Day: September 17, 2021

La Comunidad art exhibit honors Hispanic & Latino culture in Topeka

TOPEKA (KSNT) – It’s Hispanic Heritage Month and a new exhibit at the Topeka and Shawnee county library is highlighting the rich Hispanic and Latino culture that exists in Topeka.

La Comunidad is the newest art exhibit to open at the library and it means the community.

The exhibit is filled with beautiful pieces of art all created by 11 Topeka artists.

“We have photography in the back, there’s sound, there’s dance, there’s movement, there are colors,” Sabatini Art Gallery Curator Zan Popp said. “There’s a vibrant light that’s being put on display here in the gallery.”

The pieces tell a story of the artists’ rich Hispanic culture and what it means to them, all in hopes that the community will feel more connected than divided.

“You walk through and there’s just so many stories on display,” Popp said.

From sculptures to paintings, photographs, costumes, and even video montages: themes

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