Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with These Amazing Local Artists
¡Viva! Hispanic Heritage Month is here, and it’s a time to celebrate the vibrant cultures and rich traditions of Hispanic and Latinx communities. From September 15th to October 15th, we come together to honor the contributions and stories of those who have shaped our nation in so many ways. Join us as we celebrate some of the arts organizations and artists right here in Fairfax County.
Juliana is a dedicated process-focused artist, specializing in the realms of painting and drawing. Her canvas often spans large surfaces, with many of her works being life-size or even larger. Through her art, she embarks on a continuous journey of self-discovery, unearthing the thoughts and ideas that lie deep within her subconscious mind. Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Juliana now calls the Washington metropolitan area her home.
Begoña comes from the vibrant city of Barcelona, Spain, and now proudly calls Fairfax County her home. Her artistic journey began with a classical education in fine arts, drawing inspiration from renowned Spanish painters such as Sorolla and Velazquez. Begoña’s artistic style is as eclectic as her passions—family, food, and travel—all vividly woven into her work. She thrives on the challenge of working ‘alla prima’ to craft her stunning oil paintings, modern series, and watercolor creations.
Furia Flamenca is led by the exceptionally talented artistic director, Estela Velez de Paredez. This award-winning dance company is a true gem, bringing the fierce and passionate art of flamenco to the stage. Their performances are nothing short of a journey to Southern Spain, filled with technically refined, emotionally explosive, and dynamically choreographed dancing. Based right here in the DC-Metro area, Furia Flamenca is proud to be the most sought-after flamenco dance company around.
Edgar Reyes is a versatile multimedia artist based in the vibrant Baltimore and Washington D.C. region. With an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Edgar’s creative journey has taken him far and wide, including teaching at non-profit organizations, schools, and museums. His art is a powerful reflection of his personal journey as an undocumented youth in the United States.