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Festival Inspiración Schedule of Events

We're excited to present a full schedule of performances, workshops & master classes that explore the diverse and various visual arts, musical styles and instruments typical in Latin American culture. All performances listed here are free (except where noted) and open to the public. Download full event schedule [PDF]


ALL WEEK - March 4-16, 2013

  • Exhibition of the artworks by Paula Vásquez, children's book illustrator from Santiago, Chile. Books with the artist's illustrations will be exhibited. Wynne Home Arts Center,1428 Eleventh Street
, Huntsville.
  • Exhibition of books by Latin American authors, Newton Gresham Library (NGL) Main Lobby, SHSU campus, Library hours
  • Exhibition of publications on Latin American topics by SHSU faculty, NGL Main Lobby, SHSU campus, Library hours
  • Exhibition of books by Latin American authors, Huntsville, Montgomery, Conroe and the Woodlands City Libraries, Library hours
  • Exhibition of children’s books in Spanish, Huntsville, Montgomery, Conroe and the Woodlands City Libraries, Library hours

The Woodlands Campus, Sam Houston State University

ALL WEEK - March 18-22, 2013

  • Selected Posters on Latin American Arts, Humanities, Business, etc. research, by SHSU faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, Bldg. hrs., The Woodlands Center Atrium
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Festival Inspiración 2011

Monday, March 4, 2013

KICK-OFF EVENT: Festival opening at the Wynne Home Arts Center, featuring artist Paula Vásquez Wynne Home Arts Center, 4-7 pm

Reception and opening of an exhibition of artwork by Paula Vásquez in the Brown Wynne Gallery. 

5:30 PM: Paula Vásquez will speak and sign her children's books

PERFORMANCE

Concert by Washington García, piano. Dr. García is a professor at TSU San Marcos
James & Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm

HUMANITIES

  • Latin American History (undergraduate class), Dr. Charles Heath, 9-9:50 am, Academic Building IV (ABIV), Sam Houston State University, Huntsville (SHSU)
  • Mestizaje (from his book), Dr. John Burke, Executive Director of the Wolfington Center for Social Justice, Cabrini College, Philadephia, 10-10:50 am, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, PACE, SHSU
  • The Latino Vote in Texas, Dr. Henry Flores, Graduate Dean, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, 11-11:50 am, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, PACE, SHSU
  • Latin American folkloric costume parade from SHSU Family & Consumer Science and History Departments’ collections and SHSU faculty and student collections by SHSU faculty and students, 12-1 pm, Places: ABIV to College of Humanities & Social Sciences Bldg. (CHSS), SHSU, to New Gresham Library (NGL) to Lowman Student Center (LSC)
  • Overview of book exhibitions at NGL, Erin Cassidy, Assistant Professor of Library Science, 1-2 pm, Place: NGL Main Lobby
  • Presentation on Mexican woodcuts and mask displays in NGL, Dr. Frieda Koeninger, Associate Professor of Spanish, 2-3 pm, Place: NGL lower level at 2, NGL 3rd floor at 2:30 pm
  • Women of Power (from her book), Dr. Gwendolyn Díaz, Professor of English, Director of Graduate Studies, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, 3-4 pm, NGL Main Lobby
  • Presentation on Researching on Latino History for Historical Novel Background, Dr. Caroline Castillo de Crimm, Professor of History (ret.) 4-5 pm, NGL Main Lobby
  • Contemporary Spanish American Literature (graduate class), Dr. Rafael Saumell Muñoz, 6 pm, The Woodlands Center (TWC) of SHSU
  • Latino Students’ Association, 6:30 pm, Lowman Student Center, SHSU

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

PERFORMANCE

SHSU Opera Workshop Concert—South American/Mexican Zarzuela
James & Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm

MASTER CLASS WORKSHOP

Master class by Washington García from TSU San Marcos
James & Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center, Payne Concert Hall, 10 am – noon

HUMANITIES

  • Presentations on classes related to Latin America on-line or on campus and study abroad in Latin America options at/through SHSU
    SHSU faculty & staff, 10 am- 12 pm, NGL Main Lobby
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    Guest Artist Jesus Morales works with volunteers on his installation during Festival Inspiración 2011.

    • Professors Debbi Hatton, LeeAn Muns, both Mass Communications faculty, Andrés Jorge (Visiting Professor of Spanish) & Drs. Debra Andrist & Rafael Saumell Muñoz both professors of Spanish, SHSU Spanish-Language Radio Station and practicum
    • Dr. Alessandro Bonanno, Regents’ Professor (Sociology) and CHSS Scholar-in-Residence, on-line course on socio-economic issues;
    • Dr. Alcibiades Policarpo, Associate Professor of Spanish, on-line courses on criminal justice and Spanish American essay;
    • Professor Ray Rentería, Spanish Faculty, on-line course on business;
    • Dr. Debra Andrist, Professor of Spanish on-line course on medical and health professions and Latin American culture;
    • Dr. April Shemak, Associate Professor of English, on Latin/o writers featured in English Department classes
    • Dr. Dr. Frieda Koeninger, Associate Professor of Spanish, Study Abroad in Costa Rica;
    • Dr. Enrique Mallén, Professor of Spanish, Study Abroad in Spain
  • Genres in (Hispanic) Literature (undergraduate class), 11 am-12:20 pm, ABIV, SHSU campus
  • Juried Poster session on Latin American Arts, Humanities, Business, etc. research, by SHSU faculty, 3:30-5 pm; Place: CHSS Lobby
  • Movie: Motorcycle Diaries (Che Guevara) w/intro by Dr. Ralph Pease, Professor of English, 3:45 & 7 pm, Evans 105, SHSU campus

