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National art experts congregate in El Paso for the 19th National Association of Latino Arts and Culture’s regional arts training workshop March 7-8. Latino artists, arts leaders and arts administrators can participate the two-day seminar on the theme: “Creative Responders: Latino Art in Action Re-Affirming and Transforming the Future.” The event includes panel discussions, workshops, art exhibits, along with the usual luncheons and networking. Speakers include Yolanda Alameda, Director, El Paso MCAD; Mia Marisol Buentello Andrade, Administrator of Community Development & Rural Services, Texas Commission on the Arts; Gilberto Cardenas, Assistant Provost & Director, Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame; Manuel Castillo, Executive Director, San Anto Cultural Arts; Maria de Leon, Executive Director, NALAC; Gaspar Enriquez, Artist, El Paso; Tomas Ybarra Frausto, former Associate Director of Creativity and Culture at the Rockefeller Foundation; Charles Rice Gonzalez, Artistic Director, Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance; Johnny Irizarry, Executive Director, La Casa Latina, University of Pennsylvania; Frank Lopez, Executive Director, Nonprofit Enterprise Center; Victor Payan, Co-Director 30th Annual CineFestival en San Antonio; Josie Talamantez, Chief of Programs, California Arts Council; Alice Valdez, Executive Director, MECA and others. Free to NALAC members and $10 for non-members.

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