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Poet Alok Vaid-Menon on Protest Art and Immigrant Detention

“So often the way that racism operates is through patriotism. ... I actually think there’s a way to be proud of this country in terms of inclusivity and intersectionality.”

Alok Vaid-Menon has always liked to surprise people with poetry. As a high school student in College Station, they printed out poems and distributed them throug...Read More

I met Argeenis, a 23-year-old drag queen from Ciudad Juárez, on my fifth day of documenting El Paso’s Border Tuner art project. The multimedia installation by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer virtually connected El Paso and Juárez for 12 days in November. The public was invited to operate searchlights installed at six stations on both sides of the Rio Grande. When two beams of light crossed from opposite sides, microphones and speakers switched on, allowing people to talk with each other across the wall separating the two cities. Read more at texasobserver.org/bordertuner. by

Eye on Texas: Border Tuner

In November, a massive public art project lit up the sky over El Paso and Juárez, prompting conversations both funny and serious, political and personal.

I met Argeenis, a 23-year-old drag queen from Ciudad Juárez, on my fifth day of documenting El Paso’s Border Tuner art project. The multimedia installation b...Read More

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The Fantastic World of Cande Aguilar

The wildly imaginative Brownsville painter fuses pop culture with abstraction, family life, and his love of South Texas.

The wildly imaginative Brownsville painter fuses pop culture with abstraction, family life, and his love of South Texas. * by Michael Agresta December 16, 2019 ...Read More

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Goodbye to the Amarillo Art Mall

After 14 years, the artist colony inside a former Amarillo shopping mall is being laid to rest. Now the Panhandle creative-types who called the place home “are just gonna get scattered.”

It was a fine funeral for the fine arts. In early August, the denizens of Sunset Center, a 1960s-era shopping mall in northwest Amarillo that found a second lif...Read More

Sergio Mata (Installation View) 21 Art Saints, Selena Hexaptych, Sergio Mata Hexaptych, and Princess Diana Hexaptych, 2019, Digital photographs on paper, Dimensions variable by

Immigrants Put Down Roots in a San Antonio Art Exhibit

Admitted: USA paired immigrant artists with mentors who helped them write an artist statement and grant proposals, apply for public art commissions, and market themselves on social media.

A solitary orange chair in the middle of a courtyard. Doors set into colorful walls, dappled with sunlight and shadow. A mural of a fortune-teller, marred by a ...Read More

Painter Matthew Bourbon's exhibit Waiting for Now was part of the museum's Cell Series this year. by

Little Arthouse on the Prairie

In tiny Albany, Texas, you can’t shop at Walmart or buy a beer, but you can see one of the state’s best and quirkiest art collections.

Little Arthouse on the Prairie In tiny Albany, Texas, you can’t shop at Walmart or buy a beer, but you can see one of the state’s best and quirkiest art col...Read More

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