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Art Exhibit Review: "My America"

Recently attended the opening of the annual exhibit “My America” presented by the El Paso Art Association.  The show, which will be on display through July 9, showcases the work of many local artists of varying style and technique, all fitting the theme of “My America” in some way.   As one would expect to see, there were many quality works, especially those brought to us by known artists in the El Paso area.  Some of the works which were exceptionally good in my opinion are shown here below.

The opening of this art exhibit culminated with the association’s members who welcomed the attendees and spoke about the displayed work.  They discussed their upcoming events and presented selected artists with prizes and honorable mentions.   What was predominantly interesting was the presentation given by artist Kristina Robbins about the Soldier Art Workshops.   Sponsored by The El Paso Art Association in collaboration with the El Paso Museum of Art and the International Museum of Art, the workshops focus on providing soldiers who return after deployment with a creative opportunity to address the difficulties of their experience, which may include anxiety and stress issues.   The lessons offer beginner and intermediate skills in art, encouraging advancement and careers in the arts.   The pilot program’s instructors feature professional artists who bring to the workshop an array of media, styles and techniques.   On this occasion the exhibit “My America” also displayed the works created by soldiers, as shown in one of these photos below.  

If you have not seen this exhibit come by the El Paso Art Association gallery, located at 500 W. Paisano Drive in Downtown El Paso.

                                                                                                                     by Omar Munoz

From top left: "Magic Lights 1" by Maria Socorro Munoz, "American Skull" by Brian Stevens, "Casa de Flores" by Pedro Neria, "Salut! it's cool" by John Mackenzie and "Power's Diana and the Eagle" by Robert Dozal.  Bottom right features the works of soldiers who have participated in the Soldier Art Workshops.

Currently on display at Agave Rosa Gallery

Currently on display at
Dream Chasers Club Gallery

Maria Socorro Munoz exhibits at the Museo de la Cultura in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Currently on display at Agave Rosa Gallery

"Flores Dan Vida" Currently On display
at Dream Chasers Club

San Jacinto Plaza Reopens

Poll: Give us your opinion!
The Walking Dead-
Who does Negan kill in the last episode?


Opening at Agave Rosa Gallery this week, April 2

Store Review: Uptown Cheapskate, El Paso

Recently went into Uptown Cheapskate, located at 2900 N Mesa St. in El Paso.  The store has a nice ambiance and friendly staff.  As usual, I am curious to go in to a new venue, like a second hand store, to find out for myself what it's all about.  The feel of the place is attractive and inviting, displaying a wide selection of clothing, shoes and accessories with trendy looks and many popular brands.  The space features a three-quarters area of women's clothing and about one quarter corner of men's clothing.   Near UTEP, it seems to cater to a younger crowd of students and people seeking to take advantage of bargains and fun styles.   Through its purchasing program, customers are encouraged to clean out their closet and bring in their wardrobe in exchange for cash or store credit.    Their system criteria determines what can stay and what goes.  
While women have a wider range of merchandise available, I did find some interesting items to consider.   You can also take advantage of their discount tags at 25 and 50% off.   So if you still have not been in, stop by and check it out!
by Omar Munoz 

Get Ready for Spring & Summer Fashion

"The Starkness of Contrasts" currently on display
at Agave Rosa Gallery



Art by Celia Cortez



This show explores nature and its beauty shown in a variety of black and white techniques.


Opening reception:
Saturday, March 5
6pm-9pm

Currently on Display at Agave Rosa Gallery

Metamorfosis Art Exhibit currently on display at Agave Rosa Gallery through January 31, 2016

Unique Holiday Shopping at Artisan Market Dec 19

Get ready to start your holiday shopping with
Patou Velvet's Annual Open House Bazaar
In Sunset Heights

This annual bazaar will feature vendors with handmade items, vintage collectibles, original art and reproductions and much more.
The event hosted by Patou Velvet will showcase local artists including Maria Socorro Munoz and Linda Munoz.

