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Daytrip! McKittrick Canyon’s Fall Colors

• photo story by Paul Slocumb • Amongst the desert landscapes of West Texas, there aren't many places to experience fall's most vibrant colors, but McKittrick Canyon in Guadalupe Mountains National Park is one of the best known exceptions.  Located three hours from Alpine, the Canyon Trail takes hikers from [...]

November 2, 2018|

Day of the Dead: Portraits of Historical Figures now open at Francois Gallery

• courtesy of the Fine Arts Department • Day of the Dead: Portraits of Historical Figures, a Bachelor of Fine Arts capstone exhibition by Calandria Martinez, is now on exhibit in Sul Ross State University’s Francois Gallery.  The Gallery is located in the Francois Fine Arts Building and is open [...]

October 22, 2018|

Daytrip! El Paso Museum of Art Presents Early West Texas: Waypoint and Home

• photo story by Paul Slocumb • Combining works from local collectors and the Museum’s collection of early Texas art, EPMA showcases Early West Texas: Waypoint and Home through Nov. 3 in the first floor Dede Rogers Gallery.  As the exhibit title suggests, humans have experienced West Texas as both [...]

October 8, 2018|

Daytrip! El Paso Museum of Art: Cholo at the Border: Works of Paola Rascón

• photo story by Paul Slocumb • With academic degrees in both painting and psychology, Chihuahua City artist Paola Rascón's portraits can be viewed as both art and personality studies of the Chihuahuan Cholo subculture.  Combining modern subject matter and the "bourgeoisie" Baroque painting style, Rascón helps museum goers see [...]

September 18, 2018|

Roadtrip! White Sands National Monument and Dune Life Nature Trail

• photo story by Paul Slocumb • Less than a five-hour drive from Alpine, lies the world's largest gypsum dune field: White Sands National Monument.  After paying an entrance fee, visitors can hike and sled at numerous points on the eight-mile scenic Dune Drive.  Bicycling, picnicking, and even backcountry camping [...]

September 8, 2018|

Daytrip! El Paso Museum of Art: Transborder Biennial/Bienal Transfronteriza

• photo story by Paul Slocumb • For the fifth time, the El Paso Museum of Art and the Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juárez are collaborating on an exhibition promoting art from the U.S.-Mexico border region. More than 200 submissions were narrowed down to 32 selections—all of which address [...]

September 7, 2018|