Educational resources for La Comunidad

Community members help you learn more about various topics related to Hispanic heritage and the art exhibit La Comunidad.



Listen to Huascar Medina, Poet Laureate of Kansas, perform his poem “New American.”


Discover Tina Williams’s love for dances as she recalls her memories of dancing with Ballet Folklorico de Topeka.


Learn the story behind the piece Unstoppable Hope Meets the Immovable Fear by local artist Jamie Colon.

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Art Projects

Discover different art projects that can be done in the classroom or at home. We’ll post more throughout the exhibit.


A nicho is a small shadow box filled with items that are special to the person who created it. They can hold small photos of a loved one, a tiny piece of jewelry, a small toy, or other important mementos. Click on the images below for printable instructions and templates.


Coloring Page

What colors will you make this lovely dancers dress? Visit La Comunidad at the Sabatini Gallery between Sept 3 – Nov 21, 2021 to see the original painting by local artist Mario Garcia.

Hello, I'm your friendly neighborhood Curator of Exhibitions. I have the amazing job of creating, building and presenting wonderful art exhibits for you at the library's Alice C. Sabatini Art Gallery.