Come by and meet the artists while enjoying a cup of English style tea!
Saturday, November 21
10 am to 6 pm
518 Randolph Dr. in Sunset Heights

Art Exhibit Opens this week at Agave Rosa Gallery

Prepare for a unique Steampunk event at Dreadful Things!

"Tiempo sin Tiempo" currently on display
at Agave Rosa Gallery

Checkout Jewelry Designs by Omar Munoz
Sold on this site!

This unique collection of jewelry items for men and women features necklaces with soldered pendants, leather bracelets and fashion rings with polished stones.
VISIT STORE HERE
Free shipping!

Wanna do something different and fun this Halloween?
Consider a spooky murder mystery party!
Brought to you by the International Museum of Art

Food Review: Rafa's Burritos

El Paso is definitely no longer a town limited to Tex Mex, thank goodness!, like other Texas cities.   A favorite restaurant for my family is Rafa’s Burritos on Texas and Cotton.   When it comes to menudo, burritos and tortas, this is the place to go.   The taste is authentic and for palates that are more Mexican than Mexican’t when it comes to heat.   The seasoning is quite good and the spiciness is too.   On the other hand, this does not stop people of all types from coming in for some good food.   The taste, portions and presentation are consistent and the service friendly and efficient.  

Some of you already know this El Paso restaurant and just like when we pass on the word of a new place opening up, one must also recognize the places that have earned our trust year after year and decade after decade.   All of us have our own taste for food and most of us have our own favorite places to eat certain dishes.   I personally base my preferred restaurants on the preparation and flavor of certain things.   When it comes to Mexican food, I have a specific restaurant in mind for enchiladas; for example, and another for steak tacos.   In this city, there is quite an array of choices for every palate.   If you lean toward more authentic Mexican flavors; however, you automatically narrow it all down.

  

Click here for locations.

Some additional recommendations for this El Paso favorite include caldo de res and the special of the day.   Come prepared with a large appetite and try the aguas frescas, which are normally horchata and limonada.   Order for pick up or dine in, but remember to try to avoid the lunch rush if in the mood for a sit-down meal.   Sundays it is closed.   When it comes to truly casual good neighborhood food this place gets five stars.   Enjoy!
By Omar Munoz
Featured here are the 15 inch shredded beef burrito and the beef tongue sandwich.

Music Event Review: The Sound of Summer

This past Saturday, The Sound of Summer event took place in Sunland Park, New Mexico.   The show which was presented by Jorge Espino and the Summerset Quartet, featured an evening of live music, showcasing different performers.   The audience was composed of all kinds of people, predominantly between the ages of 25 and 35.   Tables were reserved in advance and large parties of friends seeking to unwind, hanged out to enjoy a repertoire of high energy rock classics, appetizers and spirits.   Upon arrival, the ambience was promising as one can’t have enough opportunities to meet with friends for drinks and live music.   The crowd sat around, stood up or danced and had fun singing along.   The musicians were rather good and the singers really kept the audience entertained.   Although, it would have been nice to have a presenter welcome the crowd and introduce the performers.   It could have been useful to know the purpose of the event and the story behind it.   Aside from the occasional faulty equipment, the talent of the performers saved the day.

The place where the event took place, which will not be mentioned by name, seemed quite awkwardly arranged with a dance floor and stage that were off center, not allowing for a comfortable view of the show.   The tables over crowded any visible walking space, making it difficult to move freely to the bar or restroom areas.   There were few floor staff checking on customers or picking up empty glassware and ordering a drink at the bar took forever, since there were waiters standing around, but in truth only one out-going and hard-working gentleman getting the job done.   Don’t even get me started with the over-priced bar menu items.      

