Curacao and Omar Chaparro will Unveil a 20-feet Art Piece Celebrating the Union of the Hispanic Culture to the Variety Boys & Girls Club in Los Angeles
The Work Commissioned to Mexican artist Teddy Kelly and Puerto Rican Moncho 1929 will Be Donated to the Club’s Permanent Art Collection
LOS ANGELES (November, 22 2021) – The Curacao Foundation, a non-profit organization created in 2002 by Hispanic-centric retailer Curacao serving diverse communities in Southern California, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Tucson, will unveil and donate a 20-feet art piece celebrating the cultures, diversity and history of the Hispanic community to the Variety Boys & Girls Club in Los Angeles.
Comprised of two canvases, this unique piece was commissioned to Mexican artist Teddy Kelly and Puerto Rican artist Dan Monteavaro (known as “Moncho 1929”) and exhibited in multiple Curacao stores across Southern California as part of Curacao’s “Let’s Celebrate Your Cultura!” campaign, which took place during the Hispanic Heritage Month.
To wrap up this highly successful art initiative, the piece will be unveiled at an upcoming high-profile event hosted by award-winning Mexican actor Omar Chaparro at the Variety Boys & Girls Club before children from the Club’s art program, their parents and special guests. The art work will then become part of the Club’s permanent collection.
Besides acting as the master of ceremonies, Chaparro will interact with the participants, who will enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend time with an artist whose blockbuster movies have turned him into one of the most recognizable personalities among Hispanics in both the U.S. and Latin America.
“We’re thrilled to present the exceptional work by two renown Latino artists to our community in an unforgettable experience that will surely encourage more Hispanic kids to value and engage in creative activities,” said Ariela Nerubay Curacao’s CMO. “Art is a vehicle to document and preserve our Hispanic heritage and an essential part of our children’s education. As such, we must teach them to cherish it.”
After the unveiling of the piece by Chaparro and Curacao executives, Kelly and Moncho 1929 will lead an workshop aimed at sharing their creative passion and artistic talent with children.
Those unable to attend the event in person will have the opportunity to watch it live from beginning to end on Curacao’s Instagram and Facebook accounts. An additional host will conduct interviews with artists and guests and encourage participants and viewers to share their content, experiences and comments on social media using the hashtag #curacaocontigo.
Media outlets will have access to Curacao’s professionally-captured photographic and video content of the event, which will also be shared on social media. On-site interviews with Curacao executives, celebrities and participants will be available to press members.
Children and guests will be able to join us for an afternoon full of creativity, fun, entertainment and iconic celebrities on Wednesday, December 8, from 3 to 5PM at the main auditorium of the Variety Boys & Girls Club, which is located at 2530 Cincinnati St, Los Angeles, CA 90033.
Please be mindful that COVID-19 social distancing measures and protocols will be observed during the entire event. Facial coverings are mandatory for all participants and press members.
This year-end event is one of the multiple annual initiatives, social and charity programs created by the Curacao Foundation to support the Hispanic community throughout the year and enhance the quality of life of our Latino customers.
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The Curacao Foundation was established in 2001. It is a private foundation dedicated to building a future in which communities are financially strong, socially empowered, respected and included. The Curacao Foundation supports a broad range of community partner organizations through general operation and program grants. Much of the grant making focus of the Foundation is on organizations and institutions within a 10-mile radius surrounding each Curacao retail location and in organizations focusing in health/well-being, education and immigration. For more information: https://icuracao.com/foundation