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November 2017

Meet the Author: Motivos Magazine

November 11, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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Express and connect with Motivos magazine writers and artists! Find out how you can be a part of this unique bilingual magazine for teens. Learn how magazine members find their voice and shape their futures through creative expression, community engagement and exposure to college and career opportunities as part of the media mentorship program created by Motivos founder. Projecting youth voices and impacting life trajectories of subscribers in 1200 schools, 42 states, Puerto Rico, Colombia and Costa Rica, we invite…

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December 2017

Meet the Author: Raquel Salas Rivera

December 9, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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Raquel Salas-Rivera is a Puerto Rican poet, writer, and translator based in Philadelphia. Salas-Rivera will read a selection of recent poems from oropel/tinsel (2016) in both English and Spanish, exploring the moments of bilingual friction that express the poet’s dual identity as a Puerto Rican and Philadelphia resident and reaching out to other bilingual readers who share the poet’s dual linguistic identity. Salas Rivera’s poetry aims to merge the voice of the reader and the speaker of her poems, creating a…

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January 2018

El Día de Reyes (Three Kings Day)

January 5, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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January 6 is a special day in the Latin world; it is the height of Christmas Season when the three magi, Gaspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, parade into town bearing gifts for the children.  Taller’s El Día de Reyes comes to el Barrio on January 5th, this year a day earlier. With live music, gift giving, and a parade. It is mandatory that children pre-register./ Celebración tradicional de los Reyes Magos, este año un día mas temprano, con música, una parada y regalos para…

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February 2018

22nd Arturo A. Schomburg Symposium

February 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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Speakers Ximena Abello, Kenneth Dossar, Pablo Luis Rivera, Elizabeth L. Sweet Cost $25 in advance/$30 at the door Taller members & students with ID receive 50% discount Deadline for advanced registration: Wednesday, February 21 by 5 pm Does Violence Have Color? considers the multiple aspects and facets of violence as the perpetration of these acts relates to race, power, and socio-economic structures. Includes presentations by distinguished scholars, a panel, plenaries and Q&A sessions. Full program available here. El simposio considera…

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March 2018

Reception for Jaime Alvarez: Consumption

March 2, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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February 2 – April 14, 2018 Reception: Friday, March 2, 5:30 – 8 PM Photographing found and discarded objects, Jaime Alvarez’s Consumption explores intimacy, sentimentality, and loss. The show stems from his 2016 residency at RAIR  (Recycled Artist in Residency) which operates out of a recycling center in North Philadelphia. There, by the process of manipulation and composition, he continued his investigation into the resonance of abandoned objects that were begun in Memento, an earlier series of work.   Jaime…

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Meet the Author: Angelica Y. Rodriguez

March 10, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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Join us as rising children’s author Angelica Y. Rodriguez introduces the second installment of her Bubba the Purple Cat series, which encourages readers of all ages to believe in themselves and to follow their dreams. Designed especially for young readers, Rodriguez’s bilingual text is accompanied by illustrations by her husband, Luis Perez. • Bilingual: Spanish and English • Refreshments will be served • Book sale & signing opportunity About the Author Angelica Y. Rodriguez is a book author and artist from Puerto Rico…

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Film Screening: Angélica

March 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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Taller Puertorriqueño is pleased to partner with The Women's Film Festival to present a screening of Puerto Rican director Marisol Gomez's feature film, Angélica. Angélica is a psychological drama that exposes the implications of racism and sexism upon the family and individual. For all of her life, Angélica has been called ugly because she doesn't possess her mother's fair skin. Can she rise to the surface and find her own self worth? * 50% of the ticket sales for ANGELICA will…

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Disposable and Indispensable

March 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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Join us for a free workshop about sustainability in a time of built-in obsolescence, hosted by RAIR and Jaime Alvarez. Bring personal objects that are of significance to you or found objects that resonate with you. The workshop will show how the creative process can enhance our understanding of the disposable. Jaime Alvarez will photograph attendees with objects that hold sentimental value. Revolution Recovery, where RAIR is housed, receives tons of waste every day, the majority being construction and demolition…

