International Connection

Posted on 21 October 2014 by admin

The International Club hosts Latin America demonstrations, dance, food and art

BY: ALEX WHITE
Photo Editor

The International Club held a Latin American Festival on Oct. 8 to 9, in the student center at STLCC-Meramec. The festival was geared toward expanding the knowledge that Meramec students have about Hispanic Heritage Month, which spans from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. At the festival many different artists from Latin America were featured. A few of the artists were Luisa Otero, Eliana Cristancho, and Mamerto Sanchez from Peru,and Alejanda Velasco who is from Colombia. The media ranged from canvas paintings to print making and charcoal drawings. The subjects of the pieces consisted mainly of figure portraits and still life paintings.

Along with the variety of artwork, there were Latin American snacks as well as a group of Latin dancers. One of the dishes presented at the festival was a Mango Flan. Flan is a dessert made in many Latin American kitchens. It is a baked custard, that usually consists of eggs, milk, gelatin and vanilla. Another food option available was an Almond Agave Thumb Print cookie. The almond cookies resemble thin wafers filled with a small amount of icing.

The dancers that were spotlighted at the festival performed to several different songs for the students. After they finished their routines, students were encouraged to join them.

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