Artist: Horowitz Center Galleries in partnership with Ambiciones and the SJEC
Reception: Thursday, September 28, 2023 06:00 PM
Gallery: The Rouse Company Foundation Gallery
Gallery Dates: September 15, 2023 – October 29, 2023

Road to the Arts Reception: Thursday, September 21, 5-8 p.m. in collaboration with the Howard County Arts Council.

Artist Statement:

Te invitamos a celebrar nuestra Herencia Hispana explorando la trayectoria de nuestros profesores, empleados, estudiantes y ex alumnos a través de la reflexión artística.

Presented in partnership with HCC’s Ambiciones program and the HCC Social Justice and Equity Center, “Nuestra Herencia” is a group exhibition featuring the work of Hispanic and Latinx students, faculty, and professional artists. “Nuestra Herencia” translates to “Our Heritage,” encompassing the diversity, inherent traditions, and emotional expression of the Latinx artists in various mediums. The exhibition is an opportunity for invited artists of Hispanic and Latinx descent to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by exploring their journey through artistic reflection, demonstrating a range of ages and experiences through the work of HCC faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Each unique artwork reflects an introspective journey derived from their cultural duality, struggles, and accomplishments.

One goal of Nuestra Herencia is to expose the idea of visual arts as a career for the Hispanic/Latinx community at HCC. The exhibition will include both professional and student artists. Participating student Deb Araujo is excited for the opportunity to display her work. “This exhibition is important to me because, as a child, I never saw art created by people who looked like me, shared my heritage, or had similar experiences. I remember watching shows but seeing little representation. This had a significant impact on me during my formative years, and I thought I could never become an artist, poet, or photographer when I grew up. Being invited to this event and seeing people of all backgrounds recognized and acknowledged brings joy to my heart and inner child.”

A student panel is scheduled for Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 5 p.m. in Monteabaro Recital Hall, followed by a reception from 6-8p.m.

An additional reception celebrating the work in both galleries is scheduled for Thursday, September 21, 5-7p.m. in collaboration with the Howard County Arts Council’s Road to the Arts.

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