The Hispanic Arts Initiative, which creates awareness and appreciation of Latino culture through the use of arts and education, will sponsor its third annual art exhibit beginning September 5. Titled Punto de Vista, Latino Perspectives III, it will be held at Delta Arts Center, 2611 New Walkertown Road, and run through October 25.
An opening reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held Friday, September 5, from.6-8:00 p. m. Exhibiting artists will be present. Elaborately costumed dancers will perform traditional Latino dances and refreshments will be served.
The Hispanic Arts Initiative is a funded partner of The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County and receives grants in both Operational Support and Arts in Education categories. María H. Sánchez-Boudy, the Initiative’s Executive Director, said that the organization made the decision to create a “high-visibility signature event series” that would have broad community cultural impact and bring together diverse audiences. “We launched Punto de Vista – Latino Perspectives (A Cultural Journey Through Art).to build bridges of cross cultural understanding that would enrich the lives of both Latino and non-Latino populations in our community,” she said. “We are delighted that this is a collaborative effort with Delta Fine Arts which is so respected here in Winston-Salem and shares our desire for cultural interaction and understanding.”
Visual art for Latino Perspectives III will be selected by an Hispanic Arts Initiative panel and include works by Latino artists from across the state of North Carolina. It will feature non-representational works as well as art devoted to traditional Latino themes and painting techniques. “The diversity of work being created by Latino artists among us is amazing,” said Sanchez-Boudy, “and reflects the energy and innate creative talent of our Latino heritage. We are very proud of this fact and delighted to have an opportunity to use Latino art to give the community at large a look at our culture and rich artistic heritage.”