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Palmetto Luna Arts LogoCelebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with free events that explore and share Hispanic history and culture through art, dance, poetry, and more. This series is generously supported by Palmetto Luna Arts.

Visit hispanicheritagemonthsc.com for complete listing of related events in the community.

Hispanic Heritage Month Exhibit

Exhibit

Sep 1-Oct 31, Hughes Main Library
Drop in for a visit to this free exhibit. Local Hispanic artists display their work in various media. Email or call 864-527-9293 for more information.

Exhibit Artists

Ana Córdoba
Ana Córdoba

Ana Córdoba is an artist born in Bogotá, Colombia. Coming from a family rich with creativeness, art played a major role in Ana's life since she was a little girl. After moving to the United States, her passion for art and her creativity drove her to pursue a degree in Graphic Design at USC Upstate. While at USC Ana also minored in Art History.

Having moved to the United States at age 21, Ana's art has been influenced by both her native country and her adoptive one. Working with a variety of media, the canvas is a record of Ana’s experience with the medium and color as she employs bold, rich colors, mixed media, her favorite impasto technique characterized with spontaneous knife-strokes and textured paintings, to create an emotional tableaux from an abstract expressionist manner, to surrealist imagery.

As an artist, rather than one single subject serving as inspiration, Ana's practice covers an entire spectrum of topics of her interest, where she aims to promote messages about her Hispanic heritage, feminism, spirituality, the environment, and equality, among others. Ana believes that an artist has the tools to communicate with a language she considers universal: art. Ana Córdoba currently resides in Spartanburg, South Carolina where she hopes to spread her message: Choose Love.

Carolina Mascarin
Carolina Mascarin

Carolina Mascarin is a photographer based in Charleston SC since 2003.

Carolina was born in Bogotá, Colombia on March 18, 1979. She has a BA in Social Communication and Journalism from the Universidad Libertadores in Bogotá with a specialization in investigative journalism.

The art of communication runs in her family. Her passion for photography first developed when her uncle, a painter and photographer, loaned her his camera for a project in college. Since then, the lens has been an inspiration for this communicator and storyteller.

Carolina has lived in Bogotá, Colombia and in the US having spent time in Henniker, NH and Brooklyn NY. She currently resides in Charleston, SC where she met her husband, Jamie. Together they have three beautiful boys Matteo, Jacob and Lucas.

Sara Montero-Buria
Sara Montero-Buria

I was born in Tijuana, Mexico—a city brimming with wildly unconventional creativity and people. In 1999 my family moved to Greenville, SC. I was 14 and had a rough start here as a talkative teenager who all the sudden could no longer communicate. After miraculously graduating from high school (and learning English along the way), I attended Bob Jones University, where I was assured I earned a B.A. in International Relations.

I am the Director of Marketing & Communications for the Hispanic Alliance, an internationally-recognized nonprofit that harnesses the power of volunteerism and collaboration to advance Hispanic communities across the Upstate. This endeavor is by far one of the most rewarding experiences of my life and I am immensely grateful to connect my profession to my passions. After hours, I volunteer with the Hispanic American Women’s Association where I work with an amazing group of women raising funds for college scholarships for Upstate Hispanic students.

It is impossible for me to separate my work from the other aspects of my life. The people and stories to which I am exposed fuel my efforts and provide me with infinite inspiration and drive.

I also find limitless inspiration in the rich culture of my birthplace. Because of its geopolitical location, Tijuana is an amalgamation of cultures, an optimistic metropolis that defines borders differently and perceives San Diego as an extension of herself. You can’t be a Tijuanense and not have a propensity for hope, ingenuity and color.

Speaking of color – I like them saturated, almost burn-my-retina bright. I am a fan of the work of colors such as Majorelle Blue and Rosa Mexicano. Right now, my craft is limited to playing around with paper, whether mâché or crêpe, but I dream of someday doing more serious things. Together with my family, I made a 12-foot paper mâché Catrina named Mariana. She made her debut at the Hispanic American Women’s Association’s gala in 2017 and has kept a busy schedule since then. At this point, I am more of a personal assistant / stylist to her. My most gratifying piece would be her crêpe flower headdress—each petal is cut, stretched and folded by hand, and it is worth every hour invested.

Check It Out: Adults

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Check It Out: Kids & Family

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Coco
Danza! : Amalia Hernández and el Ballet Folklórico de México
Tú Eres Mi Flor
¡El Gallo que no Se Callaba!

Call Me Tree / Llámame Árbol

Download free coloring sheets based on Maya Christina Gonzalez's picture book, Call Me Tree / Llámame Árbol!