By Dana Ricci and Jillian Crull

Fairhill: Juan Gomez, a Latino Contemporary Artist

Fairhill: Juan Gomez, a Latino Contemporary Artist

Juan Gomez is a first-generation American. His father is from Puerto Rico and his mother is from the Dominican Republic. He is a Latin-American artist and has been selling his works since the age of 14. Gomez grew up in Fairhill, a neighborhood in North Philadelphia, with parents who, in his opinion, were “supportive” of […]

 By Dana Ricci and Jillian Crull

Fairhill: A Hispanic Bookstore That Provides Much More

Fairhill: A Hispanic Bookstore That Provides Much More

What started out as a graphic arts workshop in North Kensington in 1974, Taller Puertorriqueño now has many more things happening inside its mural-covered walls. “Everything just sort of sprouted up naturally,” said Rafael Damast, the visual arts manager for the program from Taller Puertorriqueño’s Lorenzo Homar Gallery, referring to all the programs created by […]