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Thursday, January 13, 2005
Just wanted to update you all on a few things.
*New fitness video being shot in Brownsville starring Mexican Wrestler Mil Mascaras
The videos are being shot at World Gym on FM 802. As a popular sport, Mexican Wrestling (or better known as Super Luchas or Libre Luchas) is a popular and even iconographic presence in the mexican culture. Even RGV native artist Xavier Garza uses the sport as a subject in his artwork. Check it out! Other examples of artistic appropriation of the sport from the folks over at NaCo. and Blue Demon.
* Yesterday, I got a chance to take a look at the artwork of valley artists Izel Vargas, Leonard Brown and Carl Vestweber, currently on display at The Blue Onion restaurant in McAllen, Texas. Not only will you get good food there (I recommend the shrimp caldo dip) but you will have good and fun artwork to feed your aesthetic appetite as well.
* I also received an email from a TAOB reader in reference to a post I wrote in September called "The Grim Reality of Things." My main concern when I wrote that post was that I was not able to locate any local health or civil support groups or organizations in the Valley or in Matamoros for the gay community. This reader was awesome to point out a site called www.oztexas.com and informed me that sometime soon a PFLAG group and gay student org will begin at UTB. The Art of Brownsville is for positive health and living for all people and communities in the La Frontera and everywhere! Best of luck to the activists of oztexas.com!
* And again, I will make another plea for artist web pages and links. As you can see, my links index on the left is slowly growing. I may even expand it further by adding a site for press releases, a photo album and by setting up more categories to differentiate between Brownsville links, RGV links and Tamaulipas links. I am not too sure how I will go about it. Sometimes I think I should change the name of this blog to The Art of La Frontera...but.....I am not too sure if I alone could
ever manage a site to be affluent enough to do justice for this whole region. For the most part, I will keep this site The Art of Brownsville, because Brownsville and The Cameron County area is what I know best (and am still learning more about)...but I will always be more than happy to help promote the culture and art of La Frontera region.
Until then, thanks for visiting and pass word of this blog. I am aware I still owe you all some very awesome snow pics, which I will have up next week. I promise! I have been pretty busy and sick this week. Thanks should also go out those who have responded so very well to La Tercera Cultura program. Your help, support and encouragment means the world!
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