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By Aliya Hall
The Chronicle 

Art talks at the 2nd Friday Art Walk


September 19, 2019


Melanie Tavarez, 8, a young performer with the Casa de la Cultura Tianese, traveled from Salem with her troupe to perform at the Hispanic Heritage celebration in Springfield on Friday night. Traditional dance and mariachi music were just part of the celebration that coincided with the opening reception of the Charro Equipment exhibit at the Springfield Museum.

SPRINGFIELD – For Springfield's Colette Govan, the Second Friday Art Walk is one opportunity to see all the changes in town.

"There's a lot going on here," she said.

The September Second Friday Art Walk was held in conjunction with the Hispanic Heritage Celebration and El Grito outside of City Hall, so those taking the walk could also learn more about Latinx culture.

Govan said she came on the walk specifically so she could see the fourth annual National Juried Photography Show at Emerald Art Center. The photos were selected from across the nation. There were over 300 applications from 28...

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