Respond: Puerto Rico

Respond: Puerto Rico

Friday, November 17 2017, 6:30pm

at Sunset Art Studios


Please join Respond: Puerto Rico and Sunset Arts Studios for an art show and fundraiser for Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. This is the second of various events hosted by Respond: Puerto Rico in Dallas, Texas.

Local organizations and groups that we are supporting in Puerto Rico:
Beta-Local, MAOF Materiales y Oficios, Departamento de la Comida y el Fondo de Resiliencia Puerto Rico, Casa Pueblo, and Brigada Puerta de Tierra

RESPOND:Puerto Rico is an ecological and sustainable effort by local North Texas Artists of Puerto Rican heritage and otherwise, to provide the people of Puerto Rico options that will last well beyond the current relief efforts to maintain their day-to-day needs. The efforts to rebuild Puerto Rico will last decades. Sustainable long-term solutions are urgently needed. Our fundraising efforts respond to the need to rise from this disaster as well as to contribute to a new type of development based on local resilience and alternative ways of living in accordance with the ecology of the island and the world. Our fund will go directly to community-led and artist-led organizations that have established deep roots on the island before the storm and will continue to be there long after the short-term relief efforts have disappeared.


  • Support established local working artists and communities that are dedicated to sustainable living on the island
  • Support the reforestation of the island.
  • Help and reach out to parts of the island that have not received much aid
  • Turn fallen trees into rebuilding material
  • Foster local economy
  • Support the restart of Puerto Rico’s agriculture and internal food supply.
  • Support efforts of autonomous renewable energy on the island.

We are partnering with Beta-Local to distribute the funds.

Beta-Local is a non-profit organization based in Puerto Rico dedicated to supporting and promoting aesthetic thought and practices through various programs including research programs, artist residencies and experimental pedagogical platforms.

All donations will be handled by Respond: Puerto Rico with the aid of our corporate sponsors. All donations are tax-exempt and will go directly to long-term relief efforts on the ground. For more information please contact:

About the artists

Mariola Rosario

The 35mm film photography of Puerto Rican Artist, Mario La Rosario taken this summer in PR. The pieces will be accompanied by the written responses of the creative writing students at Booker T. Washington HSPVA PTSA. The writings respond to the photographs presented to them during a creative writing workshop facilitated at the school in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

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Sheryl Anaya

The 120mm film photography of Puerto Rican Artist, Sheryl Anaya features several projects shot over the last two years during various trips to the island.

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Juan Alberto Negroni

The work of Puerto Rican artist, Juan Alberto Negroni fluctuates between painting, printmaking, and installation. He is the current recipient of the 2017 Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’art Dijon Residency Fellowship.

More about Juan Alberto Negroni