Hi. I'm Clarisel Gonzalez, publisher and editor, Puerto Rico Sun Communications, an independent community media and art business. PRSUN publishes the Puerto Rico Sun cultural news and photoblog; Bronx Latino, a lifestyle blog focusing on the Bronx with a Latino twist; and Clarisel's Photo Place, a photoblog dedicated to my photography and news.
I am a freelance journalist and independent producer.
Hi all. Come visit me at my table at Comite Noviembre's Third Annual Puerto Rican Artisans Fair & Exhibit from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 22, the Church of St. Paul the Apostle, 405 West 59th St., Manhattan.
For more information about the fair, go to www.comitenoviembre.org.
I am among the artists participating in this upcoming exhibit. I will showcase some of my Obama-related photos. I plan to attend the opening reception, so I hope to see you there. Support local art. Here's the press release from Art for Change:
Art Belongs to Everyone is thrilled to present OBAMA! Reflections; a collection of work inspired by the campaign, election and inauguration of President Barack Obama, to be exhibited at the Bruckner Bar & Grill from May 13-June 28. The works on… Continue
In March 2010, there will be a series of events in Mexico City, Mexico, Los Angeles, California, and other cities, meant to be a ritual of mourning for the femicides in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua: Art as a pathway of opposition and resistance to violence.
We invite you to be part of this initiative of art activism. Below is the link to the blog we have dedicated to this and where you will find the Call for Entries. This invitation is open to all individuals, groups, organizations, artists and activists. The events in March 2010 will include awareness raising creative workshops, intervention actions, plays and performances and the exhibition of the art work received through the call for entries and the resulting art from the workshops. http://unaoracionporjuarez.blogspot.com/
For those who do not live in Mexico City or Los Angeles metropolitan areas, we invite you to organize your own community activity during the same month of March, 2010. It could be an Art Exhibit, a book discussion, a movie screening, a poetry reading, etc. We ask you to include the original title of this event “A Prayer for Juarez,” and to send us your schedule, and later on, photos and documentation, to be included in the blog.
To include your event, or for any kind of issue related, please write to us:
In the US: firstname.lastname@example.org
In Mexico: email@example.com
Creating protest art transcends culture and gender. We are united in a larger community of like-minds and humanitarian goals. We thank you in advance for your dedication and your prayers for the women of Ciudad Juarez. NI UNA MAS!
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WHO WOULD BE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING
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Hi Roxanne. I'm glad you are happy back home. I know the feeling when you live in a place that is quite not home. I remember when I took a reporting job in Syracuse, NY, and left it because I didn't feel home there.
I'd love to see your photos of the Puerto Rican community in Ohio though. I'm happy they embraced you there. I know that helps. I will send you an invite to the Puerto Rico Sun photo group at flickr.
By the way, are you part of En Foco? It is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting diversity in photography. www.enfoco.org
Would love to establish a cross-counrty connection. I lived in (yucky) Ohio for 7 years but was embraced by the large Puerto Rican Community, which made up for all the strange people who call it home. I have been back home, Bay Area for 3 years tomorrow and couldn't be happier. Working on a couple of projects at the moment but please feel free to contact me. I photographed the community for about 2 years and loved it. Looking forward to your reply.