Creative Art’s Incubator offers Studio and Workspace at an affordable price

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McAllen Chamber’s Creative Art’s Incubator offers

Studio and Workspace at an affordable price

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 spaces vary in size and price.

To apply for studio space, interested artists need to submit a completed application, samples of work, resume and a business plan. Prospective tenants, who are on our waiting list, will be considered first.  Then, the prospective tenant will meet with a representative of the McAllen Chamber of Commerce.  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. Ivan Gonzalez, VP of Business Development 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.

“The 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.” said Laura Robles, Cultural Arts and Incubator Coordinator for the McAllen Chamber of Commerce.

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.  Applications will be accepted on a continual basis.  For more information please contact Laura Robles at 956-682-2871 or via email at lrobles@mcallencvb.com.

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ACTIN Classes in McAllen

Publicidad Febrero 2016

ACTING CLASSES IN MCALLEN

In the city of McAllen art continues to evolve.  Once again the McAllen Creative Incubator welcomes ACTIN – “Actuación Integral” for all children and adolescents in the Río Grande Valley.  Classes will be held Tuesday and Thursday for children ages 7 to 15 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Registration opens on Tuesday, January, 26th and Thursday, January, 28th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.  Registration is for the first quarter of ACTIN classes, February to April at McAllen Creative Incubator, Suite 9, 601 N Main St. McAllen.

“ACTIN is a space made for children to create, invent, learn to participate and collaborate in groups.” Sais Elizabeth Ayala, ACTIN Teacher, “As an art form, ACTING Children’s theater classes are therapeutic and socializing.”

Another purpose for the basics of acting-skills are that it allows the student to gain self-confidence, release the fear of public speaking, exercise  memory skills , improve concentration, stimulate creativity while controlling their emotions. A Student who receives ACTIN classes gains skills for personal development and not necessarily becomes an actor or actress.  On the other hand, ACTIN can help with the preparation process and guide the student to various means of theater, film and television.

Acting classes are taught in Spanish to reinforce the language and speak properly.  For more information call (956) 624.8239 and social networks www.facebook.com/actin2014 and Twitter: @ actin2014.  For more information about the ongoing programs at the McAllen Creative Incubator contact Laura Robles at 956-687-2787 or via email at lrobles@mcallencvb.com.

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Contact:  Laura Robles, Cultural Arts and Incubator Coordinator

McAllen Creative Incubator

Phone:  956-687-2787

E-Mail:  lrobles@mcallencvb.com

Viol Consort String Ensemble presents Chamber Music Concert Nights 3rd concert of 2015

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Date: Sunday December 20th at 7:30pm, 3rd concert of 2015’s fall season

Viol Consort String Ensemble presents Chamber Music Concert Nights 3rd concert of 2015’s fall season at 7:30pm this December 20th at the McAllen Creative Incubator, 601 N. Main St. (free admission).

Viol Consort is a classical crossover specialist ensemble that excels in multiple styles-from baroque, classical, contemporary, jazz, tango, pop and more. The group of talented young musicians is united by the passion for music and the purpose of promoting a cultural environment within reach of the whole community, especially in the Rio Grande Valley, where they started the program of two concert seasons per year in McAllen.

Chamber Music concert Nights is a program of educational concerts with a variety of classical music with the purpose of making art more accessible and understandable to the community.

This time the talented ensemble will be presenting a Christmas program including, Water Music – Handel, Concerto Grosso – Corelli, Vivaldi and Christmas selections.

Viol Consort String Ensemble was founded in 2001 by violinist and music-arranger Sam Heredia. He is joined in this concert by violinists Sarah Torres, Carlos Perales, Kayla Villarreal, violists Miguel Gutierrez, Alexis Ayala, and cellists Abran Garcia and Israel Cantu.  As classical crossover specialists VCSE excels in multiple styles — from baroque, classical, romantic, contemporary, jazz, tango, pop and more. Since its concert debut in 2001, Viol Consort String Quartet has offered its exclusive  literature to local, national and international audiences in a variety of venues that include concert halls,  festivals, museums, and classrooms, for the sole purpose of promoting a cultural environment within reach of the whole community, especially in the Rio Grande Valley  where Viol Consort started  the program of 2 concert seasons per year  in McAllen Texas presenting eight didactic concerts  at the McAllen Creative Incubator (old library).

