Hispanic Heritage Month includes presentation by Vigil


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The Adams State University Hispanic Heritage Month includes guest presenter, Angel Vigil, an award winning author, performer, stage director and teacher. Vigil's presentation begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the ASU Cultural Awareness and Student Achievement Center (C.A.S.A.), located on 101 Faculty Drive.

The evening begins with a potluck dinner at 5:30 p.m., featuring nopales and homemade Mexicali tortillas. The Adams State Newman Club will cook part of the dinner and will present on their service trip to Mexicali, last spring.

Vigil is chairman of the Fine and Performing Arts Department and director of Drama at Colorado Academy in Denver. His awards include the Heritage Artist Award and the Master Artist Award from the Colorado Council on the Arts. He has also received the Governor's Award for Excellence in Education and the Mayor's Individual Artist Fellowship Award. He also was awarded the Colorado State Theatre Educator of the Year Award.

Vigil is the author of six award-winning books on Hispanic and Western culture and arts. His book The Corn Woman, and Other Stories and Legends from the Hispanic Southwest won the prestigious New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age National Award. He is a Colorado Heritage Artist storyteller who has performed throughout the nation at festivals, universities, schools and art centers.

For more information on Vigil, visit Angel Vigil.