PHOTO BY CASEY CHRISTIE
Don Martin, creative director of Metro Galleries, hangs up “Indian With a School of Fish,” an acrylic piece by Alberto Herrera, for a past Latination juried art exhibit.
“So I put it out there and had so many people call, email me or when they would see me, they would say, ‘You can’t stop it, you have to keep it going.’” Martin is glad he listened to those pleas. The message and cultural celebration that Latination encourages is starting to spread across the country. “Every year, the art gets better and with the advent of marketing on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, I am getting art (submissions) from all over California and now from New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania,” Martin said. “Yes, the event is here in Bakersfield, but people from all over are starting to participate.” Latination will be in full swing from 5 to 10 p.m. Sept. 5 at Metro Galleries, 1604 19th St., with music by Mento Buru and free Mexican food and a nohost bar by El Pueblo Restaurant. Disclosure: Miranda Whitworth was on the community judging panel for Latination in 2013.
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