Latino Arts
Press Release

Latino Arts, Inc. Provides Cultural Programming to Celebrate Black History Month & Women’s History Month!

 

By - Feb 2nd, 2021 11:30 am

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN (January 22, 2021) Spring into Hispanic culture with Latino Arts! We are thrilled to announce our Spring Programming lineup. Offering a variety of experiences, Latino Arts audiences ca enjoy the opportunity to tune into a virtual concert, paint & sip with friends while learning about the celebrations of Carnival, and even help to build cultural bridges between communities in a safe environment. This season is jam-packed, and we know you will not want to miss out on anything. So, come on this journey with us as we explore Hispanic heritage, discuss cultural relevancy, and have some fun too!

Performances:

Canciones del Alma: Celebrating the Latinx Voice through Music & Song
Virtual Concert Experience
Premieres Thursday, March 11, at 5:00 p.m.

We are kicking off Women’s History Month with an exclusive concert experience. Enjoy the sounds of a diverse collection of Latinx performing artists including Las Cafeteras, Panadanza Dance Company, Caro Pierotto and Rana Roman! This one-of-a-kind event will feature both local and nationally recognized female artists and friends of Latino Arts, Inc. as they share their talents to showcase the power of Hispanic women in the arts!

We are offering concert experience packages that will allow you to delve even deeper into celebrating the power and influence of female artists. Kits include concert access, LUNA- Collective art prints, and a specialty LUNA-Collective Latino Arts T-Shirt!

Exhibits:

Hyphenated Americans
Featuring the Artists & Friends of LUNA
March 5 – June 4

This powerful exhibit, curated by LUNA co-founder Katie Avila Loughmiller, composed of artists and friends of LUNA (Latinas Unidas en las Artes), explores what it means to be Latinx in the United States. Each piece is a personal representation of identity and culture through the eyes of the artist, demonstrating that there is no one-size fits all description for the Latinx population.

The exhibit explores the struggle and balance between finding camaraderie and community in the similarities between different Latinx cultures, and the fight against unique identities within the Latinx culture that are being erased.

  • March 9 – June 
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays: 4-5 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 11-1:30 p.m.

Educational Events:

Rooted in the Afro-Latin American Heritage
A Lunch & Learn Series
Thursday, February 11, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CST

Africa’s cultural imprint on Latin America is everywhere: in music, dance, religion, medicine, food, art and fashion. Join us in celebrating the African roots of Latin America, from Patagonia to Mesoamerica, the Andes and Amazonia to the Caribbean. Featured panelists include

Dr. Ermitte Saint Jacques, Fr. Esteban Redolad, Tania Espinoza Bonilla, and Carlos Adame.

Latinx Women in Art: From Self-Expressionism to Activism
A Lunch & Learn Series
Friday, March 19, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CST

The LUNA Collective of Milwaukee (Latinas Unidas en Las Artes) will share their thoughts on the power of art to inspire not only self-expressionism but to motivate activism in the community on a variety of issues important to the artists in the community. Join LUNA Co-Founder Katie Avila Loughmiller and members of this powerful collective who are creating and holding space for Latinx women in Milwaukee.

Hands-On Artistic Workshops:

Pinto Con Tinto: Carnival Masks & Boas Vibrações Thursday, February 16, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Latino Arts Auditorium

Carnival in Rio is all about the Boas Vibrações, meaning Good Vibes in Portuguese. Join Latino Arts on Fat Tuesday to unleash your inner artist and learn more about the cultural history behind the Carnival masks and the colorful Brazilian Celebration! This in-person evening of tinto (wine) sipping and hands-on painting activity will fill you with Boas Vibrações! Let Samba music inspire you as you paint your very own 3-D Carnival mask to take home! Enjoy tapas, wine, painting, and culture with Latino Arts, Inc.

  • Watch party of Canciones del Alma Virtual Concert & Pinto Con Tinto COMBO!!

Virtual Programming and Group Experiences:

African Caribbean Drumming: Rhythms from Our Hearts to Drums – Pre-Recorded Workshop
Available starting February 1, 2021

In honor of African American History Month, join teaching artist Babaceeloe as he shares the deep history of drumming in Afro-Caribbean culture and its African roots. This unique pre- recorded 1-hour workshop will be interactive, requiring participants to find a beat on any household or classroom item to feel and understand the power and deep meaning of the rhythms that have been part of the culture for generations. Great for any group or class looking to further their knowledge of Afro-Caribbean culture, especially during the month of February!

Virtual Latin Dance Workshops – Live
Available April 14-16, between 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Karlies Kelly, teaching and performing artist and founder of Panadanza Dance Company will demonstrate to your group a variety of Latin Dance genres from Salsa to Bachata. Participants will be on their feet and actively learning the rhythms of Latin Dance along with the history of the origins of each dance. Warmup of this guided workshop is great for the whole family, business or any school group by listening to our Salsa and Bachata playlists on Spotify. This workshop is literally learning in action!

Safety Requirements: Latino Arts, Inc. kindly asks that all persons entering the building observe the following guidelines:

  • Wear a face mask
  • Social Distancing: Keeping at least 6 feet apart
  • Wash your hands or use hand-sanitizer before entering the gallery or auditorium Latino Arts, Inc. will provide hand-sanitizing stations scattered around the facility
  • All visitors are required to do a no-touch temperature scan

All events now require pre-registration or ticket. At this time no walk-ins allowed.

The Latino Arts Auditorium & Gallery are located in the United Community Center at 1028 South 9th Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204.

About Latino Arts, Inc.

With roots going back more than 25 years, Latino Arts, Inc. was formally established in 1997. Since then, the organization has brought cultural awareness, artistic and educational experiences, and a diversity of Hispanic artists from throughout the Spanish-speaking world to share their talents with the greater Milwaukee community.

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