Long Island Now
Hempstead Village to celebrate Latino art
Sunday May 29, 2011 1:00 PM By Aisha Al-Muslim
Local Hispanic artists will help transform Hempstead Village Hall into an art gallery for the month of June.
The art that will be on display is from Hispanic artists in the community and the Ikarus Gallery, an online community of Latino artists that showcases the work of Hispanic artists throughout North, South and Central America.
The “Our Cultural Connections” series will begin Saturday with an exhibit titled “Multicultural Color: Heritage, Diversity, and Integration” at Village Hall from noon to 4 p.m. A reception will feature poet Santiago Miranda and Salvadoran pianist Juan Guerra.
“The unique blend of people represented in Hempstead provides great local diversity in our community that is so often reflected in the arts,” Mayor Wayne J. Hall Sr. said in a statement. “This series is a wonderful opportunity to provide exposure to our local diverse artists and to give our residents who do not frequent museums often the opportunity to access art that they may not otherwise see.”
The first exhibit will run through the end of June. The series of exhibits will continue through the year.