Beautiful People Of LatinaNation II

4 09 2010

Dolores Huerta and Tomas Martinez

artist Jorge Gillon and Jesus Garcia

Alex, Monica, Wes and the kids

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CSUB Todd Madigan Gallery’s Art Exhibit: “Arte de la Gente: Mexican Masters”

30 09 2008

The exhibit features works from Sacal, Diego Rivera, Vladimir Cora, Rodolfo Nieto, Raul Anguinao, José Luis Cuevas, Leonora Carrington, José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros!

Opening Reception, Thursday, Oct. 2, 5-8pm

“ttp://www.csub.edu/art/gallery/present.html

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Come join the celebration: National Hispanic Heritage Month at CSUB

Hispanic faculty and students at CSUB invite you to join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by attending the Todd Madigan Gallery’s art exhibit, “Arte de la Gente: Mexican Masters from the Dr. and Mrs. Richard Zapanta Collection”! Come join the opening day festivities on October 2, 2008 from 5pm-8pm (free admission, food, drink, music and parking in lots B&C). The exhibit features works from Sacal, Diego Rivera, Vladimir Cora, Rodolfo Nieto, Raul Anguinao, José Luis Cuevas, Leonora Carrington, José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros! The “Arte de la Gente” exhibit runs from October 2nd through November 16th (Gallery hours – Wednesdays through Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m.). More information is available at http://www.csub.edu/art/gallery (click on “Present” for exhibit flyer). Our warm thanks to Deanna Heikkinen, Gallery Director, for bringing the Mexican Masters collection to CSUB and the Bakersfield community!

Facts on Hispanic Heritage Month

Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson first established a national week of celebration of Hispanic culture and traditions in September 1968. Later, this national week of observance of the contributions of the U.S. Hispanic population was expanded to a month-long celebration (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15). Hispanics are composed of diverse cultural groups primarily with roots in Mexico, Spain, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. September 15th marks the start of this celebratory 30-day period, a date that is meant to commemorate the anniversary of independence of countries like: Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.

Hispanics are a significant and sizeable U.S. population that is presently estimated at 45.5 million – making it the nation’s largest ethnic population (15% of the nation’s total population). By July 2050 the population is projected to increase to approximately 132.8 million and will then constitute about 30 percent of the nation’s population. Hispanics of Mexican cultural backgrounds are the largest group (64%), followed by people of Puerto Rican backgrounds (9%), and of Cuban backgrounds (3.4%). California and Texas are home to the largest concentrations of the Hispanic-origin people in the nation with nearly 48 percent of the population residing in these prominent states (13.2 million in CA and 8.6 million in Texas). In addition, 44 percent reside in New Mexico, 30 percent in Arizona and 25 percent in Nevada. Also, Hispanic consumer spending power has increased significantly – it’s now estimated at $222 billion (up by more than 31% from 1997-2002); notably Mexican-origin people (Mexicans, Mexican Americans and Chicanos) own 44.6% of all Hispanic business firms.

By most measures, the Hispanic population continues to thrive and contribute to the U.S. economy and to the enrichment of the diverse, multicultural landscape of American life. Join us in celebrating our cultural diversity and our American unity!