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November 4, 2019 through December 6, 2019

Opening Reception: 

   Thursday, November 7, 2019

   6:00pm to 9:00pm 

   BxArts Factory

   240 East 153 Street

   Bronx, NY 10451

Photographer Jonathan Lessuck has partnered with his wife, novelist, Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa to launch a photography and narrative exhibition which features 10 artists and one community service provider from Puerto Rico whose lives and work have been affected by Hurricane Maria.

“We wanted to shed some light on the areas of Puerto Rico that were not being covered in the press. The heart of the project began in Loíza, and as we met the artists they continued to recommend other artists,” stated Jonathan. “While Dahlma’s vision is to bring this exhibition throughout different neighborhoods in the Bronx, we would love the opportunity to bring it to other neighborhoods and cities as well. We look forward to seeing how this will evolve and will continue to highlight how artists are moving forward creatively after Maria.”


“It is important to share their stories. We are excited to collaborate for the first time on such a meaningful project,” stated Dahlma. “We are grateful our project is in the skilled hands of the BxArts Factory’s curating team.” 

Creative Writing Workshop

Lead by Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa

   Thursday, November 14, 2019

   6:00pm to 9:00pm 

   BxArts Factory

   240 East 153 Street

   Bronx, NY 10451

   Free Registration


Photography Workshop

Lead by Jonathan Lessuck

   Thursday, December 5, 2019

   6:00pm to 9:00pm 

   BxArts Factory

   240 East 153 Street

   Bronx, NY 10451

   Free Registration


This exhibition is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the Bronx Council on the Arts


Jonathan Lessuck and wife, Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa.

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#ArtistsAfterMaria Exhibition Prints are not for sale.

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Meet the Artists highlighted in Artists After Maria

(Click on links to learn more.)

Anahí González Cantin

Poet, Novelist (Carolina)

Carmelo Fontánez Cortijo

Painter (Río Piedras)


Maricruz Rivera Clemente

Community Organizer (Piñones) Corporacion Pinonese Integra (COPI)

Martín García Rivera

Painter (Río Piedras)

Mayra Santos Febres

Novelist, Poet (Carolina) 

Rafael Trelles

Painter (Santurce)

Ramón Bulerín

Painter (Canóvanas)

Raysa Rodríguez García

Muralist (Carolina)

Colectivo Moriviví

Samuel García

Painter (Arecibo)

Samuel Lind

Painter, Sculptor (Loíza)

Teresa Meléndez Padilla

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Artisan, Doll Designer (Río Piedras)

Soy Mia Libertad

Exhibition Catalog for Sale

Buy the Artists After Maria catalog for $45. $5 from each book sold will be donated to arts organizations in Puerto Rico.

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