The Lo-Down attended the opening reception for Puerto Rico Fest 2009 at the Clemente Soto Velez arts center last weekend. The reception was held in the LES and Abrazo Interno Gallery where there is a special exhibit celebrating the life of Clemente Soto Velez himself. The festival is hosted by SEA, The Society of the Educational Arts, Inc., a bilingual Arts-in-Education Organization & Latino Theatre Company for Young Audiences. Visit the Puerto Rico Fest website for a full schedule of events continuing through November.
Here are a few words from the producer/director of the festival, Dr. Manuel A. Moran.