Jun. 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
At the reception, we welcomed our guests, followed by introductions of the dignitaries and City of Austin Officials, recognition of the Board of Directors, the Museum Team, and artists in the current exhibition, Chicano/a Art, Movimiento y Mas en Austen, Tejas. We introduced the Architects from Exigo and Cotera + Reed; Eugenio Mesta, Paulina Lagos, and Juan Cotera spoke about the building project. We are excited to work with such talented professionals!
We acknowledged and thanked the City of Austin for supporting the building project through the 2018 Bond Funds. Everyone is excited about the building project as we now wait for the plans and design to be presented in September.
Guests included Exigo Architects, El Paso – Eugenio Pacelli Mesta, Paulina Lagos; Cotera + Reed Architects – Juan and Martha Cotera, Phil Reed; Cónsul General Pablo Marentes and Patricia Lerdo de Tejada, and members from the Arte y Cultura Group; City of Austin officials, Assistant City Manager Rodney Gonzales, Sergio Altamirano, Janice White from City of Austin Public Works; Martin Barrera from City of Austin Economic Development Department; Rosa Martinez Suazo from Austin Public Health; Mexic-Arte Museum Board Members, Nick Barreiro and Canan Kaba, Tara Cunningham, Tamra Jones, Elizabeth Rogers, Rosa Santis, and Kim Vincent; Stuart Hersh, Building Committee Chair; Mexic-Arte Museum Staff, Andrea Gandaria, Diana Garcia, Oscar Guerra, Jose Martinez, Sara Palma, Elsa Perez, Luisa Fernanda Perez, Isabel Servantez; participant artists in the Chicano/a Art Exhibit, Raul and Alma Valdez, Mery Godigna and Luis Gutierrez, Modesta Trevino, Alan Pogue and collectors Cynthia Perez and Dr. Gil Cardenas; past Board Members, artists, Museum members and community members.
Guests enjoyed beverages, delicious appetizers by Curra’s Grill, and music by Chulita Vinyl Club, Xochi Solis.