March 13, 2020 – January 17, 2021
Beyond a Linen Canvas: This exhibit “Experimental Techniques in Printmaking” is the result of an intense period of mentorship and education of printmaking techniques that include pronto plate, lithography, silkscreen, linocut, wood engraving, intaglio, and etching to name a few. Eliezer Berrios, Betty BP Cole, James Cuebas, and Elsie Deliz have demonstrated that they have grasped the concepts as visual artists to express their creativity beyond a linen canvas and developed a growing love of art on paper. Master Printers learn from their students, and it has been a rewarding experience to be a witness to the depth and breadth of their unique exploration as printmakers, first as apprentices and now emerging artists. Visual Artist and Master Printer Rodriguez Calero, as installation designer, weaved the art and stories displayed on the Taller Boricua Gallery walls. Bravo to Berrios, Cole, Cuebas, and Deliz.”- Nitza Tufiño, Curator and Director of Rafael Tufiño Printmaking Workshop at Taller Boricua.
Artists: Eliezer Berrios • Betty BP Cole • James Cuebas • Elsie Deliz
TALLER BORICUA: A POLITICAL PRINTSHOP IN NEW YORK
September 12, 2020 – January 17, 2021
Curated by El Museo’s Chief Curator Rodrigo Moura,
with co-organization by Permanent Collection Manager, Noel Valentin
In celebration of Taller Boricua’s 50th anniversary, El Museo del Barrio presents Taller Boricua: A Political Print Shop in New York, the first monograph exhibition in three decades about the East Harlem-based Nuyorican collective workshop and alternative space. Best known for its cultural empowerment and political activism, the organization, commonly known as ‘The Puerto Rican Workshop,” began as a printmaking studio, produced and circulated hundreds of prints by artists. The prints, produced mainly in the 1970s, centered on issues of Puerto Rican independence, workers’ rights, and anti-imperialism both locally and in the Caribbean and Latin America, which remain relevant today.
Realidades was the first national Latino television series in public television history in the United States of America. The groundbreaking television series highlighted a cross-section of events, activities, organizations, and individuals, all of which were significantly illustrating and defining our ”realities” during the 1960s and 1970s
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William Cruz Colon
All programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Taller Boricua is also funded in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council, Consejo Grafico, the Puerto Rican Workshop Inc. and individual contributors
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