LUBBOCK, Texas– The Office of Provost International Affairs and the Museum of Texas Tech University are to host an artist’s conversation called “Interpreting Borderland Identity: Icons and Symbols in Art.”

The conversation is set to feature Diana Molina, César Martinez and Tina Fuentes and is set to happen at the International Cultural Center Auditorium on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.

According to a press release from TTU, the conversation will offer a “unique perspective” on contemporary social, cultural and environmental issues.

The event is open and free to the public, according to the press release.

Read the press from TTU below for more information about the artists featured.

The Office of the Provost International Affairs and the Museum of Texas Tech University
proudly presents “Interpreting Borderland Identity: Icons and Symbols in Art,” an artist’s
conversation featuring Diana Molina, César Martinez, and Tina Fuentes on October 10, 2023, 6-
7 p.m., at the International Cultural Center Auditorium, located at 601 Indiana Avenue. The event is free and open to the public.

This conversation will offer a unique perspective on contemporary social, cultural, and
environmental issues pertaining to the US-Mexico border, as seen through the eyes of artists who have lived and experienced it. Additionally, it will provide a sneak peek into the forthcoming
traveling exhibition and the award-winning book, “Icons and Symbols of the Borderland,”
scheduled to make its national debut at the Museum of Texas Tech University in 2025.

Diana Molina, an artist, curator, and the author of “Icons and Symbols of the Borderland,”
stands as a passionate advocate for the arts. With unwavering dedication, Diana works tirelessly
to bridge the gap between the art world and the public, championing accessibility and inclusivity. Her commitment extends to educational initiatives, where she shares her vast knowledge, inspiring the next generation of artists, scientists, and art enthusiasts.

César Martinez’s remarkable journey as an artist has led to a pinnacle achievement – the
acquisition of his artworks by the prestigious Museum of Modern Art in New York City. His
pieces, now integral to the museum’s esteemed collection, serve as a testament to their enduring cultural and artistic value. This recognition firmly establishes César’s place in the annals of art history, breathing life into iconic symbols through his work, weaving a rich tapestry of identity, heritage, and tradition.

Tina Fuentes, an artist and a catalyst for artistic evolution, redefines the boundaries of creative
expression. Her paintings, teachings, and interdisciplinary experiments resonate as a testament to the boundless possibilities of creativity. With every brushstroke and collaborative endeavor, Tina leaves an indelible mark on the art world, challenging us to reimagine the very essence of art and inspiring us all to embrace the limitless potential of creativity.