Howland Displays Latino American Art Exhibit

BEACON – The Howland Cultural Center is proud and pleased to present seventeen Latino American artists of the Hudson Valley in Inclusion, an exhibition that will run through December 29.

An opening reception to which the public was invited to meet the artists was to take place on Saturday, December 7, but was postponed.

The annual celebration of Hispanic American History Month, recognized nationally each year, is normally celebrated during the month of September at the Howland. However this year, due to a contractor’s schedule for repairing and restoring the main room floor, this exhibition was moved to December.

Nevertheless, in no way does this move diminish the Howland’s emphasis in celebrating its 24th annual recognition of the enormous Hispanic American history and contributions made through the centuries. Eight Spanish speaking nations are represented by the artists in this exhibit: the Caribbean, Columbia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, and Spain…..Jose Acosta, Salvador Arellano, Edwin Batres, Aurelio Castano, Rafael Feliberti, Rafael Figueroa, Audrey Francis, Jose Gomez, Juan E. Gonzales-Soto, Maria Lago, Ramon Lascano, Raphael Lopez, Nestor Madalengoitia, Wilfredo Morel, Henry Nuhn, Joe Pimentel and
Maria del Pozo Slick.. Inclusion, provides a vast diversity of expression and creativity with the artists’ works of paintings, sculptures, and photography. Many of the artists are well-known in the Hudson Valley and have been the recipients of awards as prestigious as the Dutchess County Executive’s Award, Who’s Who in Women Artists, and invited to show in galleries, museums, and consulates nationally and internationally. Also, the works of several artists are in permanent museum collections.

The Howland Cultural Center takes pride and pleasure in drawing attention to the diversity and talents of Latino American artists, and in celebrating the rich, cultural traditions of generations of Hispanics which have had profound and positive influences on the development, character, and success of this nation.

The 2010 National Census reported that people of Hispanic-Latino origin numbered over 50 million or 16% of the national population indicating they are the nation’s largest minority group. With the Census to take place in 2020, new statistics are anticipated with great interest.

Art Gallery hours at the Howland Cultural Center are 1:00 – 5:00 pm every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday

For further information and/or directions, please call the Howland Cultural Center at (845) 831-4988.

The Howland Cultural Center is located at the east end of Main Street (477) , Beacon, NY.

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