Tuesday, June 11, 2013

PRIDA (Puerto Rican Institute for the Development of the Arts)

Wow! It's been so long since I last posted. I am so sorry! I have been super busy with craft fairs, t-shirt orders and fabric stash busting. I will have a lot to show you soon.

I am part of a Puerto Rican artisan group called PRIDA (Puerto Rican Institute for the Development of the Arts). Our mission is to promote and provide support for the Puerto Rican arts and the artists that create it. We sell our crafts together in various parts of the city and beyond. I am so honored to be part of a community with such artistic, fun and intelligent people.  I definitely will dedicate posts to highlight the work of some of these incredible individuals.  

For now, here are some pic of my recent craft fairs where I sold my t-shirts and cuffs.


photo by Olga Ayala
April 26, Betances Community  Center for the Muevete Conference. It was such a nice and sunny day.

photo by Olga Ayala

Photo by Olga Ayala
On May 17,  I was at the Bronx Museum. It was quiet, but I got a chance to interact with my other PRIDA members


photo by Olga Ayala 
Eris Garriga is the author of various Puerto Rican cookbooks which have won awards. I have to get me one of these soon because, unfortunately, that is one of two things this Puerto Rican girl does not do well; cook and dance salsa! 

photo by Olga Ayala
Daniel Del Valle makes these wonderful masks from paper mache. He is also a graphic artist and children's book illustrator.

photo by Olga Ayala
On May 31, I was back at the Bronx Museum, it was so much fun that day.

photo by Olga Ayala
Here is Olga Ayala who is a Jill of all trades. She works with polymer clay, recycled materials, and crochets. I will definitely dedicate an entire post to this creative lady. 

I really love doing these fairs. It gives me a chance to participate in a vibrant, cultural artistic community and, more importantly,  it also gives me a break from the kids! lol.  

Stay tuned to more PRIDA events news.  

3 comments:

  1. It's so great to see everyone bond and support each other via their creative efforts.

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  2. Yes Unknown Mami, it's a great supportive atmosphere. I know you understand how important that is since you are an artist yourself!

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  3. This is great! It's so nice to interact with all of you, and admire the work of all the artisans.

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