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Friday, December 2, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Art Exhibit opens this week at Brick City Center for the Arts

A new art exhibit celebrating the creativity, inspiration, cultural heritage, and contributions of Ocala/Marion County’s growing Hispanic and Latinx community is opening later this week at the Brick City Center for the Arts.

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

Marion Cultural Alliance’s upcoming Hispanic Heritage Art Exhibit will feature multi-media works of art made by six Hispanic artists who now call Central Florida their home. The participating artists include Amy Alvarado / Alva Boutique (fashion); Ed Pérez Pérez (painting); Cristina Rodríguez (painting); Fabiola Asuaje (audiovisual); Saul Reyes (photography); and Alma Lugo (painting).

The exhibit will also include a special In Memoriam section featuring the art of Carlos Juan Vázquez Cruz.

On Friday, September 2, the exhibit will kick off with an Artists’ Reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., featuring Spanish guitar music by Nino Castañeda, cocktails, tapas, and more.

The exhibit will be on display from Friday, September 2 through Saturday, October 1 at MCA’s Brick City Center for the Arts, which is located at 23 SW Broadway Street in Ocala. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public. The gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

According to MCA, additional events will also be held throughout the month, including Yoga in the Gallery with Mónica Garcés and a salsa class provided by Baila Caliente Ocala.

For more information, please contact Marion Cultural Alliance via phone (352-369-1500) or email ([email protected]); or visit the Marion Cultural Alliance website.