Hispanic Arts, Culture & Education 

Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS HISPANIC CALENDAR 

FOR JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019 FROM ALL OF US AT THE HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL OF ST LOUIS! 

THE ST LOUIS SCIENCE CENTER PRESENTS THE DOCUMENTARY 'CUBA: JOURNEY TO THE HEART OF THE CARIBBEAN' AT THE OMNIMAX1


The St Louis Science Center Presents the Documentary Film: 'Cuba: Journey to the Heart of the Caribbean' at the Omnimax. A unique immersive journey across breathtaking landscapes, beachscapes and cityscapes. Experience a land of spectacular beauty that’s home to people renowned for their passion. From pristine coral reefs to intoxicating music and spellbinding dancing, viewers will get to see the island through the unique lens of Cuban themselves – artists, scientists and historians.

Watch the preview above.Film showing in Spanish twice a week on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Saturdays at 4 p.m. There are no captions or subtitles. 

For tickets and more information visit: https://www.slsc.org/omnimax-films/cuba/











UNIVISION, LA CADENA DE TELEVISION, INVITA A PADRES DE ESTUDIANTES EN LA ESCUELA SECUNDARIA A UN GRUPO DE DISCUSION EL 26 DE ENERO A LAS 2:30PM!


Univision, La cadena de television en espanol, invita a la comunidad hispana de St Louis a participar en una charla comunitaria. La charla esta organizada para padres de estudiantes de secundaria residentes del área metropolitana de St. Louis el sabado, 26 de enero de 2:30 p.m. a 4:30 p.m. en las oficinas de la Cámara de Comercio Hispana.

Refrescos y almuerzo seran brindados. Los niños no pueden asistir a la reunion.

Para asistir, debe registrarse online en el enlace que encontrara en nuestra pagina de Facebook:  

www.facebook.com/hispanicartscouncilstl


Para mas informacion, llame a la Camara de Comercio Hispana al (314) 664-4432 o consulte el volante adjunto.


Nominate a Hispanic Woman who Excels in Leadership and Volunteer Work in the St Louis Community for the 'Woman of Achievement Award 2019'!


Do you know a HIspanic woman who has a record of achievement and leadership in one or more areas of volunteer service within the St. Louis metropolitan region?
If you know a Hispanic woman who has made an outstanding or extraordinary contribution as a volunteer, over and above her professional responsibilities, that has helped to address a pertinent need, problem or issue, or has made a difference that improves the quality of life for others within the metro St. Louis area, she is the perfect candidate for the 2019 Woman of Achievement Award.

For more information on how to make the nomination, visit:
https://woastl.org/nominate/



Filme Documental: 'Cuba: Viaje al Corazon del Caribe' en el Omnimax del St Louis Science Center!


Un viaje de inmersión único a través de impresionantes paisajes, paisajes de playa y paisajes urbanos.
Experimenta una tierra de espectacular belleza que alberga a personas famosas por su pasión. Desde los prístinos arrecifes de coral hasta la música embriagadora y el baile fascinante, los espectadores podrán ver la isla a través de la lente única de los cubanos: artistas, científicos e historiadores.
Para mas informacion: 

https://www.slsc.org/omni…/cuba-viaje-al-corazon-del-caribe/


Muestra de cine en español los martes a la 1 p.m. y sábados a las 4 p.m. No hay subtítulos.

Documentary Film: 'Cuba: Journey to the Heart of the Caribbean' at the Omnimax at St Louis Science Center!

A unique immersive journey across breathtaking landscapes, beachscapes and cityscapes.
Experience a land of spectacular beauty that’s home to people renowned for their passion. From pristine coral reefs to intoxicating music and spellbinding dancing, viewers will get to see the island through the unique lens of Cuban themselves – artists, scientists and historians.

Film showing in Spanish on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Saturdays at 4 p.m. There are no captions or subtitles.
For more information: https://www.slsc.org/omni…/cuba-viaje-al-corazon-del-caribe/


JAZZ AT THE BISTRO PRESENTS CUBAN PIANO VIRTUOSO CHUCHO VALDES  IN CONCERT ON FEBRUARY 5th AND 6th IN TWO SHOWS EACH DAY AT 7:30pm AND 9:30pm!