The Sound of Summer seemed almost as if it had been a last-minute thing.  It would have been much better to set up the event on the patio.   It is an inviting terrace with plenty of space and a charming little stage, a few steps away from where a farmers' market is held on Saturdays.   Also, it could have been an awesome night to sit outside, since the weather was a bit cooler than it has been for the past few days.   A moving train in the distance would have added the perfect back drop to this nostalgic scene.   It the end, those little mishaps made The Sound of Summer seem more like The Sound of Bummer!

By Javier Estrada

Shopping Review: Downtown Second Hand Store

Came in to this store a few months ago and decided to return in order to share some details with you on Shopuniquemarket.com   This store has been open for some time now, and some of you may have already seen it.   It is to me an unusual second-hand store in the center of Downtown, but nevertheless, it is an eye-catching place, and not just because of its canary yellow painted front.    Muebles y Mas, “furniture and more,” is a shop that displays its curious home accents in the front windows.   This reminds me of the look of vintage shops of times long past.   The display pieces range from Asian figurines to lamps and clocks.   Most of the small merchandise is located here, meant to attract the attention of passersby.  

As you enter this establishment, you notice the limited walking space available for shoppers.   The furniture items are stacked on top of each other to make the best of the sales floor space.   If you are in need of a couch, table, mirror or even sewing machine, vintage or newer, you may find here what you are in the market for.

Though the sign reads "good, nice and cheap," the prices are not extremely low, but you may find a way to negotiate a sale with the gentleman normally on sight.   Sometimes, the owner will pile up inexpensive odds and ends on the sidewalk for quick sale as well.   There is no parking on this side of the street, but you may be lucky to find a metered space on opposite side, one block north from Paisano Drive.   Remember that parking in Downtown is free on Saturdays and Sundays, but will run you a quarter for every fifteen minutes on weekdays.   Happy shopping!
By Omar Munoz
301 Oregon St. El Paso, Texas
(915) 873-7564

Shopping Review: El Paso Downtown Flea Markets

Made it to two of the indoor flea markets in Downtown El Paso.   If you remember, there used to be an outdoor flea market on the corner of Mesa and Paisano streets for many years.   As part of an effort to beautify the area the city and some investors revamped the place and built a small shopping center.   I personally cannot say it really looks nice now, but I suppose it drastically changed the scenery.   Needless to say many former vendors of the flea market were not very content with the change and were forced, as a result, to go elsewhere.   This is how some left, opened thrift shops in other places or got together and started indoor flea markets down the street.   

These venues can be found on the same block on Paisano and Santa Fe, practically two streets over from the original location.   On one hand, the vendors no longer needed to pack up and go on a daily basis or put up with the heat of El Paso, and on the other hand, they had to move a bit farther out from the shopping strip of El Paso Street.   At least here, shoppers and vendors can enjoy a better conditioned climate and a more organized chaos.   The Tiradero Market is the larger of the two and is located on 215 West Paisano Drive.   There is actually lots of action taking place here with vendors mingling and shoppers coming and going.   Most of the merchandise is used shoes, accessories and clothing for men and women.   Some spaces are well organized and others are the traditional pile set up you must dig through.   I did find some very well-priced designer accessories I could not resist to buy.  

The smaller market faces Santa Fe St. at address number 311.   The vendors appear a bit older and carry similar wears as the other market.   I did notice a booth specializing in uniforms and military items.   This place appears quieter with less traffic.   Nevertheless, one never knows what bargain or treasure one can discover at either location.   If you get a chance, visit the markets and pass on the word to others who have similar interests.   If there is no metered street parking available, there are a couple of public parking lots available for three bucks.  Happy shopping! 

By Omar Munoz  

VISIONS 2015: Currently on Display at
Agave Rosa Gallery

through August 5, 2015

Visions 2015 features the works of Jesus De Mendoza PANO, Alfonso Vasquez RADA and Rigoberto De la Mora.
Watch video of exhibit opening HERE.

