MARGATE — Local and regional artists are celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month with an exhibit at the Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center, 501 N. Jerome Ave., that runs through Oct. 15.

A free special event will be held 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept 26, with speakers, music, wine and light fare.

"The Collage of Artists: A Hispanic Heritage Month Exhibition" reflects the Latino influence in the daily life of the U.S. and embodies traditions, language, tastes, music and art.

National Hispanic Heritage Month takes place every year from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. President Ronald Reagan expanded what had been a weeklong tradition to an official monthlong celebration in 1988. 

The exhibit features original paintings and mixed media by Costa Rican artist Jose Sebourne, of Philadelphia; Puerto Rican artists Marco Morales, of Egg Harbor Township, Tania Pomales, of Vineland, and Juan Gomez, of Philadelphia; and Columbian artists Alberto Becerra, of Philadelphia, and Maria Yony Lopez Marulanda, of Bogota.

The exhibit is open during the JCC’s normal operation hours: 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The Holtzman Gallery has a second location open to the public by appointment only on the sixth floor loggia at the Ocean Club Condominium, 3100 Boardwalk, Atlantic City.

For more information, contact David Holtzman at 609-992-3353, david@holtzmangallery.com or visit holtzmangallery.com.

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