Adams State Hispanic Heritage Month

(09-24-2009)

Adams State College and community will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with "Compartiendo Tradiciones" a variety of events have been scheduled including two art exhibits, "Recuerdos y Reflexiones", and "Dia de Los Muertos" opening October 5 and continue through October 30 in the ASC Community Partnerships Gallery. Hours are 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Mondays through Friday, with no admission fee. Along with the exhibit's reception a book signing for Grave Images of the San Luis Valley, by Kathy T. Hettinga, is from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, in the ASC Community Partnerships Gallery, located on the corner of Main St. and Edgemont Blvd.

Deborah Martinez Martinez from Pueblo and Emerita Romero-Anderson from Alamosa will tell stories during Noche de Cuentos at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, in the Adams State Nielsen Library second floor commons. This event is free of charge and biscochitos will be provided.

California Slam Poet, Mark Gonzales, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12 in the Adams State Theater Building. His presentation, "From Indigenous to Indigo" is a free event.

Music by guitarristas, Roberto Capocchi, Santa Fe, and Adams State music students will delight the audience at a free concert starting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in Leon Recital Hall. Free music continues with La Familia Vigil, from El Rito, N.M., featuring songwriter and musician Cipriano Vigil at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, in Leon Recital Hall.

Friday, October 23, is Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center production, "La Carpa de Los Rasquachis" at 8 p.m. in the Adams State Theater Building. To reserve a ticket call 719-587-TIXX.

The final event is Noche de Bailes featuring Espiritu Maya/La Banda, Salsa Latin Ballroom, Semillas de La Tierra at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 in Carson Auditorium.

Adams State College sponsors include Office of the Provost, Grizzly Activities Board, ASC Community Partnerships, Developmental Education, Institutional Research, Student Engagement and Success, First Year Interest Groups, El Parnaso, Extended Studies, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, and the Hispanic Heritage Committee. Community sponsors for Hispanic Heritage Month events include the San Luis Valley Federal Bank, and Valley Wide Health Systems Inc. & Partners.