Each year, the Greenville County Library System celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with special events and activities from Sep 15-Oct 15.
During 2020, this series was generously supported by Palmetto Luna Arts and the South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs and featured the following exhibit, events, and activities. Check back in the fall of 2021 to join in the fun next year.
Explore Hispanic Heritage Month Related Events from 2020
Home/Hogar: An Hispanic Heritage Month Exhibit featuring Aldo Muzzarelli and Jorge Rojas
Virtual Hispanic Heritage Month Exhibit 2020: Home/Hogar
Aldo Muzarrelli is a Venezuelan born Artist with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Central University of Venezuela. Aldo has worked as an illustrator at the Inter-American Center of Languages (CIDI-Caracas) and was an animator on several films produced by the Film Department at the University of Los Andes. He served for several years as Director of Culture of his hometown and taught at training workshops in fine arts all around Venezuela. He performed specialized studies in Spain (fresco painting techniques, restoration of paintings on canvas, stucco marble, dorados al agua Y estofados (fine gold), stained glass and grisailles), and frequented the atelier of the great Venezuelan master Abdón Romero. In 2010, Aldo created several monumental works for the Cathedral of San Pedro in Caracas, and he opened his own gallery in Tinaquillo. Aldo Muzzarelli has participated in individual and group exhibitions in Venezuela, the United States, Spain, and Italy; earning awards and recognition. He resides in Mauldin, SC., and his work has garnered 29 awards since his arrival in the U.S. in 2013.
Jorge Rojas is a Colombian artist. He was trained as a painter and draftsman by the master Dario Rojas and holds a degree from the National University of Medellín, as a teacher in plastic arts. Mr. Rojas completed large-format mural studies with the master Emilio Giovannotti, with an emphasis on the low enamel technique applied on ceramic surfaces.
Mr. Rojas has held individual exhibitions in Colombia, and internationally in various countries, including the United States, in the cities of Boston, Massachusetts, Miami, Florida, and New York.
He served as Professor of drawing and painting for 22 years, in multiple institutions in Colombia. He has completed more than 60 medium and large format mural pieces at universities and other institutions throughout the country. He is currently based in the city of Greenville, South Carolina.
Hispanic Heritage Month Activities
Activities for Kids
Out of kits
Diviértanse decorando calaveras de azúcar mientras aprenden sobre algunas tradiciones de El Día de los Muertos. Materiales disponibles hasta agotar existencias, o también pueden usar lo que tengan en casa.
Download & Color
Download free coloring sheets based inspired by papel picado--a Mexican folk art paper crafting technique.
Hispanic Heritage Month Reading Lists
Hispanic Heritage Month Playlist
Download or stream songs from our Freegal playlist for Hispanic Heritage Month.