Artist Talks May 18, 2019 from 2-4pm at MECA.
MECA is pleased to present "Hombres Sinceros" — a group exhibition curated by Jimmy Castillo and Theresa Escobedo via MantecaHTX for Houston’s Spring of Latino Art and in conjunction with Latino Art Now! "Hombres Sinceros," the last exhibition in this Open Call series, will open with a public reception on Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 2 - 4 PM, and is complemented by an artists’ presentations and literary readings, "Hombres Sinceros: Art + Lit", on May 18, 2019, from 2 - 4 PM.
Featured artists in this exhibition include:
Ibraim Do Nascimento Santos
Alexander Squier, with Edwin Terrell
Artists for this exhibition were selected via the first-ever open call organized by MantecaHTX, a registry & directory of Houston Latinx creatives. The artists included in "Hombres Sinceros," in particular, consider shared cultural heritage and transgenerational inheritance through art-making.
"Hombres Sinceros" takes its name from a poem, "Yo Soy Un Hombre Sincero," by Cuban freedom fighter and national hero, José Martí, and is presented in conjunction with Yo Soy Un Hombre Sincero - A Latin Chamber Music Concert, a MECA presents production by percussionist Craig Hauschildt and violinist Jackson Guillen.
This project is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.