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Friday, October 27, 2006
Saturday, October 21, 2006
The Art of Brownsville extends the warmest of congratulations to The Brownsville Museum of Fine Art for the Grand Opening of their new 17,000 sq. ft facility in downtown Brownsville! Be assured that we and all artists in our community and friends outside the community are proud of this exciting development in Brownsville and in our region!
We also want to extend our sincerest gratitude to the Browsville Museum of Fine Art staff, board and supporters for all their work in bringing to fruitation this wonderful dream, which has been accomplished through years of hard work, dedication and a lot of heart!
Congratulations once again and many times over and we look forward to the many more exciting developments that will come from your museum ahead!
Readers: The Brownsville Museum of Art will be open to the public Sunday, October 22nd from 1pm-5pm, free of charge! Please visit, bring family and friends and get a first hand look at the new facility and the exhibits such as the world premiere of "Ray Smith: The Painting of Territory". The new BMFA is located in downtown Brownsville at the intersection of 7th and Ringgold Street, adjacent to the Gladys Porter Zoo. The best route is to take the 6th street exit going south on US77.
Musicians, not to be set apart from visual artists, from garage band acts to Classical or Conjuto, also now have a variety of bars, nightclubs and festivals to play or perform their music. Musicians should feel welcomed to play at art exhibitions. The mixture of music and art is the best combination you can possibly have.
Get started. Now artists also have the power of the mighty Blog and My Space. Artists can simply load there artwork into these cyber spaces and make their artwork available to the Brownsville Local Art scene and to the rest of the world. Visit one of our two Brownsville's' public libraries in case you don't have access to the Internet..
Ever hear the old saying, "el que no ariesga no gana"?
Monday, October 09, 2006
Please give a warm welcome to The Art of Brownsville's newest team member Gabriel Treviño. Gabriel is one of Brownsville's most active artists and recently exhibited at UTB/TSC's Four Emerging Artists Exhibit. He also has a blog of his own which can be visited by clicking here. You can also find Gabriel on most Sundays at the 77 Flea Market bringing his art to the masses. Below you will find Gabriel's first post. Keep an eye out for more posts and developments for the blog! -Mayra
TAOB always on the Rise!
Hello readers of TAOB, its a real honor to be allowed with the privilege of being a new contributing writer to TAOB. The local art scene is definitely on the rise. There is so many art happenings going around, listing them is already a challenge. My goal is to assist Mayra as much as I can in her efforts and contributions to the local art scene managing this great blog she has created for all of us. I feel I share the same goals and dreams like so many of you of wanting to enrich the community with a thriving art scene we all can enjoy and share.
I want to begin by reviving the interest in creative conversations in this blog by talks of our culture, critics, feed back on local artist artwork whether performing artist or visual artist, feed back on what we may need in our community to expand our art scene, share conversations with artist, if you went to an art happening share your story , tell us about what you saw, what you liked, what you didn't like,tell us if you felt the prices of the art was too high or too low or if you thought it was a fare price, tell us if you saw a musician or talked to a poet, what did you think and why,tell us about your art teacher or professor and if they have inspired you to continue in the arts, and if you are a teacher or professor in the visual or performing arts tell us what inspired you to go teach the arts, remember TAOB readers ideas may be the best contributions and or donations too. "Submit your ideas, feedback, story on comments icon below."
Here is one of my stories:
One of my inspirations in the arts is Carlos G. Gomez MFA , Artist , professor at the UTB. I was inspired by his accomplishments as an artist. Just looking at his resume for me was inspiring by setting a high standard. At first glance when I began painting I knew I had a long way to go, but yet through his accomplishments I was inspired of how far an artist can reach. Although I may never reach his level of accomplishment I have definitely been ispired to try...
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
WHEN: Thursday, October 5th, 2006
The Brownsville Heritage Complex
1325 East Washington Street
TIME: 6:30 pm
INFO: (956) 541-5560 or email@example.com
Hosted by the Brownsville Heritage Complex, the Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center and the Cameron County Creative Alliance in partnership with Americans for the Arts
Monday, October 02, 2006
The Brownsville Museum of Fine Art will be celebrating the the grand opening of their new facility. They need members to help greet the public on Sunday, October 22nd from 1pm-5pm. If you can help us for two hours or four hours, please email Marilyn Brown ASAP. Thanks Folks!
Participating Artists: If you wish to be included in the homage to the contributing artists (see picture example), please turn in your donated art, art bio & a photo to Alicia Nevárez-Warner by Oct. 9. Alicia can be contacted at 956-227-2884 or firstname.lastname@example.org
****INFO ABOUT EMPTY BOWLS EVENT****
The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley is looking for help in Cameron County. As a non-profit that serves Cameron, Hidalgo, Willacy and Starr County, The Food Bank would like to extend a partnership where joint efforts can produce major results for the hungry in our community.
Empty Bowls (www.emptybowls.net) with its unique showcase of local cuisine and art is slated for October 19 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.. This season, University of Texas Brownsville President Dr. Juliet Garcia has offered to host this spectacular event at Jacob Brown Auditorium.
It is such a simple idea, but it builds partnerships, community and helps feed the hungry. Local students and artists create and donate small cereal-size bowls (usually ceramic and useable for eating--but most media is welcome). Larger bowls and art pieces have been used for a silent auction in the past. Local chefs, restaurants and food distributors donate a simple meal of soup, salad, drinks and dessert. Tickets are sold and guests enjoy a meal with many choices of soup, salad and dessert entrées to sample. The highlight of the event is that each ticket is good for one selection of an amazing array of original art, a bowl that will remind each person that there are always Empty Bowls in the Rio Grande Valley.
Like most non-profits, the Food Bank is limited on staff and help. We also know we will need help from community members who care about meeting the basic needs of the hungry in our Valley. Committee members are sought to help with all aspects of this event. The event benefits the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc.
Imagenes Art Studio & Paseo Plaza presents
"Autumn Art" Fine Art Exhibit - FREE TO THE PUBLIC
"Come and enjoy new art by new artists in all medias from around the
Wine & Cheese Reception - Friday, October 20th, 7-9 p.m. Meet the artists!
Exhibit dates: October 20th - October 22nd
Paseo Plaza Shopping Center
1805 E. Ruben Torres Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78526
Call: 956-574-0088 - For More Information
How: Artists may sign up online at www.imagenesstudio.com and click on call for
artists to fill out the rsvp form. Also view our quaterly art exhibit video
photo presentation on the same page. Deadline for artists is Friday, October 13th
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