The Arts

September 5, 2011

Edinburg’s ” Jardin del Arte”

More articles by »
Written by: Nydia O
Edinburg's Jardin del Arte

Jose Roberto Pulido " El Primo"

Last month, my husband and I decided to drive to Edinburg, Texas for an Arts Fair called “Jardin del Arte” held at  Edinburg’s City Hall. We have many fond memories of visiting Jardines del Arte all over Mexico and strolling through tree canopied parks, meeting many talented people. On our way, we talked about these memories and wondered what the Edinburg affair would be like. I am very pleased to say, we were not disappointed.

The setting was ideal and conducive to experiencing the Arts through different manifestations, the courtyard is beautifully landscaped with an area dedicated to honor Conjunto Tejano music that surrounds a sculpture depicting local musician Jose Roberto Pulido “El Primo” On the ground, around this statue we saw several granite tiles with an etched “star” similar to Hollywood’s walk of stars, with the names of other local Tejano musicians and entertainers such as Laura Canales, Johnny Canales, Lydia Mendoza, Freddy Fender, Los Hermanos Layton, Pepe Maldonado and many others.

Walking around we met many talented artists as we admired many works of art skillfully done with acrylic, oils, ink, charcoal, water colors, photography, screen prints, ceramics, sculpture, recycled paper and many more representations of our local art. Refreshments were sold while poetry and music were performed on a nicely set stage. The artists of the Rio Grande Valley seem to share a vein of inspiration that can only be fed by the eclectic, semi tropical lifestyle of this border region.

For more information about Edinburg’s Art Walk, please visit www.edinburgarts.com, plan to visit now that our weather will be changing and support the talented artists of “El Valle”.

Edinburg's Jardin del Arte

Edinburg's Jardin del Arte

Facebook Comments

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 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 .




Visit Art.com
 
 

 
Lupe and Nydia

Why Mexican Culture Celebrations in the US?

Mexican Independence Day is celebrated every September 16, but to kick off the holiday one must experience the Grito de Dolores (a call to arms; a cry). This “kick-off” happens the night of September 15 and is reena...
by Nydia O
0

 
 
Border patrol

Celebrating Mexican Independence Day with “La Migra”

Only in the Rio Grande Valley can one enjoy a Mariachi concert, a Mexican Folkloric dance recital, the official “Grito” ceremony and  Conjunto Norteño music by a band composed of Border Patrol officers. That was the lineu...
by Nydia O
0

 
 
Cambria

Cambria McAllen Showcases Local Talent

This article is the first of several others I will publish that resulted from a recent tour of hotel properties in McAllen, Texas. Please note that this is not a paid advertisement. The sole purpose of this article is to showca...
by Nydia O
0

 

 
San Ygnacio Birding

Birdwatching Along the Rio Grande River

I relish memories of a recent visit to San Ygnacio, Texas and their bird sanctuary. An upriver, arid, hilly brushland, or chaparral country as referred by some, which covers most of the coastal plains south of the Edwards Plate...
by Nydia O
0

 
 
Tlacolula

Not one More Baroque Church

I wrote this poem upon returning from a trip to Oaxaca, Mexico. I strive to live my life in gratitude and faith, and with an immense love for He who sacrificed His life for me on the cross, but this trip was just too much, so I...
by Nydia O
0

 




Visit Art.com

2 Comments


  1. Thank you for your kind words about Jardin…. I am truly happy that you were pleased with our event. I hope you can attend some of our future Jardin events….it is scheduled for every 2nd Friday of the month! We will continue to bring different artists, poets, dancers and musicians to ensure each month is filled with pleasant surprises.



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>