Fashion Talk with Omar Munoz: DSQUARED2

Meet DSQUARED2, if you haven’t already!   The Canadian-born design duo come from an Italian family of seven children.   The talented fashion creators feature youthful and innovative looks for the wild at heart.   Formerly known for DEanDAN women’s wear, the team also designed for Tabi International, a lower-end leisure brand.   In the 90s they worked for the fashion house of Gianni Versace and the denim brand Diesel.   They have worked well and quickly over the years to finally launch their own name brand.

Today, DSQUARED2 is not only known for clothing, but also footwear and even fragrances and cosmetics.   The clothing is colorful and their fashion shows are elaborate and theatrical.   Their designs have been commissioned and worn by many celebrities and featured on TV and film.   A recognized track record trajectory and awards collections make them a label to follow and acquire.   With multiple location around the world, there is a little bit of DSQUARED2 everywhere.  Let’s go shopping! 

"Our Friend the Mountain" at McKelligon Canyon

In the market for a designer handbag?

Patou Velvet offers you an array of authentic designer handbags by COACH, Dooney & Bourke, FOSSIL and more.  These are sold locally in El Paso and are exclusively featured on Shopuniquemarket.com
Click here to browse through the various items on this site.  Also visit Patou Velvet on eBay for many more handbags on auctions and Buy it Now.

"Our Friend the Mountain" Tonight at McKelligon Canyon

Shopping Review: Dreadful Things

Finally had a chance to come to Dreadful Things located at 2226 Montana Ave.   After La Adelita Gallery, Francesca Salgado brings us another fun and original shop.   The space is filled with curious objets de décoration and art pieces one can wear.   The style of the items range from punk rock to goth and from steampunk to underground.   There truly is something for everyone at a reasonable price!

In this shop you will find skull jewelry, unusual clothing and accessories and accent pieces for the home.   My personal favorite are the taxidermy found throughout the place.    The store owner, who is a talented urban artist, will also entice you with an extensive repertoire of colorful tattoo design for those seeking unique body art ideas.

Though the shop is open until 7 pm, it would not hurt to call before you come by.   Also, plan to stay a while.   You will need enough time to browse through the entire display of                                                                             eye-catching “dreadful things.”                     By Omar Munoz


"Dreams for Dreams" currently on display at
Agave Rosa Gallery

Thrift Hauls are for everyone! Really!

Shopping for clothes can be a lot of fun, however, just being motivated to go to stores is not enough.   You also need to have a good eye.   Your eye guides you through the many racks and piles of folded items and tracks the colors, patterns and textures you want.   There are many shopaholics out there with this very special ability.   They will find some really cool stuff by a simple scan through a mountain of items at a Goodwill.   I know what you are thinking, Goodwill????   I know, but when you have a good eye and a skinny wallet, second hand stores become very appealing.  

Nowadays these stores are not just for people with limited funds, these are really for smart and unique shoppers.   The guys and girls with a keen fashion sense shop there.    Even people for whom money is no object shop there.   I do not just mean Goodwill.  Depending on the city and options, there are lots of stores and organizations that offer a retail space of gently used clothing and accessories.   You will find trendy styles, vintage wear and big designer labels.   The best part is they can be yours for a relatively low cost.    The only thing separating many people from these bargains is often their attitude about second hand stores.   They associate them with low class or homeless people.   They are really not.   If you are already enjoying your favorite shops, kudos to you, if not, you really got to try it!

If you want to get some ideas about what to look for and what is like to go on a thrift haul, meet the many individuals on YouTube who share their experiences and are proud to show you their finds.   My all-time favorite is grav3yardgirl.   She is funny, weird and totally out there with her various looks and unusual gestures.   She is no ordinary YouTube personality.   She has produced a serious collection of videos over time that will blow your mind.   There is a video in her repertoire for every occasion and season of the year.   Watch her and enjoy exploring ideas!

By Omar Munoz

Want to get out of the house this hot summer?

