Episode 60: ALMAAHH is bringing a Latino Arts and Culture Center to Houston

Join us for our newest episode of Spotlight Houston as we shine a light on ALMAAHH – Advocates of a Latino Museum of Cultural and Visual Arts & Archive Complex in Houston, Harris County. We sit down with Geraldina Interiano Wise, Co-Founder and Chair of ALMAAHH, to discover their mission of shaping the future of Latino arts and culture.

In this interview, Geraldina, a talented artist from El Salvador, shares her journey and why it was crucial for her and the community to establish an organization in Houston that celebrates Latino arts and culture. Learn about their plans for a state-of-the-art cultural complex and the immersive experience they aim to create.

With a $1 million grant, support from influential community leaders, and additional funding sources, ALMAAHH is on track to establish a Latino Museum of Cultural and Visual Arts and Archive Complex in Houston. Find out how you can contribute through volunteering, donations, and participating in their “Voz de ALMAAHH” survey.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be inspired, educated, and motivated to join the ALMAAHH community. For more information, visit: http://almaahh.org

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Timestamps (AI-generated)

[00:00:48] Spotlight Houston features artist Geraldina Wise, who is leading efforts to create a Latino arts center in Houston. ALMAAHH has received funding and support for a Latino museum project.

[00:03:39] Geraldina received the Mayor’s Hispanic Heritage Award.

[00:07:59] Geraldina moved to Houston to study architecture, art, and art history in order to make a difference in low income housing in El Salvador. Her art originated from an artist’s house near the San Salvador volcano.

[00:10:00] Geraldina shares a personal story of loss, resilience, and connection as an immigrant.

[00:14:01] Geraldina moved from architecture to art as a platform to promote environmental ideas based on Maya ancestry.

[00:19:47] The creation of ALMAAHH started with a small group that met regularly to develop a nonprofit incorporating Latino artists.

[00:26:25] Determining location for future design in Houston, considering traffic and existing highway plans.

[00:28:33] Plans to include impressive cultural objects seen at Universal Studios and Brooklyn Museum.

[00:30:46] Unite, share posts, promote Latino arts and culture calendar for community progress.

[00:36:48] How to support Latino cultural museum in Houston.

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