“Breaking Silence: Puerto Rico Responds with Art” at the Latino Art Museum in Pomona, California.

Eduardo Cabrer, Platanos

If you are in the Los Angeles area Saturday, August 11th through late September, we invite you to consider viewing “Breaking Silence: Puerto Rico Responds with Art” at the Latino Art Museum in Pomona, California. The Latino Art Museum will exhibit Southern California’s first ever, Puerto Rican collective art show. The exhibit will consist of works in various forms from paintings, ceramic sculptures to enamel, oil, digital pigments and resin on steel plates.

The Latino Art Museum, in keeping with their mission of promoting Latino American art, is launching this exhibit to raise the public’s attention and understanding of Puerto Rican art and the Puerto Rican’s often complex and little understood sociopolitical reality as American citizens. Moreover, the exhibit will help artists in Puerto Rico whom have lost their homes or studios since hurricane Maria struck. To this end, all artwork will be available for purchase and a portion of the proceeds from all art sales will be donated to CERF+ Responds to Disasters.

Julia Rivera

Artists include painter and sculptor Julia Rivera. Rivera is a Puerto Rican international artist known for her use of thick brush strokes and the female figure within her paintings. Her sculpturing techniques transforms domestic articles and popular images into characters, within an unusual and distinct context that’s chock-full of political meaning. Rivera’s art education is multifarious and includes the respected National School of Fine Arts Paris, France, Art Students League, New York, New York, MA in 17th Century Painting Restoration from SACI, Florence, Italy and the National School of Fine Arts, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Punto de Encuentro II. Cerámica

Diana Davila is a Puerto Rican sculptor, ceramicist, jewelry designer, and teacher. Ceramics is the medium Davila most revels in. Davila’s abstract vessels masterfully represent elements of life and the world with particular reference to the ocean and its movement. Davila received her BFA at The University of the Arts and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.At the University of Puerto Rico, Davila took workshops in drawing, painting and ceramics with artists Bernardo Hogan, Jerry Bennett, Luis Ivorra, Ricardo Tena, Joe Carolffi, Gerda Gruber, John Balossi and others. Her works are held in both museum and private collections.

Eduardo Cabrer, Bodegon de Piñas 

Eduardo Cabrer was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico. Cabrer is perpetually in search of new mediums and practices to combine learned crafts with novel possibilities of expression. His explorations have taken him from simple graphite drawings to combining acrylics, oils, pastels, resin, tapes and enamels over steel, canvas and wood. Cabrer received his education in the arts at the University of Miami, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, Puerto Rico and George Washington University where he completed a Masters Degree in Fine Arts. Residency programs include the School of Visual Arts and the Vermont Studio Center Residency.