Tango Negro: The African Roots of Tango.

TANGO NEGRO

Join us at Umass Center in Springfield for a viewing of Tango Negro. Dom Pedro an Angolan filmmaker explores the African culture and how it contributes to the creation of the Tango. This viewing is free and open to the public. Their will be Tango dance demonstrations as well as a discussion. Spend your night exploring the various cultures that create such a wonderful dance.

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Tango! Contemporary Art of Argentina

It has been a month since we’ve opened our doors to present our current exhibition. Tango! Contemporary Art of Argentina has been a massive success. Our opening was full of smiles , beautiful chatter , delicious food and even better entertainment. Continuing with our Argentine theme , over the next 5 weeks we will be hosting VKTango. Veronica Kruta of VKTango will be teaching beginner classes until August 23rd.

Beginner Class Series
Taught by Veronika Kruta of VKTANGO
Tuesdays 6:00-7:00pm / July 26-August 23
$60 Full Series / $12 Drop-in
No partner or prior experience necessary!
Bring leather or suede soled shoes if you have them.

We enjoyed our opening reception and hope that you did too. Below are a few highlights of the opening night as well as a link to Richard W Bulda’s website. Richard is a local and very talented photographer who captured the entire night.

Link to the slideshow: http://www.richardwbulda.com/p721369302

Richard W Bulda’s website: http://www.richardwbulda.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Tango” Opening Reception

Join Us! Tuesday , July 26th 2016 6 – 8 pm 

Introducing …..Tango: Contemporary Art from Argentina , to downtown Springfield , MA. This exhibition features artwork from the US Consulate of Argentina in New York City. Wine tastings and food will be paired with Tango demonstrations , gallery talks as well as travel and tourism exhibits. Free for all who attend. Pencil us in and experience a little bit of Argentina in Springfield. We will see you soon!

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“Tango” : Exploring the Culture of Argentina.

A Touch of Argentina Comes to Art for the Soul Gallery

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Artist Nora Valdez, pictured here with some of her sculptures,

will be among the artists featured at the new “Tango” exhibit

 at Art for the Soul Gallery.

Work has been ongoing behind closed doors at Art for the Soul Gallery at Tower Square, as the new exhibition on Argentina, entitled “Tango”, prepares to open to the public with a tentative date set for Thursday, July 7th.

The exhibit will feature artwork recently on display at the US Consulate of Argentina in New York City, as well as the work of other Argentina influenced artists Nora Valdez, and Andrea Iturrioz to name a few.

“This is the first time an Argentinian show of this magnitude has ever been exhibited in the US,” explained Rosemary “Tracy” Woods, Executive Director of Art for the Soul Gallery.

While the Tango exhibit is up, Art for the Soul Gallery will also feature several special events including Tango Dance demonstrations, Argentinian food and wine tastings, as well as a visit by the Deputy Consul of Argentina, who will be appearing for a speaking engagement and reception at the gallery in August.

The exhibit is being produced by Artistic Director Bill Myers, Art for the Soul Executive Director Woods, with the assistance of gallery interns Sierra Myers, Elizabeth Crippin and Audira Cave.

Art for the Soul Gallery is located on the second floor adjacent to the food court.  For additional information call the gallery at 413.301.6314.