Afro-Latinos in New York celebrate with a multi-media arts show.
|Olmec figure with African features|
|Afro-Latino multimedia arts exhibit|
Today, many Afro-Latinos in the United States enjoy the freedom of celebrating the two cultures, which many see as one, while others choose to identify with one or the other. Being "Black History Month," the Afro-Latino American Crossroads, a multimedia arts show, celebrated both cultures through live music, painting and poetry performances as well as a traditional blessing ritual. It took place February 16th through February 25th, at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center - Abrazo Interno Gallery in NYC.
|Angel Rodriguez and Mia Roman Hernandez|
|Carmen Mojica Fabian|
Curator of the exhibit was Mia Roman Hernandez, A Puerto Rican-American (NuyoRican) New York based artist, teaching artist, lecturer, entrepreneur, founder of the women’s creative network Chamaca Arts and participant of the Afro – Latino American Crossroads Art Exhibit. Exhibiting artists included: Dylcia Pagan, Mia Roman Hernandez, Yasmin Hernandez, Helene Ruiz, Pete Rodriguez, Juan Carlo Suazo, Ezequiel Jimenez, Amanda Mathews, Nia Siacara Andino, Jose Rios, Marthalicia Matarrita. Performing artists included: Peggy Robles Alvarado, Carmen Mojica Fabian, Angel Rodriguez, with Spiritual Blessings by Maximus.
About Mia Roman Hernandez
To learn more about curator Mia Roman Hernandez and see more of her work, visit her website at www.artsbymia.com.