Con A de Arte 2013

Con A de Arte 2013
ArtSí Charlotte’s signature event.

Con A de Arte – A is for Art

is ArtSí Charlotte’s signature event. It is an annual celebration that showcases Hispanic arts and culture in Charlotte.

There is an array of artistic mediums from storytelling, dance and poetry to film making, photography, visual art and live music. For the past 9 years thousands of people have come to learn about the work of different Latino artists in the Charlotte area.

This year’s theme of Art As A Refuge – Arte Como Refugio will come to life at the Con A de Arte kickoff party at Cosmo’s Café in uptown Charlotte followed by events at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and The Mint Museum. The Art As A Refuge – Arte Como Refugio theme speaks to how people from all walks of life and backgrounds seek refuge in art in order to reconnect with their roots. This is especially poignant for Charlotte’s Latino community in which so many actually sought refuge in the U.S. and now enrich Charlotte’s artistic community with their life experiences.

  • The Public Library Literary Night:
  • As part of the Con A de Arte celebration the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library will host a Literary Night at the Beatties Ford Road Regional Branch on Tuesday, June 9th from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The Beatties Ford Road Library is located on 2412 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, NC 28216. Appetizers and soft drinks will be served.

    In 2013, Con A de Arte – A is for Art will celebrate its 10th anniversary. Con A de Arte, which highlights Hispanic arts and culture through live performances, entertainment and presentations, will take place on Thursday, June 20 from 6pm-9pm at The Mint Museum, 500 S. Tryon Street, uptown Charlotte.

    Two other events are also planned to commemorate the 10-year anniversary and include:

    • Con A de Arte Kickoff Party – Saturday, June 15 at 9:00 pm, Cosmos Café, 300 N. College Street, uptown Charlotte
    • Con A de Arte Literary Night at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Tuesday, June 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, West Boulevard Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, 2157 West Boulevard Charlotte, NC 28208.
    • MAIN EVENT: Con A de Arte Closing Reception & Awards Ceremony – Thursday, June 20 from 6pm-9pm, The Mint Museum, 500 S. Tryon Street, uptown Charlotte

    A special thank you goes out to the Con A de Arte presenting sponsors, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and The Mint Museum, as well as our in-kind sponsors Cosmos Café, Jennifer Cardenas, Edwin Gil, Latin American Contemporary Art Projects, and Rooster Communications.

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