I participated in an NYC Exhibit about the Puerto Rican diaspora through the arts and crafts. Our cupey hats made by artisan Isaac Laboy where in a museum case! Yes, I am a dork and took pictures of my self next to it. Unfortunately, Isaac himself couldn’t attend the exhibit. A good friend and artist Alejandro Epifanio who later I learned also works with Kremer Pigments and also has some natural dyeing tips for the eco-venture…but more on that later. As soon as I get back to NYC I will be paying a visit to Ale.
The exhibit was divided between traditional arts and crafts, where the cupey hats fall in and contemporary art , where Alejandro’s El Islote falls.
In any case I wanted to share what happened at the exhibit. I was honored to be a part of it, and perplexed at how little I actually knew about the history of Puerto Rican inmigration to NYC even though I am part of it. It was also a very pleasant surprise to see Rosa Elena Egipciaco; the queen of mundillo, she even remember me from when we met at the City Lore a couple of years back.
I took some photos and wanted to share, the hats are for sale at my e-store just in case you fancy one.