In solidarity with Mexico City

In solidarity with Mexico City

This afternoon a 7.1 earthquake struck my hometown of Mexico City. I scrambled to reach family and friends and one by one, breathed a sigh of relief to find they had come through.  As reports come in we know this quake caused serious destruction and loss of life....
Hispanic Heritage. Juan de Miralles

Hispanic Heritage. Juan de Miralles

Born in Spain in 1713, JUAN DE MIRALLES [1713-1780] moved with his family as a young boy to Cuba. This portrait was created for the book BRAVO! POEMS ABOUT AMAZING HISPANICS written by Margarita Engle. Juan de Miralles married into a Cuban family and became a very...
Hispanic Heritage. Celia Cruz

Hispanic Heritage. Celia Cruz

CELIA CRUZ [1925-2003]stood out as the most influential female figure in Afro-Cuban music. Her flamboyant style, powerful projection and the warmth of her voice resonates. She was born in Havana, Cuba, the second oldest in a family of fourteen children and often sung...
Hispanic Heritage. George Meléndez Wright

Hispanic Heritage. George Meléndez Wright

This Hispanic Heritage month I am sharing artwork created to tell stories of incredible people who made a difference. This portrait of GEORGE MELENDEZ WRIGHT [1904-1936] is from the book Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics written by Margarita Engle. At a time when...