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Broward Community College to celebrate Hispanic heritage with art exhibit

Posted by Elena del Valle on October 27, 2006

“El Platanal” by Elizabeth Erazo Baez

“El Platanal” by Elizabeth Erazo Baez

Art: Elizabeth Erazo Baez

Six artists, from almost as many Latin countries, will display 29 works at a show called “Colors of Hispanic Heritage” from October through December 8, 2006. The exhibit can be seen at the Broward Community College administrative art space on the panoramic 12 floor of the Willis Holcombe Downtown Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Elizabeth Erazo Baez, a painter whose works will also be on display, will curate the show for the second year in a row. She has organized a mix of media, including photography and glass sculpture. The other exhibiting artists are Mirta Lopez, Lourdes Crosby, Mima Marin and Luis Matos, who hail from Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic.

The event is presented by the Broward Community College Board of Trustees, Viva Broward! and BCC President Dr. Larry Calderon. The artists are contributing several pieces for a silent auction that will be held for the benefit of ASPIRA, a nonprofit organization devoted to helping Latino youth.