New Hola Cultural Center to Provide an Innovative Space Where Culture, Collaboration and Community Intersect
Hola Community Arts is proud to announce our most impactful community-wide project to date, with the establishment of the Hola Cultural Center. The Center provides an inspiring, innovative place where people from all walks of life connect through the shared experience of arts and culture.
The Hola Cultural Center is located in the two-story brick Ernest W. Ewbank home – commonly referred to as the Jackson Park House, located at 801 Fourth Avenue East, Jackson Park, Hendersonville, NC.
The 220 acre park is a prime location for the Hola Cultural Center providing easy access, ample parking and mixed used amenities, as well as existing infrastructure and expandable indoor and outdoor spaces to host events.
For the past year, Hola Community Arts has been working with a variety of stakeholders, including artists, creatives, dream makers and community leaders to envision a future for the space and gather feedback and ideas from our community members and leaders for what comes next.
Starting out as a grassroots effort, the Hola Cultural Center Project is made possible by the vision, resources and investment provided by the Community Foundation of Henderson County and the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.
“Investing in culture changes lives and we are proud to be part of a community that shares a passion for driving big change,” said Adriana Chavela, Executive Director of Hola Community Arts.
“We are honored to partner with Henderson County Parks & Recreation on this innovative and forward thinking project and look forward to learning more about the collective vision of what this space, and place can be for our community,” said Chavela.
The Hola Cultural Center will serve as an active partner in the educational, economic and cultural life in western North Carolina; inviting discovery, creativity, entrepreneurship and learning through collaboration.
“By bringing diverse groups of people together, this new center nurtures shared learning and understanding – of both the value of individuals and the power of community,” said Chavela. “We believe that every culture has a history and tradition to honor. This common thread allows us to communicate across cultures in a universal language and understand one another in a different way.”
The 100 year old Jackson Park House is currently being renovated to suit the needs of the organization, and for use of the community. The space will be a first of its kind in the region, housing arts, cultural disciplines and creative functions under one roof.
Experience the lives, loves, and influence of two art icons of the 20th century. Few artists have captured the public's imagination with the force of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo and her husband, the Mexican painter and muralist Diego Rivera. The myths that surrounded them in their lifetime arose not only from their significant bodies of work, but also from their friendships (and conflicts) with leading political figures and their passionate, tempestuous personal relationships.
Kahlo and Rivera’s works vary in scope and inspiration. She is best-known for her intense self-portraits, whereas he worked as a large-scale muralist in Mexico and the United States. Kahlo’s work is deeply personal, often depicting her own dreams, painful personal experiences, and affinity with Mexican culture, while Rivera’s more public art portrays everyday people swept up in industrial and cultural revolution. Both artists forged the way for Mexican art as a significant element of the 20th century and beyond.
October 26, 2019–January 19, 2020, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism and Scott Avett: I N V I S I B L E are ticketed together. October 12–24, 2019, and January 20–February 2, 2020, Scott Avett: I N V I S I B L E will be open on its own.
North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607-6494
Governor Roy Cooper selected Adriana Chavela, Executive Director of Hola Community Arts, to serve on the Governor's Advisory Council on Hispanic/Latino Affairs.
The Governor's Advisory Council on Hispanic/Latino Affairs advises the Governor on issues related to the Hispanic/Latino community in North Carolina and supports State efforts to promote cooperation and understanding between the Hispanic/Latino community, the general public, the state, federal, and local governments.
Adriana Chavela is the Executive Director of Hola Community Arts, a registered nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) dedicated to building bridges between cultures, embracing diversity and creating more economically vibrant communities.
"It is an honor to represent western North Carolina and help bridge cultural communication between government, business and historically underrepresented and underserved communities building strategic partnerships to support greater engagement of these communities in policy, leadership, and initiatives," said Adriana Chavela.
For more than a decade, Adriana Chavela has served as diversity consultant to business leaders. Her consulting assignments focus on entrepreneurship, Latinos in America, career advancement, and marketing diversity management. She has appeared on television and radio as a commentator and expert on Latino community and culture.
Chavela will serve on the Economic Development Subcommittee focusing on business retention and development through outreach and relationship building as well as strategically providing both the tools and the climate which support local business.
“I appreciate the dedication these appointees bring to serving our state,” Governor Cooper said. “We’re fortunate to have their skills and experience on our state boards and commissions.”
