Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Taller Puertorriqueno, the Fairhill based arts organization, is sponsoring an exhibit entitled "Dignity Transforms" starting June 25th and ending July 25th. The exhibit features local Puerto Rican artists Betsy Casanas and Pedro Ospina, founders of the Semilla Arts Initiative. The Semilla Arts Initiative uses art to rehabilitate and revitalize faltering communities and Casanas spoke of the importance of doing so.
"Little by little, things change. One day a mailbox gets painted, the next a wall made out of recycled garbage is built."
The exhibit focuses on the neighborhood and the people living in it and their struggle to live and live happily in the face of poverty and crime. The exhibit is a multimedia exposition with photography, industrial sculpture, video, and other mixed medium. The exhibit is located at the Lorenzo Homar Gallery, above the book store that Taller Puertorriqueno runs. The environment is friendly as are the people and both artists encouraged any and all to stop by.
For more information, visit: http://taller.osiris.analogmethod.com/A/Lorenzo-Homar-Gallery/Current-Exhibits.aspx
By Rodrigo Torrejon and Brader Jimenez
Posted by Rodrigo Torrejon at 4:31 AM