The Mattie Rhodes Art Center has been a positive presence in KC for over 120 years, and this exhibition highlights their unique art programming. Mattie Rhodes offers a wide range of creative programs for children and adults, including visual art classes, art camps, and events. The Art Gallery hosts year-round exhibitions featuring emerging and established Latino artists.
The artwork of local artist Adolfo Gustavo Martinez is often informed by his Mexican heritage and multicultural perspective. His pop art-inspired paintings often reflect his identity and sense of humor. Best known for his “sofa” paintings, his work can be found in the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art and the Kansas City Arrowhead Art Collection.
Local artist Isaac Tapia attended the Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts and studied at the Kansas City Art Institute from 2010-2012. His paintings often include portraits of his family and friends, which reveal his interest in exploring cultural identity and the urban environment.
Gemma Tornero divides her residence between Kansas City and Mexico. She holds a master’s degree in Education and the Arts and is a self-taught artist. Her dimensional mixed media works follow the tradition of votive paintings and are filled with religious imagery and symbolism.