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Date:
September 29, 2022
Time:
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location:
Healthy West Orange Arts and Heritage Center at the Town of Oakland
Address:
126 Petris Avenue
Oakland, FL 34760
Cost:
Free
Hispanic Heritage Month Exhibit Reception
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La Florida: Celebrating Florida's Hispanic Heritage art and history exhibit

Thursday, September 29, 2022

The Town of Oakland is proud to present its new combination art and history exhibition “La Florida: Celebrating Florida’s Hispanic Heritage” at the Healthy West Orange Arts and Heritage.

The Town of Oakland is proud to present its new combination art and history exhibition “La Florida: Celebrating Florida’s Hispanic Heritage” at the Healthy West Orange Arts and Heritage. 

Learn about the origin of Spanish Florida over 500 years ago and the fusion of culture that continues to enrich our state today, from Cuban cigars to baseball. Explore the Spanish pirates behind the famous Gasparilla festivities, discover Spanish architecture in Florida, and trace the birth of the oldest city in the U.S. 

The exhibition features paintings and sculptures inspired by Hispanic heritage created by well-known Florida artists, including Jose Pardo, Jesus Marin, Francisco Arias, Alejandro Selmi, Violeta Militaru, Heather Lorenz, Fabian Pesci, Dave Minichiello, Joe Warren, Lori Warren, Kelley Batson-Howard, Erick Marquez, Aury Perez, George Stuart, Ivan Delgado, Roger Ballas, Carol Brown, Jambvant Ramoutar, Tom Eder and Anne Fanelli.  

The “La Florida” exhibition will run through Nov. 2. The Center is open Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and on select Saturdays. For more information, visit www.oaklandfl.gov/artsandheritage or www.facebook.com/HWOAHatOakland.  


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