“If these walls could speak”: Nuestras identidades in and on the streets
Thursday, Apr. 22, 2010
Beth K. Stocker Art Gallery, Lorain County Community College
1005 Abbe Road North Elyria,
In her Ph.D. dissertation “El Arte de la Identidad”, Dr. Raquel M. Ortiz Rodríguez analyzes the Puerto Rican transnational collective identity of jibarismo regarding the construction of political power in works of poetry, music, and art. In Chapter 5, “El jibarismo en la diáspora: a [des]montar la guagua area”, she focuses on identity formation and community murals in New York City by studying murals directed by María Domínguez. In collaboration, both the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (el Centro) at Hunter College in NY, and Lorain County Community College (LCCC), will sponsor a scheduled art exhibit and programming related to community murals. The exhibit would focus on five to eight maquettes of murals directed by María Domínguez, and complemented with archival materials from el Centro’s collection. The exhibit will be from April 22 to May 2nd in the Stocker Arts Center Beth K. Stocker Art Gallery in LCCC in conjunction with the 2010 16th Annual Hispanic Leadership Conference April 23rd and 24th. The exhibit will be enhanced with public programming, aimed at Lorain County students and community members, particularly those from Lorain County’s Puerto Rican community.
Later the exhibit and the programming will travel to New York City and exhibited at El Centro and then to Clemente Soto Velez Community Center where it will be joined by works of photographer Marlis Momber’s intensive portrayal of the Puerto Rican community in Loisaida (Lower East Side, NYC) during the time Maria Dominguez created her murals.
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