Want to do something different or go on a short trip to get away?  Consider the people at Tours of El Paso by Border Sights.  Explore the area missions or choose the Trail Hands Dinner or La Mexicana Experience.  They will pick you up and transport you in an air-conditioned van.  Discover what our region has to offer and have fun doing something different!.
Have more time to spare?  Alamogordo is just a few miles away.  Plan a one-day trip to see White Sands, the Toy Train Depot & Museum, the Tularosa Basin & Historical Museum, the Alameda Park Zoo, the Museum of Space History and much more.
www.alamogordo.com

Another fun trip to do in New Mexico is the Turquoise Trail.  This exploration features 62 miles of adventure and interest between Albuquerque and Santa Fe.
The stops include museums and art galleries, restaurants and taverns, a petting zoo, camping, hiking and lodging.
If you wish to get away for an evening of fun, you can do that at the St. Clair Winery in Las Cruces.  Sit at the bar sampling their wines and savoring appetizers.  Their wine and food is great and the service experience overall is fantastic.  Why not stay for dinner?  The space includes an outdoor area with a romantic atmosphere and music.

Art Exhibit Now on Display at Agave Rosa Gallery

Art Commemorates a Legend in the Segundo Barrio

Shopuniquemarket.com shows you a glimpse of the mural presentation.
Meet the artist behind the art, Jesus "Cimi" Alvarado.

Agave Rosa Gallery presents "Momentos de Expresion'" an art exhibit currently on display

Jewelry Designs by Omar Munoz

Now av
ailable at Agave Rosa Gallery, this unique fashion accessories feature handmade pendants embellished with art reproductions and detailed with metal and glass beads, crystal, fresh water pearls or polished stones.
One-of-a-kind art jewels for the collector.
905 Noble Street, El Paso, Texas
 

"Instantes de Camino" now on Display at Agave Rosa

Agave Rosa Gallery opened its doors this past Saturday with the first art show in 2015.
The exhibit entitled "Instantes del Tiempo," welcomed a good number of guests.  The show features the work of Ricardo Guevara and showcases the paintings of guest artist Marcela Ochoa.  Guerava's colorful images offer a unique array of geometric three dimensional shapes and human-like forms coexisting in an unusual and imaginative world.
The collection by Mexican artist Marcela Ochoa brings to us a group of charming scenes reflecting a feminine mystique.
Show runs until February 28.
Interviews with the artists below.

Navidad en el Barrio at Agave Rosa Gallery

This year's show "Navidad en el Barrio" at Agave Rosa Gallery features the art of Martha Arzabala, Orson Lymann, Pedro Rios, Geo Gamez, Rebecca Guillen and Romy Hawkins.  Bringing you a stunning array of techniques and styles, the exhibit displays compositions of whimsical characters, colorful abstracts, peaceful scenes of nature and creative works of oils with embossed tin accents.  Agave Rosa marks the end 2014 with yet another fun and exciting art event.  If you did not attend the opening, plan to stop by and browse through a wide selection of original holiday gift ideas.  You are sure to find that one-of-a-kind piece to tickle your fancy this season.

Navidad en el Barrio 2014

The Sun City Steam Fest at Tricky Falls in Downtown

 

If you missed the Sun City Steam Fest on Saturday evening…shame on you!   Whether you are into to it or not, Steampunk is a unique movement worldwide that, in this event in our city, brought us an original spectacle of costumes and creative ideas.   The event at Tricky Falls featured booths of unusual collectible wears by artists from trinkets to fashion articles.   The premier of the short Steampunk film " The Knight of your Dreams," by Louis Ruiz was definitely one of the highlights followed by a costume contest and sideshow.   It appears that the Steampunk cult is well and growing in El Paso.   I am a fan of all that is unique and different and this is a great example that locally we have great talent at so many levels.   If you want to learn more about what is up with this local group, find them on facebook! (Sun City Steam Fest)                         by Omar Munoz

Patou Velvet's Holiday Bazaar around the corner

Patou Velvet will hold its annual Holiday Bazaar in Historic Sunset Heights on November 15 from 10 am to 7 pm.
This will be a great opportunity to browse through a variety of unique gifts for the upcoming holiday season.  Local artists will display handmade jewelry, originals and reproductions of art, handmade greeting cards, vintage collectibles and much more.
Plan to stop by for great company and one-of-a-kind shopping ideas!
518 Randolph Dr.
329-5421

Ready for Halloween?