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April 2018

Reception for Extension or Communication

April 6, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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EXTENSION OR COMMUNICATION: PUERTO RICO is multi-disciplinary collaborative project guided by artist/ organizers Sheldon Abba, Grimaldi Baez, Jessi Koch, José Ortiz-Pagán and Ricky Yanas. Working within pragmatic and critical pedagogical traditions the group seeks to engage artists and communities through inquiry and exchange producing artworks, research, new spaces, and other satellite efforts. Operating as an open form, E or C is ever changing, privileging process over product, investigation over data. With a growing list of contributors, the project focuses on the…

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Meet the Author: Mark Martínez

April 7, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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Raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Mark Martínez is devoted to telling the story of his people and their island home via children’s stories. Caciquita is a bilingual historical Caribbean tale about a girl determined to find her way back to her grandfather, the Taíno chief. In this story, the heroine teaches young readers about the strength and nobility of Puerto Rico’s original people.  Historia para niñ@s de valentía personal y herencia cultural. • Bilingual: Spanish and English • Refreshments…

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Extension or Communication: Open Forum (FREE)

April 10, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until April 17, 2018

Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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Member's from the Extension or Communication are in the gallery for discussions of action strategies and initiatives. The show brings artists, activists, and communities together to confront the challenges effecting the people of Puerto Rico off and on the island.  Learn more about the exhibitions and its participants here.

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Jewelry Workshop with Aida Devine

April 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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$7.50 – $15

Join us for a jewelry-making workshop with artisan Aida Devine, designer of the Masada Shabath Jewelry line. Learn how to design and make your own pair of earrings in two hours. Tools and materials will be provided for your use, and you will receive personal instruction. Snacks and refreshments will be served. / Aprenda y diseñe su pieza bajo esta maestra artesana de joyería. Serviremos refrigerios. 

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Extension or Communication: Open Forum (FREE)

April 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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Member's from the Extension or Communication are in the gallery for discussions of action strategies and initiatives. The show brings artists, activists, and communities together to confront the challenges effecting the people of Puerto Rico off and on the island.  Learn more about the exhibitions and its participants here.

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Extension or Communication: Open Forum (FREE)

April 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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Member's from the Extension or Communication are in the gallery for discussions of action strategies and initiatives. The show brings artists, activists, and communities together to confront the challenges effecting the people of Puerto Rico off and on the island.  Learn more about the exhibitions and its participants here.

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Extension or Communication: Open Forum (FREE)

April 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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Member’s from the Extension or Communication are in the gallery for discussions of action strategies and initiatives. The show brings artists, activists, and communities together to confront the challenges effecting the people of Puerto Rico off and on the island.  Learn more about the exhibitions and its participants here.

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Extension or Communication: Open Forum (FREE)

April 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until May 3, 2018

Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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Member’s from the Extension or Communication are in the gallery for discussions of action strategies and initiatives. The show brings artists, activists, and communities together to confront the challenges effecting the people of Puerto Rico off and on the island.  Learn more about the exhibitions and its participants here.

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Extension or Communication: Open Forum (FREE)

April 26, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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Member’s from the Extension or Communication are in the gallery for discussions of action strategies and initiatives. The show brings artists, activists, and communities together to confront the challenges effecting the people of Puerto Rico off and on the island.  Learn more about the exhibitions and its participants here.

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May 2018

Extension or Communication: Open Forum (FREE)

May 1, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until May 3, 2018

Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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Member’s from the Extension or Communication are in the gallery for discussions of action strategies and initiatives. The show brings artists, activists, and communities together to confront the challenges effecting the people of Puerto Rico off and on the island.  Learn more about the exhibitions and its participants here.

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Extension or Communication: Open Forum (FREE)

May 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until May 3, 2018

Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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Member’s from the Extension or Communication are in the gallery for discussions of action strategies and initiatives. The show brings artists, activists, and communities together to confront the challenges effecting the people of Puerto Rico off and on the island.  Learn more about the exhibitions and its participants here.

