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Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino - Bahía 1 & Bahía 2
Sat, Apr 4 10:15 am - 11:45 am
While last year’s Minority Reports discussion topics revolved around the issues of identity politics and accessibility, this year’s focus will be given to understanding the cultural diversity and celebration. The audience will learn the history of the conference site, Puerto Rico and its cultural heritage along with celebrating art and printmaking in the island.
The key points to be addressed this year:
• Understand and celebrate cultural diversity.
• Identify difficulties in Puerto Rican art programs and community.
• Find ways to help overcome the challenges.
Featured Speakers: Artist, Imna Arroyo and Rosenda Álvarez Faro, Organizer of Taller Malaquita are keen on Puerto Rican art communities. Their stories cover:
Puerto Rico-born artist, Imna Arroyo’s IROKO project is a collaboration between the artists, scholars and members of the community organizations in New London, Connecticut, using the Iroko tree as a metaphor to describe the sustaining power of nature.
Community art studios in San Juan bring vitality and sustaining power to the art scene. For example, Taller Malaquita provides a shared studio space for women artists of San Juan. Their interdisciplinary practices provide a great platform for art production, solidarity, exchange and collaboration.
Our INkubator session will not only cover how to enrich artists’ work through cultural understandings, but also how printmakers can create a partnership through connections.