La Sala celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by honoring one of the many Latino/a/x arts and humanities luminaries working in our Washington State communities. In 2016 we celebrate the work and contributions of Alfredo Arreguin. Until October 15th, we will be posting, tweeting and sending out notes with tributes to Alfredo for his contribution to the enrichment and empowerment of our community.
Alfredo Arreguin is a "painter, born in 1935 in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico. At age nine, Arreguín became the youngest pupil at the Morelia School of Fine Art. At age thirteen he moved to Mexico City, living there for eleven years until he came to the United States in 1959. Arreguín is currently a resident of Seattle, where he earned B.A. and M.F.A. degrees from the University of Washington. He has received numerous awards, including a Humanitarian Award by the Washington State Legislature, a Governor’s Arts Award from the State of Washington, and a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship Grant."
Thank you all who attended our events and a special thank you to all the artists that made it possible. It was a tremendously successful event with hundreds of people reached. Thanks as always to all the amazing VOLUNTEERS, funders, donors, restaurants and so many more that contributed to this event!
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La Sala is a collective formed to coalesce and mobilize the growing Latino/Latina arts community of the Seattle/Bellevue and surrounding districts. Recognizing the booming diaspora and the scarcity of data, space, presence and voice for this constituency, a committed consortium of arts advocates embark on this empowerment enterprise to raise the profile of the region's Latino/Latina artists and artisans.