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Building Hispanic Heritage Through Art

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

2022-09-18 14:00:00 2022-09-18 15:00:00 America/New_York Building Hispanic Heritage Through Art Sharon Forks Library - Sharon Forks Meeting Room Side B

Sunday, September 18
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-09-18 14:00:00 2022-09-18 15:00:00 America/New_York Building Hispanic Heritage Through Art Sharon Forks Library - Sharon Forks Meeting Room Side B

Sharon Forks Library

Sharon Forks Meeting Room Side B

Art, architecture, and popular culture contribute to build a heritage and shared culture for Latin Americans residing in their birth countries and Hispanics living in the United States. Artworks by Diego Rivera, Jesus Rafael Soto, Frida Kahlo, Tarsila do Amaral, Rupert García, Carmen Lomas Garza, and Yehimi Cambrón, among many others, as well as Chicano Park in San Diego and the popular cartoon character Dora the Explorer resonate with emotions, ideas, and experiences of Latin Americans and Hispanic Americans. This presentation will discuss how all of these expressions have a role in building a shared cultural identity and heritage for Hispanics.

Coinciding with this program is an exhibit, housed at the Sharon Forks Library throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, highlighting the works of local Hispanic artists.

About Dr. Ana Pozzi

Dr. Pozzi Harris received her Ph.D. in art history from the University of Texas at Austin. She joined UNG in 2006 and is proud to be a long-standing member of the Department of Visual Arts.  She greatly enjoys teaching the history of art and art appreciation to the diverse and vibrant UNG student community. In 2021, Dr. Pozzi Harris received a UNG Teaching Excellence Award and an eHERO Award from eCampus, University System of Georgia. She is also the co-founder of TimeFrame - UNG Art History Club, where members explore how art contributes to build a sense of community and shared heritage.

Dr. Pozzi Harris organized the first UNG Hispanic Heritage Month Art Exhibition in fall 2021 and the second exhibition in September 2022. She is also the recipient of a 2022 LEAP grant for her project "The Hispanic and Latino/a Connection: real-word experiential learning for UNG art students and high school students in North Georgia." This project will be realized in Spring 2023 and will involve the creation of an art exhibition by UNG students with artworks made by students from eight North Georgia area high schools.

TAGS: | Guest Lecture | Culture | Art |

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