Crealdé Welcomes Keepers of Heritage: Puerto Rican Artists in Central Florida

Crealdé WelcomesKeepers of Heritage: Puerto Rican Artists in Central Florida

Join us February 1 for the opening reception of paintings, mixed media and sculpture by this local artist collective devoted to honoring their cultural roots

Vibrant and timely, Keepers of Heritage: Puerto Rican Artists in Central Floridaoffers powerful paintings, mixed media and sculpture by a local collective of artists honoring their cultural roots at the Alice & William Jenkins Gallery, from Feb. 1 to May 18, 2019. The opening reception is on Friday, Feb. 1, from 7-9 p.m.

“The identity of the Puerto Rican encompasses a historical, social and cultural symbiosis of great multiethnic complexity,” explains Angel Rivera-Morales, artist and spokesperson for Keepers of Heritage. “Our art is the bearer of a heritage that speaks to us, expresses and points out who we are, where we come from and where we are going.”

Featured artists are Juan Nieves-Burgos, Alejandro de Jesús, JoséFeliciano, Carmelo Fontanez-Cortijo, Domingo Garcia, Yasir Nieves, Angel Rivera-Morales, Rafael Rivera-Rosa, Martín García Rivera, Pablo Rubio and Ivonne Galanes Svärd,

Rivera-Morales will introduce the work and talk about the collective at the opening reception on Feb. 1. Artist José Feliciano will lead an artist talk and discussion on March 3, at 2 p.m.

Interviews are available with Angel River-Morales, angelriveramorales@yahoo.com, 407-925-2910; and José Feliciano, themastersbrushmark@gmail.com, 407-754-8657. 

What:             Keepers of Heritage: Puerto Rican Artists in Central Florida

When:            Feb. 1 to May 18, 2019

Where:          Alice & William Jenkins Gallery, Crealdé School of Art,
600 St. Andrews Blvd., Winter Park, FL 32792
407.671.1886.

Hours:           9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday,
and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Reception:    Friday, Feb. 1, from 7-9 p.m., Alice & William Jenkins Gallery,
with a welcome talk by Angel Rivera-Morales at 8 p.m.

Artist Talk:    Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m., Alice & William Jenkins Gallery,
featuring artist José Feliciano

Tours:            To schedule a guided tour through the Alice & William Jenkins Gallery on the Crealdé main campus on Wednesdays starting at 2 p.m. email Barbara Tiffany, curator at btiffany2000@yahoo.com

Exhibition & Events – There is never a charge to visit the Crealdé galleries or sculpture garden, and the opening receptions, tours and talk also are free and open to the public.

This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program,

with additional support from Duke Energy through United Arts of Central Florida.

 

 

Crealdé School of Art is a nonprofit art organization support in part by memberships; United Arts of Central Florida; the City of Winter Park; Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program; the State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs; The Florida Arts Council; The National Endowment for the Arts; and various private foundations.

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