The 2016 McAllen Holiday Parade, presented by La Plaza Mall, is looking for the young, and young at heart, to be a part of the tradition of making dreams come true for everyone at this year’s magical celebration. The parade, to be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016, is the largest illuminated holiday and helium balloon parade in Texas. The parade features more than 50 vibrant lighted floats, 36 larger than life inflatable character balloons, 13 bands and a celebrity filled line-up and this year, features the musical theme of Entertainment on Parade.
The one and a half mile long parade route begins at 6 PM, starting from McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium, 3129 Galveston Avenue, where reserved seating is available and heads south on Bicentennial Boulevard to U.S. Business 83, where free seating is available along the route on a first come, first serve basis.
You can purchase reserve seating from Boy Scout Troop #84. Call Lori Rodriguez 956-458-3813
Mission Veterinary Hospital will be hosting an adoption event for the holidays where we have invited various local rescues to come out and showcase some great animals that are up for adoption and awaiting their forever homes. Help us show support for local rescues in the Rio Grande Valley and join us on December 3rd from 10am-3pm!
Sewing together quilting and chemistry
Location: Clark Gallery
Soft materials meet hard science in Radical Elements, an exhibition in Clark Gallery at International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) from September 27, 2016, to January 8, 2017. Featuring 40 contemporary art quilts, each work is inspired by a different element from the periodic table, from arsenic to hydrogen to platinum. Quilt artists explore the elements in many ways, ranging from their industrial uses to personal memories associated with them.
The artists in Radical Elements were chosen from an international pool of members of the non-profit organization Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). The quilters were challenged to represent their favorite element on a quilt. Each of the selected artists had to adhere to the definition of new art quilts, using alternative materials as the quilt’s layers. These layers also had to be fastened together by some innovative method. Indeed, very few of the quilts on display use much of the traditional supplies of fabric, thread, and batting.
Materials range from duct tape and aluminum foil to keyboard keys and dining utensils. Their inspirations came from anything relating to the element, whether it is a play on the name, its color, or the products made from it. The wild array of representational and abstract quilts in Radical Elements explore the intersection of art and science in brilliant form.
Radical Elements is organized by Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. Join us for all our new programs and activities! General admission is FREE for IMAS Members; $7/Adult; $5/Senior or Student with ID; $4/Child (4-12). Ask us about our Museums for All program. For more information, please call (956) 682-0123 or visit www.theimasonline.org.