Open Door offers unique behind-the-scenes tours at Philadelphia’s most intriguing cultural sites to our audience.
Join us on our upcoming visit to Taller Puertorriqueño, also known as El Corazón Cultural del Barrio (The Cultural Heart of Latino Philadelphia), a community-based cultural organization that preserves, develops and promotes Puerto Rican arts and culture, grounded in the conviction that embracing one’s cultural heritage is central to community empowerment. Taller (literally “workshop”) has its roots in printmaking, established in 1974 by artists and activists looking to provide cultural training alternatives to local youth. They created a community-based graphic arts workshop, and sparked a program of vibrant neighborhood murals.
We will enjoy a special-access tour, including a guided gallery talk of Taller’s current exhibition Jaime Alvarez: Consumption. Photographing found and discarded objects, Alvarez 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.
This is a free event, however, space is limited and RSVP is required. RSVP to Mikaela Hawk at firstname.lastname@example.org.