Florida Hemingway Society Hosts Student Run Art Booth

On April 6th and 7th Gainesville hosted the 50th Santa Fe Spring Arts Festival. The festival features professional artists from around the nation who gather together to celebrate art and to sell their artwork. The festival also features a community section for local artists to gather and sell artwork. FHS Executive Director, Raul Villarreal, is also the director of the Spring Arts Festival. This year, for the first time, the FHS had a student art booth organized by FHS Student Ambassador Henry Johnston. The booth was decorated and arranged by Santa Fe student artists Mariana Ortiz (morticaz101@gmail.com) and Rodrigo Bianchi (rbianchileon@gmail.com). Several Santa Fe students submitted Hemingway related or inspired artwork. The booth was a success as students were able to interact with the local community about their artwork and Hemingway, while also selling some of their art submissions.