MGLEZ Art Exhibit

"Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience."
Paulo Coelho

In the aftermath of Martha’s tragedy we looked for ways to heal our loss and to keep her memory alive by continuing to raise awareness about the unsolved case. The exhibition was organized specifically to celebrate what would have been her 37th birthday on June 14th. The participating artists drew inspiration from Martha’s likes, dreams and ideals. What this exhibit offers us the opportunity to mourn and remember Martha in uniquely visionary ways. We remember her friendship, warmth, smile and most of all, her joy
at life.

Martha was very active within the community in the arts, culture, business and political arenas. She had a profound love for intense and colourful art & design. She worked as a Spanish/English Interpreter, Flight Attendant and volunteer at the Alliance Française de Chicago. She studied Art & Design at UIC during which time she worked as a barista at the cafe called “500 Nations” which is now Fogata Village. As a child, she was fascinated with cosmology and wanted to grow up to be a Physicist/Astronaut.

All donations go to the Martha Gonzalez Memorial Fund.