This two-hour art showing and vejigante mask workshop will take place on Saturday, January 31, from 1-3pm at the Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center. Admission is FREE to current Cultural Center students and participants! Donations from visitors appreciated.
Please register by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (512-251-8122) by January 25 to help estimate craft materials and refreshments. The Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center is located at 507B Pressler Street in Austin Texas (between MOPAC & Lamar, off 5th).
Biography - Lucy Llera
Lucy Llera was born in Cayey, Puerto Rico. She received her bachelors degree in art and education from the University of Puerto Rico, and was an art teacher for over 13 years in Cidra. In 1982 she moved to Texas where she studied art at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Afterwards she continued her teaching career in bilingual education, for which she has received awards. From 1984-93, Lucy studied painting with Warren Hunter, a respected artist in San Antonio, and later with Daniel Green and Dalhart Wingberg. She is a member of the Water Color Society, the Calligraphy Guild, and the Coppini Academy of Fine Arts. In Coppini, she received awards such as Artist of the Month and 2nd prize in oil painting. Since 1986 she has been a member of Sociedad Herencia Puertorriquena, a San-Antonio based Puerto Rican cultural organization, for whom she has created cultural-themed posters for their annual festivals.