Taller Boricua Gallery is inaugurating 2016 with “Essentia” on January 22, 2016, at 6PM, that will feature established African-American and Puerto Rican-identified visual artists based in New York State.
They are Ada Pilar Cruz, Helen Evans Ramsaron, Maria Dominguez, Marina Gutierrez, and Robin Holder. This five women exhibit has been described by Nitza Tufino, curator, as a collective journey into their inner-dimensional planes of creativity. The exhibit will present each artist’s perspective on the essence of their work and the issues that have been important for them throughout their lives. Their unique stamp as award-winning artists reflect their sense of urgency utilizing art as a tool of education and a weapon to express their vision for a world of social and environmental justice.
Issues of identity and culture, gender equality, global warming, community activism and peaceful co-existance stands out in their work.
“Essentia” on view from January 22 to March 5, 2016 will also be celebrating these artists during March, Women’s History Month. A panel discussion with all five artists will be held on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 6PM.
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Opening Reception Friday, January 22, 2016 from 6PM-9PM.
Taller Boricua Gallery is located in the Julia de Burgos Latino Arts Center, 1680 Lexington Avenue at E 106th Street, in the heart of East Harlem.