Hispanic Arts Council of
PROMOTING THE EXCELLENCE OF THE HISPANIC CULTURE THROUGH ARTS & EDUCATION!
It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to Mrs. Rosa Schwarz, former President of the Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis and Honorary Consul of Peru in St Louis for many years, who passed away on March 5th, 2018. Rosa, a beloved Peruvian lady was a beacon of hope to so many Hispanics in St. Louis, always helping the one in need, no matter who that person was, she would go out of the way to provide for them. A generous spirit and promoter of the arts, Rosita, as we liked to affectionately call her, in her capacity as President for the Hispanic Arts Council from 1996 to 2012, helped bring to St. Louis high profile Hispanic artists and sponsored concerts and arts exhibits. For her inspiring role in the St. Louis Hispanic Community she received many awards and recognitions, such as the ORDEN Al MÉRITO DEL SERVICIO DIPLOMÁTICO DEL PERU JOSÉ GREGORIO PAZ SOLDÁN in 2010 from the Peruvian Government. We will miss Rosita’s smile, happy spirit, generosity, and love for Flamenco music, but we will always have her in our hearts. Requiescat in Pace.