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Jarritos Mexican Soda Awards $84,000 to Artists and Creatives For Second Annual JarriTODOS Artist Grant Contest

EL PASO, Texas /PRNewswire/ — Jarritos, the authentic and flavorful Mexican soda brand, today announced the winners for the second annual JarriTODOS Artist Grant Contest.

Out of nearly 900 contest entrants, six grand-prize winners each received $10,000 and an additional top 24 semi-finalists each received $1,000 finalist awards to help them elevate their careers and pursue their artistic dreams. Each submitted up to a 1:30-minute TikTok video or Instagram Reel showcasing their work in visual arts, dance, fashion, music, makeup, and tattoo categories.

“We were extremely impressed by the fierce talent and creativity from contestants this second year, especially considering how strong the submissions were for the first annual iteration of the JarriTODOS Artist Grant Contest,” said Eric Delamare, Director of Marketing for Jarritos. “Jarritos at its core is fueled by art, community, and culture, and we’re honored to give back to talented artists and creatives who impact and influence our society every day.”

A panel of notable arts and entertainment professionals selected a top-scoring grand-prize winner and four semi-finalists per contest category. Judges included returning panelists Courtney Plummer, Contemporary Art Dealer, Karla Martinez de Salas, Editor of Vogue Mexico/Latin America, Javier Farfan, music, entertainment, and cultural Marketing Consultant, JoJo Gomez, renowned professional Dancer/Choreographer, alongside new judging panelists Melissa Murdick, Celebrity Makeup Artist, and Savana Wang, professional NYC-based Tattoo Artist.

The six grand-prize winners to receive $10,000 artist grants are:

  1. VISUAL ARTS: Hedy Torres from Inglewood, CA
  2. DANCE: Bridget Stanton from Haskell, NJ
  3. FASHION: Fanny Mena from Los Angeles, CA
  4. MUSIC: Calvin Tan from Nashville, TN
  5. MAKEUP: Carolina Ruiz from Los Angeles, CA
  6. TATTOO ART: Sabrina El-Masry from San Juan, Puerto Rico

The top 24 finalists to receive $1,000 artist grants include:


  1. Panchita Maldonado from Jersey City, NY
  2. Malcolm Shabazz from Orlando, FL
  3. Laura Munoz from El Paso, TX
  4. Darien Fernandez from Las Vegas, NV


  1. Tomasa Bautista from Los Angeles, CA
  2. Vanessa Aguayo from Yonkers, NY
  3. Isaiah Matthews from Hesperia, CA
  4. Gideon Mekwunye from Oakland, CA


  1. Kiara Harris from Austin, TX
  2. Fey Jensen from Clackamas, OR
  3. Marisol Ramirez from Fontana, CA
  4. Melanie Wong from from Corona, NY


  1. 2morrows June from Richmond, CA
  2. Jeffrey Brito from Bronx, NY
  3. Derly Barajas from Los Angeles, CA
  4. Rosalba Valdez from Chicago, IL


  1. Adaysela Reyes from Newark, DE
  2. Stephanie Flores Leyva from Mount Prospect, IL
  3. Jocelyn Estrada from San Elizario, TX
  4. Caroline Locke from Columbia, MO


  1. Herchell Carrasco from Riverside, CA
  2. Dumar Pedroza from Miami, FL
  3. Alyssa Mijares from El Paso, TX
  4. Maria Gomez from Van Nuys, CA

From June 13, 2023, through July 14, 2023, the second annual JarriTODOS Artist Grant Contest opened for submissions from artists across the U.S. who were interested in sharing their talent and creativity for the chance to move forward in the contest process. Upon closing contest submissions, eligible entrants advanced to judge deliberations in which judges scored the top 30 submissions to select a grand-prize winner, and four semi-finalists per their respective category. To view a list of winners and their videos, please visit: https://app.wyng.com/JarriTodos2023Winners.

About Jarritos
Created in 1950, Jarritos are delicious fruit-flavored sodas from Mexico. Sold in iconic glass bottles throughout the U.S. the brand will celebrate its 75th year in 2025 and offers 12 unique flavors, all made with natural flavors and cane sugar. Jarritos flavors are mandarin, tamarind, pineapple, fruit-punch, lime, grapefruit, strawberry, mango, guava, passion fruit, cola and watermelon. Each unique flavor represents a delicious slice of the brand’s Mexican heritage. Jarritos is now distributed in 42 countries around the world. Find out more at www.Jarritos.com.

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Historic Moment: Space Shuttle Endeavour Takes Its Place at the California Science Center

Witness history as Space Shuttle Endeavour is lifted into its California Science Center home. Streaming live on Space.com at 12:30 a.m. EST.



On the early morning of January 30, a monumental event is set to unfold as the space shuttle Endeavour is lifted into its new museum-exhibit home at the California Science Center. This complex operation, involving a towering 450-foot-tall crane, marks a historic achievement in exhibit installation, breaking new ground outside the realms of NASA or Air Force facilities.

