Inside “Works of Love and Hope” with Leticia (Leta) Herrera

In this presentation, we’ll explore Leticia Herrera’s story, and the meaning and techniques behind the pieces the artist’s Serendipity Labs exhibit, “Works of Love and Hope”. Moderated by Tammy Meinershagen, Serendipity Labs Member and Chair of the Frisco Arts Foundation.

“I consider myself an expanding artist because we are always transforming. My work walks with me and changes with me.”

Leticia Herrera is a prize winning Mexican- American artist who seeks to explore what it means to be human in her art.  Painting mostly with oils and palette knife, she masterfully captures perspective in her pieces. She refers to the three dimensional oil impastos figures as “walkers”, describing them as travelers of the world and dreamers of life in search of unity and freedom. In search of joy and peace. Conveying a sense of human vulnerability and a truthful hope. The shadows of her WALKERS describe constant movement, unstoppable, always towards the soul of human existence.

Herrera is an experienced artist with works in private collections worldwide, has shown her work in important Museums in Mexico, and has received several awards in North Texas. Herrera is a member of several Arts Organizations and serves in the Board of Directors of the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco. And has her studio in McKinney, Texas USA.

HERRERA ON HER EXHIBIT, “WALKERS”:

“I believe in the kindness of humanity. I believe that our diversity is what makes this world interesting. I consider myself an expanding artist because I believe we are always transforming.  My work walks with me and changes with me.

In my art, I represent that trajectory through my Series Walkers, They are searchers of beautiful emotions; they are travelers of the universe and the world. They are catchers of dreams; they are explorers of aspirations, searchers of unity and of freedom. Asking always who are we? Where are we going? What are we looking for? What do we want? Who do we love? 

In my paintings I am trying to transport you to those places of my imagination where we are often find ourselves. I want to touch your soul, open your heart, and invite you to walk with me.”

                                     -LETA

TAMMY MEINERSHAGEN

Chair, of Frisco Arts Foundation

Named 2017 Spirit of Frisco by the Chamber of Commerce and 2019 Visionary Nonprofit Arts Leader by the North Texas Business Council for the Arts, Tammy Meinershagen has a gift of inspiring others through her music, leadership, and passion for the arts. A professional musician and former English teacher, Tammy has volunteered in many roles to promote arts and culture in Frisco, including the Frisco Public Art Board, Texas Music Teachers Association, Frisco Council of PTA’s, and the 2015 Citizen Bond Committee, where she successfully spearheaded a $10M bond initiative for a performing arts center in Frisco.

Tammy is currently the Chief Creative Officer at MedinaUSA, a member of the Advisory Boards of Leadership Prep School, Legacy Christian Academy, and Collin Corporate College’s Nonprofit Advisory Council. She is also a member of the Orchid Giving Circle with the Texas Women’s Foundation. Tammy serves as a grant review panelist for the Texas Commission on the Arts and on an arts selection committee for Congressman Van Taylor.

Tammy’s work in the arts has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Dallas Morning News, Community Impact Newspaper, Frisco STYLE Magazine, WFAA Ch. 8, and many other media outlets. Originally from Chicago, IL and a graduate of Northwestern University, Tammy and her husband Todd reside in Frisco and have 3 daughters, all aspiring musicians and arts enthusiasts.

Presented by Leticia Herrera, Artist, and Tammy Meinershagen, Chair of Frisco Arts Foundation

Date / Time

February 25, 2021
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Hosted by Serendipity Labs

Frisco - HALL Park

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