North Texas Performing Arts proudly presents

Diversity in Artistry: 2022 Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating the work of Hispanic and Latino artists in North Texas.

Free reception for the artists and NTPA Patrons
Saturday, September 24, 5-7 PM

at Neiman Marcus Welcome Center inside the Willow Bend Center of the Arts

The art will be on public display during National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15.

Noin Rivera was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico where he developed his artistic career for over twenty years. He has a BA in Biology from the Catholic University of Puerto Rico followed by specialized studies on the human figure in Dominican Republic at the school Altos del Chavón.  In 2002 he obtained his masters in Fine Arts from the Inter American University of San Germán.

Rivera worked as an Art professor for the Inter American University of Puerto Rico for ten years and recently moved to Texas.

Rivera has participated of numerous collective and individual exhibits around museums and galleries in Puerto Rico, including Museo de las Américas in San Juan and the University of Puerto Rico. His artwork has also been presented in Miami, New York and Atlanta. Contact:

Vanessa Toledo was born in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico.  As a child, Toledo always had a passion for the arts.   Toledo completed her undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the University of Puerto Rico and continued studying Painting, Sculpture and Drawing for the   at Tarrant County College. Her dream is to finish her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Plastic Arts and manage her own gallery. Toledo is currently located in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area. She has exhibited works in the following galleries: Best of the Best Art Show Gallery- Lakeview Gallery NW campus; 9×12 Annual exhibition-Fort Worth Community Art Center; Puerto Rico Art Festival- Austin; Main E St. Arts Festival- Arlington; Holder Dane Gallery, Best Amateur’s Winter Night- Grapevine and the Cultural Center of the Puerto Rican Association where the sculpture of Don Quixote is exhibited.  Contact:

Magali Munoz is an award-winning artist from Puerto Rico. She loves nature, music, people, and good food! Her art is just one of the many ways she expresses this. She works with a variety of different mediums but is most drawn to painting with oils. Her artistic nature shows through in every thing she does. Her meticulous paintings preserve on canvas, her inner strength of spirit. There is precision, but also a delicate brush work in her paintings. Magali’s paintings capture the Spanish façades, African rhythms, Indian symbols, and natural beauty of Puerto Rico, where she grew up. Many of these paintings are also inspired by her travels around the world. In her words, “I find so much beauty in the differences and similarities of diverse people and places.”

Magali has a studio in Historic Downtown McKinney and participates in a wide variety of community and charity events.Some of the events include; Arts and Music Guild in McKinney, The Cove, Unique By Nature, MAST, the TX PRF, Visual Arts Collective of Dallas, the Visual Arts League of Allen, the Poetry Society of Collin County, and the Board of Directors for the Art Club of McKinney. Contact:

Featuring a Special exhibit on loan from the private collection of Damron & Ana Atkins.

David Tineo is an American artist of Mexican descent whose works focus on cultural and identity issues particular to Mexican Americans who live in the U.S. Though internationally known, most of Tineo’s life and career has been spent in Tucson, Arizona. He was diagnosed in 2004 with a macular degeneration that left him legally blind, but continues to paint and sculpt.  Tineo’s artwork first came to national prominence after the 1983-1986 Arizona Copper Mine Strike in Clifton, Arizona, which pitted local union workers – most of whom were Hispanic—against the Phelps-Dodge Corporation. Tineo was asked by union leader Angel Rodriguez to come to Clifton and paint a mural that would symbolize the union workers’ plight and the essence of their struggle. Because tensions were high during this multi-year strike –- at one point the National Guard was called in, as well as a virtual army of state policemen backed up by tanks and helicopters -– the event drew international media coverage, and Tineo’s mural has frequently been used as a visual representation of the pivotal point in U.S. history when the power of America’s unions began to decline. Tineo’s 10’ x 40’ mural still graces the inner north wall of the former Steelworkers Union Hall in Clifton, and the image has been used on banners, posters and signs to commemorate the episodehe symbols, themes and techniques in Tineo’s art have their roots in Mexican folk art but are associated with the political ideals of the Chicano Art Movement. His works invoke ancient cultural symbols and mythologies; objects and themes from everyday life; and an emphasis upon education as a political and practical means of bringing Mexican Americans full equality and participation in American life He’s completed over 3,000 paintings over the course of his 38-year career, and his canvases hang on the walls of private collectors, museums, galleries (including a gallery in South Tucson devoted entirely to his work), and political entities from the US and Mexico to Kazakhstan.

The Neiman Marcus Welcome Center inside Willow Bend Center of the Arts is available for artists exhibits and is an initiative of NTPA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. For more information, please contact Curtis Gittinger at or JoAnn Rodriguez at

North Texas Performing Arts is committed to acknowledging diversity and promoting equity and inclusion in all programs. The NTPA Governing Board of Directors, Management Boards, and NTPA Staff strive to create performing art spaces that are positive, safe and inclusive regardless of one’s race, creed, gender, religion, orientation, communication differences or abilities.  We encourage our families and patrons to exhibit our “10 Characters” taught at NTPA including integrity, leadership, respect, and more importantly, to love one another.