Hispanic Cultural art exhibit opens October 4

(09-29-2010)

Adams State College Community Partnerships art exhibit "Hispanic Cultural Arts", honoring the importance of heritage, opens October 4 through October 29. An artist reception is scheduled from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29.

October is nationally recognized as Hispanic Heritage Month. The exhibit blends historical Hispanic arts and crafts from the Luther Bean Museum with modern day works from private collections of Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico artisans. Bultos, retablos, santos and Rio Grande weaving,s which originated in the 1800s, will be displayed beside current interpretations of this cultural art. Community Partnerships is hosting this exhibit to illustrate the richness and evolution of Hispanic art. The artwork demonstrates the importance of storytelling for the people who made them and the value of traditions.

The gallery is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and is free to the public. ASC Community Partnerships is located on the corner of Main Street and Edgemont Boulevard in Alamosa, Colo. This event will be one of many activities celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month on the Adams State campus.

For more information, contact ASC Community Partnerships at 719-587-7869 or 719-587-8209.