McAllen Chamber presents Community Classes at The Creative Incubator

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McAllen Chamber presents Community Classes at The Creative Incubator 

The McAllen Creative Incubator (McA2) is a department of the McAllen Chamber of Commerce’s Convention and Visitors’ Bureau and exists to support and promote the arts within the community. McA2 has been in existence for over a decade and continues to support, promote and develop programs in support of the Cultural Arts.

Community Classes is a series of classes meant to engage adults in creative processes and to continue to expose residents to the cultural arts.  Our goal of the upcoming workshops, is to connect local artists’ portions of the community interested in arts related events, thereby building a stronger community.

Community Classes will offer:

Aerobics Fitness & Toning group training with Trey                        

Chinese Language                                                                                           

Crafts with Adriana (Bilingual/Bilingue)                                               

Drama Basics for Adults (Bilingual/Bilingue)                                        

English for beginners                                                                                   

Guitar/Guitarra (Bilingual/Bilingue)                                                      

Karaoke Club-Voice Instruction                                                                 

Motorcycle Safety & Certification                                                          

Photoshop I (Bilingual/Bilingue)                                                                

Poetry Writing                                                                                              

Principals of Drawing Instruction (Bilingual/Bilingue)                     

TAI CHI                                                                                                                

The Art of Autobiographical Writing                                                     

Vocal Coaching (Bilingual/Bilingue)                                                      

Yoga Class                                                                                                         

 As well as Spanish Courses:

El Arte De Hablar en Publico                                                                       

Manualidades con Nora Garza                                                                  

Principios de Dibujo-Instruccional                                                          

Taller de Composicion                                                                                

Teoria y Practica del Color                                                                         

Courses begin February 2017.  Register today at www.mcallenlearning.com.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:  Laura Robles, Cultural Arts and Incubator Coordinator
McAllen Creative Incubator
Phone:  956-687-2787
E-Mail:  lrobles@visitmcallen.com

CLAY & SCULPTURE CLASSES with Reynaldo Santiago

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CLAY & SCULPTURE CLASSES
with Reynaldo Santiago

Class Description
Students will learn techniques for throwing basic forms (bowls, plates, mugs, pitchers
etc.) on the potter’s wheel as well as hand-building techniques (pinch, coil, and slabbuilding)
if desired. For intermediate and advanced students, I will help you refine your
existing skills and expand your possibilities of design and technique.

Class Info
Various low-fire and medium range clays and glazes will be the primary materials and
the ceramic tool kit. Classes are ongoing and students can start at any time if a time slot
is available. Availability is first come, first serve. I teach beginners, intermediate, and
advanced students together with a 6 student per class limit. Enrollment is $140 per 4
class sessions, and each student must commit to 4 consecutive class sessions
meeting at the same time every class. Consecutive enrollment continues at $140 per 4
class sessions. Individual classes are $40 each after initial enrollment. All classes
are prepaid. PayPal and credit cards are accepted.

Materials (tools, clay, glaze, and firing) are not included in the class price. Supplies are
available for purchase at local art stores and online.

Class Time
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, & Saturdays from 10-11:30am, 1-2:30 pm, 3-4:30pm,
5-6:30pm (Please call for visits outside of these hours and days.)

Open Studio
For enrolled students after first four sessions, Open Studio is $10 per hour or fraction of
an hour. Clean as you go and same class times when spaces are available.
Any missed classes must be made up within the following week session period
that begins on Monday and ends on the following Saturday. There are no refunds
for classes missed. Rescheduling is dependent on slot availability.
For more information, call (956) 369-2114 or email reynaldoism@aol.com

Location: McAllen Creative Incubator
601 N. Main St.
McAllen, TX 78501
956-687-2787
Incubator Hours: 9 am-6 pm M-F

PRINTMAKING CLASSES Begin January 12, 2017 with Reynaldo Santiago

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PRINTMAKING CLASSES
Begin January 12, 2017 with Reynaldo Santiago

Class Description
Students will learn techniques in a desired Printmaking process such as in Relief (woodcut & linoleum),
Intaglio (etching, drypoint, collograph, mezzotint, aquatint), Serigraphy (screen print, photo screen print, t-shirts), Monoprinting, or Lithography (stone, metal, polyester). For intermediate and advanced
students, I will help you refine your existing skills and expand your possibilities of design and technique.

