“Finding Your Voice is the culmination of a WFMA Community Project in collaboration with Café Con Leche founder Gonzalo Robles. Café Con Leche is a local organization that champions parents seeking higher education for their children and creating a “Culture of High Expectations” at home.”
“Featuring works by Gaby Berglund Cardenas, Guadalupe Hernandes, Lorena Morales and Graciela Paz.
Artists were selected by a group of college-bound high school students of Café Con Leche, under the direction of WFMA curator Danny Bills. With themes that give voice to the students’ lived experiences, this exhibition reveals how art connects to and helps communicate who we are.
Student co-curators met weekly with Bills for seven months developing themes, selecting artworks, and designing an exhibition to find and share our “Voice.” Through the project, students gained exposure to art and culture, vocational awareness in the museum field, and experience to excel in higher education.
Finding Your Voice invites you to celebrate and learn about Hispanic, Latino, and Chicano art alongside the young people of Café Con Leche. See how artists use visual language to share personal experiences of cultural identity that contribute to the human family. In the process, we invite you to embrace the unique elements of heritage that have shaped you.”
More information about the program in the museum’s homepage. The exhibition was also featured in Glasstire, Texas visual art magazine.