Tuesday, May 3, 2016

From our Familia at Hi-ARTS...

We HIGHLY recommend this event TONIGHT!!!  From our familia at Hi-ARTS: NYCasitas Panel Discussion with Martha Cooper
 May 3rd | 7:30pm
@ El Barrio's Artspace PS109
215 E. 99th Street New York, NY 10029
 
Join Martha Cooper to discuss her current exhibition at Hi-ARTS  for a very special talk about the history and culture of 
NYC Casitas with invited guests Bill Aguado, Joseph Sciorra, Jane Weissman and Taller Boriqua.  Moderated by Raymond Codington.
Martha Cooper's seldom seen 1980's images of casitas, small Caribbean style homes found in Puerto Rico that were recreated on vacant lots throughout the city. Cooper's photos shot in Spanish Harlem, the Bronx, Brooklyn and the Lower East Side, capture the resilient Puerto Rican communities that built these casitas and gardens for social gatherings, birthdays, domino games, cookouts and performances. 
 
This exhibition is currently up at the Hi-ARTS Gallery. Open viewing through May 28, 2016 | Gallery Hours: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 12:00-6:00pm @ Hi-ARTS Gallery 304 E. 100th St. NY, NY 10029

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