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Festeja Halloween en IMAS

Fecha:          Octubre 31, 2014

Hora:            9:00 am. A 8:00 p.m.

Lugar:           IMAS (International Museum of Arts & Sciences)

                    1900 Nolana

                    McAllen, Tx.


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Festival de Día de los Muertos en McAllen

El Museo Internacional de Arte y Ciencia (IMAS) tendrá su 4to. Festival del Dia De Los Muertos, en donde habrá diversas actividades tradicionales para niños y adultos, incluyendo una demostración de pintura de arena por el artista Shinzaburo Takeda, pintura de caras, papel maché, una charla sobre curanderos, cráneos de azúcar decorados,  espectáculos de danza y mucho más! !

Este Festival incluirá una recepción de apertura de "Recuerdos" Honrando a Sam Z. Coronado, el sábado 02 de noviembre 2014, de1:00 a 3:00 p.m. con una exposición retrospectiva de la herencia de uno de los artistas Chicanos más importantes, así como el co-fundador de Mexic-Arte Museum de Texas y el Museo de Arte Mexicano-Estadounidense.

El Día de los Muertos es una fecha en el que las familias decoran las tumbas de los parientes fallecidos y se instalan altares conmemorativos, en donde las ofrendas especiales se presentan con la intención de llamar a la casa de los espíritus de los muertos. Estos altares pueden incluir todo, desde muñecas de papel de seda, velas y pan de muerto (panes recubiertos de azúcar) fotografías, vasos de agua, instrumentos musicales y una variedad de otros regalos. La tradición consiste en incluir elementos que serían atractivos y reconfortantes para las almas que regresan.

Fecha: Sábado 1 de Noviembre de 2014, 9:00 a.m a 5:00 p.m.

            Domingo 2 de Noviembre de 2014, 1:00 p.m. a 5:00 p.m.

 Lugar: IMAS (International Museum of Arts & Sciences)

             1900 Nolana

             McAllen, Tx.

 Más información en el tel: 956-682-0123 o

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First Annual Dia de los Muertos Fest-Hinovations Art Gallery, Mcallen

First Annual Dia de los Muertos Fest

Hinovations Art Gallery to celebrate its First Annual Dia de Los Muertos Fest (Day of the Dead) with a Group Art Exhibition running from November 2nd thru November 29, 2014.  There will be an Exhibit Opening Reception on Friday, November 7, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm at Hinovations Art Gallery located at 1009 Laurel Ave in McAllen.  This event is free and the public is invited to attend. 

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a day of celebration for the people of Latin America, particularly in Mexico and Central America.  This custom can be traced back to a pre-Columbian past in which rituals, celebrating the deaths of ancestors, had been observed perhaps for as long as 2,500–3,000 years.  Rather than grieve over the loss of a beloved family or friend, they choose to commemorate the lives of the dearly departed and welcome the return of their spirits.  These customs shaped the common elements of traditional Mexican Dia de los Muertos.  Today, Day of the Dead has been increasingly popular with Latinos in the United States and celebrated in communities, cultural centers, museums and art galleries.  Mexican artist, José Guadalupe Posada created a famous print of a figure he called La Calavera Catrina ("The Elegant Skull") as a parody of a Mexican upper-class female. Posada’s striking image of a costumed female with a skeleton face has become associated with the Day of the Dead and continues to inspire artists today.

One of the exhibiting artists in the First Annual Dia de los Muertos exhibit, is Steve Rivera who is currently serving time in prison.  Rivera, represented by his mother, communicated with gallery owner Raquel Hinojosa for the past five months in preparation for this exhibit.  “He saved money and ordered art materials via mail.  He channeled his love for his two young children to paint, not only as a way to pass time, but primarily as a way to cope with his situation”, Rivera’s mother commented.  Rivera is a self-taught artist who used a “naïve” style of painting to create his renditions of the Dia de los Muertos artwork.  Naïve art celebrates the use of bright colors, disproportionate figures and attention to minute detail in order to express a feeling of youthful happiness; in a world of artistic complexity.  Rivera is exhibiting eleven paintings and several work in “Paños” or cloth that have a more youthful approach. 


