North Texas Performing Arts proudly presents

Diversity in Artistry: Women’s History Month – Argentina
Free Reception to Meet the Artists
Saturday, March 11, 6-8 PM

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

The art will be on public display March 1-31. There is no charge to view the exhibit.

NTPA’s Diversity in Artistry series is proud to celebrate Women’s History Month by honoring Argentinian women visual artists Barbara Williams and Victoria Mariosa along with powerful performances by women in the musical Evita. Evita charts the young and ambitious Eva Peron’s meteoric rise to sainthood. Set in Argentina between 1934-1952, the Tony-winning musical follows Eva Duarte on her journey from poor illegitimate child to ambitious actress to, as wife of military leader-turned-president Juan Peron, the most powerful woman in Latin America, before her death from cancer at age 33.

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Barbara Williams

Barbara is an abstract painter born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, whose works are directly influenced by the country’s rich culture.

Growing up in the heart of the city, Barbara was constantly surrounded by the lively energy of Buenos Aires. Its always-changing street art, diverse cultural shows and of course the tango, served as a major source of inspiration for her paintings. From her travels, Barbara felt captivated by the vibrant colors of regions like Patagonia and the Northwest, which she captured in several of her pieces. The Argentina’s flag is also a motif she has incorporated in some of her pieces, featuring its blue and white hues to create a dynamic and visually striking composition. Her paintings often feature soft lines and shapes, layered over one another to create a sense of depth and movement. Contact:

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Victoria Mariosa

Meet Victoria, an 18-year-old artist with a unique blend of Argentinian and American cultural influences. With familial ties from different parts of Argentina, she grew up in Texas while still being surrounded by the amazing culture that her family brings to the United States.

Victoria’s passion for art began at an early age, and she started experimenting with painting and drawing as a way to express herself. She currently does theatre and film at Collin College, and is a choreographer for McKinney High School’s production of Mamma Mia!.

When she’s not immersing herself in a bunch of different art forms, she enjoys listening to music, participating in theatre, competitive figure skating, and spending time with her friends and family. Victoria is excited to make a significant impact on the art world and beyond as she grows as a performer and an Argentine-American woman

To purchase tickets for Evita, a production by the NTPA Repertory Theater, please go to Performances are March 10 – 19 at the Willow Bend Center of the Arts, Rodenbaugh Theatre, Plano, Texas.

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 Amy Pagan 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.