Class Info
Screen printing, etching, and lithography presses are the primary equipment for the printmaking
classes. Classes are ongoing and students can start at any time if a time slot is available. Availability is
first come, first serve. I teach beginners, intermediate, and advanced students together with a 6
student per class limit. Enrollment is $140 per 4 class sessions, and each student must commit to 4
consecutive class sessions meeting at the same time every class. Consecutive enrollment continues at
$140 per 4 class sessions. Individual classes are $40 each after initial enrollment. All classes are
prepaid. PayPal and credit cards are accepted.

Materials (basic tools, paper, inks, etc.) are not included in the class price. Supplies are available for
purchase at local art stores and online. Ask for list of specific materials according to the printmaking
process.

Class Time
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, & Saturdays from 10-11:30am, 1-2:30 pm, 3-4:30pm, 5-6:30pm
(Please call for visits outside of these hours and days.)

Open Studio
For enrolled students after first four sessions, Open Studio is $10 per hour or fraction of an hour. Clean
as you go and same class times when spaces are available.

Any missed classes must be made up within the following week session period that begins on
Monday and ends on the following Saturday. There are no refunds for classes missed.
Rescheduling is dependent on slot availability.
For more information, call (956) 369-2114 or email reynaldoism@aol.com

Location: McAllen Creative Incubator
601 N. Main St.
McAllen, TX 78501
956-687-2787
Incubator Hours: 9 am-6 pm M-F

CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT NIGHTS by Viol Consort presents Brilliant Romantic

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Date:Sunday January 29th 6:30pm

Place: McAllen Public Library Auditorium

Chamber Music Concert Nights it’s a program of free educational concerts offered by Viol Consort String Ensemble with a variety of classical music with the purpose of making art more accessible and understandable to the community.

A  pre-concert talk would be offering  a fascinating insight into the  music you will be hearing. It begins at 6:30pm  half hour before the performance at the McAllen Public Library Auditorium.

  • pre-concert talk 6:30pm
  • concert 7:00pm

the talk would bring each work and its composer to life in a whole new way and get you  ready to enjoy the concert more than ever.

These lively, interactive and informal talk, last for approximately 20 minutes and it’s held half hour  before the  concert begins. Get to the concert early and join us in the McAllen Public Library Auditorium and let us give you all there is to the music “behind the music.”

In this occasion Viol Consort will be performing a fine selection of XIX century repertoire for violin, piano and string quartet.  The concert will start with Johannes Brahms Scherzo in C minor for violin and piano from the F.A.E. Sonata followed by  Franz Schubert string quartet N.14 in D minor.

Viol Consort  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 Chamber Music Concert Nights started  the program of 2 concert seasons  in McAllen Texas presenting eight didactic concerts per year.

The concert will be held at the McAllen Public Library Auditorium on Sunday January 29th at 6:30pm, Free Admission.

Viol Consort is part of the group of artists established at McAllen Creative Incubator, an institution dedicated to promoting local art in the McAllen community.  For more information about these concerts please contact: McAllen Creative Incubator (956) 687-2787,  chambermusic.rgv@gmail.com  or like our facebook page: Chamber Music Concert Nights by Viol Consort.

Juego? Can I play? a short film

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JUEGO? (CAN I PLAY?) SYNOPSIS:
Two siblings visit their cousins. Joey goes to the park with her cousin and discovers a new world filled with friendship, fun and inclusion; while Angelina decides to stay home with her smartphone.

Juego? (Can I play?) is a shortfilm that promotes values such as acceptance, peace, diversity and friendship in a very entertaining way rescuing traditional Mexican and American games.

JUEGO? (CAN I PLAY?) SINOPSIS:
Dos hermanos van a visitar a sus primos. Joey sale a jugar al parque con su prima y descubre un mundo nuevo de amistad, diversión y aceptación; mientras Angelina prefiere quedarse en casa con su celular.

Juego? Es un cortometraje bilingüe que invita a los niños a jugar y promueve valores de aceptación, paz, diversidad y amistad de una manera muy divertida y rescatando juegos tradicionales mexicanos y americanos.

Jose Ernesto Cervantes
Photographer
956/310-3821
poemprod@gmail.com

Community Classes at the Incubator

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The McAllen Creative Incubator (McA2) is a department of the McAllen Chamber of Commerce’s Convention and Visitors’ Bureau and exists to support and promote the arts within the community. McA2 has been in existence for over a decade and continues to support, promote and develop programs in support of the Cultural Arts.

The goal of the upcoming workshops, is to connect local artists’ portions of the community interested in arts related events, thereby building a stronger  community.

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Visit http://www.mcallenlearning.com/ for information and REGISTER TODAY!

