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August 17, 2011
 

Young Art Enthusiasts

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Written by: Tapia - Gonzales
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Young, talented and enthusiastic art lovers participated in the first Harlingen Art Walk at Baloo’s of Harlingen, Texas.  The photo featured in this article is a fluorescent painting by Astrid Garza of Roma, Texas.

Astrid is a computer instructor for the continuing education program at South Texas College, she enjoyed her High School Art classes and has continued painting as a fun pastime and hobby. Astrid loves the use of colors that glow in the dark, many were admiring her work as she was able to show the cool effects of fluorescent colors, with the help of a special lamp, once the sun went down.

Rachel Marie Carr introduced me to her “Sadie” a large green eyed girl she painted as part of the Senior Show at the University of Texas Pan American where Rachel obtained her Art degree. Rachel has been drawing since she was a younger girl and plans to continue a career in art while working as a teacher. “Sadie’s eyes express emotions of sadness and depression” Rachel said, “I love painting eyes.”

Bobbi Jo Farrar loves to paint to distress while  pursuing a nursing degree; she was one of several artists that were painting during the Art Walk, her passion and delight were obvious, she seemed to glow like Astrid’s paintings.  Bobbi uses acrylic colors and loves to paint landscapes and images that come to her in dreams.

Art Walks are great events, they give us the opportunity to meet talented young men and women, whether they are painting for fun, or pursuing a career in the arts, these artists are supporting and inspiring others to do something positive and to stay focused on the good things in life.

Bobbi Jo Farrar

Bobbi Jo Farrar

Astrid Garza

Astrid Garza

Rachel Marie Carr

Rachel Marie Carr

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



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