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Alma D'Arte Charter High School

Leora Zeitlin

Flamenco dancer and teacher Frank “Paco Antonio” Gilpin first heard flamenco music when he was a dance student at UNM, and immediately enrolled in a flamenco class. “This was really hard,” he said, but he soon realized “this is my passion. I’m going to discover some way to do this.” Gilpin went to study with flamenco masters in Spain, and has been bringing his passion, talent and skill to the stage and to his students ever since.

Leora Zeitlin

Valentine’s Day is over, but you can still share the love this weekend with the Scaffolding Theatre Company’s latest production, a five-course meal and theatrical romp called "Five Course Love." The musical by Gregg Coffin requires three actors to perform five characters each, taking the audience into five different restaurant settings, eras, and stories.

Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with Frank Gilpin, a.k.a. Paco Antonio, New Mexico State University Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Dance. He is also the Co-Director of “Sol y Arena,” NMSU Dance Program’s Flamenco and Spanish Dance Ensemble.

Discovering Latino Artists In Our Community

Sep 12, 2013

  September 13, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Artistic Producer and Founder of the Court Youth Center and Alma D’Arte Charter High School, Irene Oliver-Lewis, with the 2nd part of a two-part interview about Latino Art. In one year Oliver will be retiring, but she will not stop working. She says her focus will be on discovering hidden or untapped Latino artistic talents in our community and how the arts affect the community; how important they are for economic development; and how important they are for a creative economy.

Roots of Hispanic Art

Sep 5, 2013

    September 7, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Artistic Producer and Founder of the Court Youth Center and Alma D’Arte Charter High School, Irene Oliver-Lewis, in a two-part interview about Latino Art. She grew up in a multi-cultural environment in the historic Mesquite district of Las Cruces. New Mexico’s art, with strong roots in the Hispanic culture, continues to be influenced by immigrants from Mexico and Latin America, from street names to adobe architecture; the arts, dance, music and theater.