7 projects in the RGV are awarded the McAllen Arts Council-Grant in 2016

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7 projects in the RGV are awarded the McAllen Arts Council-Grant in 2016

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce along with the McAllen Arts Council strongly support and believe that the Arts have a cultural impact to any City’s way of life. They continue to encourage the development of an Art community in McAllen and the surrounding cities. One of those programs of support is the McAllen Arts Council Grants Program which is designed to benefit the RGV community. Grants enable Artists and arts organizations to bring life-changing benefits to their community and carry out their work. Grants are awarded annually. This year (7) seven projects in McAllen received Grants from the MAC Grant Program.

Latin American Foundation for the Art- The Latin American Foundation for the Arts promotes, creates and develops initiatives’ and projects to improve cultural access and visibility of the literary, visual and performing arts.

Sam Heredia, Viol Consort is an orchestra with no more than 18 musicians, who perform classical period music, for the general public, thru the Chamber Music Concert Nights Series during the year. The Free-Concert takes place from September thru May at the McAllen Creative Incubator.

Victoria Lopez, Poet-Created and developed a Summer Arts Program that enabled and encouraged the artistic development in 20 youth, through instruments, writing, painting, poetry, theatre, singing and technology this past summer. This program was celebrated by its attendees and many look forward to participating in it next year.

The Valley Land Fund works to preserve, expand and enhance native wildlife habitat in the Rio Grande Valley and deep South Texas through education, land ownership and the creation of economic incentives. Since 1994, nature photography has been a trademark education tool of the Valley Land Fund.

The McAllen Creative Incubator supports artist & art activities. The McA2 is in the heart of the Arts district on Main Street and is uniquely positioned to actively connect the creative sector with the art, business, and creative communities. Visit the McA2 during the City wide, free-family friendly, Art Walk event every first Friday of the month. Stop by to visit its friendly talented tenants and discover new art by visiting artists.

STC’s Valley Honor Band will provide high achieving McAllen area band students the opportunity to perform in a fun and challenging environment while experiencing the rigor and quality of instruction expected at the collegiate level.

Thelma Davila a teacher at Reynaldo G. Garza Elementary & Evenly Rector wish to beautify their school’s patio tables. Their project, Mosaic Art & Chess boards will transform some metal playground tables into Chess boards. The project will allow the students to engage in this thought provoking game, during recess, while at the same time creating art of the old metal tables. The tables will also be available to the public during non-school hours.

Fausto Olguín to Exhibit his Art at the McAllen Creative Incubator

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Fausto Olguín magnifies the pictorial exhibition for the second time at the McAllen Creative Arts Incubator. He was born in 1945 and is originally from Mexico City.  A passionate & dedicated professional to the arts since 1970, Olgin, has participated in some workshops with teacher Rufino Tamayo as well as the Master Artist Luis Nishizawa. His works have been in a variety of galleries in Mexico City and its region.

Mr. Fausto, is now a permanent resident of the United States, and is introducing his work to the general public, for their consideration and enjoyment.

This November the Creative Incubator has the honor to exhibit Mr. Olguins art works for the McAllen community and nearby cities.  The Exhibition features a variety of techniques, media and interpretation.

His works will remain on display until the end of December in the Atrium of the McAllen Creative Incubator, located at 601 N Main Street in McAllen, Texas.

The Incubator is open from 9 am to 6 pm daily and admission is free. All art work on display is for sale, for more information about this exhibition, contact the artist Fausto Olguín at 956-569-5706.

The McAllen Creative Incubator welcomes the opportunity to help artist display their art. For more information on how to exhibit at the Incubator Gallery or Atrium contact Laura Robles at 956-687-2787.

Join Us for Art Walk Nov 4th & enjoy the Mex Expo all weekend!

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The “Vibrant Heritage” Mexican Artisan Expo will be taking place at the McAllen Creative Incubator located at 601 N. Main St. from November 4-6, 2016. More than 70 artisans from various states in Mexico and Central America will showcase some of the best in clothing, crafts, candies that Mexico is renowned for. All products will be on sale to the public and distributors at great prices.

Some of the hand crafted products that will be showcased are hand crafted Talavera, textiles, oil paintings, silver jewelry, chaquira (beads), decorative candles, candies, moles and more.

Entrance to the Mexican Artisan Expo is free!save-the-date-november-2016

Friday, November 4th from 12:00pm–9:00pm 

Saturday, November 5th from 9:00am–7:00pm
Sunday, November 6th from 10:00am–6:00pm