September 01, 2008

Fox Sports en Español alongside the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana is proud to present Art in the Park, a concert series event that highlights the best of Latino art and music in Coral Gables. These events are held during the first Friday of the month from October 2008 through April 2009 in conjunction with Gables Gallery Night Walks.

Art in the Park, which starts off with a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, will feature local Latin jazz musicians such as David Fernandez, Conjunto Progreso and Suénalo. Attendees will also enjoy a happy hour ambience alongside a cigar lounge. The park will be lined with canopy style tents which will showcase the paintings, photography, crafts, fine jewelry and live painting demonstrations of Miami's hottest up-and-coming artists.

Fox Sports en Español is proud to be affiliated with Art in the Park because we believe in the importance of giving back to the community and unifying families, friends and communities through the powerful medium that is art

"Fox Sports en Español is proud to be affiliated with Art in the Park because we believe in the importance of giving back to the community and unifying families, friends and communities through the powerful medium that is art," said Raúl de Quesada, Sr. Vice President and Assistant General Manager for Fox Sports International. "It is an absolute pleasure to contribute to an event that allows our Hispanic community to come together in celebration of our heritage, and enjoy great art and music."

Art in the Park invites the entire family to come out and enjoy an evening of fun. The night also offers a Kids Art Village where children can create culturally-themed artwork under the direction of renowned artist Marcy Grosso. Participation is free and children will receive refreshments, and balloons. Face painting will also be available for children under the age of six.

"We are happy to support an initiative that provides a fun environment for all families to enjoy, and it is a pleasure to join forces with an organization such as Fox Sports en Español which also recognizes the value of caring for our community," stated Ricardo Gonzalez, president of the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana.

Also joining the Art in the Park series is the United States Postal Service (USPS), as they will unveil of the Latin Jazz stamp on stage during the launch event. With the issuance of this Latin Jazz stamp, the USPS is celebrating the rich Latino musical heritage of the United States of America. The stamp, designed by Richard Sheaff of Scottsdale, Arizona, conveys the multicultural aspects of the music, its percussive and improvisational nature, and its rhythmic complexity.

"It's very exciting to see so many different organizations coming together as a community to celebrate the Hispanic culture, its music and its art," said Don Slesnick, Mayor of Coral Gables. "It is an honor to be amongst such a talented people and I am really looking forward to the upcoming series of events."

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