Need some last minute costume ideas?
Come by Timeless Fashions, where you will find period and fantasy costumes rentals for men and women.
Serving El Paso for decades, the store owner brings you years experience and the largest collection of costumes with an authentic look.


TIMELESS FASHIONS

2120 Montana Ave. El Paso, Tx 79903 (915) 544-0364 Mon-Sat 12PM-6PM

 


Art market to save the International Museum of Art

Join the El Paso community in an effort to help the International Museum of Art.  Agave Rosa Gallery and many artists and vendors will set up near the museum grounds on October 19 to help contribute much needed financial support to the museum.   Come out and enjoy great company and arts and crafts booths.  Also, participate in the auction of 80 art pieces by local artists on October 18.

1211 Montana Avenue/El Paso, Texas

Checkout photos of the event here.

Our video coverage here.

Channel 7 News Clip about auction here.

L.A. Artists bring their talent to El Paso

The exhibit features the work of artists Francisco Valdez and Stephanie Tranchtenberg.   The pieces include small to medium size oils on canvas in modern abstract scenes and portraits.  Hence its name “Genesis,” the exhibit displays men and women in two-tone and colorful seductive and relaxed nudes.  These artists bring to our city an array of exceptional art samples at reasonable prices.

Visit Agave Rosa Gallery today!

"Colors of Fall" now on display at
the Art & Framing Gallery

The art exhibit features the art of seven accomplished artists.  The works on display include playful images of characters in daily life, abstract nudes, realistic animal scenes, urban subjects and current political themes.  Plan to stop by and browse through the entire show.

There is truly something for everyone!

6519 N. Mesa St.

VIDEO COVERAGE

Artist Francisco Romero Opens Studio on West Side

Saturday, October 3rd, artist Francisco Romero opened the doors to his new studio location near Executive Center on the west side of town.  The new location features numerous examples of the colorful and unique themes he is famous for.  These are available on canvas and other surfaces, as well as, on collectible reproductions on wall plates, mugs and loose prints you can frame.
Visit the space at 109 Argonaut in El Paso.
VIDEO COVERAGE

La Pasion Versatil at Agave Rosa Gallery

A solo art exhibit at the Agave Rosa Gallery

currently on display.

The exhibit brings a colorful array of art pieces by artist Romy Hawkins and features Latin American and European influences with the use of oils and embossed tin.

The themes range from religious retablo art to folk art inspired by Frida Kahlo and the day of the dead to Native American and Southwest scenes.

If you have not been to see this exhibit, plan to bring your family as the show will run through October 3.  Pieces are reasonably priced and layaway is available at the gallery.

 

See video coverage here.

Bring a bit of Asia to the Desert!

Currently on display through September 6 at Agave Rosa Gallery:
Candy Mayer, Daniel Padilla, Francisco Romero and Mauricio Mora

"Colores del Alma" Watch Exhibit Video Here

Get inspired: Versace Fashion Week, Fall 2014 in Paris

Agave Rosa Gallery presents
"Journey to an Inner World"

with artist Yeunhee Lee
Saturday, July 12 from 6-9 pm
at 905 Noble Street, El Paso

Video Coverage

Try an inviting home display of tantalizing
Faux Desserts
Now available on Patou Velvet Vintage eBay Store
 

Currently on display through July 5 at
Agave Rosa Gallery

"La Fuerza de la Vida" featuring the work of
Elizabeth Morales
Videos:
the Exhibit
and
Artist ta
lk

April 2014

Take a look inside "Proyecto Urbano,"
an urban art exhibit at Agave Rosa Gallery.

