Hispanic Heritage Month

Artwork from Hispanic Heritage Month Terrace Gallery

The City of Orlando is pleased to join our multicultural community to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15, 2021.

This year’s Hispanic Heritage Month observance theme is “Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope” to recognize the culture and traditions of U.S. residents who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico, and the Spanish speaking nations of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean while inviting us to reflect on how great our tomorrow can be if we hold onto our resilience and hope.

During this festive month, the city will host several events by taking the necessary safety precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will include an art exhibition in the Terrace Gallery at Orlando City Hall featuring colorful art pieces of 19 local Hispanic visual artists, a virtual educational workshop, and the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration on October 12, 2021, at the Amway Center.

As a welcoming and inclusive city, we are committed to continuing to celebrate our differences and dedicating this month to the rich and diverse Hispanic culture and heritage.

The arts are an intrinsic part of the Hispanic heritage and culture, for this reason, the City of Orlando hosted an Open Call for local artists interested in showcasing the richness of Latin American history and heritage through their art.

After evaluating all the art submissions, a diverse group of 19 Hispanic visual artists were chosen to showcase their art pieces at the city’s Hispanic Heritage Month Art Exhibition in the Terrace Gallery at Orlando City Hall.

The art exhibition runs from August 30 – October 24, 2021, and residents and visitors are encouraged to visit the Terrace Gallery to enjoy a beautiful display that enhances the rich Latin American culture and heritage through the artistic creativity and lens of our beloved visual artists.

The visual artists participating in the exhibition are:

  • Antonio López Peralta, Venezuela
  • Blanca Ely Rosado, Puerto Rico
  • Carlos Azuaje, Venezuela
  • David Martínez Rabadán, Mexico
  • Ernesto Torrejón De La Ardoz, Argentina
  • Francisco Arias, Puerto Rico
  • Gisela Romero, Venezuela
  • Grace Leal, Cuba
  • Grace Senior Morandi, Colombia
  • Irene Narpier, Dominican Republic
  • José Sánchez, Puerto Rico
  • Karinés Nieves, Puerto Rico
  • Yenymargen Rojas Reyes, Colombia
  • María Laura, Puerto Rico
  • Nelson Álvarez, Colombia
  • Patricia Cavazos, Mexico
  • Sebastián Del Hoyo, Argentina
  • Vidal Torres, Puerto Rico
  • Wendy Escobar, El Salvador

About the Terrace Gallery

Hours:
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 12 – 5 p.m.

Location:
Orlando City Hall, 1st Floor
400 South Orange Avenue

The City Hall Terrace Gallery opened in 1992. It features works from national and international artists and frequently spotlights Florida artists. The gallery's portable walls allow us to arrange each exhibit in a way that best highlight the artworks. The Terrace Gallery reflects the city’s dedication to the arts, and it provides a space where visual artists can share their insight with the community.

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