Tagged: highlights

National Hispanic Heritage Month highlights the people, histories, cultures and contributions

Sep. 15—Over the next 30 days, we will celebrate the people, histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

Every year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct.15.

The observation of National Hispanic Heritage Month began 53 years ago as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan expanded the observation to cover a 30-day period starting on Sept. 15 and ending on Oct. 15. It was enacted into law on Aug. 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law

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Gantt Center exhibit in Charlotte, NC highlights Black art

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“Visual Vanguard: An Exhibition of Contemporary Black Carolina Artists” is on view at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture through Jan. 17, 2022.

Charlotte artist Carla Aaron-Lopez, one of 25 artists invited to be part of the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture’s first biennial, would rather talk about other artists than her own work.

When asked to name a couple of artists she admires, the CMS Whitewater Middle School art teacher got excited: “It’s a definite yes for Jermaine Powell.

“He is communicating a message of how he

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PAMM’s “Heaven’s Gate” highlights Miami summer art

If you needed confirmation that we’re finally coming out of the dark, just look to Miami’s cultural scene.

The Cleveland Orchestra has announced its return to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, with two weekends of performances in January 2022. Miami City Ballet plans to release a schedule of live performances for fall and winter later this summer.

As for the visual arts, there’s no need to wait. Nearly all the museums are open and galleries are debuting new shows, providing plenty of air-conditioned relief for the heat weary.

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Detail from Marco Brambilla’s “Heaven’s Gate” video collage, showing
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Mural project highlights art by Erie’s new Americans

Erie Arts & Culture received a grant from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art to provide opportunities for Erie artists from Muslim countries so they may gain wider recognition here.

The grant funded school-based residencies, public performances and digital media training for 12 artists, some of whom came to Erie as refugees.

Henna artist Nialwak Athow, second from right, shows off her mural on Lake Erie International Market,  601 Brown Ave. With her are Kelly Armor, center, folklorist in residence for Erie Arts & Culture, which received a grant for the project; Mary Elizabeth Meier, left, art education professor at Edinboro University, and her daughter, Abigail Meier; and Jennifer Peters, art educator in the Fort LeBouef School District. Mary Elizabeth Meier and Peters helped with the mural.

Kelly Armor, Erie Arts & Culture’s folklorist in residence, is quick to share news of the grant.

“Especially during COVID, when so much has been canceled, you can still visit these shops, see the art, and support a local business while literally tasting the bounty of

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