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State of the Arts

  • Vanessa K. Zavala Clark was born and raised in El Paso. She received her BFA from UTEP where her studies focused on graphic design and ceramics.
  • Ruben Gomez is a photographer, graphic designer, and the owner of El Paso's Finest who was born and raised in El Paso. He hasn’t put his camera down from the moment he took his first photojournalism class over 15 years ago.
  • Pablo Hernandez is the glassblower behind Milintica Glassworks, and you can see his hand blown glass and lamp work at several local markets.
  • Portal 1 is a massive abstract mural by artist Ricardo Chavarria. The mural will welcome El Pasoans and visitors to the El Paso International Airport.
  • Rodriga Rockmore is a fronteriza, Chicana, and Mexican-American vinyl DJ on the border of El Paso, Texas and Cd. Juarez, Mexico. She’s a musician, DJ, organizer, community advocate and educator.
  • Mario S. Aguilar, Principal and Founder of The Pensery, has an insatiable curiosity about the world at large, the world of design, and the inflection points where those two worlds meet.
  • A. Billi Free mixes soul, jazz hip hop and electronic music to build her brand of sound. Born in the Midwest and now based in Southern New Mexico, the singer and rapper released her second album, Holy Body Roll in March of this year.
  • Freya Gabie is our Border Art Resident and her upcoming show, Duet, explores the landscape of El Paso/Ciudad Juarez as a repository of shared connections and experience.
  • El Paso artist Duo Los Dos will be a part of the newly commissioned immersive art at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
  • El Paso Pro-Musica is back and in-person. Following a difficult January Chamber Music Festival, where many events had to be postponed due to the Omicron outbreak, El Paso Pro-Musica has an exciting month-long celebration for April.
  • Opera UTEP presents one of the most famous Spanish music-theater works, Luisa Fernanda.
  • It’s time for the Oscars! Charles Horak joins us to discuss movies and also talk about the new tally system at the Oscars and the moves they’re making toward inclusion.