Wednesday, October 10, 2012

EVENT: NALAC hits Philly in one week!

In one week (10/17-10/21) more than 500 artists, community leaders and officials will convene in Philadelphia for the National Association of Latino Arts & Cultures (NALAC) conference. The 8th National NALAC Conference, Seizing the Moment NOW, is the only national convening of Latino arts. The five-day conference will serve as a platform for the development and promotion of Latino arts via educational sessions, panel discussions, exhibitions, and performances. Notably, the NALAC Conference provides opportunities for conference participants, established and aspiring artists, and speakers to interact, network, share their knowledge and resources, and create new ideas in intimate settings.

Special honorees have been selected to receive 2012 NALAC Lifetime Achievement Awards during the Conference. The honorees are Jesse Bermudez, Founder and Executive/Artistic director of Asociación de Músicos Latino Americanos (AMLA); René Buch, Artistic Director of Repertorio Español; Al and Carmen Castellano, Castellano Family Foundation and Tina Ramirez, Founder of Ballet Hispánico.

In addition to conference workshops and learning experiences, attendees will be able to explore Latino Philadelphia with mural tours, exhibitions, etc. If you are interested in volunteering at the event, please e-mail nalacphilly@gmail.com with your name and contact information. Be sure to follow NALAC on Twitter, Facebook and other notable Latino Philly Twitter accounts like @PhillyTeAma and @TelemundoWWSI.

Special thanks to the Philadelphia host committee:
  • Veronica Castillo-Perez, Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas, Inc. 
  • Carmen Febo San Miguel, Taller Puertorriqueño 
  • Magda Martinez, Fleisher Art Memorial
  • Emilio Buitrago, Casa de Venezuela 
  • James Claiborne, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance 
  • Andrea Townrow, Mexican Cultural Center 
  • Alice Santana, Artistas y Musicos Latinoamericanas (AMLA) 
  • Matilde Duenas, Mexican Cultural Center 
  • Jasmin Dottin, Raices Culturales Latinoamericanos, Inc. 
  • Michelle A. Ortiz, Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation 
  • Tony Rocco, Photography Without Borders 
  • Edgardo Gonzalez, Taller Puertorriqueno 
  • Cecilia Bonilla, Mexican Cultural Center
  • Eric Cortes, WWSI Telemundo Philadelphia 
  • Graziella DiNuzzo-D'Amelio, 2012 Philadelphia NALAC Conference Coordinator
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