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Multinational Illumination Art, “1,849 Millas: Al otro lado del charco; A Diaspora Journey”

  • Dates: 5/25/2024, 5/28/2024, 5/29/2024, 5/30/2024, 5/31/2024, 6/1/2024, 6/4/2024, 6/5/2024, 6/6/2024, 6/7/2024, 6/8/2024, 6/11/2024, 6/12/2024, 6/13/2024, 6/14/2024, 6/15/2024, 6/18/2024, 6/19/2024, 6/20/2024, 6/21/2024, 6/22/2024, 6/25/2024, 6/26/2024, 6/27/2024, 6/28/2024
  • Location: Buffalo Arts Studio
  • Address: 2495 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214
  • Phone: 716-833-4450
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Price: Free
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1,849 Millas: Al otro lado del charco, A Diaspora Journey is set to captivate Buffalo, NY, this spring and summer, inviting audiences on a profound exploration of African and Indigenous cultural expressions from Puerto Rico. This immersive project, encompassing an exhibition, performances, workshops, discussions, and forums, promises to illuminate the rich tapestry of heritage that often remains unseen. 1,849 Milla is on display at Buffalo Arts Studio from May 24–June 8, 2024 with an Opening Reception on Friday, May 24, 5:00—8:00 pm. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. The project's centerpiece is an exhibition featuring meticulously crafted vejigante masks, a symbol deeply rooted in the African heritage of Loíza, Puerto Rico. These vibrant masks, handcrafted by Multinational Illumination Art, pay homage to tradition while incorporating contemporary themes, reflecting the journey of diaspora and adaptation. Accompanying the exhibition are bomba performances, workshops, panel discussions, and public forums, offering audiences a multifaceted experience. For more information about Buffalo Arts Studio, please visit www.buffaloartsstudio.org

Buffalo Arts Studio
  • 2495 Main Street
  • Buffalo, NY 14214