Winner of six Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards, the Cuban pianist, composer, arranger, and bandleader Chucho Valdés has been a key figure in the evolution of Afro-Cuban jazz for the past 50 years. In 1972, Chucho released his fourth album, a trio recording with bass and batá drums entitled simply, Jazz Batá. This ten-song exploration of the descarga roots of Cuban jazz was a departure from his early quintet recordings. Blending jazz with traditional rhythms of the sacred batá, the music showcased Chucho’s virtuosity and formed the stylistic foundation of what would become Chucho’s history-making group, Irakere. Decades later, Chucho returns to the Jazz Batá sound, joined by bassist Yelsy Heredia, plus percussionists Dreiser Durruthy Bombalé and Yaroldy Abreu Robles in a journey to discover modern interpretations of classic forms.

Tickets are: Adult $46.50; Student $11.50; Military, Police, Fire $41.50. For tickets and more information, visit: https://jazzstl.org/  or call 314.571.6000. Jazz at the Bistro is located at 3536 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103



JAZZ AT THE BISTRO PRESENTS CHILEAN JAZZ MUSICIAN MELISSA ALDANA BAND ON FEBRUARY 8th AND 9th IN TWO SHOWS 7:30PM AND 9:30PM. 

Known to Jazz St. Louis audiences as a leader of her own quartet, Chilean Saxophonist Melissa Aldana joins forces with trumpeter Marquis Hill (winner of the 2014 Thelonious Monk Trumpet Competition) for two special nights concluding their education residency.  Pianist, Emmet Cohen and his trio round out the band for what is sure to be an amazing week of shows. The Artist Residency Program is sponsored by National Endowment for the Arts, The Clifford Willard Gaylord Foundation & Sandy.


The Melissa Aldana Band will perform 2 shows on Feb 8th & 9th, at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Tickets are: Adult $36.50;  Student $11.50;  Military, Police, Fire $31.50. For tickets and more information, visit: https://jazzstl.org/ or call 314.571.6000. Jazz at the Bistro is located at 3536 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103


THE HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESENTS JOB FAIR 101, A COACHING EVENT FOR JOB SEEKERS ON FEBRUARY 23rd AT 5pm!


In preparation for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s upcoming Job Fair, we invite job seekers to participate in this 2-hour session that will coach them to be the most qualified and prepared prospective job candidate.

Job Fair 101 will be held from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 3611 S. Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63118, suite 105.

Topics will include:

* How to market yourself at a job fair

* Creating beneficial interactions with companies

* Effective strategies for applying online

* Resume tips, assistance and critique

To RSVP, visit www.hccstl.com/events or call 314-664 -4432.


EXHIBICION DE FOTOGRAFIA ARTISTICA DE LA ARTISTA MEXICANA LOLA ALVAREZ BRAVO Y VISITA GUIADA EN ESPANOL EN EL PULITZER ARTS FOUNDATION HASTA EL 16 DE FEBRERO, 2019!



Los visitantes hispanohablantes están invitados a realizar un recorrido especial de las exposiciones actuales, Ruth Asawa: Life’s Work y Lola Álvarez Bravo (1903-1993): Picturing Mexico. Esta visita guiada estará dirigida por Jamie Infante, escritora, educadora y administradora universitaria cuyo trabajo se enfoca en conectar las comunidades poco representadas con las artes. Pase el día en el Pulitzer y participe también en un programa de bienestar bilingüe dirigido por Eileen Wolfington a partir de las 2 pm. 


Mas Informacion en: https://pulitzerarts.org/…/visitas-guiadas-en-espanol-26-d…/


Exhibition of Artistic Photography by Mexican Artist Lola Alvarez Bravo and Guided Tour in Spanish at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation until February 16th, 2019!

