Combustible Sinners Launches at Local Museum

The Donna Hooks Fletcher Historical Museum will be hosting its monthly artist reception at the town’s Historical Donna News Building, 129 S. 8th Street, on March 30, from 4:30 to 6 pm.

March’s “Evening of Art” is the latest in an ongoing series of celebrations of exhibits hosted by the museum.  Admission is free, and hors d’oeuvre will be served.

This month’s reception honors the work of author Myra Infante, whose first book is released this month, and Nicol Bowles, an artist whose work is on display at the museum throughout the month of March.

Myra Infante lives and teaches in the Rio Grande Valley. She received her MFA in Creative Writing at The University of Texas Pan American. Myra has traveled with the UTPA Study Abroad program to England, Spain, France, and Italy. She plans to spend her life teaching, writing, and traveling.  Her first book, Combustible Sinners and Other Stories, is being released by VAO Publishing on March 27.  The collection of short fiction brings to life the familiar yet freshly different world of a community of Hispanics in the RGV and northern Mexico.

Nicol Bowles is a resident of Donna. An accomplished photographer, painter and graphic artist, Nicol has had work exhibited at Douglas Clark Studio, the McAllen Library, Peace & Coffee, Roosevelts at 7, and other venues.  She has designed the covers of several books, including Combustible sinners and Other Stories, as well as logos, flyers, web sites and t-shirts for a host of local organizations.  In addition to her work as co-director of the non-profit Valley Artistic Outreach, Nicol is pursuing a degree in graphic design.  She is also director and head editor of the literary magazine Gallery.

For further information, contact Dalia Jiménez or Elvira Tovar at 956-464-9989 or e-mail them at  The exhibit is open to the public during normal museum hours, Tuesday through Saturday, from 9 am to 3 pm each day.

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