Arts
10:18 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Casa Azul presents Noche de Arte y Tango

David Ford chats with Casa Azul board members Claudia Femenias and Mariana Pardy.

The Hispanic arts movement is bursting with excitement and creativity in the Triad. In 2010 a group of Latino professionals and artists in Greensboro formed Casa Azul to promote Latin American art and culture and to create a bridge between communities in Guilford County. On Saturday night, February 9 at 7:00pm Casa Azul of Greensboro will partner with the recently remodeled gallery and studios of 205 Collaborative at 205 Lyndon Street in downtown Greensboro for Noche de Arte y Tango.

It's a full evening of Argentinian art, music (with The Lorena Guillen Tango Duo), dancing and food and YOU are invited. Artworks by award-winning Argentinean painter Fernanda Piamonti will be on display and for sale with a portion of sales benefitting Casa Azul. She'll also be demonstrating her fascinating painting techniques throughout the evening using tar, and non- traditional paint brushes like spoons, rocks and cloth to create ethereal, impressionistic cityscapes, colorful portraits and more.

Board member Claudia Femeniasis originally from Santiago, Chile and she's lived in the Triad since 1997. She teaches at High Point University. Casa Azul board member Mariana Pardy was born in Mexico City and has been working with the Hispanic community in the Triad since her arrival here 7 years ago. She's an artist herself and a Spanish interpreter for Wake Forest Health. David spoke with both Claudia and Mariana at the WFDD studios.

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