To commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month, Lingoda, one of the world's leading online language schools, teamed up with Miami artist Alexander Mijares. Mijares and Lingoda wish to honor and showcase the richness and diversity of Hispanic cultures and languages by painting a unique mural that can be seen in Miami at 385 NE 79th St.
The mural also aims to promote the significance of learning about one another, other cultures, and ideas and recognizing our differences and the richness multiculturalism gives to our lives.
""Hispanic Heritage Month is the perfect time to come together and to celebrate languages, language learning and cultures - and what better way to celebrate than with an artist with deep roots in the Hispanic culture of Miami?," said Aaron Seemann, Sr. Performance Marketing Manager, Global Lead at Lingoda. "Mijares' artwork is very vibrant, lively and colorful, strong and powerful - just like Lingoda envisions a world where all different languages and cultures are being celebrated", he adds.
"We see a great connection between Mijares' work and Lingoda that will allow us to celebrate the beauty of Hispanic culture, multiculturalism as well as learning languages together," he adds.
Lingoda thinks language learning is the ideal vehicle for accomplishing this goal: by breaking down language barriers, we can transcend cultural divides, establish a world of inclusion and understanding, and bring people together.
With a strong history of hosting Hispanic cultures and the Spanish language, Lingoda believed Miami was the ideal location to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month and represent the diversity of multiculturalism.
Lingoda and Mijares are both well-known in their fields. For Hispanic Heritage Month, this was a thrilling adventure that also made sense.
Mijares is well-known locally for his artistic prowess, and his resume boasts the likes of celebrities like Justin Bieber, FXX, and David Beckham. GQ, DETAILS Magazine, Forbes, The Huffington Post, Haute Living Magazine, The Miami Herald, and CBS have highlighted him. He was named one of the Top Up-and-Coming South Florida Visual Artists by CBS.
"I want for everyone that passes by the mural to get a positive vibe and outlook from my artwork and to be able to engage in the mural by becoming interested in celebrating Hispanic culture and the Spanish language," said Alexander Mijares. "We'd love for visitors to picture multiculturalism and Hispanic culture in the mural and to understand that various cultures and languages together is what makes our world a more colorful, livelier, more fun and above all a better place."