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Flushing gallery to display original artwork
from young survivors of Hurricane Maria
BY JOSH TOWNER
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Th e Kupferberg Center for the Arts
at Queens College is hosting a collection
of 80 original art pieces produced
by students from Puerto Rico. Th e works
were made as a response to Hurricane
Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico in
Th e exhibit is titled “Acciones Que
Levantan a Puerto Rico,” or “Actions Th at
Lift Puerto Rico.” Acciones will be on display
on the sixth fl oor of Queens College’s
Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library from Oct.
9 through Nov. 9.
Th e 80 pieces are a variety of works
from Puerto Rican students, selected
through the Acciones contest, which
received 630 submissions. A panel of artists,
art teachers and community leaders
narrowed the submissions down to 80.
“Th e collection communicates a profound
sense of hope for the future and
serves as a poignant reminder of the
long road ahead to help Puerto Rico fully
recover from the storm’s devastation.
‘Acciones’ also reveals the values that
best represent the people of Puerto Rico,
such as service, family, empathy, solidarity,
hospitality, culture, love of nature
and resiliency,” said Frances Ryan, executive
director of the CHICAS Foundation,
which is sponsoring the exhibition.
Queens College is hosting the exhibition
to honor and support Puerto Rico’s
recovery and rebuilding as well as the
Puerto Ricans’ attitude of courage and
resilience aft er Hurricane Maria.
Th e “Acciones” exhibition is an important
communication platform for Puerto
Rican students, as they can express their
emotions about Hurricane Maria through
their art. Teachers played a large role in
the competition by encouraging students
to communicate their feelings as they
returned to school following the hurricane.
“Acciones” has been recognized by the
United Nations Educational, Scientifi c
and Cultural Organization for its humanitarian
contributions through art to create
awareness about the impact Hurricane
Maria had on Puerto Rico.
Th e exhibit will open to the public in a
reception Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 5:30 p.m. An
Photos courtesy of Kupferberg Center for the Arts
RSVP is required to attend. Email qcartcenter@
qc.cuny.edu to RSVP.
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