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Area Adventures2019-01-15T18:59:35+00:00

Daytrip! The Mission Trail: San Elizario, Socorro, and Ysleta

• by Paul Slocumb • The story of El Paso's Mission Trail begins thousands of years ago with the hunter-gatherers who first inhabited what is now the El Paso/Ciudad Juárez metro area.  These hunter-gatherers began moving towards agricultural food production around 400 A.D., and their transition culminated in complex pueblos built [...]

January 15, 2019|

Daytrip! El Paso Museum of Art: Jacob Lawrence’s Toussaint L’Ouverture

• photo story by Paul Slocumb • Already a graduate of New York's American Artist School, the 20-year-old Jacob Lawrence began an ambitious series of tempera panels in 1937 designed to tell the story of the Haitian Revolution.  Depicting the struggle to overcome social injustice and create a new nation, [...]

January 4, 2019|

Museum of the Big Bend to Exhibit The Upshaws of County Line in January

• courtesy of the Museum of the Big Bend • Sul Ross State University’s Museum of the Big Bend will present The Upshaws of County Line: An American Family beginning Friday, Jan. 18.  The exhibition will feature black and white photographs from Richard Orton who spent 25 years documenting life [...]

December 13, 2018|

Roadtrip! Three Rivers Petroglyph Site

• photo story by Paul Slocumb • Examples of prehistoric carving and engraving of rock can be found at numerous locations in the United States, including many in the Big Bend; however, few sites offer both direct public access and a large number of petroglyphs for viewing.  Located five hours [...]

December 7, 2018|

“Playing with Chess” Exhibit Arrives in Francois Fine Arts Gallery

• courtesy of Carol Fairlie • A new exhibit titled "Playing with Chess" will be on view in Sul Ross State University's Francois Fine Arts Gallery (FAB 102) from Dec. 3 to Jan. 25. The chess-themed show features engaging, sometimes playful works of art created by eleven Texas Tech artist-alumni [...]

December 6, 2018|

Daytrip! El Paso Museum of Art’s “After Posada: Revolution” Showcases Social Justice Artistry

• photo story by Paul Slocumb • The Mexican Revolution (1910-1920) was a complex civil war but the simple idea of "social justice" inspired many of those who took part in the decade of struggle.  One of those so inspired was Mexican printmaker José Guadalupe Posada who, despite dying three [...]

November 15, 2018|

Impressions of Big Bend Country Exhibit Now Open at Museum of the Big Bend

• courtesy of Museum of the Big Bend • Oil painter Erin Hanson has brought her bold, vivacious Impressions of Big Bend Country to the Museum of the Big Bend in an exhibit which began Friday, Sept. 21. The genesis of this one-woman show came during Hanson’s first visit to [...]

November 14, 2018|

Mexican Devotional Paintings Now on Display at Museum of the Big Bend

• courtesy of the Museum of the Big Bend • Beautiful examples of the popular Mexican folk art, retablos, are now on exhibit at the Museum of the Big Bend. Retablos are personal devotional paintings typically purchased from Mexican artists or peddlers who sell them door to door and near [...]

November 13, 2018|