Maybe you’ve read the story of Frida Khalo, the Mexican painter whose forays into folk art sparked a worldwide following. Or the Columbian writer Gabriel Garca Ma¡rquez, whose One Hundred Years of Solitude (Cien aÃ±os de soledad) has been published in 44 languages. Or proud Latina Sonia Sotomayor, the U.S. Supreme Court Justice who once almost threw out an invitation to Phi Beta Kappa because she thought it was a sorority.
Wednesday evening, ARTE, Inc. held an opening reception in the north lobby, feting 39 heroes and icons who are both living and deceased. Their legacies, memorialized with photos and text on banners, represent 14 countries and several centuries of history. Three years after the exhibition made its debut at the organization’s 10th birthday at New Haven City Hall, ARTE, Inc. co-founder and Executive Director David Greco called it â very exciting, and long overdue in the seat of Connecticut’s legislative body. It was a laborious undertaking, he added: The exhibition took about $5,000 for research, text production, images and installation.
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