Celebrating hispanic heritage

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Posted October 12, 2022 |

The Appleton Museum of Art and the College of Central Florida hosted a Hispanic Heritage Festival on Saturday, Oct. 8, that included vendors and entertainment.

The all-day event, co-hosted by CF Student Affairs, offered free admission to the museum, art activities, music, face painting and a talk by oral historian, writer and podcaster Dr. Rebecca Dominguez-Karimi.

Many guests enjoyed the spring-like weather and outdoor activities as well as the many permanent and special exhibits inside the museum, including “Sintiendo la Exposición.” The exhibition of sculptures, photographs, prints, drawings and paintings debuts work by modern and contemporary Argentinian, Cuban and Mexican artists.

To learn more about all of the exhibits, go to appletonmuseum.org

  • Argenis Ramirez of Orlando demonstrates one of his mechanical robot artworks made of recycled metals and other items in his Argenis Art Metal booth during the Hispanic Heritage Festival at the Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala, Fla. on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2022.
  • Jessica Meyer, left, takes a picture of Lilly McCormack, 8, in Meyer's JCreations booth during the Hispanic Heritage Festival at the Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala, Fla. on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2022.
  • Jessica Meyer, right, and her mother, Sherry Allen-Reeves, left, look over some of the artwork for sale in Meyer's JCreations booth during the Hispanic Heritage Festival at the Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala, Fla. on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2022.
  • People look over some of the items on display in different booths during the Hispanic Heritage Festival at the Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala, Fla. on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2022.
  • Tristan Cross walks with his daughters, Zoey, 3, left, and Holly, 6, right, during the Hispanic Heritage Festival at the Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala, Fla. on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2022.
  • Jin Chen, 3, checks out some of the sights and sounds going on during the Hispanic Heritage Festival at the Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala, Fla. on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2022.
  • People look over some of the items on display in different booths during the Hispanic Heritage Festival at the Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala, Fla. on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2022.
  • Lydia Santana, left, and Fanny DeJesus look over the Exit Strategy granite artwork on display outside during the Hispanic Heritage Festival at the Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala, Fla. on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2022.