First Friday Art Show – GRANDE y pequeño: A Celebration of Scale

Indy Latina Artists’ year-end show presents a thought-provoking exploration of scale.

Detail of Mirvia Sol Eckert- Where Serenity Stirs Acrylic on canvas
Detail of Mirvia Sol Eckert's Where Serenity Stirs, 36 x 36 inches, acrylic on canvas.

December 1, 2023

6 p.m to 9 p.m. EST
Rapp Family Gallery, Indiana Landmarks Center, 1201 Central Avenue, Indianapolis

Indy Latina Artists (ILA, pronounced “Eee-Lah”) presents GRANDE y pequeño: A Celebration of Scale, a thought-provoking exploration highlighting the creativity and vision of ILA members for their final show of 2023. Each of 17 participating artists will redefine their boundaries through creating pieces of contrasting sizes: one 36-by-36-inch painting and several pieces no larger than six inches in size.

“We believe this exhibition will show visitors that the members of ILA aren’t afraid to step out of their comfort zone and take on the challenge of creating art at both large and tiny sizes,” co-founder Mirvia Sol Eckert said. “This is the last ILA show of the year, and we want to go out with a bang.”

The exhibiting artists hail or descend from seven Latino countries, offering unique perspectives and individual skills: Mirvia Sol Eckert, Mary E. Mindiola, Joy Hernandez, Teresa Vazquez, Rosa Maria Dies, Giselle Trujillo, Frances Ruiz, Mayra Espino, Elisa Barety, Jazlyn Gomez, Nettie Viera, Vanessa Monfreda, Gaby Mojica, Mackenzie Ake, Dulce Mahely Cervantes, Mara Salazar, and Ana Escalante.

Founded in 2021 by Mary E. Mindiola and Mirvia Sol Eckert, Indy Latina Artists is dedicated to shining a light on Indianapolis’s many talented Latina artists, creating community through art, recognizing the contributions of Latinas in the arts, and showing audiences that Latina artists have unique forms of expression, art styles, and are serious in their craft. Follow the group and learn more at or

Complimentary snacks and beverages will be available at the First Friday reception, when guests can also tour Indiana Landmarks Center. Built as a Methodist church in the nineteenth century, the restored and adapted structure holds theaters and a reception hall in addition to the gallery and Indiana Landmarks’ headquarters. Free admission.

Where Serenity Stirs, 36 x 36 inches, acrylic on canvas, by Mirvia Sol Eckert

Where Serenity Stirs, 36 x 36 inches, acrylic on canvas, by Mirvia Sol Eckert

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