DAHLONEGA, GA (11/05/2021)– Ceramics, paintings, photographs, prints, textiles, and digital art celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month were part of an art exhibition on the University of North Georgia’s (UNG) Dahlonega Campus.
Hosted by UNG’s Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and the Department of Visual Arts, the Hispanic Heritage Month Art Exhibition ran from Oct. 4-15 in the new MSA Dahlonega Campus office. A showcase featuring 17 artworks, mostly from students, was held on Oct. 4 to unveil the exhibition in room 104 of the Hoag Student Center.
“We wanted UNG students to be involved so we could show the diversity of Hispanic culture,” Wade Manora Jr., director of MSA, said. “It helps students feel more connected to share their Hispanic heritage and how they identify with it.”
Some students have a Hispanic background, while others simply wanted to share how they have experienced the culture.
Sadie Walsh from Loganville, GA, was one of the student participants.
At the showcase, three $100 awards funded by MSA were given to student participants:
Hispanic Heritage Award: Natalia Velez Carrero
Latinx Culture Award: Emily Cheek
Immigrant Experience Award: Tatiana Rivas
Positioned in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia comprises five campuses united by a single mission focused on academic excellence and academic and co-curricular programs that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. The University of North Georgia is a University System of Georgia leadership institution and is The Military College of Georgia. With more than 20,000 students, the University of North Georgia is one of the state’s largest public universities. The university offers more than 100 programs of study ranging from certificate and associate degrees to professional doctoral programs.