VIDEO COVERAGE:  Meet the Artists and browse through the Displayed Art

Check out Frankie Hart, the newest artist on Shopuniquemarket.com!

March Events

Did you attend "Artificial Attractions" at the Red Room?

Did you attend "The Last Thursday of the Month" Art Show?

Agave Rosa Gallery
Presents
"Special Moments"
March 8 thru April 1, 2014
The exhibit features artist Julieta Chacon and special guest Manuel Pina.
Watch the following videos:
                             Art currently on display
                              Exhibit opening presentation

Watch "Tenacious" Opening Video here.

Watch "Cuatro Viejos Malos" Opening Video Here.

December 2013 Events

"Navidad en el Barrio" at Agave Rosa Gallery
Checkout the video coverage!

Exhibit Closing Statement, December 28, 2013

Checkout Patou Velvet Vintage Exclusive.  Vintage-inspired wear created in El Paso.

November Events

Did you Attend Agave Rosa Gallery's Day of the Dead Festival!

 Currently on Display at Agave Rosa Gallery!

Video of event here.

October Events

Did you attend the El Paso Downtown Art Festival?

Agave Rosa Gallery

Presented

"Violins and Cellos"

A Solo Art Exhibit Featuring the Work of

Gabriela Ostos

Saturday, October 12, 2013

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

905 Noble St. El Paso, Texas

533-8011

Guest Artist Nora Aguirre Reyes

Video coverage here

September Events

Agave Rosa Gallery

 

"Cuban's Portraits"

featuring Polish photographer

Iwona Kulagowska

 

 

Currently on Display

905 Noble St.

El Paso, Texas

August Events


"Chuchulukos y Golocinas" at

The Red Door Vintage


820 N.Mesa St.

Saturday, August 17, 2013
 

Opera Prima brings excitement!

This past Sunday evening, August 4th, the Mexican Consulate and the El Paso Opera brought to us the single-night concert Opera Prima.   The event, which was free of charge, was presented at the El Paso Scottish Rite Theater and featured Mezzo-soprano Maria Luisa Tamez and Baritone Carlos Serrano accompanied by pianist Angel Rodriguez.   In the midst of a charming and serene stage scene, the husband and wife team delighted the audience with popular songs in the categories of opera, bolero and tango.   The opera included arias by Verdi, Mozart and Straus and the boleros and tangos comprised music from Mexico, Cuba and Argentina.         Read more

Odd People, Curiosities and

Reality TV

One can easily become hooked on reality shows on TV nowadays. I watch many of these on Netflix and one of my favorites is Oddities on the Discovery Channel.   Sat in New York City, the show features Mike Zohn and Evan Michelson who are owners of an unusual shop called Obscura, located in the East Village.   Like its name implies, the store is not your typical grandmother antique shop.   Read more

"Virtuoso" by
Mauricio Mora


Watch video here

    Agave Rosa Gallery

                Presented

   author Schaefer Trujillo during a presentation and  signing of his book "Bridge Over The Abyss" from 5-6pm and "Matices" an exhibit showcasing the works of Gaspar Enriquez, Gabriel Gaytan, Daniel Padilla, Alberto Escamilla, Mauricio Mora and Francisco Romero

6-9 pm

Saturday, August 10, 2013

905 Noble St.

El Paso, Texas

Trending Fashion

Designer Uniforms Take Flight

Have you ever wandered where some uniform looks come from?  Most of us understand the need for uniformity in the work place, but have never stopped to think about who has put the thought into their design.   It appears that uniforms are often meant; for instance, to reflect a desired business appeal and project a set of preferred attitudes and behaviors.  One thing we know for sure, if we had a choice, most of us would not wear them.          Read more

July Events

Agave Rosa Gallery

                Presented

          author and artist   

   Sandra Luz Murillo with   a book presentation and  signing from 5-6pm and  

"En mis horas de Tristeza, Amor y Nostalgia" an exhibit showcasing the works of Geo Gamez from 6-9 pm

July 13, 2013

905 Noble St.

El Paso, Texas


Book presentation video

"Niño del Rosario

Geo Gamez

Exhibit opening video

Advent Zero at Tricky Falls in Downtown El Paso

The Art & Framing Gallery

 

Currently on display

Maria Socorro Munoz

A solo art exhibit featuring a collection of traditional Mexican retablos of beautiful madonnas, saints and angels.

