La Borinqueña Exhibition To Raise Money For Hurricane Relief Effort Of Puerto Rico

The Casita Maria Center For Arts & Education in the South Bronx of New York is presenting a new exhibition, Arte de La Borinqueña, from October 4th to January 6th. The exhibition is being held by the writer and creator of the Puerto Rican superhero comic La Borinqueña, Miranda Rodriguez.

Rodriguez's work is about inspiring Puerto Ricans from throughout the Diaspora to Puerto Rico. Rodriguez will be at the opening reception on Wednesday, October 4th from 6–8 p.m. at Casita Maria Gallery with DJ Smoke L.E.S.

For his solo show, Miranda Rodriguez will be exhibiting over 30 giclée La Borinqueña limited prints, each created by a different professional comic book and animation artist. Prints will be signed and numbered with printing donated by London-based gallery: Art You Grew Up With International.

Collectors are invited to order prints ahead of time, for $200 a piece, plus shipping and handling, and all proceeds will go to the the Hurricane Irma Relief Effort.

Miranda Rodriguez will be also be exhibiting original artwork from La Borinqueña comic book, work from his recent exhibition at the Smithsonian, plus videos from previous work with Casita Maria. There will also be presentations for children on October 27th and a public talk on on Wednesday, December 6th at 6 p.m.

La Borinqueña Exhibition To Raise Money For Hurricane Relief Effort Of Puerto Rico

Rodriguez said of the exhibition:

"We look up to heroes. Our parents, our teachers, our leaders. Not all of our heroes wear capes. We're living under difficult times here in the United States and on the island of Puerto Rico. With a debt of close to $120 billion, Puerto Rico is facing dire humanitarian issues. Children are suffering. Throughout the Puerto Rican diaspora, Puerto Ricans are also living under difficult conditions. In the South Bronx one out of two residents lives in poverty and has some of the highest rates of asthma in the United States. I thought to myself, we need inspiration. Something, someone that can remind us all of our innate super power. The power to lift one another and give our communities a hero. La Borinqueña is a comic book that is inspired by the Puerto Rican people who historically have never given up under all adversity we have and continue to face. Via this art exhibition we will celebrate Puerto Rican heritage and the power of our people."

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