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Incubators Feature Artist of the Month- Coco Salinas

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Incubators Feature Artist of the Month- Coco Salinas

Cocó Salinas D’ Soto is an Acrylic Painter who was born in Monterrey, México, but now lives and works in McAllen, TX. Cocos’ passion for painting comes from childhood, her early works were self-taught.  At the age of  fifteen Coco began to take workshops with Mexican visual artist such as Martha Puerta and Lupina Flores.  Ms. Salinas obtained a Diploma in AC Art and Art History at the Contemporary Museum of Monterrey (MARCO).

Some of Coco Salinas’ Art Exhibits have taken place at the Blanqueo Museum, San Pedro Garza Garcia and other venues in the city of Monterrery; Her work has been promoted among local collectors, which has achieved wide acceptance. Coco Salinas is currently an Art instructor at the McAllen Creative Incubator, where she also has a studio.  Ms. Salinas uses various techniques such as oil, acrylic, mixed media, textured, pencil, prismacolor and charcoal. Personal paintings by Ms. Salinas are made on fabric, wood, metal and ceramics, among others. In addition to art Ms. Salinas has conducted workshops in Poetry, Speech and Performing Arts.

“The essence that I wish to convey in my Art work is intended to stir emotions through play between backgrounds, figures and space, capturing the everyday with respect to each of my works and especially the audience that can appreciate it.”  Said Ms. Salinas  “I aspire to capture the beauty of the simple stroke of the abstract, the freshness of a fruit, hidden beauty of an old tree but especially all my work conveys the sense of  an emotional permanence such as to sit, watch and sip some coffee, tea or wine, as if accompanied by a great friend. This is my passion, my dream, the window to the world.”

Coco Salinas is the Creative Incubator Artist of the month for December.  Her work will remain on display until December 28th at the McAllen Creative Incubator, located at 601 N. Main Street, McAllen, Texas. The Incubator opens from 9am-6pm daily and admission is free.  All art work on display is available for sale.  The McAllen Creative Incubator welcomes the opportunity to help artist display their art. For more information, contact Laura Robles, lrobles@mcallencvb.com or at 956-687-2787.  To learn more about our facility, visit our web page at www.mcallenart.com.

CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS NIGHTS SOLOISTS FROM THE VALLEY – VIOLIN, CELLO AND VIOLA CONCERTOS

Mark your calendars! Enjoy an evening of Great Music! Bring a date or just some a much needed family night out on a budget.

We hope to see you, your family and friends at the McAllen Creative Incubator . The concert is FREE and open to the community, so please invite your neighbors as well!

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Viol Consort String Ensemble presents Chamber Music Concert Nights 2nd concert of 2015’s fall season at 7:30pm this November 15th at the McAllen Creative Incubator, 601 N. Main St. (free admission).

Viol Consort is a classical crossover specialist ensemble that excels in multiple styles-from baroque, classical, contemporary, jazz, tango, pop and more. The group of talented young musicians is united by the passion for music and the purpose of promoting a cultural environment within reach of the whole community, especially in the Rio Grande Valley, where they started the program of two concert seasons per year in McAllen.

Chamber Music concert Nights is a program of educational concerts with a variety of classical music with the purpose of making art more accessible and understandable to the community.

This time the talented ensemble will be presenting a series of works from the classical period of Music (1750-1820) by Mozart, Haydn and Hoffmaister.

Viol Consort String Ensemble was founded in 2001 by violinist and music-arranger Sam Heredia. He is joined in this concert by violinists Sarah Torres, Carlos Perales, Kayla Villarreal, violists Daniel Rodriguez, Hugo Molero, and cellists Abran Garcia and Israel Cantu.  As classical crossover specialists VCSE excels in multiple styles — from baroque, classical, romantic, contemporary, jazz, tango, pop and more. Since its concert debut in 2001, Viol Consort String Quartet has offered its exclusive literature to local, national and international audiences in a variety of venues that include concert halls,  festivals, museums, and classrooms, for the sole purpose of promoting a cultural environment within reach of the whole community, especially in the Rio Grande Valley  where Viol Consort started  the program of 2 concert seasons per year  in McAllen Texas presenting eight didactic concerts.  For more info visit  www.violconsort.org  and Facebook: Viol Consort String Ensemble.