The Advisory Council provides a forum for the discussion of issues concerning the Hispanic/Latino community in North Carolina and supports efforts toward the improvement of race and ethnic relations.
Celebrate diversity and connect your classroom to Spanish culture and heritage through the living art form of flamenco. Hailed as “The Keeper of Flamenco” by Dance Magazine, renowned artist and educator Carlota Santana and her company entertain, educate and empower through the arts.
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana
Date: Friday, February 14, 2020 at 10am
Location: Diana Wortham Theatre
$10 for Individuals – Purchase tickets online (available Sept. 5) or call the box office at 828-257-4530.
$9 for Groups of 11 or more – Download the Matinee Series Reservation Form / Y.E.S. Fund Application (available in August)
Groups of 11 or more: 1 free teacher ticket per every 10 students. Deposit of $1 per ticket required for groups.
Need-based scholarships available
Cuban-American dancer and choreographer Rosie Herrera is changing the rules of dance. A beloved fixture on the Miami contemporary arts scene, the Rosie Herrera Dance Company creates work that ranges from ballet to theatre, opera to drag and performance art — and each performance is met with a whirlwind of praise. Known for its diverse ensembles that consist of some of Miami’s most brilliant performers and creators, the company and its works have been praised by dance critic Deborah Jowitt as “earthy, poetic and beyond dada imaginative.”
To the intimate stage of the Tina McGuire Theatre, Herrera brings works that explore relationships and romance, along with a deconstruction of what it means to believe in magic. Combined with insight provided by Rosie Herrera herself, these performances are a unique opportunity to experience dance on a deeper level. Seating is limited.
Connect with Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre:
• Community dance workshop for all skill levels. Henry LaBrun Studio.
• Master class for dance students. Henry LaBrun Studio.
• Watch a work in progress during open rehearsals with the company. Tina McGuire Theatre.
Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre
Thursday Mar 12, 2020 @ 8:00 PM
Friday Mar 13, 2020 @ 8:00 PM
Saturday Mar 14, 2020 @ 8:00 PM
Minor League Baseballs "Copa de la Diversion" is coming to the Asheville Tourists for the 2020 season!
Our new team. - the Yacumamas - an enormous serpent believed to live in the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest. The Cherokee Indians told a similar legend of the serpent living right here in western North Carolina.
This season-long event series celebrates diversity and is designed to embrace the culture and values that resonate most with our local Latino community.
About the Yacumamas / Sobre los Yacumamas
Legend has it the ferocious, 100-foot-long Yacumama, a snake-like creature known also as the "Mother of Water," lurks in the waters of both the Amazon River and Western North Carolina. Like its baseball team and community, the mythical creature personifies a storied history of being a fierce and identifiable force.
Cuenta la leyenda que la Yacumama es una creatura conocida como la "Madre del Agua", parecida a una serpiente, que mide alrededor de 100 pies y merodea por las aguas del Rio Amazonas y el oeste de Carolina del Norte. Esta creatura personifica la fuerza y la ferocidad las cuales son características del equipo de béisbol y su comunidad.
Stay tuned for more details and the 2020 Yacumamas schedule. We'll see you at the ballpark!
Eva Vega es instructora de Yoga, Booty Barre, TRX y HIIT, entrenadora
personal y Health Coach. Nacida en San Juan, Puerto Rico en donde tenía su
estudio (Bala Yoga & Fitness PR). Luego del huracán María, al igual que
muchos otros puertorriqueños que perdieron sus hogares, se mudó a
Asheville North Carolina. Suponía ser de manera temporera, pero las
montañas y el estilo activo de vida de Asheville, le ganaron el corazón.
Con más de diez años de experiencia en diferentes modalidades, ha logrado
incorporar los beneficios de ellas para crear clases y entrenamientos óptimos
e individualizados para cada cliente. Actualmente es la Coordinadora de
Ejercicio Grupal para Asheville YMCA y junto a su esposo, Ted Smith, han
retomado Bala Yoga & Fitness en otra manera. Llevando la clase de Yoga o
el entrenamiento al cliente o compañía. De esta manera es más fácil para el
cliente, mas accesible.
