1977 Taller Boricua relocates to the 2nd floor of Heckscher Building on 1 East 104th Street
Taller Boricua relocates to the 2nd floor of Heckscher Building on 1 East 104th Street.
Taller Boricua relocates to the 2nd floor of Heckscher Building on 1 East 104th Street. Inaugural Open house exhibit is held on July 13, 1977. .
TB remained at 104 E 104th Street from 1977 to 1988. Throughout that time, Marcos Dimas, Fernando Salicrup and Jorge Soto assume rotating directorship of TB. Gilberto Hernandez oversaw the silkscreen and printmaking studio. While Taller Boricua continued to organize formal exhibitions of Puerto Rican, Latino, Latin American, and African-American artists. the bulk of TB posters and design work was created for el museo, the caribbean culture center, the association of hispanic art, the center for puerto rican studies and other Puerto Rican/latino arts organizations.
Taller Boricua retains the basic layout of the Madison Avenue loft; space was divided into private and collective studios, a printmaking workshop, a lobby gallery and an office. There were also two rooms for artist residencies. Nitza Tufino had separate studio facilities in the building.
The circle of artists who frequented Taller Boricua at the Madison Avenue space continued to use the facilities in the Heckscher Building; notable artists that became part of the Taller’s expansive network at the Heckscher Building include: Sigfrido Benitez, Felix Cordero, Jimmy Gross, , Miriam Hernandez, Jesus Jay Muniz, Nestor Otero, Gloria Rodriguez, Federico Ruiz, Elaine Soto, and Manuel a/k/a Manny Vega.
Galeria Tito relocates to 1671 lexington avenue and is renamed Galeria Morivivi. Jimmy Jimenez, Carlos Osorio, Nancy Wells, Eliane Rosner and Franklin Flores oversaw this space
Carlos Osorio moves to Austin Texas for health reasons.
Jack Agueros is appointed as 3rd Director of El Museo Del Barrio. Agueros re-establishes a close connection with Taller Boricua hiring artists to serve as educators, curators and advisory board members throughout his 10 year tenure.
Caribbean Culture Center begins publishing Caribe Magazine. TB artists Gil Hernandez, Nestor Otero and Jorgo Soto design the magazine and other CADDI paraphernalia.
Activists place a Puerto Rican flag on the forehead of the Statue of Liberty and stage a nine hour siege of Liberty Island.
Cayman Gallery and TB artists participates in Whitney Counterweight show – a critical response to the whitney biennale
TB at Madison Ave/Galeria Tito
April 12 Group show for reopening of galleria Tito
May 13` 5 Puerto Rican artists at Galeria Tito
June 8 to 17 Open City project with children at east harlem/galleria tito
Augst 17 0 Sep 9 Mar Caribe – Jose Rose and Luis Alonso at Galeria tito
July 30 Open house /Inaugural exhibit at Taller Boricua at 1 East 104th Street
Augut 4 Jazmobile concert sponsored by Taller with Orchestra Guarare
Traveling & Events Exhibitions
Feb 18 Culture and Social Change presenation at Baruch College, The Bronx
March Whitney Counterweight Show at Cayman Gallery
March 14 P.S. 108, Manhattan
May 2 P.S. 117, District 4 bilingual School Conferrence
May 6 –June 6 Jorge Soto exhibit at Association of Hispanic Art
June 12 to 19 Fiesta Patranales del Barrio, 1977
June 16-30 3rd annual Hispanic art exhibit at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, Manhattan
Sept 9 – Oct 9 Confrontacions: Ambientey Espacio installation art show at El Museo
Sept 17 –Oct 15 Fernando Salicrup Solo Show at Haverstraw
October 1 Festival of Laino arte y cultura at El Teatro Puerto Rico, The Bronx
Caribe Magazine illustrated by Jorge Soto