As we close 2019, we can’t help but reflect on the satisfaction of the work done, and on those experiences that challenged us beyond expectations, making us better and stronger. 2019 was certainly an “intense” year in our Barrio, impacting so many, and turning so many others in support of community preservation, respect, and demands for justice. A shout out to all those groups, businesses and agencies who stood strong, advocating and serving despite finite resources.
MCCLA stepped up to the plate, becoming a stronger community anchor, increasing the number of artistic and cultural collaborations, and affording more opportunities for emerging artists. Space and resources were facilitated to the ever flowing individual and collective artistic expression. A diverse, multicultural and multigenerational audience expanded our local and cultural networks, and children continued to be our main focus.
At this time we THANK YOU and our MCCLA family and friends who participated, volunteered, and financially supported our classes, workshops, exhibits, and performances throughout the year. We hope to continue this valuable partnership in 2020 and in years to come. Wishing you all the best of the Holiday season and of the New Year. Que viva el arte y la cultura!
Jennie E. Rodriguez