Spanish speaking visitors are invited to take a special tour of the current exhibitions, Ruth Asawa: Life’s Work and Lola Álvarez Bravo: Picturing Mexico. This tour will be led by Jamie Infante, a writer, educator, and university administrator focused on connecting underrepresented communities to the arts. Spend the day at the Pulitzer and participate in a bilingual wellness program led by Eileen Wolfington beginning at 2pm.





HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF ST LOUIS 2019 CALENDAR OF                                                            ACTIVITIES


The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St Louis has released its 2019 calendar of events and invites you to join them at one of their many events in 2019!

The events listed below are only the HCC signature events that are planned a year in advance. For more events visit hccstl.com/events, or on Facebook at facebook.com/hccstl for information about upcoming HCC events.


For questions about events, please email Program Assistant Nerishka Cruz at ncruz@hccstl.com.



COLLINSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL WORKS WITH THE HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL OF ST LOUIS TO PLACE LATINO STUDENTS IN COLLEGE!


Collinsville High School is a proud participant in the Universidad Ya (College Now) college readiness program for junior and senior Latino Students. Universidad Ya is an initiative of the Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis.

The program is lead by Mrs. Virginia Braxs, a senior lecturer in Spanish at Washington University in St. Louis.

Students meet four times a year during their lunch/study periods. Mrs. Braxs presents a variety of information to help students understand what is needed for college. Topics range from the importance of your GPA, scholarships, completing the FASFA and applying for college.

This year, students who attended all four sessions were awarded a tablet computer. They were congratulated by CHS Principal David Snider.



HAC NEWS

IN MEMORIAM:

Rosa Schwarz


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.

HAC

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS HONORED PRESIDENT OF HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL VIRGINIA BRAXS WITH THE MBL 'SEAT 21' AWARD WHICH IS GIVEN TO A COMMUNITY LEADER WHO EMBODIES THE ROBERTO CLEMENTE'S HUMANITARIAN SPIRIT, WHILE AWARDING ALL STAR PLAYER ADAM WAINWRIGHT WITH THE NOMINATION FOR THE NATIONAL MBL 'ROBERTO CLEMENTE AWARD' ON SEPTEMBER 13th, 2016 DURING A PRE-GAME CEREMONY.


ST. LOUIS (News release) – This year, Major League Baseball has designated a seat in each ballpark, known as SEAT 21, to a well-known or local hero who embodies the humanitarian spirit of Roberto Clemente. Cardinals SEAT 21 Honoree, Virginia Braxs, currently serves as the President and Treasurer of the Hispanic Arts Council of St. Louis (HAC). The Council is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to promoting the excellence of the Hispanic culture through arts and education. Ms. Braxs has dedicated her life to providing opportunities for the Hispanic community through her work at the Hispanic Arts Council and has been an ambassador to the Hispanic Community for the Cardinals since 2013. Ms. Braxs was recognized alongside Wainwright during the Sept 13tht’s ceremony before the game against the Chicago Cubs.


Pitcher Adam Wainwright was named the St. Louis Cardinals 2016 nominee for the prestigious national Roberto Clemente Award in the same on-field ceremony. The Roberto Clemente Award is the annual recognition of a player from each MLB Club who best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field. It is the most prominent individual player award bestowed by MLB. Through his charitable foundation, Big League Impact, Wainwright has raised more than $1 million to help provide basic needs for individuals in St. Louis and around the world. Previous Cardinals to win the Roberto Clemente Award include Carlos Beltran (2013), Albert Pujols (2008), Ozzie Smith (1995), and Lou Brock (1975).


MONTHLY CALENDAR

DO YOU WANT TO PLAN A WEEKEND? LOOKING FOR HISPANIC MUSIC CONCERTS, ART OR CULTURAL EVENTS IN ADVANCE?   CLICK HERE! CHECK OUT OUR MONTHLY  CALENDAR 


EXPLORE OTHER ARTS & CULTURE EVENTS IN ST. LOUIS THROUGH THE REGIONAL ARTS COMMISSION FREE CALENDAR VISITINGhttp://racstl.org/events/ OR DOWNLOAD  THE 'STLArts' FREE APP FOR YOUR MOBILE PHONE OR TABLET.