Viol Consort String Ensemble is housed at the McAllen Creative Incubator, Studio 12 & 15.  The Incubator is located at 601 N. Main Street in McAllen, Texas.  For further information or to learn more about the Creative Incubators Artists, contact Laura Robles at 956-687-2787 or visit www.mcallenart.com

 

 

Hand paint Porcelain Exhibit by Miriam Smith

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Hands painted Porcelain Exhibits are not common in South Texas, therefore we are proud to present Ms. Miriam Smith, a Porcelain Painting Artists which studio resides at the McAllen Creative Incubator.  Mrs. Smith is part of the International Porcelain Artists and Teacher Incorporation and has created an array of art pieces for display at her first Exhibition this year.  Miriam has also studied art in California alongside distinguished artists like Barbara Jensen, Jene Harpor, Celee Evans and Birget Porter, who is a Porcelain Painter that studied at the Royal Palace in Germany.

“Porcelain painting is a beautiful way of displaying art in your home or office.  A personally created art piece can be passed on from generation to generation, adding invaluable worth to it as the years go by.  People should consider taking the classes I offer, because the uncommon practice of this art is slowly disappearing, eventually making the Porcelain Painting Technique nonexistent.” explained Ms. Smith.

Miriam offers classes at her studio, on a flexible schedule, to a small number of students, making the instruction a one to one priority.  For more information contact Ms. Smith at 559-381-8094.

On November 6th during Art Walk from 7pm-9pm, don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy Miriam Smith’s art Exhibition on display at the McAllen Creative Incubator.  The Incubator is located at 601 N. Main Street in McAllen, Texas.  For further information or to learn how you can exhibit your art at the Incubator, contact Laura Robles at 956-687-2787.

Start your own business on a low budget-Workshop

Elizabeth Davis

Ms. Elizabeth Davis is an Industrial Engineer Manager and has certifications in handling humanistic and emotional skills.  On November 2, 2015, from 3pm to 5pm at the McAllen Creative Incubator, Ms. Davis, an entrepreneur since the age of 22, shares her expertise and techniques on how to jumpstart your business.

In this workshop she teaches the steps to expand the business you are passionate about.  In this two hour session, you will interact with Ms. Davis to structure & formalize the steps to develop your business idea.

“Do you have a business idea to develop and do not know where to start?  Is your home-based business ready to take the next step without risk of loss?  Is your Micro Enterprise not working or growing as you had planned?” asked Ms. Davis “If so, in this workshop I can answer all those questions for you, interested?  Start the change you wish and sign up today.”

The expectation to have, by taking advantage of this workshop are:
1. You will gain the proper business mind set and find the benefiting business sector for your type of product, service and/or business.
2. You will learn the importance of 5 key concepts of the principal attitude towards your business development strategy to gain success in your business.
3. We will address the 5 main factors why the majority of Micro Enterprises fail within the first year of trial.

4. Finally you will learn the 4 basic steps to develop and launch your business

The workshop fee is $50, but the knowledge you gain will last forever, register by contacting Elizabeth Davis at 956-776-2994 or email her at edventurebusinesscoaching@gmail.com .  The Workshop is November 2nd, from 3pm to 5pm at the McAllen Creative Incubator, located at 601 N. Main Street in McAllen.

CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS BY VIOL CONSORT

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This is the first concert of 2015’s fall season
This coming October 11th Viol Consort String Ensemble presents: Chamber Music Concert Nights,  first concert of 2015’s fall season at 7:00pm  in  the  McAllen Creative Incubator (601 N. Main St.) Chamber Music Concert Nights it’s a program of educational concerts with a variety of classical music with the purpose of making art more accessible and understandable to the community.
This coming  concert is dedicated to Central Africa Republic, one of the poorest countries in Africa, with worse humanitarian crisis and Viol Consort String Ensemble will be collecting NEW pair of shoes or shirts for vulnerable orphans and women in Central Africa.
The talented ensemble  invites you to be in solidarity with the needy  bringing your donation to the concert and  helping them to complete the goal of 100 PAIRS OF NEW SHOES AND SHIRTS for vulnerable orphans and women in Central Africa.
Viol Consort String Ensemble  was founded in 2001 by  violinist and music-arranger Sam Heredia. He is joined by violinist Sarah Torres, violist Miguel Gutierrez, and cellist Abran Garcia.  As classical crossover specialists VCSE excels in multiple styles – from baroque,classical, romantic, contemporary,  jazz, tango, pop and more . Since its concert debut in 2001, Viol Consort String Quartet has offered its exclusive  literature to local, national and international audiences in a variety of venues that include concert halls,  festivals, museums, and classrooms,for the sole purpose of promoting a cultural environment within reach of the whole community, especially in the Rio Grande Valley  where Viol Consort started  the program of 2 concert seasons per year  in McAllen Texas presenting eight didactic concerts  at the McAllen Creative Incubator (old library).
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