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.
Venezuelan singer Nella entertains fans and newcomers alike with her soulful, Spanish vocals and enchanting onstage charm.
Her delicate yet powerful melodies linger at the crossroads of her country’s folkloric roots, traditional music of the Andalusian region and contemporary influences. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Nella shines as a soloist, singing with an energy that erupts from her heart and charisma that radiates from her soul. She has performed with famed world music artists and big names on the international pop scene, such as Alejandro Sanz, Jennifer Lopez, Carlos Vives, Luis Enrique and Los Amigos.
La cantante venezolana Nella deslumbra a sus admiradores con voces conmovedoras, españolas y una presencia encantadora en el escenario, utilizando melodías delicadas y poderosas que combinan las raíces folklóricas de su país con influencias contemporáneas.
November 1, 2019 at 8pm
Diana Wortham Theatre
12th Annual - Miss Gay Latina Asheville 2019. The pageant consists of four categories: interview, national costume, talent and evening gown. Each contestant will be interviewed prior to the pageant and will then present within the other categories in front of the live audience.
Purchase Tickets: https://www.dwtheatre.com/Online/mapSelect.asp
Tickets: Regular $30; VIP Tickets $75 - includes Premium Seating, admission to the 12th year celebration festivity on Friday, November 1st at 7:00 PM at Contemporaneo Asheville Gallery; Meet & Greet with Garo Sparo (Finalist of Bravo's Project Runway 2019), Reigning Miss Gay Latina Asheville 2018, Kassandra Hylton & Reigning Mr. Gay Latino Asheville 2019, Aries Mateo Kelly; and complimentary cocktails & food. (Must be 21+ to attend) Also includes complimentary cocktails, beverages & food during intermission at Contemporaneo Asheville Gallery on November 2nd. (Must be 21+ to attend)
Saturday, Nov. 2 at 7:30PM
Wortham Center for the Performing Arts
Project Runway finalist: Garo Sparo (New York, NY)
Ballet Spartanburg (Spartanburg, SC)
Dance Empire (Miami, FL)
Reigning MGLA Queen - Kassandra Hylton (Charlotte NC)
Reigning Mr. GLA - Aries Mateo Kelly (Orlando, FL)
ShaeShae LaReese (Los Angeles, CA)
Dorae Saunders (Columbia, SC)
Yeraldine Kennedy (Asheville, NC)
The pageant is presented by Gonzalez Diaz Enterprises.
Welcome Day at the Wortham begins at 10 a.m. on October 19th with a free movie screening (Disney Pixar-animated film Coco), and continues with events throughout the day, including a raffle, two guided tours of the facility, outdoor music and kids’ crafts, yoga and theatre games — and closing out at 4 p.m. with a FREE concert from the Jazz Ambassadors of the United States Army Field Band .
One of the finest big bands in the world today, the Jazz Ambassadors of the U.S. Army Field Band from Washington, D.C., tours thousands of miles each year to promote patriotism and good will for the U.S. Army through free public concerts. This concert is free, but does require a ticket for admission.
A highly competitive audition process draws candidates from leading conservatories, universities, and the professional ranks. Many members of the Jazz Ambassadors have extensive civilian performance experience, and some arrange and compose music highlighting the group's creative talent and gifted soloists. Their diverse repertoire includes big band swing, Latin music, contemporary jazz, bebop, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland and patriotic selections. Wherever they travel, the Jazz Ambassadors proudly carry the message of patriotism and goodwill to audiences worldwide.
Welcome Day at the Wortham Schedule
All Day — Raffle, tickets in the lobby
10 a.m. — Disney Pixar’s Coco, in the Diana Wortham Theatre
10:30 a.m. — Wortham Center Tour, meet at the Box Office in the lobby
10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Outdoor music in the Explore Asheville Courtyard
12-3 p.m. — Hola Community Arts’ Kids Craft Station and Día de los Muertos exhibit, in the lobby
1-1:45 p.m. — Kids Yoga Class with Miranda Watson, in the Henry LaBrun Studio
1:15 p.m. — Wortham Center Tour, meet at the Box Office in the lobby
2-3 p.m. — Theatre Games for Kids & their Grown-Ups with Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective, in the Henry LaBrun Studio
4-5 p.m. — The Jazz Ambassadors of the U.S. Army Field Band, in the Diana Wortham Theatre (FREE; concert requires ticket for admission)
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 (1907–54) and her husband, the Mexican painter and muralist Diego Rivera (1886–1957). 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.
October 26, 2019 – January 19, 2020
North Carolina Art Museum
2110 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607-6494
East Building, Meymandi Exhibition Gallery
For more information: https://ncartmuseum.org
Are you a victim? Buncombe County District Attorney Todd Williams recently sat down with Hola Carolina Magazine and discussed issues related to the Latino community.
¿Eres una víctima? El fiscal de distrito del condado de Buncombe, Todd Williams, recientemente se sentó con Hola Carolina Magazine y discutió temas relacionados con la comunidad latina.
Our community celebrates winning 1st Place in the 72nd Asheville Holiday Parade!!! The parade judges awarded points based on presentation, originality and creativity. This year's parade featured over 100 entries.
This award is appropriately deserved by our Latino community, Ministerio Danza Guadalupana De Asheville, along with our many partners who have collaborated in achieving our Vision: “Building bridges between cultures, embracing diversity and creating more economically vibrant communities.”
“The holidays seem to wave a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is kinder and more beautiful," said Adriana Chavela, Executive Director of Hola Community Arts. "The Asheville Holiday Parade is a day of hope, peace and love and we are honored to be part of the celebration.”
A very special thank you to the Asheville Downtown Association, City of Asheville and the enormous amount of volunteers that make this event so special.
WLOS-TV will broadcast the live recording of the parade on Christmas morning from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Hola Community Arts is sponsoring an entry in the Asheville Holiday Parade on Saturday, November 17th. We are looking for volunteers to represent the colorful pageantry of our diverse community. All ages welcome. Traditional costume representing a Latin American country required. Please send us an email to be added to the contact list email@example.com We'll keep you updated with all the details!
Hola Community Arts está patrocinando una entrada en el Desfile Navideño de Asheville el sábado 17 de noviembre. Estamos buscando voluntarios para representar el colorido desfile de nuestra comunidad diversa. Todas las edades son bienvenidas. Traje tradicional representativo de un país latinoamericano requerido. Envíenos un correo electrónico para agregarlo a la lista de contactos
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