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ALNB Presents “Un Año después de Maria” Puerto Rico–Before and After Maria


The Art League of New Britain at 30 Cedar Street (rear) in New Britain, will present “Un Año después de Maria” Puerto Rico–Before and After Maria: an exhibit commemorating Puerto Rico and the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria. There will be an Opening Reception on Saturday, September 15, from 5:30-9 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

This reception will take place directly after a panel discussion at The New Britain Museum of American Art at 56 Lexington Street in New Britain from 3 – 5 p.m. that is free and includes reporters Jeffrey Cohen and Ryan Caron King from Connecticut Public Radio’s “Puerto Rico, the Island Next Door (WNPR), Cynthia Casada from Consolidated School District of New Britain and Reinaldo Rojas, Ph.D. from Central Connecticut State University. Spoken word artist Zulynette Morales will perform.

The exhibit runs Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 8- 30.

Art on exhibit will be paintings, drawings, mixed media, prints, photography, word art, sculpture, installation art. The art will be by artists and non-artists both locally and from Puerto Rico, including art from private collections. Art depicting Puerto Rico before Maria will be alongside art created after Maria. A portion of any sales of art will go to the Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico Relief Fund

The Art League of New Britain will accept cash or checks for donation. Checks should be made payable to “ALNB”. The exhibit runs Wednesdays 4-7 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 1-4 p.m: from Sept. 8-30. For more information and directions go to www.alnb and