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Celebrating Latin American Arts & Culture

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Historical Society of Central Florida presents the Third Annual Celebration of Latin American Arts and Culture. Join Central Florida artists representing several Latin American countries to view displayed artwork, watch live painting demonstrations and dance performances, listen to live music, and enjoy family-friendly crafts and activities. A special presentation by Dr. Fernando Rivera, associate professor of sociology at the University of Central Florida, discusses the important role of foodways and how they have impacted food culture in Florida. This program is presented in partnership with ‘Casa de Artes, Bienestar, Educacion, Turismo, Cultura, Artesanias y Literatura (CABETAL) by Beatriz Andrekovich.

Admission is free all day. Artist displays and demonstrations conclude at 2 p.m., all other activities conclude at 3 p.m. Performances will occur at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. by:
• Escuela de Bomba y Plena Tata Cepeda Puerto Rico
• Flamenco Alborea
• Mexico Lindo Folkloric Ballet Orlando
• Isla Danza Venezuela

Participating Artists include: Alberto Quintero, Ireene Napier, Carlos Azuaje, Arelys Quintero, Nelson Cardenas, Wendy Ramierz Escobar, and Andy Goliat.


“Capturing Chroma”: Celebrate Guillermo Gonzalez Carmarena’s colorful innovation—an adapter that allowed black and white camera to capture color. Participants will create a lenticular image to explore the differences between black-and-white and color television. Rhythms of Americas: Get hands-on with a rich array of traditional instruments that have shaped the vibrant melodies of countries across South America. And more!

The History Center validates 2 hours of library garage parking for program attendees. Members can receive 2 additional hours of parking. For current hourly rates, call the library garage at 407-246-3521 or use street-metered parking.

Funding for this program is provided in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the Historical Society of Central Florida. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

September 23 @ 10:00 am -
September 23 @ 3:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Dr. Fernando Rivera, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Central Florida Barbara Ortiz, Escuela de Bomba y Plena Tata Cepeda Puerto Rico Jenny and Ernesto Cabarello, Flamenco Alborea Antoniera Armas, Isla Danza Venezuela Gizela Maldonado, Mexico Lindo Folkloric Ballet Orlando
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Event Contact:

Katie Kelley
(407) 836-8580

Event Venue:

Orange County Regional History Center
65 E Central Blvd.
Orlando, Florida 32801
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Venue Phone:
(407) 836-8580

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