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Close To Home: Exhibit Celebrates Latinx Identity

Houston Matters visits Close to Home: Latinx Art and Identity, an art exhibit at UHD.

The exhibit “Close to Home: Latinx Art and Identity” at the University of Houston-Downtown.

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This weekend (April 4-6), the University of Houston hosts Latino Art Now! a conference featuring performances, lectures, exhibitions, and events at more than 30 venues around the city.

In conjunction with the conference, an exhibit at the University of Houston-Downtown showcases selected prints by Latinx artists from the collection of Ricardo and Harriet Romo, who are based in San Antonio.

The exhibit, Close to Home: Latinx Art and Identity, was curated by Mark Cervenka, director of the O'Kane Gallery at UHD. It runs through April 11.

In the audio above, Houston Matters producer Joshua Zinn talks with Cervenka in the gallery about the collection.

  • The exhibit "Close to Home: Latinx Art and Identity" at the University of Houston-Downtown's O'Kane Gallery. (Photo Credit: Joshua Zinn/Houston Public Media)
    The exhibit "Close to Home: Latinx Art and Identity" at the University of Houston-Downtown's O'Kane Gallery. (Photo Credit: Joshua Zinn/Houston Public Media)
  • Zoot Suit by Ignacio Gomez, part of the exhibit "Close to Home: Latinx Art and Identity" at the University of Houston-Downtown's O'Kane Gallery. (Photo Credit: Joshua Zinn/Houston Public Media)
    Zoot Suit by Ignacio Gomez, part of the exhibit "Close to Home: Latinx Art and Identity" at the University of Houston-Downtown's O'Kane Gallery. (Photo Credit: Joshua Zinn/Houston Public Media)
  • Scholarship Activism Justice by Malaquais Montoya, part of the exhibit "Close to Home: Latinx Art and Identity" at the University of Houston-Downtown's O'Kane Gallery. (Photo Credit: Joshua Zinn/Houston Public Media)
    Scholarship Activism Justice by Malaquais Montoya, part of the exhibit "Close to Home: Latinx Art and Identity" at the University of Houston-Downtown's O'Kane Gallery. (Photo Credit: Joshua Zinn/Houston Public Media)
  • The exhibit "Close to Home: Latinx Art and Identity" at the University of Houston-Downtown's O'Kane Gallery. (Photo Credit: Joshua Zinn/Houston Public Media)
    The exhibit "Close to Home: Latinx Art and Identity" at the University of Houston-Downtown's O'Kane Gallery. (Photo Credit: Joshua Zinn/Houston Public Media)
Joshua Zinn

Joshua Zinn

Producer, Houston Matters

Joshua is a producer for Houston Matters on News 88.7 as well as the host of Encore Houston on Houston Public Media Classical. He joined Houston Public Media as a radio intern in 2014 and became a full-time announcer the following year. Now he prepares segments and occasionally records interviews...

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