Art from Puerto Rico goes beyond the canvas

Puerto Rico: 100 years of American citizenship & the impending referendum … my country, my heart!! ❤️

Repeating Islands


A report by Teresa Parker Farris for the Tulane University News

Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the granting of U.S. citizenship to Puerto Ricans and and the impending referendum on the territory’s political status, Tulane’s Newcomb Art Museum presents “Beyond the Canvas: Contemporary Art From Puerto Rico.”

The exhibition presents the work of five artists whose works allude to this critical moment in Puerto Rican history: Zilia Sánchez, Julio Suárez, Arnaldo Roche Rabell, Pedro Vélez and Elsa María Meléndez. Each of the artists challenges the notion of the canvas as a flat surface for painted images by pulling, rubbing, folding, slashing, ripping, sewing and warping the fabric.

“Beyond the Canvas” is accompanied by a student-curated show, “Culture, Community, and Civic Imagination in Greater San Juan.”

The smaller exhibition was envisioned, curated and designed by Tulane students enrolled in Women, Community and Art in Latin America: Puerto Rico. The…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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