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The HeART of Food: Supporting Children’s Creativity

May 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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Join us on Sunday, May 6 for The HeART of Food, when we gather to celebrate and share food, drinks, and great company to support our youth art education programs. Each year, Taller fortifies the academic and creative development of thousands of youth in our community and beyond through after school, summer, field trips, and in-school programs. At a time when arts and free expression are crucial, help us continue to empower youth preparing them to usher in a new…

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Meet the Author: Liliana Velásquez

May 12, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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Dreams and Nightmares/Sueños y Pesadillas is a bilingual memoir by teenager Liliana Velázquez, who at fourteen fled horrific violence and poverty in Guatemala and headed out alone for the United States. On her trip through Mexico she was robbed by narcos and rode the boxcars of La Bestia, finally making it to the US border and across the Sonoran Desert, where she was caught by US Immigration. Told in Liliana's own words, this is a powerful tale of strength and survival. Liliana…

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June 2018

Meet the Author: Edgardo Miranda Rodríguez

June 16, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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“Miranda-Rodriguez’s comic book creation — an Afro-Latina, environmentally powered superhero, La Borinqueña — is a superpowered love letter that basks in the spiritually connective pride that all Puerto Ricans feel toward La Isla del Encanto. He created the heroine, who shares a name with the Puerto Rican national anthem, not just to continue the growing diversity that has reached superhero comics, but to serve as a reminder that Puerto Rico can weather its storms, be they financial or natural disasters.”…

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Clay & Conversation / Cerámica & Conversación (must pre-register)

June 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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In 2020, The Clay Studio will relocate to its new home on N. American Street between Master and Jefferson Streets. In preparation for their move, we want to engage you in conversation around the future of our neighborhood through a series of free community workshops. Artists Roberto Lugo and Jennie Shanker will lead ceramic art activities and conversation around the theme “Making Place Matter.” At Taller Puertorriqueño, this event connects to Roberto Lugo's show Boricua, Barrio, Barro, on view through October…

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July 2018

Philly Field Conversations

July 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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Join Common Field for a summer series of conversations to explore ideas, opportunities, and challenges of arts organizing in Philadelphia. Learn more about the series here Conversation# 2 at Taller What does it mean for longstanding and established organizations to continue to advance their programming and impact as the communities they serve and artist practices change? Arts organizers Rafael Damast (Taller Puertorriqueño) and José Ortiz Pagán (Fleisher Art Memorial), whose respective organizations serve as cultural hubs to artists and local…

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Meet the Author: Rafael Reyes-Ruiz

July 28, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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“Roppongi Crossings” is a trilogy, which portrays the lives of rootless expatriates in Japan ceaselessly searching for themselves and others. The trilogy addresses the complexities of globalization, historical memory and transnational migrations. Each book stands on its own, and can be read in any order. The presentation will focus on The Ruins, the story of Tomás Rodrigues, a professor in Japan who finds himself haunted by his past when he sees a woman who looks exactly like his first true…

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September 2018

34th Annual Feria del Barrio

September 23, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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Showcasing the best that El Centro de Oro (The Golden Center) has to offer, we present the annual Feria del Barrio. Feria is a collaboration between Taller Puertorriqueño (Taller), Congreso de Latinos Unidos (Congreso), HACE, and Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas (Raíces). Since 1979, La Feria del Barrio has celebrated Latino culture, family, and the economic and educational aspirations of the people of North Philadelphia with: - Live Latin music and dancing - Latino food delicacies - Art and crafts - Much,…

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October 2018

Reception for Roberto Lugo’s BORICUA, BARRIO, BARRO

October 5, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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Ceramic artist Roberto Lugo brings his potter's wheel directly to the people of North Philadelphia in his first solo exhibition at Taller. Boricua, Barrio, Barro (Puerto Rican, Neighborhood, Clay) is Lugo's homecoming show to the neighborhood he grew up in and pays homage to the creativity and resourcefulness of the men and women he knew. This unique show foregrounds Lugo’s creative process, transforming the gallery into a studio where Lugo established  connections with the public as he shares his artistic…

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Jurakán: Nation in Resistance

October 6, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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Join us for a screening of “Jurakán”, which documents the historical struggle of Puerto Rico— a Caribbean nation that refuses to disappear. This film won best documentary at the Rincón International Film Festival, and played in 11 universities around Puerto Rico between April and May. After watching the film one viewer claimed, "It helped me understand myself as a puertorriqueña". We are now proud to present "Jurakán" to Boricuan Diaspora here in Philadelphia. We hope to see you there! This…

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NERDTINO EXPO 2018

October 20, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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Back for its second year at Taller, the NERDTINO EXPO is the first Latinx Comic Book Convention on the East Coast, focusing on promoting the presence of and history of Latinx, Hispanic, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latinx, and Iberian creators in Geek Culture! Comic Books, Literature, Video Games, Sci-Fi, Fantasy Horror, and More! Cost:  $20 - 25                 Buy your tickets online at  nerditino.com

