The Latino Arts of
NE Ohio pay tribute to HHM
By Antonio Barrios, La Prensa Correspondent
Braving the dark skies and
the deluge of rain, the public came out to support local Latino
artists of Lorain and Cuyahoga Counties. On Oct 5, 2013, the
Lorain Arts Council celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month
with a Hispanic Art Exhibit that not only had the visual
arts on display but also the musical comment of superstar DJ
Vic Santana, who always amazes his fans with his collection
of music videos.
The excitement intensified
when the Peruvian dance troupe Raices del Perú took
center stage, dancing the traditional folkloric dance of their
native Perú. Wearing their original folk wear the young,
beautiful girls danced and swayed the crowd to enthusiastic
applauses at the end of each dance. Led by Mary Vargas of
Cleveland, the middle school aged girls smiled warmly at the
audience as they whirled around the Lorain Arts Council Gallery
The art that was exhibited
in the gallery was of a great variety of mediums, from the
incredible South Lorain native Carmelo Alvarez’s wooden
and stone sculptures (some weighing almost 80lbs.) to the light
and seductive fine-line drawings of Cleveland’s Mari Borrero.
One of the show favorites
was the SC Jiménez expressionist drawings with bold
strokes and geometrical angles; Jiménez captured the gaze of all
that had to stop and gaze at his paintings.
The delicate paper cut
outs of Michelle Hernández was something completely
different, using light to cast the shadows of her paper cut out
on the white walls she brought a 3D vision of her creative work.