Local artist Elaine Mills, in a quest to understand Spanish culture in general and Latino American culture in particular, has explored the roots of the father of modern Castilian — sort of the equivalent to the Queen’s English — and author of Don Quixote.
Don Miguel de Cervantes’ influence on the Spanish language has been so great that Castilian Spanish is often called la lengua de Cervante.
Mills presents a body of art and a book, all inspired by Cervantes, at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at Expressiones in New London.
“After reading Don Quixote,” says Ms. Mills, “I decided to get my own books published. I had two books sitting in my studio for over 30 years and was moved by the celebration of story telling that Cervantes is so famous for.”