The works of Hispanic art students from Jefferson High School will kick off Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette’s celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. On Monday, Sept. 16, at 4:30 pm, a program and reception will be held in the Grand Hall of Ivy Hall on Ivy Tech’s Lafayette campus. The art will remain on display during National Hispanic Heritage Month that runs through October 15.
“Through art, the students are able to build and maintain their sense of identity, share their personal stories, and celebrate differences, said Mara Battiste, an art teacher at Jefferson. “Their experience is invaluable to the development of a realistic, well rounded, and empathetic world view. I have always felt extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to mentor interesting, talented, creative young people coming from a wide variety of backgrounds,”
Other events scheduled at the college for National Hispanic Heritage Month include:
A Rising Voice: Afro-Latin Americans is a four part film series that covers the topics of civil rights, affirmative action and apartheid in Nicaragua, Brazil and Cuba. Screening times and locations are: Friday, Sept. 20 at 11:30 am in Ivy Hall rm. 1114; Friday, Sept. 27 at 11:30 am in Ivy Hall Rm. 1114; Friday, Oct. 4 at 11:30 am in Ivy Hall Rm. 114; and Friday, October 11 at 11:30 am in Griffin Hall, 131. The film series is made available courtesy of the Miami Herald.
Quest for College is an outreach to Latino families in the greater Lafayette community. Presentations will be given on how to apply for college, ways to finance a college education, and why college is important. The event will be held in Ivy Hall in the Lilly Rooms on Tuesday, Oct. 15th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The event is free and a dinner is included. Interested families must RSVP to Rosemary Cheek at email@example.com or (765) 269-5240, or to Veronica Jalomo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-742-0191.
About Ivy Tech
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities. In addition, its courses and programs transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.
CUTLINES FOR STUDENT ART EXAMPLES PROVIDED
Remembering Houston by Isaac Carlos, chalk pastel on paper, is a self-portrait with Houston TX in the background, his place of residence before moving to Lafayette.
My Father’s Presence by Selina Gaeta, a digital montage created by layering scanned 35 mm film, and is from a series called “Mi Herencia” previously shown at the Lala Gallery.
Homeless by Katty Luna, charcoal and chalk on cardboard that was shown in the Artist’s Own High School Art Show.