Mexic-Arte Museum Education Associate Jose Martinez will be leading a family day workshop based on the art of exhibiting YLA 24 Artist Lina Puerta. Guests of all ages will create portraits using collage and mixed media.
About the artist's work: Lina Puerta uses a wide variety of materials in her sculptures and paintings, from concrete, clay, resin, wood, foam, fabric, to artificial plants, paper pulp, and recycled items. With these materials she creates textural forms and compositions that blend the human-made world with the natural, exploring notions of control, consumerism and life's fragility. Her artistic process is in great part guided by the physical qualities of the materials, their textures, forms and colors; and informed by concepts of femininity, fashion, sexuality and artificiality. In Latino Farmworkers in the US - Portraits Series, Puerta paints portraits of farmworkers that she selects from found imagery on the Internet. Invisible behind the capitalization of their harvest, farmworkers are one of the most vulnerable Latina/o/x groups living across the country; Puerta gently involves these figures in delicate adornments inspired by the crops they work with.
Admission is free every Sunday thanks to our sponsor H-E-B and HEB Tournament of Champions. There will also be tours of the exhibits at 2pm in English and 3pm in Spanish.