North Texas Performing Arts proudly presents

Diversity in Artistry: Hispanic Heritage Month

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

The art will be on public display September 15-October 15.

North Texas Performing Arts Diversity in Artistry series continues with an exhibit honoring Hispanic Heritage Month. The exhibit features the work of Patricia Groce, artist and Founder of Asociación de Damas Ecuatorianas en el Norte de Texas. Her art is on display at the Nieman Marcus Welcome Center, located inside the Willow Bend Center of the Arts at 6121 West Park Blvd, Suite B216, Plano, Texas 75093.

Patricia Groce

Patricia Groce

Patricia Groce is an artist and Founder of Asociación de Damas Ecuatorianas en el Norte de Texas. The mission of the organization is to empower Latin American women to become active and independent members of the community, while preserving their identity and culture through promoting education, social and cultural services. Patricia was raised in Ecuador and often found herself isolated by cultural differences as the wife of an American on military deployment for weeks at a time. She kept busy by taking classes and creating – painting, knitting, crochet. When she and her husband moved to Texas, she encountered cultural and language challenges as a parent. Determined to break through the isolation of not understanding the culture, Patricia decided to start a group to bring together Latin American women with the same experiences and needs. At their meetings, everyone brings a plate to share and each meeting focuses on a topic of discussion such as home buying, healthy living, and art.

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.

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 “Ten Characters” taught at NTPA including integrity, leadership, respect, and more importantly, to love one another.