2010 National Latino Art Beat Competition Winners Honored by DC Public Schools, Mayor's Office Oct 15th

Oct 14, 2010, 18:02 ET from Latino Art Beat

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Latino Art Beat President Don Rossi Nuccio will join officials of District of Columbia Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's Office, officials from The Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs (OLA), representatives of District of Columbia Public Schools, academic partners Columbia College Chicago and Robert Morris University and arts education leaders to honor Latino Art Beat competition winners from high schools around the USA. A formal awards ceremony will take place on October 15th at District of Columbia Public Schools corporate headquarters at 2:00 pm where all the regional Latino Art Beat 1st Place winners from Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami and Washington, D.C. will be officially honored. A special scholarship presentation will be made to these very talented regional competition winners, whose artwork will be displayed at this milestone event. To date Latino Art Beat has awarded over $3 million in scholarships to its competition winners. A reception in collaboration with DCPS, Latin American Youth Center and OLA, for all the regional 2010 Washington, D.C. / Latino Art Beat competition winners will take place the evening before on October 14th at 6:00 pm at the Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th Street, Washington, D.C. 2009. Additionally, all the high school winners from around the USA will also be present and recognized.

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WHAT:

2010 Annual National Latino Art Beat Awards Ceremony recognizing and awarding college scholarships to all the 1st Place Latino Art Beat art competition winners from high schools across the USA; and announcing the 2010 NATIONAL WINNER.

WHO:

All the 2010 1st Place Latino Art Beat art competition student winners, including Jesus Hernandez (Chicago); Maryela Villegas (Houston) Jeannette Cardona (Los Angeles); Jesus Dehorta (Miami); and Angel Jesus Perez (District of Columbia) and honored guests.

WHERE:

District of Columbia Public Schools, 1200 First Street NE, Rooms 1012 A&B, Washington, D.C. 20002

WHEN: October 15, 2010 2:00PM

Select Latino Art Beat award winning artwork, which represents the competition theme "What Hispanic Heritage and Culture Means to Me!" is on display at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. at 801 K Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001 through December 5, 2010.  

Contact: Don Rossi Nuccio-LAB: 773-569.6942

Arnoldo Ramos-DCPS:  202 494.8207

Mercedes Lemp-OLA:   202.671.1896



SOURCE Latino Art Beat