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A series of three workshops
The first in the series was held at Long Island Traditions in Port Washington, NY,
on October 24, 2010


COMMUNITY PROGRAMMING:   Latino Artist Gatherings

Latino Artists Gathering — Port Washington, NY

Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Latino workshops were intended to assist artists working within Latino cultural traditions in non-metropolitan New York State. The gatherings provide an opportunity for Latino artists to come together to discuss issues and solve common problems. The goals were to provide opportunities to support and sustain the work of Latino artists and community leaders through creating opportunities for professional development and networking with like-minded individuals. See also the workshops in Batavia and Amsterdam.

A Workshop by New York Folklore Society and Long Island Traditions

Un Taller por New York Folklore Society y Long Island Traditions

Where: Long Island Traditions, 382 Main Street, Port Washington, NY

When: Sunday October 24, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT


10:00 a.m. Arrival/registration

10:30 a.m.- Noon Juan Gutiérrez and Julia Gutiérrez-Rivera of Los Pleneros de la 21 — “Working with Youth to Embrace Traditional Arts”

Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Provided

1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Paraguayan Dance Workshop — With Berta Gauto, founder of Panambi Verá

2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Wrap-up

On October 24th, The New York Folklore Society launched its first Latino Artist Gathering with a focus on “working with youth and youth programming,” in partnership with Long Island Traditions. Latino artists and advocates from around New York State gathered at Long Island Traditions in Port Washington, NY to hear presentations by Juan Gutierrez and Julia Gutierrez-Rivera of Los Pleneros de la 21, who presented “best practices” for working with youth in educational settings. Their morning workshop was followed by a participatory presentation by Berta Gauto and dancers from Panambi Verá, a Paraguayan dance group based on Long Island.

Latino Artists Gathering
Julia Gutiérez-Rivera and Juan Gutiérez of Los Pleneros de la 21, a bomba and plena performance group from New York City, demonstrate how they engage school-age children through music and dance. Photo: Nancy Solomon, Long Island Traditions

Latin Artist Workshop
Photo courtesy of Diane Smith
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