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Educating, Embracing, and Empowering Diversity.

An art exhibit to benefit higher education scholarships DACA students at Greenville Technical College.

Escrito el 11 Sep 2017
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GREENVILLE, SC. - Palmetto Luna Arts in Collaboration with the Hispanic Alliance is proud to present the art exhibit “Educating, Embracing, and Empowering Diversity” this coming Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 6 to 9 PM at the Clemson One Building located on 1 North Main Street, Greenville SC 29601.

The exhibit is organized to raise funds for higher education scholarships. All proceeds will benefit DACA students at Greenville Technical College.

Educating, Embracing, and Empowering Diversity art exhibit showcases the work of sixteen artists with a diversity of styles and techniques. Though each artist is inspired by a unique perspective based on their socio-political circumstances, life observations and dreams, all are linked by a common bicultural experience.

“This is the 3rd exhibition that Palmetto Luna Arts has organized to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Greenville” said Diana Farfán, Member of the Palmetto Luna Arts’ Board of Directors and Curator of this exhibit.

“The first exhibit was held on 2015 and included the works of five Latino artists. This year, the collective represents a total of sixteen Greenville-based artists from Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Honduras, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and four American-born. The growing number of Latino artists joining forces in the cultural life of Greenville is a clear proof that Palmetto Luna Arts continues to empower the presence of Latino art in the upstate and all across South Carolina.”

Participating artist include Dalia Delanuez, Yelitza Díaz, Diana Farfán, Paola Hogan, Luis Jaramillo, Vanessa Lindo, Yulian Martinez, Aldo Muzzarelli, Elaine Quave, David Rodriguez, Steven Soto, Angel Reese, Juan Vallejo, Ali van den Broek, Gloria Wilson, and Ricardo Zamudio. Proceeds from this exhibition will be donated to the Greenville Technology Foundation to be allocated for scholarships to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) students.

“There’s no doubt that Latinos are part of an evolving culture that challenges expectations and stereotypes, and what brings us together is our desire to help build a more equitable, fair and accepting community” said Diana Farfan “We are very excited for this exhibition. We specially love to be supporting our Latino youth on their quest for higher education. Our DREAM has always been to make art an important tool for positive social change”

Wilfredo Leon
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