RECURRENT EVENTS

THE GROUP 'AMISTAD HISPANOHABLANTE' AN OPEN GROUP DEDICATED TO PRACTICE THE SPANISH LANGUAGE EVERY TWO WEDNESDAY EACH MONTH
INVITE EVERY ONE, WHO WOULD LIKE TO DO JUST THAT, TO JOIN THEM AT CHEVYS RESTAURANT ON OLIVE, WEST OF I-170.  FOR MORE INFORMATION , SEE THE SCHEDULE AND WATCH PICTURES, VISIT: http://www.ese.wustl.edu/~mukai/pers/Amistad/


PARKWAY AREA ADULT EDUCATION AND LITERACY OFFERS FREE ESL CLASSES (ENGLISH CLASSES) FOR ADULTS AT DIFFERENT SCHOOLS IN CERTAIN DISTRICT AREAS. PLEASE, CHECK THEIR SCHEDULE AND ADDRESSES BELOW!


Parkway Area Adult Education and Literacy offers over 30 free ESL classes for adults. Classes are held at the main center, and several churches and schools located in our district area:

Brentwood, Bridgeton, Clayton, Creve Coeur and Manchester. Classes serve beginning, intermediate and advanced students. There is an emphasis in all classes on life skills. We also teach reading, writing, conversation, idioms, and citizenship preparation.  Classes are morning, afternoon and evening classes Monday throughFriday. Registration and testing for placement takes about three hours and must be completed before students begin class.  For class schedule information, directions or additional questions, please call Parkway Adult Education and Literacy at 314-415-4940 or  please visit our website.



THE HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESENTS:


SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

Every Tuesday, a bilingual SMALL BUSINESS MENTOR is available by appointment at 314-664-4432 to answer questions about your small business issues or to assist with business start-up. Mentors are provided by SCORE and sponsored by the US Small Business Administration. For more information, contact the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louisat 3611 South Grand Blvd. Suite 105 St. Louis, MO 63118. Phone: 314-664-4432. Se Habla Español.  

BUSINESS TO BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE

Join the HCC Tuesdays from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm at the Business to Business Roundtable, where business owners and entrepreneurs can come and make connections and find new outlets for their services. The roundtable is looking for people who are in the construction, real estate, and IT industry.  For more information, contact the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis at 3611 South Grand Blvd. Suite 105 St. Louis, MO 63118. Phone: 314-664-4432 . Se Habla Español. 



HIGHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES & SCHOLARSHIPS

TAKE A LOOK AT THE HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL OF ST. LOUIS UPDATED LIST OF MONTHLY DEADLINE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS, UNDERGRADUATE AND COLLEGE STUDENTS. DON'T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE, APPLY TODAY AND GET MONEY FOR COLLEGE!  CLICK HERE!


THE PARKWAY SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFERS ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE FREE CLASSES FOR ADULTS IN SEVERAL SITES OF THE CITY. REGISTRATION IS OPEN THIS WEEK AND ALL YEAR ROUND.


The Parkway adult education & literacy offers free English as a second language classes for adults, 17 years or older. Learn English in a friendly atmosphere through: conversation, pronunciation, grammar, reading, writing. Also Citizenship, American customs, GED and TOEFL classes are offered as well. Registration is open all year round. ESL classes are offered in different venues this fall: Clayton High School, Faith Baptist Church, Manchester United Methodist Church, Mers-Goodwill, and Fern Ridge High School. For class schedule CLICK HERE, for directions CLICK HERE and more information, call  314-415-4940 or visit 

http://www.parkwayschools.net/pages/ParkwayC2/Programs_Depts/Programs__G_/Adult_Education___Literacy/English_as_a_Second_Language__











FREE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSES FOR ADULT IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY IN ST. CHARLES, AND CITIES OF WENTZVILLE AND TROY, REGISTRATION OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND. SEE BELOW INFORMATION.


