Celebración del arte Latino, is the second of two new exhibitions on display at the Beaumont Art League this October. Celebración del arte Latino celebrates the rich and multifaceted cultures of Beaumont and Southeast Texas Latino communities.

The exhibit, on display October 1 through October 28, highlights artwork from local artists that reflects related cultural experiences.

Featured artists include: Ines Alvidres, David Flores, Arnulfo Hernandez, Cynthia Hernandez, Melody Montero-Ortiz, and Yolanda Perez along with many other local artists contributing culturally related works. 

“The City of Beaumont has a thriving Latino community that makes up close to 15% of the city's population. We are infused with such rich cultures and traditions spanning from descendants of Mexico, Cuba, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Dominican, and numerous other heritages,” says Bridget M. Johnson, Board President. “We are really excited to bring this new exhibit to our community.”

An opening reception for Celebración del arte Latino is scheduled for Saturday, October 8, 2016. 

A children’s workshop will be held on Saturday, October 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. where participants will create colorful piñatas. On Thursday, October 20, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the Beaumont Art League will screen Visiones: Latino Art & Culture, Episode 3. 

All events are free and open to the public.

Established in 1943, the Beaumont Art League is the oldest art organization in Southeast Texas, and was instrumental in the development of the arts in Southeast Texas. The League is open Wednesday through Saturday, 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm and by appointment.

For more information about the Beaumont Art League, call (409) 833-4179 or visit beaumontartleague.org

Photo by: Andy Coughlan, Lamar University.