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    F E A R L E S S: Art in the Face of Adversity. A Series of performances by LGBTQ artists.

    September 29 – August 29, 2017

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    The Clemente Open Call

    Ongoing until September 15, 2017

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    Faces of Transformation

    August 3 – 30, 2017, Abrazo Interno Gallery

  • #EscapeTheRoom  

    Escape the Room

    Ongoing until June 12, 2018, Mon-Tue, 3-11pm / Wed-Thu, 1:30-11pm / Fri-Sun, 12-11pm, Los Kabayitos Theater

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    Tools and Currency

    August 8 – 30, 2017, LES Gallery

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F E A R L E S S - Tickets on sale August 21st

August 21, 2017

Art in the Face of Adversity. A Series of performances by LGBTQ artists. The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, Inc. (The Clemente) will host Fearless, a series featuring LGBTQ artists presenting works in direct response to the tragedy in Orlando and continuing attacks against the LGBTQ community. Connected by the theme of understanding…

ALUAN ARGUELLES ADDRESSES THE CUBAN CONDITION IN BLACK AND WHITE

July 31, 2017

The Frames and Stretchers team is always excited to work with artists represented by Bryant Toth Fine Art, a Manhattan gallery specializing in Cuban art and artists. We recently stretched this painting on canvas by Aluan Arguelles from his “Sad Diamonds Series” for exhibition in a private Manhattan townhouse viewing being presented by the gallery.…

THE CLEMENTE OPEN CALL

July 28, 2017

THE CLEMENTE OPEN CALL We are pleased to invite independent curators, emerging artists and arts professionals to submit exhibition proposals to be considered for the two gallery spaces at The Clemente, the Abrazo and the LES Gallery, from July 2018 to June 2019. SELECTION PROCESS The Clemente is a Puerto Rican/Latino cultural institution that has…

FRAMING AND STRETCHING THE CLASSIC GRAFFITI ART OF QUIK

July 27, 2017

Frames and Stretchers has just finished a project for the legendary street artist Lin Felton a.k.a QUIK. Two of the pieces were works on paper and framed using the mulberry paper and rice paste hinging process. These works were “floated” on museum board, and then framed with simple clean mouldings and archival glazing. The smaller…

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  • The Flamboyan Theater was an exceptional performance venue for our performance. We are so grateful to the Clemente for your support!

    Margaret Elaine Plaza, National Arts Educational Collaborative

  • Thank you so much for opening your home to us for these 2 weeks. It has been such an amazing week so far! All your staff are so kind, helpful, and attentive. So thank YOU for leading an arts organization that truly takes care of its artists in residence.

    Yvonne H. Chow , H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory

  • The Clemente is a great cultural organization and I really really love all the people who work there and what you do is simply awesome. All the things I did will be helpful for my studies and my future job. I just wanna say THANK YOU for everything, thank you to Jan and Julio that said “yes” to my internship.

     

    Marika Covolo, Clemente Summer Intern

  • Thank you to everyone at CSV for your love, help and support. It truly takes a strong and supportive team to make a successful event. Last night’s Afro-Latino Crossroads show was amazing. We filled the house and shook the roof with the music and energy!!! I want to especially thank CSV for the smooth transition from curatorial proposal to live event.

    Mia Roman Hernandez, Visual Artist and Curator

  • Thank you so much for taking the time to show us around the wonderful Clemente Soto Velez Center. I was very impressed and inspired by your enthusiasm for and devotion to the building’s heritage and its importance for the local and international community. Thanks for all your hard work!

    Ricardo Rivera

  • You don’t know how my heart leaped when I passed by the center and saw the scaffolding GONE! It’s so beautiful! Seeing it restored is a magnificent experience! I’m so proud of all that has been accomplished…Thank you for ALL your contributions and hard work. I can’t get the picture of the New Center out of my mind..Thanks again!

    Carmen Tello

  • You guys really do have such a special place.I think it is such an amazing asset to the community!

    Dave Clark, Location Manager

  • The center is really great. I like the renovation, it’s wonderful to the people who live around there. Congratulations tho this amazing project.

    Teresa Viera

  • The Flamboyan Theater is a wonderful multi- purpose venue with everything you would wish for in an open theater space.

    Andreas Robertz, OneHeart Productions

  • We have held performances of our Resident Artist Program at The Clemente for 2 years. It has been the perfect venue for these performances. The administrative and technical staff have gone out of their way to make our time at The Clemente amazingly successful!!!

    Joe Stackell, Mabou Mines

  • Just a note of gratitude for the warm welcome to The Clemente.
    The staff has been wonderful, the community incredibly responsive. We appreciate more than I can describe being  a part of The Clemente familia.

    Hamilton Clancy, Shakespeare in the Parking Lot

  • What a shining star this huge building has become!

    Marlis Momber, Renowned photographer who has chronicled the changes in cultural life on the Lower East Side for over three decades