Incubators Feature Artist of the Month- Coco Salinas


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, or at 956-687-2787.  To learn more about our facility, visit our web page at

STC Theatre to hold auditions for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

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STC Theatre to hold auditions for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

McAllen, TX (November 16, 2015) – South Texas College (STC) Theatre will hold auditions for its February 2015 production of William Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet December 1 – 2, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the STC Cooper Center for Communication Arts Black Box Theatre, located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. All STC and Rio Grande Valley community members, ages 18 and over, are welcome to audition.

This classic play portrays a long feud between the Montague and Capulet families which disrupts the city of Verona and causes tragic results for Romeo and Juliet.  Revenge, love, and a secret marriage force the young star-crossed lovers to grow up quickly – and fate causes them to commit suicide in despair.

“Creating the world in a Shakespeare play tempts any willing theatrical designer or director to do justice to the words he left us,” says Romeo and Juliet Director Marcela Garza. “When the opportunity presents itself, why not take it?”

The director is requesting a prepared Shakespearian monologue for the audition. A cold reading from the script will also be made available for those who do not have a monologue prepared. The director is looking for a large cast of actors, men and women, to play the numerous roles in this production. Romeo and Juliet is scheduled for performance at the STC Cooper Center for Communication Arts Main Stage February 25-28, 2016.

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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  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