McA2 welcomes Reynaldoism, by Rey Santiago

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McA2 welcomes Reynaldoism, by Rey Santiago

As Master of Fine Arts Program Director and professor at UTRGV, Reynaldo Santiago brings his extensive artistic experience and love of teaching to the Incubator.

With his background teaching a variety of art courses in the School of Art at UTRGV, co-founder of the McAllen Art Walk, and founder/manager of the Facebook group, Printmakers International, Santiago teaches classes in various art forms.

Learn vanishing classical traditions in the areas of original hand pulled prints and ceramic sculpture. Printmaking techniques such as woodcut, linoleum, screen print, lithography, intaglio and monoprints are taught. Wheel throwing, glazing and hand building are in the ceramics curriculum.  Classes are for students 13 years up.

If a student wants to learn, I will teach them,” he states with conviction “I believe there are no rules in the process of creativity. I enjoy when my students create art that, at times, defies tradition and the art society as a whole.”

For class times and schedule contact Reynaldo Santiago, 956/369-2114, or via email at reynaldoism@aim.com.  Enjoy Mr. Santiago’s art work at www.reynaldoism.com & www.facebook.com/printmakersinternational.com, the public can also stop by the Incubator to visit with him.

The McAllen Creative Incubator is a stepping stone for artists to develop their much desired dream of someday having a studio, business or gallery.  Our vision is to see art flourishing in McAllen, by providing the public access to exhibitions, performances and associated events by our talented Incubator Tenants.

The goal of the McAllen Creative Incubator is to support the continued professional growth of artists and enhance the cultural and economic vitality of our local community.  Would you like to be an artist at the Incubator? Applications from Artists are accepted on a continual basis.  For more information please contact Laura Robles at 956-687-2787 or via email at lrobles@mcallencvb.com.

 

McAllen Creative Incubator hosts its first “Creative Impact Summer Arts Program”

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The McAllen Creative Incubator is proud to host its first Creative Impact Summer Arts Program for students’ ages 12 through 18. The Program has been developed and is coordinated by Incubator Tenant, Victoria Lopez.

We strongly believe in the enablement and encouragement of artistic development in youth, whether it be through instruments, writing, painting, poetry, theater, singing or technology. It is our goal that your child leaves this summer program with an enthusiastic, uplifted outlook in regard to a variety of mediums, styles and artistic opportunities’.

When: June 6th – June 17th
Time: 8am to 5pm
Where: The McAllen Creative Incubator
[601 N. Main St. McAllen, TX 78504]
Program Fee: $120 for two week instruction; $60 for one week instruction

Schedule now available at: http://www.mcallenart.com/calendar

Dowload the Applicaton: Creative Arts Summer Program Registration Form or Register online NOW!

April 20th-Visit with former MISD Student Caitlin Diaz

Caitlin Diaz, a MISD graduate and former KMAC student, has found success as a film maker in Los Angeles and will be visiting the RGV April 20th, specifically on this day, the McAllen Creative Incubator located at 601 N Main St. Ms. Diaz will have a screening and open discussion about experimental and DIY film-making to aspiring students and/or anyone interested in the topic or pursuing this career. She recently collaborated with Beyoncé’s team to produce her latest music video “Formation”.

 

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Studio & Workspace available at an affordable price at the McAllen Creative Incubator

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for artists who are interested in becoming tenants of the McAllen Creative Incubator.  With help from the city, the McAllen Chamber has created 20 low cost artist studios and office spaces for expanding artists and art organizations.  The Cultural Arts Department houses artists of different art disciplines such as porcelain painting, choir lessons and a children’s Acting Studio, just to name a few.  The studio space available is a 12 x 12 space and rents for $175.00 a month.

To apply for studio space, interested artists need to submit a completed application, samples of work, resume and a business plan.   Applications can be pick-up at the Creative Incubator located at 601 N. Main Street, McAllen  or it is also available online at http://www.mcallenart.com/studio-directory

For assistance with the business plan, set an appointment with Mr. Jorge Sanchez, Business Development Coordinator for the McAllen Chamber of Commerce at 956-687-2787.  Completed application and business plan can be submitted directly to the McAllen Creative Incubator or the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, at 1200 Ash, P.O. Box 790, McAllen, 78505.

Studio Available 2016

2016 McAllen Art Grant Program-Deadline May 13th @12pm

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McAllen— McAllen Art Grant Program is an open submission grant scheme for individual artists and organizations living and working in McAllen. Awards up to a maximum of $1,000 are available to artists and organizations working in the context of art.
The deadline for submission of a McAllen Art Grant is Friday, May 13, 2016 @ 12pm.  The McAllen Chamber of Commerce and the McAllen Arts Council have been working effectively to promote art programs within the Valley.  For the upcoming year, the two organizations would like to award grants to artists and organizations that are seeking funding for projects in McAllen.

Organizations and individual artists that have received grants in prior years have been McAllen Memorial High-Art Department, Pharr Community Theater, The Cachetones, and IMAS just to name a few.

The grant program in McAllen distributes money from The McAllen Chamber of Commerce to individual artists and art organizations.  The McAllen Chamber of Commerce  is making an important contribution to cultural activities in McAllen. We hope that these new grants will provide a valuable legacy.
Applications are available at www.mcallenart.com, McAllen Arts Council Facebook Page, www.mcallencvb.com and paper copies can be picked up at the McAllen Creative Incubator office at 601 N. Main Street, McAllen Texas.    For more information regarding the grants program or to request an application, please contact: Laura Robles, at the McAllen Creative Incubator at (956) 687.2787 or lrobles@mcallencvb.com.  Completed applications must be received by 12 noon on Friday, May 13, 2016.