Also participating are the following local, nationwide and international artists:  Kary Franco, John Dicandia, Joe Taylor, Jason R. Perez, Marco Sanchez, Raquel Hinojosa, Sandra Urie, Rick Ramirez, Norma De Anda, Rene Lopez, Carlos Sanchez, Hector Guerra, Lucia Gutierrez, Gaby Rico, Irma Garza Garcia, Monica Ramirez, Magdalena Ramirez, Jenny Campos Galvan, Ismael Salinas Jr and more.

Another tradition during Dia de los Muertos are the “Calaveras” or readings of Epitaphs.  Monica Ramirez will be the Master of Ceremony for a gathering of Regional Poets reading  Calaveras as part of the Exhibit Opening.  Music performances by Allegro Music Institute will also liven the evening and local vendors displaying their hand-made crafts.  The general public is invited to attend and learn more about this tradition. 

Additional activities will take place during the month to continue celebrating Dia de los Muertos.  Children’s activities include Calaca Making, Skeletal Bride and Groom painting for children and adults and more.  Minimal fees apply for these activities which help Support the Arts in the RGV.  Email to to receive complete schedule.  Gallery Hours of Operation are Monday thru Thursday from 1pm to 6pm and Saturday from 10am to 5pm or by Appointment.  For more information please contact Gallery Director, Raquel Hinojosa at 956-688-6461.

Hinovations Art Gallery

Raquel Hinojosa

1009 Laurel Ave * McAllen, Texas 78501 


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This Week at IMAS, McAllen




This Week at IMAS...


We're shaking things up a bit this week at IMAS with a variety of events for everyone in the the family. From Halloween to Dia de los Muertos to an opening reception, we're sure that you will have fun at IMAS.  We hope to see you at your museum this coming week.


IMAS Closed


Thursday, Oct. 30

All Day


IMAS will be closed on Thursday, October 30, 2014 due to a private event. IMAS will open on Friday, October 31, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


We apologize for any inconvenience.

Halloween at IMAS


Friday, Oct. 31

9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

$1 general admission


Looking for a fun and family-friendly environment to celebrate Halloween? Join us at IMAS for a super fun and spooky time. 

Visit our "Mad Scientist" Science Lab, partake in our special activities, join us in our Costume Carnival, or compete in our Pumpkin Carving Contest (bring your own carved pumpkin, theme: movie character).


Dia de los Muertos Festival

Nov. 1- Nov. 2

All Day


Join us for our 4th Annual "Dia de los Muertos" Festival.


We will be having performances, face painting, a Catrina contest, a sand painting demonstration from Oaxacan artist, plus much more.


Read on...


*Included in the price of general admission. FREE for IMAS Members.


Opening Reception:

"Memories" Honoring Sam Z. Coronado

Saturday, Nov. 1

1:00-3:00 p.m.


This exhibit is a retrospective of the legacy of one of the most important Chicano artists, as well as the co-founder of Mexic-Arte Museum, Texas' official Mexican and Mexican-American art museum. 


*Included in the price of general admission. FREE for IMAS Members.


2014 BGCM Fall Festival!

The Boys and Girls Club of McAllen is having a fall festival this Thursday October 30, 2014. 

The event will take place on the Othal E. Brand Center from 5 pm-8 pm.

Tickets for the event will be at $0.25 and everything at the event will range between 1 and 4 tickets.

There will be:

  • A Haunted House
  • Games
  • Activities
  • Food
  • Music
  • Trunk or Treat

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For more information please go to or call the Othal E. Brand Center at (956) 682-5791

Free Weekend Getaway in McAllen, Texas 2014


Embassy Suites Hotel McAllen

Register to win a fun Free Weekend at the beautiful Embassy Suites hotel in McAllen, Texas.  The package includes and is exclusively for our Mexico residents:

  • A Free Two (2) Night stay (One Room) at the beautiful Embassy Suites hotel
  • A $100 Shopping Card to La Plaza Mall
  • Deadline to Register is November 24, 2014
  • The winner will be notified on Monday, December 1, 2014

Register Here

You must be 18 years old to win.  Restrictions do apply. Hotel black-out dates will apply.

