ArtWalk on February 2, 2018, 7p-9p

 

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Art Walk is designed to bring awareness of galleries, in the Arts District, as well as unknown and known artist. Thru art walk, McAllen paves the way for artists to express their artistic passion, increase interest in the arts, and promote awareness in appreciation of all art and culture. Stop by and discover the talented Artists at the McAllen Creative Incubator during the Art Walk event.
Art Exhibits:
Roel Flores & Daniel Rodriguez
McAllen ISD
John Angelo Jahan-Tigh
Mary Williams

Don’t forget to Hashtag your pictures: #McAllenCreativeIncubator

Trees, “Arboles” Exhibit by Roel Flores

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Trees, “Arboles” by Roel Flores

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce’s Creative Incubator is proud to support the exhibit Trees, “Arboles” by Mr. Roel Flores.

Flores, who was born in Weslaco, Texas and still resides there is a shy, soft spoken man.  He speaks thru art, and has had several exhibits at the McAllen Creative Incubator.  Mr. Roel Flores’s, artwork reflects an era when, the valley was young, untouched by commercial buildings and he worked in the fields.  Roel is the oldest of five brothers of seasonal migrant worker parents.

“Since we were young, trees were always there.  Trees were a part of our lives; we would climb and play on them.  Later in our lives trees were there to give us shade on hot sunny days, while we ate at noon and when we got home after working in the fields.” says Mr. Flores of his love of trees, “Always with their branches like strong arms and with their leafs singing songs of hope.”

Mr. Flores’s accomplishments are many, but he is most proud to have received the National Arts & Humanities Proclamation from President Obama in 2013.

In additional to painting Roel is an accomplished guitarist. He come from an artistic family, which consists of a brother & nephew, who occasionally exhibit together.  The passion for Art runs deep in the Flores family particularly in Mr. Flores and his nephew Daniel Rodriguez.

Visit the exhibit on display at the McAllen Creative Inbuator during Art Walk on February 2, 2018 from 7pm-9pm.  The exhibit will remain on display for the entire month.

 

McAllen Chamber of Commerce to offer Community Classes in 2018

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McAllen—Back by popular demandThe McAllen Chamber of Commerce continues to offer a series of Community Classes presented by the McAllen Creative Incubator, the “cultural arm” of the Chamber.  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, for the upcoming workshops is to connect local artists’ portions of the community interested in arts related events, thereby building a stronger community. Community Classes is offering the following classes:

  • The Art of Autobiographical Writing
  • Guitar-Learn to play your favorite song
  • Tai Chi (Saturday Beginners)
  • Vocal Coaching-Sing your favorite songs
  • Photography for beginners
  • Chinese Language
  • Hand Building with Clay
  • Chess Step Lessons
  • Beginner’s Salsa Dance Instruction
  • Hand Building with Clay
  • Tai Chi (Saturdays Advance)

Classes are held at the McAllen Creative Incubator, located at 601 N. Main Street, McAllen.  Courses begin soon; register today at www.mcallenlearning.com or by calling Laura Robles at 956-687-2787.

McAllen Arts Council Accepting Applications for City Poet Laureate

City Poet Laureate Priscilla Suarez & CVB VP Nancy Millar

City Poet Laureate Priscilla Suarez & CVB VP Nancy Millar

“This is an exciting, educational program for McAllen,” said Laura Robles,Cultural Arts & Incubator Coordinator. “The Arts Council is very pleased to initiate this program, which will aid in drawing attention to the literary arts.”

“While public art such as sculptures and murals is beginning to become more visible around town, the McAllen Arts Council recognized that there were limited options for presenting literary arts to the community,” explained Nancy Millar, Vice President and Director of the McAllen Chamber of Commerce’s Convention and Visitors’ Bureau. “Having an official City Poet Laureate offers many opportunities to incorporate poetry into official functions,” she said.

The Poet Laureate will hold the title through 2020.

Poets who live, work, attend school or attend worship services in McAllen may apply themselves, or can be nominated by another individual. Applications are available online at www.visitmcallen.com and at the McAllen Chamber and McAllen Creative Incubator offices located at 1200 Ash Avenue and 601 North Main Street respectively. Deadline for applications to be returned to the McAllen Chamber of Commerce is November 10, 2017 at 5:00 pm.

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McAllen Chamber presents 3rd session of Community Classes at the McAllen Creative Incubator

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McAllen Chamber presents 3rd session of Community Classes

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McAllen—The McAllen Chamber of Commerce is offering a series of Community Classes presented by the McAllen Creative Incubator.  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 is offering the following classes this October:

  • Beginner’s Salsa Dance Instruction
  • Beginners Sewing-Quilting
  • Character Design-Drawing Class
  • Chess Step Lessons
  • Chinese Language
  • Crafts with Adriana-Baby Shower
  • Guitar-Learn to play your favorite song
  • Hand Building with Clay
  • Photography for beginners
  • Tai Chi (Saturdays)
  • Tai Chi (Thursdays)
  • The Art of Autobiographical Writing
  • Vocal Coaching-Sing your favorite songs

Most classes are held at the McAllen Creative Incubator, located at 601 N. Main Street, McAllen.  Courses begin October 2017; register today at www.mcallenlearning.com or by calling Laura Robles at 956-687-2787.

McAllen Creative Incubator seeks Instructors for upcoming Community Class-Program

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McAllen Creative Incubator seeks Instructors for upcoming Community Class-Program

The McAllen Creative Incubator is offering a series of Community Classes presented by qualified Artists, Teachers & Tenants.  The series called “Community Classes” is meant to engage adults in creative processes and to continue to expose residents to the cultural arts.  The goal of the upcoming workshop is to connect local artists’ portions of the community interested in arts related events, thereby building a stronger community.

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce’s Cultural Arts Department is seeking Instructors on a variety of subjects for the upcoming workshop series. Plans are to begin the workshop series in September 2017.

Since its beginning this year, we have promoted over 20 community classes in an effort to engage adults in creative processes.  The Community Program is growing successfully. 

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.  If you are an Artist, professional of certified Instructor interested in collaborating to offer a class, please contact Laura Robles at 956-687-2787 or via email at lrobles@visitmcallen.com .