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

PERFORMANCES

Art Opening for elementary school art; James & Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center Atrium 5-6pm;

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Illustration by Chilean artist Paula Vásquez

SHSU Orchestra and HYO Orchestra with invited guest artists Paula Vásquez (illustrator), Mac McClure (piano), and Dr. Sergio Ruiz
James & Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center, Payne Concert Hall, 6:00 pm

In collaboration with HISD Art program performing Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals

 

  • Members of National Conservatory of Colombia will participate
  • HISD elementary school 3rd & 4th grade student and children dancers
  • SHSU Dance Program Choreographer: Jonathan Charles Smith

HUMANITIES

  • An Early US Hispanic Journalist (from her book) Dr. Elizabeth Coscio, Associate Professor of Spanish, University of St. Thomas, Houston, 10-11 am, CHSS, PACE, SHSU
  • Arte Público Press & Piñata Books, Publisher of Hispanic books, University of Houston (U of H), 11 am-12 pm, CHSS, PACE, SHSU
  • Hispanic Recovery Project (Arte Público, Hispanic publications in the U.S., all centuries), Dr. Norma Mouton, Independent Scholar, 12-1 pm, CHSS, PACE, SHSU
  • Writing Novels & Children’s Books, Andrés Jorge and Vanessa St. Cyr, Visiting Writers/Scholars from Mexico, CHSS, PACE
  • Juried Poster session on Latin American Arts, Humanities, Business, etc. research, by SHSU graduate students, 3:30-5 pm; Place: CHSS Lobby
  • Studies in Spanish Linguistics: Points of Contact (graduate class), Dr. Manuel Triano-López, 6-8:50 pm, The Woodlands Campus of SHSU (The Woodlands Center)
  • Movie: Like Water for Chocolate w/intro by Dr. Ralph Pease, Professor of English, 1:30 pm, Wynne Home Art Center, 1428 11th Street, Huntsville

Thursday, March 7, 2013

PERFORMANCE

In collaboration with the Dance program for the South Central Region conference of the American College Dance Festival
James & Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center, Payne Concert Hall, 8:00 pm

HUMANITIES

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Musicians perform at the Wynne Home for Festival Inspiración 2011.

  • Literal: Voces Latinoamericanas (bilingual magazine, Houston/Mexico D.F.) RoseMary Salum, founder & publisher, 11 am-12 pm, CHSS, PACE, SHSU
  • Houston Hispanic Organizations (photos and commentary), Dr. Dorothy Caram, founder of Houston Hispanic Forum (HHF), daughter of founder of (Houston Area Teachers of Foreign Languages (HATFL) and more, 12-1 pm, CHSS, PACE, SHSU
  • San Rafael Films, Darkness Into Light Trilogy (Mexico), 2-3 pm, Dan Rather Bldg., SHSU
  • Latin American Film & Filmmakers, Dr. Thomas Garrett, Filmmaker and Assistant Professor of Mass Communications, 3-4 pm, Dan Rather Bldg., SHSU
  • Juried Poster session on Latin American Arts, Humanities, Business, etc. research, by SHSU undergraduate students, 4-5 pm; Place: CHSS Lobby
  • Movie: Fitzcaraldo w/intro, Dr. Ralph Pease, Professor of English, 7 pm, Evans 105, PACE, SHSU
  • Movie, La mala, with guest commentary from Lena Burke, 5-6:30,CHSS, SHSU

Friday, March 8, 2013

“Caliente” Latin Jazz Concert

Featuring Cuban Grammy award winner Lena Burke, Luís Marín and members of the Puerto Rican Conservatory Jazz with the SHSU Jazz ensembles
James & Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center, Payne Concert Hall 7:30 pm
TICKETS: $15; $10 children 13+/seniors; children under 5 free

Monday, March 11-15, 2013

Art Break Spring Break workshops
Wynne Home Arts Center featuring guest artist Paula Vásquez

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Downtown Huntsville, “On the Square”
Noon-9:00 pm

Culminating Festival Celebration: Performance of Children's 20-minute music productions under the direction of Rick Brown will be presented in the afternoon and evening. Between performances, hands-on activities and Latin market booths will be offered to the public serving all age groups. Street entertainment with music will conclude the evening and the Festival.

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