FREE ESL classes for the adult immigrant community will start very soon. Please, share the information below with your community. Adult Students have to enroll in the program before the student starts classes again, please see below the opening schedule at all sites. Registration is now four (4) full hours. Registration will start at 9:00am or 5:30pm - Students will not be accepted after 9:00am or 5:30pm. Plan in registration for 4 full hours.

This year the attendance policy will be enforced and strict. Please, come and register ONLY if you can come to class every week for at least a full semester. If you cannot come to class weekly, if you are not sure about your schedule, please DO NOT register! If you miss one class without notifying your teacher or without a medical certificate, you will not be accepted into the program again.


Please, inform your contacts, relatives, friends and community about these FREE ESL programs.


HAC NEWS

CARDINALS CARE AND TSUNAMI WAVES, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL OF ST. LOUIS,  SPONSORED A  LATINO KIDS VISIT WITH CARDINALS ALL STAR PLAYER CARLOS MARTINEZ AND TREATED THEM WITH TICKETS TO THE GAME ON JULY 6TH, 2016, A VISIT TO THE FIELD, A PRE-GAME PRACTICE AND HOT DOGS AND SODAS. A REAL TREAT! 


The Hispanic Arts Council, Cardinals Care and Tsunami Waves, a program sponsored by Panamenian all star Cardinals player Carlos Martinez, hosted a day at the Ballpark for Latino kids in St. Louis on July 6th 2016. Carlos treated us with tickets for the game, a visit to the field and sodas, hot dogs and chips. Generous and gracious Carlos took the time to greet all the kids and their parents at the dougout, gave us T-Shirts, patiently signed authographs, chatted with the kids, took pictures with everybody and went twice to look for baseballs to sign for all the kids! THANK YOU CARLOS FOR YOUR TIME, GENEROSITY AND FOR CARING ABOUT THE KIDS.


See more pictures in our Photo Gallery clicking HERE!


AWARDEES OF THE 'UNIVERSIDAD YA!' SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM HONORED AT A CEREMONY BY THE HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL OF ST. LOUIS AT ANHEUSER-BUSCH HEADQUARTERS ON JULY 6TH, 2015! CONGRATULATIONS!!!




Pictures: from left to right: Maria Guadalupe Acosta, Daniela Hinojosa, the President of the Hispanic Arts Council Ms. Virginia Braxs, Mr. Gonzalez accepting for her daughter Ms. Vanessa Gonzalez, Mrs. Patricia Heltmeyer accepting for Luisa Castaneda and Ms. Fatima Arabia.






THE HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL OF ST. LOUIS AWARDED ITS ANNUAL ON MAY 1st, 2017 THE HISPANIC ARTS COUNCIL AWARDED ITS ANNUAL 'JOHN F. GARGANIGO SCHOLARSHIPS' ON MAY 1st, 2017, TO 5 LATINO COLLEGE-BOUND STUDENTS WHO WERE PART OF THE ANNUAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY FREE 'PUERTAS' COLLEGE PREP PROGRAM. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE AWARDEES!


The HAC 'JOHN F. GARGANIGO SCHOLARSHIP'  each year awards students of the Washington University 'PUERTAS PROGRAM COLLEGE PREP,' an outreach program serving the Hispanic community in south St. Louis. The award ceremony took place at Washington University in St. Louis.  HAC partnered with the WU program in  2007 to benefit Hispanic low income students who take the annual college prep program. The scholarship program takes its name from Dr. John F. Garganigo, former Professor of Latin American Literature at Wash Univ. Romance Languages & Literatures Department who is an advocate of social justice.  ANHEUSER-BUSCH CO. is the major sponsor of this scholarship funding. Awardees of the scholarship for 2017 are, Viviana Garcia, Oscar Moreno, Jessica Barreras, Rigoberto Ramirez Reyes and Karla Ximena Flores, pictured from left to right, plus WU Mentors Carol Pazos & Ashley D'Acosta and HAC Board member Ms. Sandra Knight, Counselor at Forest Park Community College. HAC congratulates all the awardees!