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Arts InSight

Video: Mariquita’s Masterful Creations

Houston icon Mariquita Masterson fuses jewelry and fashion to create wearable art.


The Masterson family has given much to the world of art – writer Horton Foote, director Peter Masterson, actress Mary Stuart Masterson, and jewelry designer Mariquita Masterson. Raised in Mexico City, Mariquita had the opportunity to be exposed to many art forms early in life – from music to museums – but it was the inspiration she found in the everyday beauty of rocks along a chilly riverbed that lead to her love of jewelry. Today she is recognized the world over for her bold, vibrant, glass necklaces and earrings.

This story appeared on Arts InSight, which airs every Friday night at 8:30 on Houston Public Media TV 8.

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Ernie Manouse, a native of Binghamton, NY and a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, launched his broadcasting career with NBC News before working at Chicago radio station WLS-AM. In 1996, Ernie joined HoustonPBS (now Houston Public Media), and as an anchor and producer, he has garnered eleven Emmy Awards, five...

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