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Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center
Workshops on Puerto Rican Studies

Art Showing and Vejigante Mask Workshop -- Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, 1-3pm

The Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center will feature Puerto Rican artist Lucy Llera in our next Workshop on Puerto Rican Studies. This workshop will display her artwork rich in Puerto Rican cultural themes and provide a hands-on art project for children. Lucy will also be bringing beautiful examples of carnival masks from Puerto Rico and teach us about their history. Her arts and crafts project will teach children how to make a vejigante mask of their very own to take home. Something fun for every age!

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 (dance@prfdance.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.

For more information:
Dr. Ana Maria Maynard, Director
Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center

Mailing Address: 15228 Quiet Pond Court, Austin TX 78728
Center Location: 507B Pressler Street, Austin TX 78703
Phone: 512-251-8122
Email: dance@prfdance.org          Website: www.prfdance.org