Latino Arts
Press Release

Lation Arts’ Spring 2015 Season

Lineup Showcases Local & International Performing and Visual Arts Talent

By - Jan 28th, 2015 09:50 am

MILWAUKEE – January 28, 2015 – The upcoming performances and exhibitions presented by Latino Arts exemplify the diversity of artistic capacity within our community and beyond! Our Latino Arts Auditorium will host a youth guitar competition at The Second Annual Guitar Festival, the winners of which will share the stage with internationally renowned guitarists, before welcoming the warm Colombian sounds of Grupo Rebolú.

The spirit of Tango that Latino Arts stirred up last season lives on through February in the Latino Arts Gallery with Tango Colores Pacia Sallomi, with Visiones Tomando Vuelo by Vivian Vivas shifting gears to an exploration of nature and culture in March. Our third annual presentation of artwork from Bruce-Guadalupe Community School students, The Big Idea III: Envisioning, closes the spring season and take us through summer.

To see or hear a preview of an upcoming exhibition or performance in the Gallery or Auditorium, visit Connect with Latino Arts on Facebook at and follow @latinoartsinc on Twitter.


The Second Annual Guitar Festival

Friday, February 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Presented by the Latino Arts Strings Program, the Second Annual Guitar Festival will feature a youth guitar competition (Saturday, January 31), the winners of which will perform in a concert with world-renowned classical guitarists Nemanja Ostojic and Edel Muñoz, who is also teaches guitar for the Latino Arts Strings Program. Master classes moderated by international talent will take place for competition registrants on the morning of Saturday, February 7.

Tickets: – General Admission $10, Seniors (60+) and Full-Time Students $8. Admission to the concert plus enrollment in the competition and master class is $25 per person; advanced reservations close Thursday, January 29 ( For questions about the competition and master class, contact Sara d’Ippolito at

Grupo Rebolú
Friday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Student Matinees: Thursday, March 12 at 10:30 a.m. & Friday, March 13 at 10:30 a.m.

Childhood friends Ronald Polo and Morris Cañate wanted to promote the rich traditional music of their ancestors—the Afro-descendants of Colombian’s Caribbean coast, so they created Grupo Rebolú. From traditional songs to original compositions that remain faithful to these ancestral roots, their music is rich in energy, history, and danceability.

Tickets: http://gruporebolu.mivoz.comGeneral Admission $15, Seniors (60+) and Full-Time Students $10, $8 per student in groups of 10 or more. Dinner & A Show includes a General Admission ticket to the performance and the Friday fish buffet in Café el Sol (beverages and gratuity not included) for $25. Ticket prices for student matinee performances in the Latino Arts Auditorium: $12 Adults & Seniors, $8 Students & Kids (3 Years and Older).

Tickets for performances in the Latino Arts Auditorium are now available to be purchased online safely and conveniently through an exclusive collaboration with


Tango Colores
by Pacia Sallomi
On display through February 27
Tango requires interdependence between its participants, a silent conversation communicated through subtleties that are proposed and disposed by the dancers. Pacia Sallomi, an art professor at Carroll University, creates paintings that depict the juxtapositions of Tango that mirror the polarities of life and pay homage to the dance of invention that is both active and receptive.

Visiones Tomando Vuelo
by Vivian Vivas
March 13 – May 22
Born and raised in Venezuela, Vivian Vivas began her artistic career studying architecture at the Central University of Venezuela, where she also developed her passion for photography. Visiones Tomando Vuelo [Visions Taking Flight] is a study of culture, nature, and wildlife, much of which is the observation and photographing of birds at the Horicon Marsh Wildlife Refuge.

Opening Reception: Friday, March 13 | 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

The Big Idea III: Envisioning
June 25 – August 25
The Big Idea III: Envisioning celebrates Bruce-Guadalupe Community School’s 3rd through 8th grade students’ artistic knowledge and skill as demonstrated through the ALMA (Avanzando Lectura y Matematicas a traves del Arte/Advancing Literacy and Math Through Art) Program.

The range of students’ ALMA experiences during the 2014-2015 school year will be on display including curriculum, information about visiting artists, images of lessons in progress, and student artworks. From 2010-2014, ALMA was largely made possible by an Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination grant from the U.S. Department of Education. In 2014, the College Board recognized ALMA for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts, in the category of Arts Integration.

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 25 | 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Exhibitions in the Latino Arts Gallery are open Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. for a suggested donation of $1 per person.

Educational Workshops

Introduction to Argentine Tango
Thursday, February 19 & Friday, February 20 : 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of Tango Argentino! If you can walk, you can dance! Instructed by internationally-renowned dancer and musician Jacques Saint-Cyr, these workshops will offer students hands-on coaching in principles of Tango including the connection between partners, different walking steps, and pivot techniques called ochos. Gallery tour included.
Registration required. $8 per student.

For more information, visit the For Teachers page on

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. More information is available at

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