Macarena Pena

Macarena Peña: Wings & Love

Macarena Peña, known as Ma K Art was born in McAllen, Texas and started painting in oil in 1997 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. Macarena became blind in 1999. She revived her artistic abilities as a blind artist in 2015 when she became the co-founder of Visual Challenges Art Project in conjunction with the National Federation of the Blind. Peña is an active advocate for the blind and visually impaired.

Macarena creates her work using vivid colors and different textures; the artist communicates through the canvas what the eyes cannot see but what the heart can feel. Macarena’s inspiration comes from life emotions that can only be seen with the heart.

Exhibit on view: Feb, 7 – April 20, 2018 

Paint in the Dark Workshop- April 10th, 10am Library Art Gallery 2nd Floor

“High Expectations with No Limitations” Lecture- April 10th, 12pm Library Rainbow Room 2nd Floor

South Texas College Pecan Library