Kukuli Velarde (LTA ’11, WOO ’99) will be featured in an artist talk at Taller Puertorriqueño (2721 North 5th Street) hosted by the Lorenzo Homar Galery and the Julia de Burgos Books & Crafts Store on Saturday, August 4 at 3pm. Velarde is a master ceramic sculptor and painter whose work has been recognized for its strong technique and fierce intelligence.
On Friday, July 27 at 8:00pm, Taller Puertorriqueño and AMLA will also bring together world-class musicians, including members of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Intercultural Journeys, AMLA’s energizing performers and students from Esperanza Academy to present the music of Rafael Herrnández, Mozart, and dynamic new themes from Guadalupe – Our lady of the Roses concert opera. This event is a part of Café Under the Stars: Spotlighting Arts in the Barrio, a series 7 exciting monthly outdoor, live performances from April though October, 2012.
VELARDE: Often using her own image as the mirror to explore topics that concern, Velarde’s work is inspired by such personal themes as her Peruvian heritage, the effects of colonization on Latin America’s indigenous peoples, her gender, her family history and her age. Velarde has just returned to Philadelphia after ending a successful show Patrimonio, which traveled from New York to Lima, Peru. This Meet the Author presentation will be her first public talk since her return. The event is presented by Leeway.