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Second Canadian Club
Hispanic Art Tour, 1985

Benito Huerta,
"Tres Equis," 1984,
Oil/thread/acrylic on velvet/canvas,
9 1/2' * 6 1/2'
Canadian Club
Hispanic Art Collection


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Hispanics have contributed tremendously to the character of America. It started in 1492 when an Hispanic expedition discovered this continent, and has continued for almost 500 years. Hispanic resources made the discovery of America possible, and were instrumental in its settlement and development.
And the Hispanic presence must not be forgotten. Hiram Walker, Inc., takes great pride in helping to preserve a significant Hispanic contribution to the United States...its fine art.
Canadian Club's commitment started with the Canadian Club Hispanic Art Tour in 1983, when 20 artists toured 3 cities. The response was above expectations and enabled Canadian Club to expand the second art tour to 6 cities and 30 artists. With the Canadian Club Hispanic Art Tour III, a total of 80 artists will have displayed their works in major museums and galleries throughout America.
The Canadian Club Hispanic Art Tour III was selected by three of the best known curators of art in the U.S. today. They are: Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Associate Professor, Miami (Dade) Community College-South Campus, contributing editor Art International; Susana Torruella Leval, independent curator and Inverna Lockpez, artist and gallery director. These fine curators have created a fine exhibition of Hispanic art for the third Tour.
The success of the Canadian Club Hispanic Art Tour has prompted us to begin our own art collection with the purchase of Benito Huerta's "Tres Equis," which captured first prize in the Second Canadian Club Hispanic Art Tour.
    So celebrate with us the great Hispanic adventure portrayed in contemporary art. ¡Mira! The Canadian Club Hispanic Art Tour III. Enjoy!
James F. Murphy

James F. Murphy
Hiram Walker, Inc.

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