Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by visiting an art exhibit, enjoying a story time, making a craft, and more. During 2020, this series of events was generously supported by Palmetto Luna Arts and the South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs. Visit Hispanic Heritage Month SC for a complete listing of related events in the community.


If the World Were Not Like It Is by Aldo Muzzarelli. Acrylic on canvas with wood and nails.

Home/Hogar: An Hispanic Heritage Month Exhibit featuring Aldo Muzzarelli and Jorge Rojas 

Virtual Art Exhibit

 

Meet the Artists

Aldo Muzzarelli

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

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

YouTube Classes for Kids

 

Activities for Kids

  • Out of kits
    Enjoy decorating sugar skulls and learning about traditions practiced during Day of the Dead. Materials provided while supplies last. Or use your own.

    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


Freegal playlist for Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month Playlist

Download or stream songs from our Freegal playlist for Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Sponsors

A special thank you to these organizations who helped make possible these Hispanic Heritage Month offerings at the Library!

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