¡Habla con OLAS!

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We’ve got food and Spanish for you, come hang out! 

If you’re a Spanish language learner and want to practice speaking in an informal setting, this is the space for you to do it. The Organization of Latin American Students is hosting a study break where you’ll get play our version of the board game Taboo, in Spanish. We’ll have tables for various learning levels, fluent speakers facilitating each game. Also, there will be food!

Menu:
Spinach and Cheese Empanadas
Beef Empanadas
Tres Leches Cake
Mango Juice
Orange Juice

It’ll be a laid back time for you to relax, play, compete, eat and practice. Come enjoy!

Thursday May 2, 8:30-9:30 @ Hutch.

ARTIST OF THE MONTH: JOAQUÍN TORRES GARCÍA

Joaquín Torres García (28 July 1874 – 8 August 1949), was a Uruguayan plastic artist and art theorist, also known as the founder of Constructive Universalism. In 1978, most of his works were destroyed in a fire that broke out in the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, while a large exhibition of the artist’s works was being held.

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“This is a famous illustration of South America by the Uruguayan modernist Joaquín Torres-García, often called the Upside-down Map (1943). This may have been one of the first of these kinds of maps.

This illustration became a centerpiece in the history of Latin American efforts at reclaiming themselves in a world vision.  Torres-García placed the South Pole at the top of the earth, thereby suggesting a visual affirmation of the importance of the continent, and in an effort to present a pure revision of the world.  He was also interested in presenting to the world a modern “school of the south,” a place of experimentation that could rival what was happening in Paris or New York.”

Sources:

http://www.public.asu.edu/~aarios/resourcebank/maps/page4.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joaqu%C3%ADn_Torres_Garc%C3%ADa