APOYA TU CULTURA, APOYA LAS ARTES,
APOYA TU NACION
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jackie DiBella
Office: (516) 829-8374
P R E S S R E L E A S E
OUR CULTURAL CONNECTIONS SERIES KICKS OFF JUNE 4:
MULTICULTURAL COLOR: HERITAGE, DIVERSITY AND INTEGRATION
Local Hispanic Artists Help Transform Hempstead Village Hall
The Village of Hempstead continues to shine as a beacon of ethnic and cultural diversity. Mayor Wayne J. Hall Sr. invites residents and surrounding neighbors of all ages to the free Our Cultural Connections art series kick-off exhibit entitled Multicultural Color: Heritage, Diversity, and Integration at Village Hall Saturday, June 4, from 12-4 p.m. Poet Santiago Miranda and Salvadorean pianist Juan Guerra will also be providing entertainment.
“The unique blend of people represented in Hempstead provides great local diversity in our community that is so often reflected in the arts,” said Mayor Hall. “This series is a wonderful opportunity to provide exposure to our local diverse artists and to give our residents who do not frequent museums often the opportunity to access art that they may not otherwise see.”
The art on display is a collective of Hispanic artists from the Hempstead Community and the Ikarus Gallery, an online community of Latino artists that showcases the work of Hispanic artists throughout North, South and Central America. Featured artists include Maria Dolores Torres, Ana Maria Hoyos, Maria Teresa Azucena, Luis C. Velasquez, Reynaldo Martinez Pardo, Ikarus-Shirley Arts Academy (Childs), Carlos Sanchez, Galo Urbina, Jaime Cruz, Jorge A. Guzman.
While the reception event is a one-day affair, Multicultural Color: Heritage, Diversity, and Integration will run through the end of June. The Our Cultural Connections exhibits will run throughout the rest of the year.
For more information, please call 516-489-3400, ext. 286 or 264 or visit http://www.villageofhempstead.org/.
MAYOR WAYNE J. HALL, Sr., AND THE HEMPSTEAD BOARD OF TRUSTEES INVITE THE COMMUNITY TO AN OPENING RECEPTION
"OUR CULTURAL CONNECTIONS’ VILLAGE HALL ART EXHIBIT"
DATE: SATURDAY, JUNE 4TH, 2011
TIME: 12 PM – 4 PM
EVENT: OPENING RECEPTION FOR ARTISTS AND EXHIBIT, music and cultural entertainment, plus wine and cheese, light refreshments
EXHIBIT TITLE: MULTICULTURAL COLOR: HERITAGE, DIVERSITY AND INTEGRATION
This exhibit is a collective of Hispanic artists from the Hempstead Community and the Ikarus Gallery, an online community of Latino artists that showcases the work of Hispanic artists throughout Hempstead, America and South and Central America.
ARTISTS WORK ON EXHIBIT: Maria Dolores Torres, Ana Maria Hoyos, Maria Teresa Azucena, Luis C. Velasquez, Reynaldo Martinez Pardo, Ikarus-Shirley Arts Academy (Childs), Carlos Sanchez, Galo Urbina, Jaime Cruz, Jorge A. Guzman (Jguz)
ENTERTAINMENT: Poet Santiago Miranda, and Salvadorean pianist Juan Guerra.
LOCATION: VILLAGE HALL, 99 NICHOLS COURT, HEMPSTEAD, NY
THE EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO ALL. ADULTS AND CHILDREN ARE WELCOME.
BACKGROUND ON THE EVENT: This exhibit is the first in a series of ongoing exhibits planned for the Village hall throughout the oncoming year that will highlight the diverse cultures present in Hempstead, including the Hispanic, African American, African and Caribbean communities.
There are a number of highly talented and emerging artists in the Hempstead community. Some are renowned; some are beginning to gain recognition. The aim of the initiative is to make Village Hall into a living gallery for the work of our local artists and to integrate art into the everyday workspace.
It is also to provide the community access to art they may not otherwise see, particularly for individuals who may not visit museums regularly. The artists’ paintings are displayed in the Village Hall and as residents stop by to do their business they will have access to it.
Artwork will also be available for sale, for those who are interested in supporting the artists.
Residents seeking info on the event, please contact:
Max Smith – 516-489-3400, ext. 264 or Juanita Hargwood at 516-489-3400, ext. 286.