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Published On: Fri, Jan 15th, 2010

Tesoro On The Web: Taller Puertorriqueño

35+with+logo+for+site  I recently came across this amazing site of a cultural institution in Philadelphia. I wanted to take a moment and share…

Buen Provecho…

As I am,

George Torres

The Urban Jibaro


Felicidades al Taller Puertorriqueño …who is celebrating their 35th anniversary of service and cultural enrichment.

About Taller Puertorriqueño - http://www.tallerpr.org/

Founded in 1974 by Latino artists and activists in the North Kensington area of Philadelphia, Taller Puertorriqueño stands as testament to the wealth of possibilities created when citizens see a need in their community and decide to meet it. Discouraged by the absence of outlets for Barrio youth desperate to channel their artistic talents, Taller Puertorriqueño’s founders created a community-based graphic arts workshop to provide cultural training alternatives to local youth.  For more than three decades, Taller has continued to be a vital resource for progress in the Barrio and the region. It is now nationally recognized as a model organization that uses the arts as a vehicle for social change.

In its evolution, Taller has gone from a grassroots, Puerto Rican graphic arts community center to a world-class institution that celebrates the arts of Puerto Rico, Latin America and the Caribbean. Still dedicated to providing an outlet for neighborhood children, Taller continues its original purpose by providing after-school activities and programming rich in artistic and cultural discipline.

Known as el Corazón Cultural del Barrio, The Cultural Heart of Latino Philadelphia, Taller Puertorriqueño promotes local and international artists while doing the daily work of transforming children’s artistic visions into reality. It now encompasses the Julia de Burgos Books and Crafts Store, the Lorenzo Homar Gallery, the Robert E. Hernández Theater, and educational classrooms along Philadelphia’s historically Latino North 5th Street commercial corridor.

Tesoro On The Web: Taller Puertorriqueño