Applications, clearly marked Grants Management Unit, should be sent to the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave., P.O. Box 790, McAllen, 78505.  Please note we cannot accept faxed or emailed applications. We will only consider applications received by the deadline.

Apply Here:2016.MAC Grant Application

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MAC-Grant Program

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The McAllen Arts Council supports the following goals for the arts:
* Support artists
* Enable organizations to thrive, not just survive
* Championing cultural diversity
* Offer opportunities for young people
* Encourage growth

 

One of the MAC Programs is the McAllen Art Grant Program which is an open submission grant scheme for individual artists and organizations living and working in McAllen. Awards up to a maximum of $1,000 are available to artists and organizations working in the context of art.
The deadline for submission of a McAllen Art Grant is Friday, May 13, 2016 @ 12pm.  The McAllen Chamber of Commerce and the McAllen Arts Council have been working effectively to promote art programs within the Valley.  For the upcoming year, the two organizations would like to award grants to artists and organizations that are seeking funding for projects in McAllen.

Organizations and individual artists that have received grants in prior years have been McAllen Memorial High-Art Department, Pharr Community Theater, The Cachetones, and IMAS just to name a few.

The grant program in McAllen distributes money from The McAllen Chamber of Commerce to individual artists and art organizations.  The McAllen Chamber of Commerce is making an important contribution to cultural activities in McAllen. We hope that these new grants will provide a valuable legacy.
Completed applications must be received by 12 noon on Friday, May 13, 2016.

If you are interested in applying, you can download the application here ——-> 2016.MAC Grant Application.

 

Sincerely, 

Laura Robles
McAllen Chamber of Commerce/CVB
Cultural Arts & Incubator Coordinator
(956) 687-2787
Fax (956) 683-0487

Stay connected:
https://www.facebook.com/Creative.Incubator
www.mcallenart.com

McA2 welcomes new Tenant, South Valley Performing Arts Studio, with Radio Personality-Victor Hugo Hurtado and Grammy Winner-Edgar (Tato) Henriquez

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The McAllen Creative Arts Incubator (McA2) is proud to welcome South Valley Performing Art Studio.  We are a stepping stone for artists to develop their much desired dream of having a studio, business or gallery.  The Incubators vision is to see art flourishing in McAllen, by providing the public access to exhibitions, performances and associated events by our talented Incubator Tenants such as, Singer, songwriter, Victor Hugo Hurtado, and Latin Grammy songwriter winner, Tato Henriquez, who have formed a team with dance instructor, Erik González, and acting coach, Lucia Macias, with the express intent of finding new and developing talents from 8-years old and up.

“Our idea is to have a space where we can shape the talent of individuals of all ages to get the most of their individual skills,” Hurtado explains, who uses his degree in communication and 26 years experience as a singer/radio announcer in his classes.

González has seven years experience as a dance instructor. Assisting with Hip Hop workshops in Las Vegas and a dance instructor with Rey Duran’s Academy for five years, she will offers various dance workshops.

Macias, a former director of Escenikos Art Club, studied acting in Mexico. Macias has acting classes available.

A variety of workshops such as singing, guitar, piano, song writing, acting, choreographic dance, radio announcer, parade modeling and personality classes are on the schedule at the McAllen Creative Arts Incubator, located at 601 N. Main Street in McAllen.

For information on classes, please call for scheduling times, 956/250-3356 Victor, 956/562-5199 Tato and visit www.facebook.com/southvalleyperformingartstudio.

The goal of the McAllen Creative Incubator is to support the continued professional growth of artists and enhance the cultural and economic vitality of our local community.   For more information on how to become a Tenant of the McA2 please contact Laura Robles at 956-687-2787 or via email at lrobles@mcallencvb.com.

 

AUDICIONES PARA MICROBRA por ACTIN STUDIOS

ACTIN Auditions

 

ACTIN (actuación integral) invita a las audiciones para su primer obra de teatroen español (microbra) dentro del género microteatro en comedia que montará de forma profesional para una primer temporada en el Valle de Texas.

Las audiciones tendrán lugar el próximo martes 15 y jueves 17 de marzo de 6:00 a 8:00 de la tarde en la Incubadora Creativa de McAllen – Suite 9 (601 N. Main St. McAllen, TX) para los jóvenes que deseen ser parte de este primer proyecto de teatro.

Los dos personajes que buscamos son hombres de aproximadamente 20 a 35 años o que lo aparenten, uno de corporalidad media y otro alto y delgado. Experiencia teatral básica, vis cómica (facilidad para hacer reír) y que hablen el idioma español al 100%.

La obra es una comedia de una escritora de la ciudad de México que se presentó en la temporada “Por tus vecinos” en la empresa Microteatro México. La idea general de este genero es una obra de 15 minutos, para 15 personas en habitaciones pequeñas de 15 a 20 m2.

ACTIN considera que este nuevo concepto de entender la creación teatral es un comienzo ideal para el público del Valle de Texas. Hacer algo diferente, ir a reir, a relajarte y de esta manera hacer crecer en nuestra sociedad el gusto por el arte y la cultura.

Para cualquier duda o comentario comunicarse al 956-624-8239 con Elizabeth Ayala o al correo actin2014@gmail.com. En redes sociales Facebook y Twitter @actin2014.