Valley Native Plant

Come and learn all the basics skills needed for hobby bird watching! Six sessions will be provided from October through November in Quinta Mazatlan! Awesome speakers including Benito Trevino and a great opportunity to purchase some native plants for one’s garden!


For more information enter or call 956-681-3373

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4th Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival at IMAS!

International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) is holding its 4th annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival from Saturday, November 1, 2014 through Sunday, November 2, 2014. There will be various traditional activities for children and adults, including a sand painting demonstration by artist Shinzaburo Takeda, face painting, paper mache, a talk on Curanderos, print making demonstrations, sugar skull decorating, dance performances and much more! !

Along with the celebration, the Dia de los Muertos Festival will include an opening reception of “Memories” Honoring Sam Z. Coronado on Saturday, November 2, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This exhibit is a retrospective of the legacy of one of the most important Chicano artists, as well as the co-founder of Mexic-Arte Museum, Texas’ official Mexican and Mexican-American art museum.

Dia de los Muertos is a festive time of remembrance in which families decorate the tombs of deceased relatives and install memorial altars where special offerings are laid out with the intention of calling home the spirits of the dead. These altars can include everything from tissue-paper dolls, candles and pan de muerto (sugar-coated breads) to photographs, water glasses, musical instruments and a variety of other gifts. The tradition is to include items that would be appealing and comforting to the returning souls.

The Dia De Los Muertos Festival will take place at IMAS on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday, November 2, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The festival is included in the price of general admission. General admission is FREE for IMAS members; $7/Adult; $5/Senior or Student w/ID; $4/Child (4-12).

For more information, please call (956) 682-0123 or visit

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Oktoberfest at IMAS in McAllen

Oktoberfest - The bratwurst is hot, the drinks are ice cold, and the polka music is pumping!

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Thursday, Oktober 30, 2014 at IMAS (International Museum of Arts & Sciences)

Tickets: $60.00/ $75 @ Door

In the true spirit of the German festival, the Rotary Club of McAllen South is proud to present, Oktoberfest! Every year, Rotarians put together this festival in an effort to build goodwill and better friendships, but more importantly to raise money to support our local charities.  So get your tickets now and enjoy a great night full of friends, food and fun, that's all for a great cause! Tickets are only $60/$75 @ Door, and is all inclusive.  This is a non-profit fund raiser for the charities of the McAllen South Rotary Club. Doors open at 6 p.m. Food is served until we run out.  The event winds down at 11 p.m.  

Limited suppy of tickets.  Please have a photo ID and a receipt to pick up your tickets.  For more information you may contact McAllen South Rotary 1-866-937-3789

"Overcoming the Impossible" by Brittany Stewart, McAllen


Overcoming the ImpossibleYou’re Invited!

Please join us for the first opening reception of the Artist's Corner at the McAllen Heritage Center featuring the collection entitled "Overcoming the Impossible" by McAllen Artist, Brittany Stewart.

Brittany is currently a senior at the University of Texas-Pan American majoring in psychology with a minor in art.  She suffered from many health issues as a teen and credits her recovery to her own recreational therapy, where she discovered her talent for drawing.  Her art helped her to thrive despite her health issues and allowed her to function like other young adults, which at one point, she found impossible. Brittany is now planning to become a child psychologist, using art as a therapy tool.

Brittany’s work, entitled “Overcoming the Impossible,” creates a visual representation of her trials, tribulations and triumphs.  Her mediums include: sharpies, copic markers and acrylic paints in a style best described as a combination of contemporary, uncommon and eclectic.  She hopes to inspire others through her story and her art, providing that it is possible to overcome what may seem the impossible.

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