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TEATRO DEL SOL: CLAMORES DEL BARRIO

October 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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Suggested admission $7 El Barrio... A community teeming with life and creativity, but simmering patiently… in limbo. Change is coming…you can sense it… Pulled from the murals on the community's walls, six vignettes tell the stories of dreams deferred, resilience, survival, love and community in a time of uncertainty. Directed by Jose Aviles Original concept by Iraisa Ann Reilly  Featuring : Abdiel Jimenez, Daniel Melo, Iraisa Ann Reilly, Katrina Hall, and Melissa Sabater and spoken word with Roberto Lugo *There…

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November 2018

Meet the Author: Jennifer Harford Vargas

November 3, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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Taller Puertorriqueño's is proud present Jennifer Harford Vargas on her latest book, Forms of Dictatorship: Power, Narrative, and Authoritarianism in the Latina/o Novel, an intra-ethnic study of Latina/o fiction written in the United States from the early 1990s to the present.  Her book examines novels that depict the historical reality of dictatorship and exploit dictatorship as a literary trope. This literature constitutes a new sub-genre of Latina/o fiction, which the author calls the Latina/o dictatorship novel. The book illuminates Latina/os’…

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KUKULI VELARDE: THE COMPLICIT EYE

November 16, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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Reception for the Complicit Eye The Complicit Eye, Kukuli Velarde’s first major exhibition in Philadelphia of paintings and sculptures, deconstructs ideals of female beauty from colonization to the local barrio. A 2015 Guggenheim fellow, Velarde’s show features work that interrogates the construction and consumption of beauty in Western culture, with self-portraits of her as “the other”– a woman, an immigrant, or merely a mature body, and sculptures that flip the male gaze. The show also showcases her performance drawings, a…

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THANKSGIVING LUNCH FOR THE COMMUNITY

November 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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Taller Puertorriqueño’s staff organizes this annual warm lunch and provides clothing and canned groceries to people in need./Un almuerzo gratis para los más necesitados de nuestra comunidad. To learn more, to donate food and clothes or to volunteer, please contact: Carlos Pardo215-426-6320, cpardo@tallerpr.org  

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Closed for Thanksgiving

November 22, 2018 - November 23, 2018
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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Taller is closed for the holiday.   Taller's gallery and gift shop will open on Saturday, November 24 at 10 AM.

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December 2018

Closed for Christmas

December 25, 2018
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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Taller is closed for the holiday.

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January 2019

Closed for New Year’s

January 1
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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Taller is closed for the holiday.

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ANNUAL THREE KINGS CELEBRATION

January 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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January 6 is a special day in the Latin world; it is the height of Christmas Season when The Three Kings, Gaspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, parade into town bearing gifts for the children.  Taller’s El Día de Reyes comes to el Barrio on January 4th, this year two days earlier. With live music, gift giving, and a parade. We will meet The Three Kings in the atrium and continue with music and song to the back of the building and around the…

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Start of the After-School Art Education Programs

January 7 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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The first day of the Cultural Exploration Program's (CEP), ages 6-13, and the Youth Artist Program's (YAP), high school students, winter session. These program's promote cultural understanding and community engagement through a focus on Puerto Rican and Latino art, history, and culture. We offer after-school programs during the school year, as well as a summer camp. /El primer día del programa de Exploración Cultural (CEP) para edades de 6 a 13 años, y del Programa de Jóvenes Artistas, para estudiantes…

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February 2019

Kulu Mele’s “Wemilere: Parade of the Orishas
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February 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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Join the African American Museum in Philadelphia, Taller Puertoriqueno, for Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble's Wemilere: Parade of the Orishas.  This incredible dance program and conversation is part of 2019’s PhilAesthetic: AAMP Celebrates the African Diaspora in Philly and Taller’s 23rd Annual Arturo A. Schomburg Symposium. Wemilere is a celebration of eight of the most revered orishas (deities) in Yoruba culture: Elegba, Ogun, Ochosi, Oshun, Yemaya, Shango, Oya, and Obatala. The event starts with 10 minutes of drumming…

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Perceptions & Complicity in Beauty & Race

