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Join Us for the 1st Gathering of the RI Latino Arts Network

In 2013 the Hispanic Heritage Committee will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary! The mission of our organization is to support Latino art, artists and cultural arts organization, and now we're taking it to heart by organizing community gatherings called the RI Latino Arts Network (RILAN).

The first event, which is scheduled for Friday, May 17, 5:00-7:00 pm at the John Hope Settlement House, 7 Thomas P. Whitten Way, Providence, RI 02909, is a joint effort between RI Latino Arts and Community MusicWorks where both organizations will seek to build community support for two exciting projects. At this time, RI Latino Arts will formally launch its new logo and name, and will announce its 2013 calendar of events featuring RI Latino artists.

Community MusicWorks (CMW) has commissioned Venezuelan composer Gonzalo Grau to create a violin concerto for acclaimed violinist Johnny Gandelsman (of the
Silk Road Project), who will perform a unique piece, entitled Fantasia de Guayaba Habanera, which combines Gonzalo's training as a classical musician and his experience of growing up with Latin music in Caracas.

This event is
FREE and open to the public, but space is limited so we strongly recommend that you sign up before it fills up.

To be included on our invitation list, write a note below or fill out the
Contact Form on this page.

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Goals of the Rhode Island Latino Arts Network:

  • To provide a venue and opportunities for persons to engage in dialogue and exchange ideas with a focus on Latino artists and the arts in Rhode Island.
  • To examine and explore the programming of arts activities that meet the needs of the Latino community.
  • To celebrate and feature individuals, projects and programs with a focus on Latino arts.
  • To generate connections across an expanding network of individuals and groups who embrace the mission and goals of the RI Latino Arts Network and the Hispanic Heritage Committee of RI.

The RI Latino Arts Network does not exist to replicate those arts and cultural organizations that are already fulfilling specific roles and capacities in the Latino community. Rather RILAN is meant to be a supportive group of individuals that provides an opportunity to expand the arts in community settings and help to provide connections that can assist anyone seeking to get involved with the RI Latino community and its cultural arts activities.

Invited guests will include people from many walks of life: artists, arts educators and professors, museum directors and educators, arts council and tourism representatives, gallery owners and community arts activists.

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