured each week on La Vida Valle. Introducing local artists gives me great joy because they are all so talented, each in their own way, their work inspires others, their work tells a story, the story of the Rio Grande Valley’s emerging Art Renaissance.

The featured photograph for this article is of Jose Manuel Salas, a resident of Brownsville, Texas. Jose

Toni Hudson

Toni Hudson

Manuel received his Fine Arts degree from the prestigious San Carlos College of Mexico City, a branch of the Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM).   Acrylic colors, Jose Manuel’s favorite medium when applying strokes of paint, create visually attractive and wonderful impressionist work.

Jose Manuel is an Art teacher for young and old, in fact, he informed me that if a group of five (5) people get together, he will give a private two hour class and bring the necessary materials for the first introductory session at a cost of $30.00 per person.  Jose Manuel can be contacted by calling (956) 372-4589 or by email at [email protected].

Another artist that traveled from Brownsville to participate on this first Art Walk was Maria Antonia Ramirez who enjoys painting as a hobby; Maria Antonia uses acrylics and oils on canvas sometimes enhancing surfaces with plaster. Maria Antonia presented me her work titled “Midas Divine” she said she loved horses because of their fortitude, courage and noble attitude.

Toni Hudson answered La Muerte (death) when I asked her what inspired her, her answer was not surprising, Toni’s personality is so strong; her character is reflected on her very creative designs. Toni has developed a very unique way to draw the faces and torsos of women on tiles and prints.  To admire more of Toni’s work visit The Art Factory located at 2300 Coffee Port Rd. in Brownsville, Texas or by calling (956) 574-0088. To view her work log on to www.imagenesstudio.com

Facebook Comments

comments


About the Author

Nydia O
La Vida Valle is where I write about "la vida" my life in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. I write about the food, the culture, the good times and the bad. I write about the people who make El Valle festive and laid back at the same time. Contributions and comments are always welcome .



Visit Art.com
 
 

 
Adrian Tapia Collage

Finding the Roots of my Passion

Have you ever felt a strong passion for something without understanding why? I am not referring to superficial things but desires such as playing an instrument, painting, writing and even a career path. Times when you’ve said...
by Nydia O
0

 
 
Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle in San Juan, Texas

When the Unexplained Calls

It happened yesterday. I’d heard it from my sister and my husband read about it in our church’s bulletin. Saint Pio of Pietrelcina’s relics were going to be present at the Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan. “Padre Pio”...
by Nydia O
0

 
 
Aida Opera 2

Saturday at the Met in the RGV

Just got back from watching The Met Live in HD at our local Cinemark theater. This time the opera was Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida. One of the most well-known operas of all time.  I wrote a short article about why I love to go ...
by Nydia O
0

 

 
Set of Aida

New York’s Opera in the Valley

Yes, I know, I’ve heard it a million times; you don’t like opera. I often wonder how many have actually experienced the opera? The opera in a world-renowned stage like  New York City’s Metropolitan Opera Hou...
by Nydia O
0

 
 
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
 

 




Visit Art.com