Monday, September 17, 2012

Spotlight Gallery to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the City’s Department of Parks Recreation and Community Facilities will host an art exhibit featuring the works of local artist, Helene Ruiz. The exhibit, titled “Sabor Feminina” (Feminine Flavor), will open with a reception on Friday, September 21 from 6 to 8p.m. at the Spotlight Gallery, which is located within the department’s Pine Camp Arts and Community Center, 4901 Old Brook Road.
      The works on display will include Ruiz’s Goddess series with paintings influenced by Afro-Cuban/Latin spirituality and culture. Born in New York City, Ruiz has exhibited and curated numerous shows and is the founder of The Urban Individualists, an international artists collective.
     The free exhibit is open to the public and will be on display through November 2 in Pine Camp’s Spotlight Gallery. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

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