Scheduled to commence at 12:30 a.m. EST (0530 GMT), viewers can witness the live action on Space.com, courtesy of the California Science Center, or directly via the Los Angeles museum. The duration of the lift remains uncertain, adding an element of suspense to this unprecedented event.

However, eager spectators should note that the Endeavour display won’t be immediately accessible. The future Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center, a significant expansion of the California Science Center, is slated to become Endeavour’s permanent residence. With an anticipated 18-month construction period and subsequent artifact and exhibit installation, an official opening date is yet to be announced.

Endeavour, NASA’s youngest shuttle, holds a remarkable legacy, having completed 25 missions before the retirement of the space shuttle program in 2011. As it takes its place in this new chapter at the California Science Center, the Endeavour will continue to inspire and educate generations to come, embodying the spirit of human exploration and technological achievement.

Source: Space.com


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Life is Artistic, It’s Fantastic



MIAMI (Newswire.com) – Welcome to the vibrant and chic world of Miami’s art scene, where creativity knows no bounds and the city itself becomes a canvas of expression. At the heart of this sizzling cultural hub is No Vacancy, Miami Beach. The program’s fourth edition presents twelve artists whose site-specific projects are displayed at twelve iconic hotels in Miami Beach.

Samantha Modder in her series – Source of All Hair, Wearer of All Socks – at Catalina Hotel & Beach Club

No Vacancy coincides with Art Week Miami Beach and Art Basel Miami, the epitome of cultural sophistication and creativity, which will take place from December 4th through December 10th. The installations will be viewed from now through December 14th, 2023 to include three of South Beach Group Hotels boutique properties highlighting participants:

Samantha Modder in her series – Source of All Hair, Wearer of All Socks – at Catalina Hotel & Beach Club. It presents a subjective Black woman’s fairytale to process interlocking structures of oppression. Modder is a visual artist working figuratively in pen, collage, and digital media to portray larger-than-life Black, female characters taking up space in real and imagined worlds. 

Marco Inzerillo’s exhibit – SOBEautiful – is displayed at Hotel Croydon. He presents a series of photographs in both color and black and white, highlighting and celebrating the cultural variety of Miami Beach.

Riviera South Beach hosts Carola Bravo – Yield to Immigrants – challenging the concept of migration as a norm and not a crisis. The work addresses the tension between migration issues and the authority of public signs as civic markers. It also questions how manipulating traditional public signs alters their meaning, reminding us about the value of inclusion and our critical role in society.

Against the backdrop of sun-kissed beaches and eclectic neighborhoods, this annual extravaganza transforms Miami into a global art destination, bringing together the world’s leading galleries, artists, and enthusiasts.

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Hyundai Motor Group Art Cars Rally in Paris to Support Busan’s Final Bid to Host 2030 World Expo



SEOUL/PARIS – Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) is rolling out a fleet of art cars in Paris, France, from November 23–28, in a final drive to promote Busan, South Korea’s bid to host the 2030 World Expo. The voting for that honor will take place at the 173rd General Assembly of the BIE in Paris on November 28.

The Group is providing the Korean delegation with 10 Hyundai IONIQ 6 and Kia EV6, all-electric models, wrapped in a colorful graffiti design featuring symbols of Busan, such as seagulls and the Gwangan Bridge, as well as the slogan ‘BUSAN is Ready.’

The 173rd General Assembly of the BIE will see final presentations from each of the three candidate cities — Busan, South Korea; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and Rome, Italy — elected via secret ballot by each BIE Member State.

For this final campaign, the Group selected IONIQ 6 and EV6 to emphasize Busan’s commitment to hosting a carbon-neutral World Expo under the theme ‘Transforming Our World, Navigating Toward a Better Future.’

The art car fleet will tour major attractions, such as the Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre, as well as areas near the BIE headquarters and the embassies of various countries, promoting Busan’s bid to key officials from BIE member countries and tourists from around the world.

On November 28, the day of the 173rd General Assembly of the BIE, the Group will operate an art car around Le Palais des Congrès d’Issy, the venue of the General Assembly. It will make every effort to win the support of BIE members until the vote is cast.

The Group is running outdoor video advertisements highlighting Busan’s charms on a large scale through 270 digital screens located in major areas of Paris during the month of November. The art cars were also used during the Busan Expo Symposium and K-POP concert held in Paris last month to further promote Busan’s bid.

In addition, the Group’s art cars traveled to major international events, such as the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in San Francisco, the UN General Assembly in New York, the G20 Summit in New Delhi, India, and the ASEAN Summit in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The Group has actively promoted the Busan World Expo at home and abroad in the digital realm, publishing more than 90 pieces of global content, such as short form videos and card news, to proclaim that Busan is the best city to host the 2030 World Expo.

The ‘Busan Initiative with the Whole World,’ a promotional video for the Busan World Expo that the Group released last month, exceeded 100 million views within 17 days of its release, contributing to the promotion of South Korea’s desire to host the event and Busan’s competitiveness.

Source: Hyundai

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