Springfield students use art to pay homage to successful Hispanic women

Hampden County

Some Springfield middle schoolers are using art to pay homage to successful Hispanic women.

The Hispanic American Library partnered with Chestnut Accelerated Middle School’s Nueva Esperanza club to unveil a series of art panels completed by their students.

The panels depict powerful Latina women in history.

The artist who helped the children create the portraits, Damaris Torres, told 22News it’s important for kids to see people like them represented.

She said, “Our goal is to mix art but also bring in that cultural aspect. Hispanic cultural aspect is just to show the girls that they are represented in the media.”

Students chose to pay tribute to archeologist Kathleen Martinez, artist Frida Kahlo, and music stars Selena and Cardi B.

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