EXHIBIT “Mujeres de Maíz” at MECA East End / Talento Bilingüe de Houston

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EXHIBIT “Mujeres de Maíz” at MECA East End / Talento Bilingüe de Houston

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


EXHIBIT ON VIEW MARCH 1–31, 2024: Curator Lizbeth Ortiz presents “Mujeres de Maíz” at MECA East End / Talento Bilingüe de Houston, an exhibition featuring four Houston artists who are activists, mothers, educators, and creatives.

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Meighgan Gladden developed a unique way of painting working from photographs: she uses sequins, hand-punched paper holes, gold leaf, glitter, and beads to hand-glue each circle one at a time with a toothpick to create an overall image. Gladden has a BFA in painting from the University of Houston.

Sonia Flores is an interdisciplinary artist from Houston. She is a graduate of Texas Southern University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in fine arts. Flores’ concentrations are upright bass, vocals, paint and macramé.

Veronica Cabrera-Moreno (aka “Roni”) is a Houston native and passionate arts advocate who lives by the motto “Everything in life is art.” Exposed to creativity early in life, Cabrera-Moreno uses her art to communicate and explore her Hispanic heritage, infusing vibrant colors and mixed media into her work. Beyond personal expression, her artistic journey delves into deeper Indigenous roots through collaborations with local groups, blending the vibrancy of Hispanic colors with a rich exploration of Indigenous cultural influences.

Beyond adorning spaces with her murals, Cabrera-Moreno is renowned for her arts advocacy. In 2021, she received recognition and seed money from Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson to establish “Art in the HEART,” an art center in North Houston. This center serves as a community hub, embodying her commitment to enriching and engaging through the arts, with a unique focus on celebrating both Hispanic and Indigenous artistic influences.Recognized as one of Houston’s most fascinating individuals in 2021, Cabrera-Moreno impact is celebrated both locally and nationally.

Julie Zarate creates art that is an amalgam of influences from Michelangelo to artist George Yepes, covering an array of genres and styles, ultimately fusing them to create something contemporary and iconic, yet timeless and infinitely familiar. She has had solo exhibitions in Los Angeles and several galleries in Houston. Her work has been featured in numerous publications online, in print and on video. She is also one of the founders of the art group, Las Chingonas. Zarate attended San Jacinto Community College and the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.


March 1
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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