June 22 through July 30

 

 Watch opening video here!

6519-A N. Mesa St. at Palm Court Shopping Center

El Paso, Texas

June Events

La Adelita Gallery & Gift Shop

Featured 

Pro Skater and Artist

Kris Markovich

with a live art mural and painted skate decks on display.

June 15, 2013

Take an inside look on video!

   Agave Rosa Art Gallery

Presents the two artists on

June 8, 2013

at 6:00 pm

905 Noble St.

El Paso, Texas

(915) 533-8011

     "It's All in the Details"                                                                         "Solo Art Exhibit"

         Julie Caffe-Cruz                                                                                   Hector Bernal

   Watch video interview

In Memory of Rudi Leidelmeijer

 

Friends of the artist gather to celebrate the life, charm and talent of a great artist and friend.

 

Agave Rosa Gallery

June 1, 2013

El Paso, Texas


Watch memorial video here.

Creative Images by

Omar Munoz

Now Available Only at

 

La Adelita Gallery & Gift Shop

6216 Gateway East, El Paso, Texas

 

"Wicked Things"

Altered Art/Photo paper in vintage frame

Dungeon Series

May Art Events

The Art & Framing Gallery

held its benefit dinner and Art Auction event on May 10th at the Downtown Double Tree Hotel.   

The event featured Angel Gomez from Operation Hope and an award ceremony by Vida y Salud for local TV personalities and celebrities, for their active participation in public assistance causes.

Watch event video here

(Art sample by Francisco Romero)

  Agave Rosa Gallery

 "Painting Potpourri"  

       Rudi Leidelmeijer     and Andres Salas

Exhibit opening video 

                 Andres Salas

Agave Rosa Gallery

Currently on Display

 

"Baktun"

An Exhibit of Encaustic Wearable Art by

Sandra Luz Murillo

 

A creative showcase of eco-friendly garments, featuring 

Mayan symbols in encaustic art.


905 Noble St., El Paso, Texas

Watch exhibit's opening video here.

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April Events

Alberto Escamilla celebrates 35 years as an artist in the El Paso area.

Osaple  unveiled new pin designs during a mixer at Klothes Lime on April 18, 2013.

Talking about

Rudi Leidelmeijer:

Farewell to a Man of Color and Mystery

    

On May 11, 2013 the art exhibit entitled “Painting Potpourri” opened to the public at the Agave Rosa Gallery.   The show, which is currently on display through June 1st, features the work of two truly amazing artists, Andres Salas from Juarez and Rudi Leidelmeijer originally from the Netherlands.   Read More  



Eddie Izzard: Comedy meets Rock, French and Politics

During my recent trip from London to Paris I picked up the March issue of Metropolitan, the Eurostar magazine.   The Eurostar is a train that connects London to Paris and Brussels.   It has been a very convenient way to get from England to France in less than two hours.

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El Paso Downtown

Artist Market

Discover what the City of El Paso Museums & Cultural Affairs brings to you on Saturdays at the Downtown

Union District: Meet with local artists and browse through numerous booths featuring an alluring array of unique items available for purchase.

Local Music Scene

Shopuniquemarket.com presents a music video featuring drums and guitar by Oscar Madrid and vocals by Jorge Becerril, members of the rock band Omicron.

On the horizon!
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Browse through our feature pages for Cool Stuff, Vintage, Art and Music; read an article about people and places under Reviews; view our Photo Galleries; and explore the area for local events and museums under Resources, where you will find information for Las Cruces, New Mexico and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

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