Tarrant County College Northeast Campus to Host International Festival April 9-11

FORT WORTH, Texas (Apr. 6, 2012)

Cultural events including exhibits, international food, lectures, and a dance competition will highlight the three-day International Festival April 9-11 at Tarrant County College Northeast Campus, 828 W. Harwood Rd. in Hurst.

The library will showcase several exhibits throughout the festival including the Al Mogor African Art Exhibit and exhibits by artists Christian Millet and Peru Kristen Semento. Visitors may also view an international currency and an international artifacts exhibit. Additionally, the Modern Cuba Photography Exhibit by Patricia Richards will be displayed in the Student Center, Center Corner, Room 1615A.

A salsa dance competition will be held Tuesday, April 10, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Center Corner. Couples will dance to music selected by the contest sponsor. The winning couple will each receive a $50 gift card. More information is available from Northeast Dance Professor Linda Quinn at 817-515-6023.

Festival speakers include:

  • Miguel Espinoza, Northwest Campus academic advisor, will discuss “The History of Mariachi” Monday, April 9, at 10:30 a.m. in the in the Center Corner. The presentation will be followed by the 11 a.m. performances of Silver Spurs, North Side High Mariachi, and Mariza Saenz Olmos.
  • Donald Frischmann, professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies at Texas Christian University, will discuss “Speaking in Tongues: Contemporary Mexican Indigenous Language Writers” during a luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Monday, April 9, in the Center Corner.
  • Emily DeVoss, Lynchburg, Va., artist, will discuss “Henna – The Enchanting Art Form” during the 12:30 p.m. lunch Wednesday, April 11, in Center Corner. Henna painting will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside near the campus’ oversized chess board.

“Taste of Cultures” will provide free international food Wednesday, April 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the chess board area. Featured restaurants will include Antonio’s Mexican Restaurant, Bedford Bakery, Cuco’s Sandwich Shop, Lupe’s Restaurant, Thai Thippawan and Zorro’s Buffet. ESOL students and the Southeast Campus Culinary Program will provide tastings from Brazil, China, Columbia, Congo, Egypt, Honduras, Korea, Mexico, the Middle East, Pakistan, Panama, Puerto Rico, Spain, Sudan, Turkey and Vietnam.

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