Curated by Nitza Tufiño | Rafael Tufiño Print Makers at Taller Boricua | Exhibition Artist Links.read more.
Ada Cruz | Betty BP Cole | Carmen Ayala | Diana Gitesha Hernandez | Elsie Deliz | Eliezer Berrios | George Malave | George Zavala | Ife Filex | James Cuebas | Minerva González Suvidad | Nitza Tufino | Rodriguez Calero | Sofia Perales Buck
Ricardo E. Alegría Gallard (April 14, 1921 – July 7, 2011) was a Puerto Rican scholar, cultural anthropologist, and archaeologist.
His research into the aspects of humans within past and present societies and the study of human activity through the recovery and analysis of material culture has bestowed Dr. Alegría the title of the “father of modern Puerto Rican archaeology.”
Alegría created the “Center of Popular Arts of the Puerto Rican Cultural Institute,” the publication program of the institute’s books, and designed the logo for the Institute of Neurobiology in Puerto Rico.
His extensive studies helped historians and cultural artists understand how the Taínos lived and suffered before and after the Spanish conquistadors arrived on the island of Borinquen or Boriquén or Borikén. Today Borinquen resides as an unincorporated territory of the current government of the United States, officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Alegría estimated that about one third of all Puerto Ricans have Taíno blood.
The prints presented in this New York City exhibition at Taller Boricua Gallery seek to infuse with ethereal currents, capturing, inspiring, and giving rightful meaning to our multi-cultural relevance and continuity.
El Sandesh 2021
The Taller Boricua’s Rafael Tufiño Print Makers Workshop (RTPW) 121 East 106 Street 212-831-4333.
Women on the Edge of Time (2021-22)
Commemorating the observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history
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Taller Boricua is pleased to announce our first online exhibit for 2021. Beginning on March 17, 2021, an outstanding and diverse collection of art by members from the prestigious and long-standing New York arts organization, NYSWA, New York Society of Women Artists, will be shown. These works commemorate the observance of Women’s History Month. Given the present socio-political and environmental-climate that our world is currently living through, creativity continues to be the driving force that sustains and empowers us to stand our ground and meet tomorrow’s challenges. Using various artistic genres, these artists strongly express ideas for social justice and the struggle for equality through their work.
The 100th Anniversary of their Society’s formation lays down a historical marker to be appreciated and learned from by the forthcoming generation of aspiring women artists. Under Natalie Giugni’s leadership, NYSWA continues forging its important mission. This exhibit demonstrates that the demand for freedom and recognition is as relevant today, one hundred years after the Women’s Suffrage Movement began in the late 19th century in America. Bravo to the New York Society of Women Artists and Bienvenidas a Taller Boricua.
Nitza Tufino, Master Printer and Director of Taller Boricua’s Rafael Tufino Printmaking Workshop.