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JUNTA HISPANA FESTIVAL - JULY 19, 2015 - FLUSHING MEADOW PARK IN QUEENS

This was my first year selling my art and photography of Puerto Rico at theJuntaHispana festival and what a wonderful day it was!

Art, cultura, food and music from Mexico, South America, Central America, Spain and the Caribbean. As always, I met a number of wonderful, inspiring people, had some great food along with some awesome performances from each country. It only took approximately 20 years of living in Queens to find out about this event! I'll definitely return next year. A special thank you to Gabriela from JuntaHispana.net, a wonderfully warm and poised vendor coordinator, despite the planning chaos! 

Temperatures peaked at a hot, hazy and humid 100 degrees (my favorite kind of weather). Families and children frolicked in the sprinklers in front of the infamous Unisphere all afternoon. It was a great day with great energy overall. I'll definitely participate next year!





 

Art & Photography Exhibit at LIC Arts Open 2015

I'm a little late, but "better late than never" as they say! I'm still so happy and pleased to have been afforded the opportunity to be apart of LIC Arts Open 2015 a few weeks ago. LIC Arts Open is a week long festival celebrating the growing community of talented artists in the Long Island City, NY area. My exhibit consisted of both my Photography and Paintings. I met so many wonderful artists and people in general! Installation was a process (as it always is) and I simply can't wait to do it all over again next year :-)

My Exhibit was threefold. One portion examined my beautiful island of Puerto Rico, titled; "Beyond San Juan: Contrasting Puerto Rico, A Visual Representation by Lena del Sol Langaigne." My idea behind this exhibit in particular, was to show images that depict the cultural contrasts of Puerto Rico. If you've ever been to the island, you'll see that it's totally abound with rich history and centuries old preserved architecture like that of El Morro. It's quite beautiful and interesting to see in person!

However, to experience "authentic" Puerto Rico and to really "connect" with the natural beauty the island has to offer, you have to experience gorgeous places like Playa Azul in Luquillo, the rolling green mountains of Caguas and El Yunque rainforest with it's endless array of flora, fauna and beauty. Check out my Puerto Rico portfolio or more images of the island. 

Also included was my California and New York City photography and of course, my charcoal and acrylic pieces. Overall, the event was such a success. I'm really proud of ALL of the artists who participated in LIC Arts Open, the talent was just phenomenal! 

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