Artists in Dialogue | Delita Martin & Evita Tezeno
August 10, 2023
The “Artists in Dialogue” series explores artists’ practices through their own expression, with inspiration from the Museum’s collections or exhibitions.
This session features contemporary artists Delita Martin and Evita Tezeno. Both use pattern, layers, and collage to embody the spirit of resilience. They discuss their backgrounds and the unifying themes in their work.
Plan Your Visit
This program is free, with seating on a first-come, first-served basis in Lynn Wyatt Theater, located in the Kinder Building. On Thursdays, the Museum is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with free general admission.
About the Artists
Delita Martin (born 1972) is a Conroe native who lives and works in Huffman. Her work explores the beauty and complexity of the spiritual identities of African American women. Through her mixed-media printmaking practice, she celebrates their strength and resilience in a world that often overlooks or devalues them.
Evita Tezeno (born 1960) is a Port Arthur native who lives and works in Dallas. Her collage paintings, in a contemporary folk-art style, depict harmonious everyday scenes inspired by family, friends, and personal experiences. Scenes of joy—influenced by 20th-century Modernists Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, and William H. Johnson—animate her vision of a Black America filled with humanity.
All Learning and Interpretation programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive generous support from Macey and Harry Reasoner; the Claire and Theodore Morse Foundation; and the Texas Commission on the Arts. Endowment funds are provided by the Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; Caroline Wiess Law; Windgate Foundation; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ballard; Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tate; the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation; Virginia and Ira Jackson; the Favrot Fund; CFP Foundation; Neiman Marcus Youth Arts Education; gifts in memory of John Wynne; gifts in memory of Peter Lotz; and gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.
General admission to the MFAH is free on Thursdays, courtesy of Shell USA, Inc.