Artsy Fartsy - An Art Round-Up

Donde moran los terriblesArtista Interrumpida - María de Mater O'Neill

Today at 6:00 p.m. the Museum of Art of Puerto Rico will host a guided journey, with sign language for the hearing impaired, of the exhibition "Artista Interrumpida: selección de obras de María de Mater O'Neill del post al espuées, 1983 -2006". The tour will be held in the Galería Santander. This is the first major overview of O'Neill's work who is an Auxiliary Professor at the Department of Imagen y Diseño, and Art Director for the Centro de Diseño at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico. O'Neill's exhibition opened on February 1st, 2007 and will remain open until April 22nd 2007.

Th title of her exhibit, "Artista interrumpida" alludes to a significant change in the production of the art after a recess between 1996 and 1998, when she did not produce any work and entered a period of profound reflection. This exhibit reveals the difference between the art done before, she dealt with subjects such as identity and multiculturalism, the break and then afterwards, a critical position with respect to traditional Latin American painting.

Su Espacio en el Tiempo - Noemí Ruiz

This Friday March 9th, at 7:30 p.m. Mi Isla Verdethe Museo de Arte Comtemporáneo de Puerto Rico will inaugurate a retrospective exhibition of Noemí Ruiz entitled "Noemí Ruiz y su espacio en el tiempo" in the museum's interior patio. Then on March 10th, the exhibition will be open to the general public. The exhibit, sponsored by Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, will be on display until June 3rd, 2007.

Born in Mayagüez, PR, in 1931, painter and graphic artist Noemí Ruiz studied at Universidad Interamericana, and obtained a master's from University of NY. Ruiz did doctoral studies at University of Madrid. In 1972, she studied graphic arts at ASUC studio in Berkeley, CA.

Talleres Gratuitos - EL Museo de San Juan

Starting on March 10th, the San Juan Museum will host a series of workshops for children between the ages of 7 and 11 years. The workshops, "Talleres Creativos Sabatinas, are aimed at discovering, promoting, and developing artistic abilities in young children.

The workshops available include:

  • batik
  • printing
  • paper maché
  • soft sculpture
  • painting with sand
  • optical art,
  • masks
  • and pottery.

While the classes are free of cost, there is a limit of 15 participants per class. The length of the class depends on the workshop selected. To participate in the wokshops call the Museum at (787) 724-1875 or write a message to zignacio[at]sanjuancapital[dot]com.