June 25, 2008
Written by Cory Chandler
Artists, poets and filmmakers are invited to submit their works for possible inclusion
in a juried art exhibit, poetry reading and film festival celebrating Hispanic and
Latino cultural diversity.
With a theme of El Ritmo y Pasión de la Vida – or The Rhythm and Passion of Life – Sabor Hispano 2008 is slated to begin Sept. 16 and continue through Nov. 2.
The exhibition is hosted by the Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Science Center’s Latino(a)/Hispanic Faculty and Staff Association.
"Sabor Hispano is an excellent opportunity for aspiring and noted artists, poets and filmmakers to showcase their talents and their embracement of the region’s Latino culture," said Daniel U. Sánchez, oral historian at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library and president of the Latino(a)/Hispanic Faculty and Staff Association.
An opening reception and awards program for the juried art exhibit and poetry reading is scheduled for Sept. 16.
Additionally, the newly added Sabor Latino International Latin Film Festival makes its inaugural run from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, with an awards ceremony scheduled to coincide with the closing of the art and poetry exhibit.
Artists and poets must submit samples of their original works for consideration by Aug. 29. Filmmakers interested in participating should submit their original works and /or panel and film discussion ideas for consideration by Oct. 3. All works may be in English, Spanish or both.
All submissions should be sent to Sánchez in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, 15th Street and Detroit Avenue, Box 41041, Lubbock, TX 79409-1041.
Official Sabor Hispano 2008 rules and additional information are available at www.orgs.ttu.edu/lhfsa.
CONTACT: Daniel U. Sánchez, president, Latino(a)/Hispanic Faculty and Staff Association, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3749 ext. 258, or firstname.lastname@example.org.