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Puertográfico Events

Prayer Flags for Puerto Rico

Event Type: Special Events

Display of Prayer Flags at Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Diseño, Campo del Morro, Bario Ballajå, Viejo San Juan, Puerto Rico Fri, Apr 3 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

With the postponement of the conference due to the COVID19 virus, the Prayer Flags for Puerto Rico project will go on through the mail. You are encouraged to use The Prayer Flags for Puerto Rico Facebook Group site to upload images of you working on the project.

Each submission will be comprised of 20 flags (each 11 x 15 inches) printed on fabric (in 1 or 2 colors). Participants will receive a randomly collated set of 10 flags in return, with the remaining flags to be gifted to public service agencies in Puerto Rico. Recipient organizations are working with include Hispanic Federation of Puerto Rico, P.E.C.E.S., MATRIA and Taller Salud.

Advice on Sewing Rope Sleeves: All flags should have a sleeve for the rope sewn into the top inch of the 11-inch side. To create the top sleeve, we find that it is easiest to machine sew from the back side with a running stitch reinforced on each end. By placing one flag adjacent to the next, one can sew in a line without cutting the thread between each flag, and then separate the sewn flags after they all have their sewn rope sleeves.

Flags (and a Participant Information Form linked below) should be received by July 1, 2020, and mailed to:
Prayer Flags for Puerto Rico
School of Art, 1715 Volunteer Blvd.
University of Tennessee Knoxville, TN 37996-2410

We will cover the return postage if $5 is sent for each set of flags. Payment can be made by check to “The University of Tennessee.” If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Beauvais Lyons (blyons[at]

Confirmed Participants:
Below is a list of people who have made a commitment to in participating. In some cases, people are sending a number of flags as part of a group or class project.

Adam Berman
Peter Borsay
Lisa Bulawsky
Teresa Cole, Class Project: sets TBD
Muriel Condon
Beata Filipowicz
Raluca Iancu Class Project: 35-38 sets
Brooke Inman
Irena Keckes
Marta Kubiak, Class Project: 3 sets
Justin Lenton, 2 sets
Beauvais Lyons, 4 sets
Gloria Maya
Joshua Newth, Class Project: 1 set
Meghan O’Connor, Class Project: 15 sets
Katie Emily Redd
Brian Reeves, 5 sets
Alex Robinson
Hannah Sanders, Class Project: sets TBD
Jennifer Scheuer, Class Project: 15 sets

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