Para ella es importante que el ejercicio sea divertido. No muy fácil para que
no sea aburrido, ni veas cambios en tu cuerpo, ni tan difícil que nos puedas
ser consistente y no quieras volver. El ver el ejercicio como divertido, como
un juego, hace que uno sea mas consistente y que entonces sea parte de un
estilo de vida saludable. El balance es la clave. No tan solo con el ejercicio,
pero también con la nutrición, como dicen: “el conocimiento es poder” y
mientras mas uno aprende de los alimentos, mejores decisiones uno tomara.
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In celebration of Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead, Hola Community Arts presents the work of renowned Mexican artist Margarita Figueroa at the Wortham Center for Performing Arts October 18th - November 2nd.
Margarita Figueroa sculpts life-size, whimsical Catrinas in the Alambroide technique which consists in wired structured figures covered with papier-mâché and painted with acrylic colors.
Catrina, an elegant, skeletal woman made famous by printmaker José Guadalupe Posada in the early 1900s, is one of the most recognizable figures in the Day of the Dead holiday and still permeates and influences Mexican Folk Art today.
The Día de los Muertos Holiday has expanded beyond its roots in Mexico to provide comfort and community to those who have lost loved ones in cultures around the world.
"Día de los Muertos is distinctly different from Halloween in origin, celebration and culture. Día de los Muertos is truly a joyous celebration of life and the beauty of remembering those who have come before us," said Adriana Chavela, Executive Director of Hola Community Arts. "During this celebration, the dead sort of become a part of the living world, as families tell stories and reflect on memories of them."
The Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead holiday is celebrated on November 1st and 2nd throughout Latin America, but is more closely associated with Mexico, where it originated.
Wortham Center for Performing Arts
October 18th - November 2nd
Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 12pm - 4pm
Special Viewing Hours:
Welcome Day at the Wortham
October 19, 2019 • 10am - 5pm
Día de los Muertos Art Exhibit
November 1st & 2nd 10am - 8pm
Downtown Hendersonville has always been a place to see and be seen on Halloween night and this year is no exception. A new partnership between the City of Hendersonville Downtown Program, the Henderson County Parks and Recreation Dept. and Hola Community Arts has led to the formation of an expanded experience for visitors to downtown on Halloween. The new event, now known as Treat Street Carnival, will include fan favorites like the costume contest with a new pet category and Sid the Surf’s DJ party, but has been expanded to feature a variety of kid friendly inflatables, a Halloween themed outdoor movie and performances in the spirit of Día de Los Muertos. The event is also ramping up the comfort level for parents by closing Main Street to vehicular traffic between 6th Avenue and Allen Street during the event.
Downtown is also excited to once again welcome Ingles Markets back as the presenting sponsor for family friendly, cute, crazy and sometimes creepy costume contest! In addition to supporting downtown’s efforts to bring this fun activity to the district, Ingles Markets is delivering on the very popular Candy Drop, a donation of over 300 pounds of candy to the merchants along Main Street who hand out a tremendous volume of treats over the course of the evening. For those of you targeting the candy, good news, the partnership with the County also means the addition of Treat Zones to the event! Supported by local businesses, the Treat Zones will be located along Main Street and supported by local businesses to add to the fun for your little ghouls and boos.
For Downtown Merchants, the Candy Drop will take place on Tuesday October 29th at 3:00 pm in the second-floor conference room of City Hall. Please bring your business card in exchange for candy. Supply is limited.
The main event itself, Trick or Treating with downtown merchants, kicks off at 5:00 pm on Thursday October 31st. Families can also join us for the Monster Mash DJ party, and the annual Halloween costume contest. Costume contest registration will be available beginning at 4:30 pm and contest judging, which includes age categories for infants to 3 yrs, 4 to 7 yrs, 8 to 11 yrs, 12 to 15 yrs, 16 plus and Family/Group Contestants, will start at 6:00 pm with the pet category first to be judged.
A big thank you for the fantastic prizes and our Treat Zone supporters, along with all the downtown merchants who participate in this annual community event!
Remember that Trick or Treating takes place along Main Street from Allen to 6th Avenue, while the costume contest and Monster Mash are located in the 100 block in front of the courthouse, between 1st and 2nd Avenues along Main Street. Inflatables will be located in the 200 and 300 block while the movie screen is being set up in the 300 block near the French Broad Restaurant. Hola Community Arts will be in the 100 south block between Allen and 1st Avenue. Official Trick or Treating begins at 5:00 pm.
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