Opening Tuesday, April 17th, from 12PM - 3PM
Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center
Join us for an open art studio with Richard Santiago to create art in support of Puerto Rico’s efforts as they reimagine, recover, and rebuild after Hurricane Maria. Santiago is concerned with the existence of humankind in a world increasingly disconnected to the natural environment. Let’s delve in discourse, learn of action steps, and contribute your creativity to a collective art piece!
Richard Santiago is a renowned Puerto Rican painter and university professor at the Escuela de Artes Plasticas y Diseño de Puerto Rico (School of Visual Arts and Design of Puerto Rico). Santiago has worked in a myriad of mediums seeking different forms of expressions such as film, music, sculpture, graphic arts, and design, among others. Santiago received a BA in Fine Arts from Marist College in New York and a MFA from the Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore under the tutelage of Grace Hartigan. Santiago is currently a Resident Artist at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center in Chicago.
FREE admission and refreshments
This program is co-sponsored by UIC Freshwater Lab, Native American Support Program, Latin American and Latino Studies Program, Social Justice Initiative, and student organizations: Heritage Garden Student Group, Jane Addams Advocacy Initiative, Latino Planning Organization for Development, Education and Regeneration (LPODER), and Union for Puerto Rican Students (UPRS).
For more info, please call (312) 996-3095 or visit us at latinocultural.uic.edu
All audiences are welcome to join us at this program. Captioning, ASL Interpretation, and Audio-Description services will be available upon request by contacting us.