ROBERTO LUGO: BORICUA, BARRIO, BARRO/ Opens June 15

On view through Oct. 27

Artist Reception: Friday, October 12

Roberto Lugo brings his art-making directly to the people of N. Philadelphia in his first solo show at Taller. The exhibition Boricua, Barrio, Barro, which translates to Puerto Rican, Neighborhood, Clay, is his homecoming show to the area where he grew up.  In Taller’s gallery, Lugo will take up shop to create new work and work with the community followed by a reception for all the artists in the fall.  The exhibition pays homage to the people of N Philly and their creativity and resourcefulness.  Check Taller’s website (tallerpr.org) for studio hours and program schedules.

Born and raised in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood into a Puerto Rican household, Roberto Lugo is in the art world a voice of the area.  Since his youth, he has become a master potter, social activist, spoken word poet, educator, husband, and father. Hip-hop, graffiti, and urban culture influence his ceramic work.   He is represented by Wexler Gallery and is an assistant professor at Tyler School of Art.

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