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State Of The Arts
Saturday 11:30am

State of the Arts is a weekly 30-minute program focusing on the arts community of El Paso. Hosted by dedicated art enthusiast Marina Monsisvais, State of the Arts provides listeners with a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how creativity is shaping our community.

Marina interviews local visual artists, writers, dancers, singers, actors and directors, as well as regional talent exhibiting or performing in El Paso. The show gets to the heart of what inspires and drives artists to do what they love best.

  • Ambos Lados is an exhibition of 158 prints from artists in six countries, but mostly Mexico and the United States, which is on display at the El Paso Museum of History.
  • The buildings of the Sacred Heart Church complex in Segundo Barrio are between 97 and 127 years old and in great need of restoration and infrastructural upgrades.
  • Tony Rogers, also known as Lee Beach draws inspiration from the master artists of the 20th century, selecting only the most iconic and evocative subjects.
  • Ingrid Leyva is a transborder artist who grew up between Cd. Juarez and El Paso. She’s been developing her portraiture skills to explore her own identity.
  • Still We Rise: El Paso’s Black Experience highlights the vibrant history of El Paso’s Black community in the decades leading up to and following desegregation.
  • Julio and Mai Lopez are the husband and wife owners of J&M Creations in El Paso, Texas where they are candle lovers and candle makers.
  • The Forum Theatre at the EPCC Transmountain campus proudly presents two Texas sized one act plays - Laundry & Bourbon, and Lone Star by James McClure.
  • Claudia Ley is the new Assistant Curator of Education and Outreach at The Rubin Center.
  • Zach Passero’s “The Weird Kidz” is an ode to latchkey kids. The film debuted at the 2022 Brooklyn Horror Film Festival.
  • The Borderland Jam is an annual 2-day public graffitti art show that’s hosted in El Paso at the corner of Cotton and E. 3rd Avenue.