ASC Community Partnerships Gallery hosts "Desde Ayer"

(07-18-2011)

The ASC Community Partnerships Gallery August exhibit, "Desde Ayer" will feature the contributions of such musicians as Pedro Casias, Ignacio Garcia, Anastacio Taylor and Juan Chacon. These individuals were well-known performers in the San Luis Valley during the mid-1900s as soloists or as part of a group or a musical family.

"Desde Ayer" coincides with the week-long Hilos Culturales Institute hosted at Adams State College from August 1 through 4. The Institute will feature numerous presentations on Hispano traditions of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado.

The exhibit, displayed throughout August, will include photographs, narrative highlights and musical collections of twenty contributing participants. The display will focus on a trail of musical memories, past and present, of 19th and 20th century music played at community fiestas and celebrations throughout Colorado and New Mexico.

The public is cordially invited to view this distinct collection of fine arts and literature and profiles of past and current performing artists. A community reception is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 3.

Several publications by the Colorado and San Luís Valley Societies of Hispanic genealogy will be on exhibit and for sale, along with numerous Hilos Culturales Institute faculty who will have their literature and music CDs for sale from August 1 through 4.

ASC Community Partnerships is located at the corner of Main Street and Edgemont Blvd. on the Adams State College campus in Alamosa, Colo. The gallery is free and open to the public and is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.