Art & Performance Summer Series


As we continue to work together to limit the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing and avoiding public events, LCA will continue to cultivate a cultural and fine arts climate through our Art & Performance Summer Series.

We have created a platform to promote the arts and empower artists by showcasing free virtual artist performances and artistic demonstrations by musicians, dancers, poets, and artists.

Let’s celebrate artists who continue to inspire, elevate, and enlighten us during these difficult times.

This week’s installment in our Art & Performance Summer Series will be a Poetry Performance by Armando X. Lopez “AXL”.

Armando “AXL” Lopez has been a practicing attorney in Laredo, Texas for 37 years. He is happily married to Mary Lou Mendiola Lopez. They have 3 adult children, Mara L. Lopez, Armando M. Lopez, & Alejandro X. Lopez. He is the proud grandparent of Melina Maldonado & Romina Lopez.

​Armando is a graduate of Martin High School (1976), & the University of Texas School of Journalism (1979). He obtained his doctorate of jurisprudence from the University of Michigan in 1982. He has served as an adjunct professor at Laredo Community College & Laredo State University.

Armando served on the LISD Board of Trustees from 1986-1998 & has served as the Webb County central counting station election judge since 1990. In addition to owning & writing for the Laredo Sports Journal from 1997 to 2001, Armando has also written for The Laredo News LareDos, The Laredo Morning Times, the San Antonio Express.

He is a current member of the boards of the Laredo Center for The Arts, Laredo Border Slam, the LITE Productions & is a member of the City of Laredo Fine Arts Commission. He has previously served on the board of the Laredo Bar Association & was past president of Leadership Laredo.

Armando is a writer who has had 2 of his plays performed at the Laredo Little Theater. His poetry has been published by the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center in San Antonio as part of it’s Conjunto Festival. He has been a poet with Laredo Border Slam since 2012 & performed with Laredo Border Slam in Laredo, San Antonio, Houston, Tulsa, and Baton Rouge.

Artwork by Eva Soliz & VMT Contemporary Art Studio


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500 San Agustin Ave.  Laredo, TX 78040

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