Beck Center to Host Opening Night Reception, 9/14
Beck Center for the Arts in collaboration with the Hispanic Cultural Center will host an opening reception 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, September 14, 2012, for Hispanic Heritage, Hispanic Art, a contemporary art exhibition featuring the distinctive artworks of 13 Hispanic artists. Guests will be the first to see the exhibit, meet the artists, enjoy food, music, and cash bar. Hispanic Heritage, Hispanic Art will be on display in the Jean Bulicek Galleria at Beck Center through October 14. For gallery hours, call Customer Service at 216.521.2540, ext. 10. Beck Center is located at 17801 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood. Free onsite parking is available.
The Hispanic Art, Hispanic Heritage exhibition features the unique works of the following area artists: Augusto Bordelios, Bruno Casiano, Hector Castellanos, Maria Dejesus Paz, Gabriel Gonzalez, Angelica Pozo, Maria Pujana, Alejandro Rivera, Dante Rodriquez, Bess Rodriquez Richard, Will Sanchez, Jose Vasquez, and Hector Vega. “By showing the works of local Hispanic artists during this year's Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration,” commented Maria Pujana, former Beck Center board member and participating artist, “Beck Center is helping viewers to read the biography of each artist through his or her present work, and allowing them to speculate on the artist's future works.”
Beck Center is also pleased to present Esperanza’s Youth Artists, an exhibition that grew out of a series of summer workshops led by artists from American Greetings. For six weeks, a different artist guided a group of 20 youth-program participants from Esperanza, Inc., a Cleveland area non-profit that promotes Hispanic educational achievement. The young artists explored a variety of artistic techniques, including mask making, collage, and block printing. This exhibit will be on display in the Skylight Gallery at Beck Center and run concurrently with Hispanic Heritage, Hispanic Art in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Founded in 1985, the Hispanic Cultural Center of Cleveland is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve and develop the Hispanic Cultures in Greater Cleveland through the arts. With nearly 1250 members from 21 Hispanic countries, the center is one of the most diverse Hispanic organizations in Cleveland. It acts as a liaison with groups and individuals who request programs, artists, sources, and information pertaining to the Hispanic community.
For information about upcoming art exhibits at the Beck Center, visit our website at beckcenter.org.
Beck Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that offers professional Theater Productions, arts education programming in dance, music, theater, visual arts, early childhood, creative arts therapies, outreach programs, and gallery exhibits featuring local, regional and International Artists.