Zaadia Colon, Carmen Ayala, Yarisa Colón-Torres,Tanya Torres, Minerva Gonzalez-Suvidad, Myrna Nieves, Taina Traverso
Revisión / Revision
7 Women in Movement / 7 Mujeres en Movimiento
Curated by Taina Traverso
Re-envisioning Sustainability, Economic Freedom and Independence for Puerto Rico
A two years journey from a cozy, quaint living room, 7 Puerto Rican women artists evolved into 7 Women in Movement / 7 Mujeres en Movimiento to exhibit at an internationally renowned gallery, Taller Boricua. In 2016, these artisans were emotionally moved by Puerto Rico’s economic crisis which resulted in thousands seeking economic survival in other nations prior to Hurricane Maria. The question was how do artists of various genres use their gifts to stimulate Puerto Rico’s economy from afar and inform the Puerto Rican diaspora to assist in the healing process and slow some of the exodus bleeding from “La Isla de Encanto.” Art, Seeds, Farming, and Tourism = Economic Stimulation and Job Creations was the palette formula, the brushes were the Spears, poetic words were the call to arms, the seeds were the pallets to ensure dirt penetration to plant new life, the mixed materials were there to help with the artistic healing.
Carmen Ayala: Bajo el platanal
Organized by Marcos Dimas
Taller Boricua Gallery
1680 Lexington Ave. New York City 10029
This exhibit is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the office of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. It is also supported in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council, Consejo Grafico and the Puerto Rican Workshop Inc.
Taller Boricua Gallery / Artist Workshop / Event Space
Located at the Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center 1680 Lexington Ave. NYC 10029
No.6 subway to 103rd Street • Center accessible for individuals with disabilities
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