February 23 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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23rd Annual Arturo A. Schomburg Symposium This year’s symposium focuses on the social perceptions and construction of beauty and how these influence our understanding, acceptance, and emotional responses to race. Since 1997, the Annual Arturo A. Schomburg Symposium explores the complex relationship of the African Diaspora to Latinx cultures. With presentations by distinguished scholars, this event offers the opportunity to deepen our knowledge and understanding of the African Diaspora in the Americas and foster dialogue, educating audiences and speakers alike.…

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March 2019

Reception for The Complicit Eye / Book Launch

March 2 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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Join us and Kukuli Velarde at the  launch event of her artist book for children, Somos Tres. The ceremony will begin at 2:00 and will feature a performance of the artist painting over her marker mural. Somos Tres was produced during her exhibition at Taller and will be introduced afterward with copies available for signing.  Join us for a celebration of her book and afternoon of saying farewell to her unique mural that will exist from then on in memory…

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Neighbors: The Puerto Rican Philly Experience

March 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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This summer the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and Taller Puertorriqueño will launch an online exhibition/website about the Puerto Rican experience in the development of their neighborhoods.   We would like your help.  During this program, you will learn about the history behind them and their similarities and differences to other neighborhoods in Philly.  As you view the artwork and look at archival material, you can provide feedback and suggestions - and even have your remarks videotaped for inclusion in it.  Open to all, whether…

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Milagros Alameda-Irizarry: La Novela de Vibia P

March 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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Meet the Auther Series: In Spanish Colección de cuentos cortos con historias casi completamente imaginadas.  Estos eventos suenan reales pero su propósito es crear asombro y… risa.  Lo importante es que se tomen con un grano de sal. Nacida y criada en Puerto Rico, Milagros Alameda-Irizarry, recibió el grado de Doctora en Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad de Temple, en Filadelfia.  Milagros es autora de otra colección de cuentos cortos, La Isla de los Monos Silvestres. There will be…

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Descubra!: Exploring Music by Women, through Art and Participation

March 23 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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The Smithsonian Latino Center (SLC) and Comcast NBC Universal Telemundo bring Descubra!: Exploring Music by Women, through Art and Participation. Five hours of exciting hands-on workshops, presentations, and music. This event promotes STEM education for young people, with a specific focus on Latinx youth, by showcasing role models in the arts and discussing career paths and different interests in these areas./ El Centro Latino del Smithsonian y Comcast NBC Universal Telemundo nos traen Descubra: Una exploración de música , arte…

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Velocity Fund Information Session

March 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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Join us on March 25th at Taller Puertorriqueño to learn more about The Velocity Fund! We will be reviewing eligibility, application requirements and answering any questions you may have. The Velocity Fund directly supports artists to organize new collaborative projects throughout the city of Philadelphia by awarding grants up to $5,000. It is open to a wide range of experimental practices, particularly those that emphasize collaboration between artistic genres le ading to expanded audiences, fresh outcomes and an enriched multi-disciplinary…

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April 2019

Rafael Villamil: Paradise Has No Memory

April 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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ARTIST RECEPTION Please join us on April 12  for the reception of the Philadelphia based artist, Rafael Villamil, whose works of art are epic in scale and content. His exhibition at Taller Puertorriqueño, Paradise Has No Memory, centers on his artwork from the 1960s to the 2000s. Villamil is an architect by training and an artist by temperament in the broadest sense of the word. In his paintings, drawings, and assemblies, he ruminates on his experiences, aspirations, lost loves, mortality,…

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Nelson A. Diaz: Not From Here, Not From There

April 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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A man of many titles, Nelson A. Diaz has made a name for himself as a lawyer, a city solicitor, a judge, and a general cousel for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. His autobiography, Not From Here, Not From There, tells the story of the other side of his life; as an outsider, an immigrant,  the son of a single mother, — “a stranger in his own country.” This impassioned recounting of his life tells the story of…

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Closed for the Holiday

April 19
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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Taller is Closed for Good Friday.  Will reopen on Saturday.

