COSTA MESA, Calif., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To commemorate Latin American art and culture, Hyundai Motor America announced it has partnered with Tamayo Restaurant and served as the presenting sponsor of the Tamayo Art Gallery grand opening in East Los Angeles. A special recognition event was held last Friday at the Tamayo Restaurant & Art Gallery, where works from Vladimir Cora, Jazzamoart and Esau Andrade were on display.
"I am very excited to finally unveil the Tamayo Art Gallery, which will provide cultural richness to the restaurant," said Humberto Veloso, owner of Tamayo Restaurant & Art Gallery. "The gallery will feature artwork from established, and up and coming, Latin American artists. Our goal is for the gallery to serve as a platform for other cultural events featuring influential authors and leaders of our community."
Hyundai's participation in the event is part of its larger corporate social responsibility efforts to support education in local communities through the arts and cultural enrichment. Hyundai is an active member of the Latino community in Los Angeles and has proudly partnered with TELACU, Museum of Latin American Art, and East LA (LAUSD) schools.
"At Hyundai, we value the arts for the important role they play in the cultural development of our communities," said Zafar Brooks, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity Inclusion for Hyundai Motor America. "We commend the Tamayo Art Gallery in its effort to provide the East Los Angeles community an opportunity to have an enriching cultural experience in celebrating Latin American art."
The grand opening celebration featured the distinctive artistic styles of Mexican artists Vladimir Cora, Jazzamoart and Esau Andrade. The event also featured a book signing with author and renowned Hispanic marketing executive Richard Montanez. Montanez, Vice President of Branding and Sales for PepsiCo, is the author of "A Boy, A Burrito, and A Cookie: From Janitor to Executive." In his book, he details the uplifting story about his ability to use his cultural background to help him succeed in corporate America.
Hyundai Motor America
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance.
Tamayo Restaurant & Art Gallery
Tamayo Restaurant first opened its doors in 1988. Named after renowned Mexican artist, Maestro Rufino Tamayo, the restaurant today displays some of Tamayo's unique artwork, including three canvases created by the artist exclusively for the restaurant. Along with the Art Gallery, the restaurant will continue to showcase great works of art on a quarterly basis to honor the richness and culture of Latin American artists. The art gallery will be open to the public during regular restaurant hours. For more information and for a photo gallery of the current artwork on display, visit www.tamayo-la.com.
SOURCE Hyundai Motor America