The Arts

September 5, 2011
 

Edinburg’s ” Jardin del Arte”

More articles by »
Written by: Tapia - Gonzales
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

Tapia - Gonzales
La Vida Valle is where I write about "la vida" living in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Life, art and culture, poetry, prayers, travel, and camping! yes, that's my new thing. I blame the heat and high humidity for the madness. Contributions and comments are always welcome .



Visit Art.com
 
 

 
Nydia in Cheyenne

Pros and Cons of Road Trips During the Pandemic

  Shelter at home orders have affected people’s mental health and responsible travel could be an option to release tension and feel better. These days traveling in a Recreational Vehicle (RV) is considered a safe option ...
by Tapia - Gonzales
0

 
 
Dorsey in Lake Corpus Christi

Is Buying an RV Worth the Hype?

Several articles are lauding the camping travel experience as the ideal way to practice social distancing while enjoying a wonderful vacation in the great outdoors. Recreational Vehicle rentals have increased 1,000% and sales a...
by Tapia - Gonzales
 

 
 
Mayors Mendez and Lopez

Brownsville and Matamoros Mayors Meet Before the COVID-19 Crisis

NOTE FROM 5/30/2020 – It was inspiring to see the friendly and professional relationship between these two elected officials and the respect they have for each other. I know they will work together to combat the COVID-19 ...
by Tapia - Gonzales
 

 

 
Civil War Brownsville

Central Brownsville Now a National Historic District

It was long overdue, for Brownsville’s downtown is one of the most historic sites in Texas. The downtown has an impressive collection of 19th and 20th century architectural jewels. This newly designated historic district enco...
by Tapia - Gonzales
 

 
 
Winner of the Conjunto 17 and Under Prize at the 2019 Big Squeeze Youth Accordion Competition.

Conjunto Music Legacy

What is Conjunto music? It is nothing like Norteño or Tejano music and has deep roots among the people of the Rio Grande Valley. Conjunto means ensemble. The music has been a witness to the joys and sorrows of the Valley’s M...
by Tapia - Gonzales
 

 




Visit Art.com