Did you know that New Jersey has the seventh-largest Central American-born population? In the last 20 years people from Belize, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and El Salvador, just to name a few, have been settling in the Garden State.
To celebrate the influx of Meso-American heritage The Newark Public Library is hosting an exhibit on its second floor from September 12 to December 31, 2013. The Meso-American Mosaic: New Jersey’s Guatemalan, Salvadoran and Honduran Communities was curated by Ingrid Betancourt and highlights the growth of, cultural traditions and the contemporary artworks of Meso-American people.
The show also offers information about how these evolving communities are dynamically changing the demographic and economic landscape of the state.