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May 2019

Rafael Villamil, An Impassioned Vision

May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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1:30 p.m. Panel Discussion at Woodmere 3:00 p.m. tour of Villamil’s home Participants: David B. Brownlee, professor, History of Art, University of Pennsylvania; Rafael Damast, curator, Taller Puertorriqueño A special program in conjunction with artist and architect Rafael Villamil’s first major exhibition at Taller Puertorriqueño, Paradise Has No Memory. Tour Villamil’s unique, multitiered house in Chestnut Hill and learn about the career and artwork of this monumental figure. The tour will include multiple flights of stairs, and comfortable shoes are…

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¡El Sabor Latino! Celebrating Children’s Creativity

May 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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Support Taller's after school art programs. This year, we honor Romona Riscoe Benson, Director of Corporate Relations at PECO Taller Puertorriqueño invites you to an afternoon of authentic flavors from many of Philadelphia’s delicious and generous restaurants. The afternoon will include an auction, a dance by youth and artwork by the children of Taller’s art programs inspired by food. Each year, Taller bolsters the academic and creative development of thousands of youth in Fairhill and beyond through after-school, summer art…

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June 2019

Robert C. McGreevey: BORDERLINE CITIZENS

June 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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Taller Puertorriqueño is proud to present Robert C. McGreevey on his book,   Borderline Citizens: The United States, Puerto Rico, and the Politics of Colonial Migration.  In this book, McGreevey dissects the intersection of U.S. colonial power and Puerto Rican migration by examining the confrontations in the early decades of the twentieth century between colonial migrants seeking work and citizenship and the policing of the borders of the U.S. economy and polity. Borderline Citizens deftly shows the dynamic and contested meaning…

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MTA:Kyle T Stokes’ “Isabella, A Cinderella Fairy Tale”

June 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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Taler Puerrtorriqueño, in its Meet Author Series, is proud to present Kyle T Stokes on his new children's book "Isabella, A Cinderella Fairy Tale. The reading will take place on June 22nd at 3PM. Please bring your child to what will be a memorable event. Beautiful, smart, and kind, Isabella lived a charmed life in Puerto Rico until her beloved mother died. Her father remarried, bringing two selfish "sisters" into Isabella's home. Now Isabella is Cinderella, pretty much a servant…

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YAP Annual Portfolio 2019

June 24 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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Taller is proud to announce the Youth Artist Program’s (YAP) year-end show. This exhibition highlights work from Taller's graduating YAP class, as well as the collaborative projects of all our studio artists, featuring art pieces and projects in digital illustration, printmaking, photography, video, and 3D printing covering subject matters that range from depictions of our surrounding neighborhoods to popular culture, abstract concepts, self portraits, studies of interiors, and depictions of our student's personal hobbies. The June 24th reception includes the…

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August 2019

¡CCA invita a su familia a su gran evento de Puertas Abiertas!

August 3 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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¿Pensando en una nueva escuela pública chárter virtual GRATUITA para sus hijos? Asista a nuestro gran evento de puertas abiertas el sábado, 3 de agosto, de 11am a 3pm en Taller Puertorriqueño para descubrir juntos las ventajas de la escuela virtual. También podrá disfrutar de deliciosa comida, rifas y actividades gratis para toda la familia. ¡No se lo pierda! Llame al 844-590-2864 www.CCAeduca.me #CCA Thinking of a new tuition-free cyber charter school for your children? Attend our big open house…

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Jewelry Making Workshop w/ Aida Devine

August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
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$7.50 – $15

For Beginners and Intermediate Jewelry maker Aida Devine will guide you step by step through an easy to follow introduction to creating a beautiful set of earrings using precious gemstones and ceramic beads. With the price of the workshop, you’ll get the materials and access to the tools to make your earrings. This workshop is for people of all ages.  Perfect for beginners and intermediate designers. Aida Devine le dará instrucciones simples a seguir, paso por paso, hasta crear un…

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Summer Art Camp Closing

August 16 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
Free

Taller's art camp closes with a free performance and exhibition by the campers. All are invited.

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September 2019

Closed for Labor Day

September 2
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Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States

Closed for the holiday.

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35th FERIA DEL BARRIO

September 8 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, 19133 United States
Free

Now in its 35th year, Feria del Barrio showcases the best that El Centro de Oro (The Golden Center) has to offer.  Feria is a collaboration between Taller Puertorriqueño (Taller), Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM), Congreso de Latinos Unidos (Congreso), HACE,  and Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas (Raíces). Learn more at feriadelbarrio.org

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