Monday, April 30, 2012

TPP @ La Trienal (Arsenal La Puntilla and La Perla)

TPP continued the La Trienal Poligrafica de San Juan opening tour. After a great opening at La Galeria Nacional we kept up with the remaining opening acts of the different venues that La Trienal has for the exhibition.

Saturday night we had a beautiful space right besides the pier in the patio of the Arsenal de La Puntilla. Our truck was located right besides the dinning tabels so we had a lot of traffic @ TPP. A big group of collectors, critics, artists and curators passed by to see our limited edition prints and Melvin Martinez's El Material exhibition on display.

It is a great honor for TPP and our artists to be exhibiting in such an important event and better yet to get props from artists from around the world for our efforts and the idea of bringing art to everyone and making it affordable. We are overwhelemed by their reactions and proud of our work.

At El Arsenal's Patio just before opening.
Artist/Art Critic Pedro Velez along Art Critic Manuel Alvarez Lezama
Artist Melvin Martinez with Art Critic Manuel Alvarez Lezama
While the crowds gathered to get some food and drinks, they stopped and looked at TPP.
We had a very busy night

Over 100 people walked in to see our exhibition.

On Sunday morning after a night of great art and hanging all night with visiting and local artists, Sunday had finally arrived. Time for the closing block party called El Caldo de La Perla created by artists and activist Edgardo Larregui with his project El Coco de oro.

There was live music, free seminars and arts and crafts classes for kids and adults and free Caldo de Pescao, Tour of La Perla with a stop at Chemi Rosado's El Bowl where kids of La Perla were swimming as well as a small improvised movie theater where local documentaries and short films were shwon including Christian Suau's Oso Blanco and the skateboarding documentary Ej.kei. This was a great family event where lots of tourists came down to see what was going on at La Cancha and stayed for a great afternoon of having fun.

Monica with a cup of Caldo de La Perla

Trienal director Marilu Purcel at La Perla

Group of atudents/young artists that were leading the arts and crafts section of the event.

The Fisherman hading out free Caldo

La Perla kids at El Bowl

Head up young kid showing off some diving skills

Community and visitors were hanging out at El Bowl. It's easy to see the importance of this public project funded by the artists and worked on with the community. No wonder Chemi is loved by the whole La Perla community.

Fisherman with Larregui cooking some Caldo for the event

TPP @ Calle Norzagaray. Trailer didn't fit throught the entrance of La Perla so we managed to take a prime spot right in front of the steps that lead to  La Cancha de La Perla.

We had a lot of traffic, mainly tourists that were walking towards El Morro and Old San Juan. We managed to send some down to La Perla which lter passed by again to thank us. Apparently the Trailer thing is very refreshing and lots of people comment on the creativity of the project. We were very happy to hear this from different poeple from around the world. We got visits from people from USA, Germany, Neatherlands, France, Venezuela, England and some other places. It was an amazing experience.

Rapper Yomo, Gave his time and talent to the people of La Perla. Free concert and great message for the kids about making Puerto Rico a big community not just yours. We are one as a whole.

Some actors of the reanactment of the battles of El Morro came over for drinks and music.

The view from La Perla. These people were enjoying the show but apparently were too lazy to walk downstairs to be at the Caldo de La Perla. No matter they were dancing and enjoying the music as well.

Edgardo Larregui, Yomo and my son Daniel hanging out after the performance.

We are really happy to be part of this event and we will continue to support all cultural events and try to get everyone involved in arts and community events to help make Puerto Rico a better and more cultured place.

thanks for coming out, see you at our next exhibition.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Trienal de San Juan Opening @ Galeria Nacional April 27

TPP participated in the official opening of the Trienal Poligrafica de San Juan yesterday April 27th. We were spotted right in front of the entrance of La Galeria Nacional and we sere exhibiting our monthly silkscreen prints and Melvin Martinez project El Material.

All prints are available for sale at $50 signed by the artist and numbered to 50. We released a new small format silkscreen as part of Melvin's El Material exhibition. There are a limited edition silkscreen run of 200 of single baggies with green and white color glitter at only $10 each. The other is a 3 baggie silkscreen signed by the artist and numbered to 40 of each color. We also have available the usual original glitter baggies for $6 each.

Here are a couple of photographs of the opening. We will be at El Arsenal de La Puntilla today starting at 6:00pm.

 Students Group of Arecibo Artist Noin Rivera
 Shot of our Trailer in front of landmark La Iglesia San Jose
 Shot of our Trailer parked in front of La Galeria Nacional.
 One of our most important conceptual artist Carlos Irizarry visited the Trailer and was impressed with the works of our ounger generations.
From left to Right: Arlette de la Serna (Assistant Curator Museo de Arte de Ponce), Rebeca Noriega (Associate curator of La Trienal de San Juan), Pedro Velez (Artist and Art Critic) and Cheryl Hartup (Cheif Curator of the Museo de Arte de Ponce) in front of Trailer Park Proyects.
Collector Rosalia Ugobono and artist Melvin Martinez in front of Trailer Park Proyects.
 Paco Barragan (Curator, Art Critic and Blogger) and Carla Avecedo Yates (Curator, Art Critic and Blogger) visit and check it out.
Group of kids look at Melvon Martinez's golden briefcase sculpture from his exhibition El Material.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Trailer Park Proyects @ la Trienal Poligrafica de San Juan.

TPP is proud to announce that we will be participating at the opening ceremonies of La 3ra Trienal Poligráfica de San Juan on April 28-30. We are very proud of our accomplishments and our monthly prints/graphics project. We have been producing limited edition silkscreen of the most important young artists of Puerto Rico since July 2011 and offering them to the general public at $50 with our mission “Art for Everyone”.
April 27th at La Galeria Nacional starting at 6:00pm
April 28th at El Arsenal de La Puntilla in the outdoor patio from 6:00pm
April 29th at La Cancha de La Perla for el Caldo de Oro starting 12:00pm

We will be presenting all the prints we have produced up to date. The participating artists are Brian Rivera, Omar Velazquez, Radames Juni Figueroa, Rafael Miranda, Bobby Cruz, Karlo Ibarra, Stencil Network (Juan Ramon Gutierrez), Jesus Bubu Negron and our latest print from artist Rimx titled "Caradura" for the month of March  which we will oficially release after this event
We would like to thank our team at the print shop Omar Velazquez and Rafael Miranda which are the master printers and the ones in charge that the project runs smoothly.

We will be selling all the prints produced to date at the event. Remember each print @ $50 and they are a limited edition of 50 signed by the artist and numbered.

Don’t miss this great event where the most promising and important graphic artists from Latin-American will be exhibiting works. This is a great opportunity to see all the best in the same place.

See you there.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Tomorrow at TOSTADO they will be exhibiting all our silkscreen prints...

Tomorrow Friday Arpil 20th, TOSTADO will be celebrating the event 420. TOSTADO is a hip coffe house where you can get primium quality coffe at any time. You can also have some of their artistic breads and butters or you could go for a string rice and beans with grilled chicken main course.

It is located right besides the Universidad del Sagrados Corazon in calle Sagrado Corazon the place with the small yellow car on top. Be sure to get there tomorrow after works. There will be live music by DJ Talavera, munchies by Chef RB, special tapas and picadera and live Painting by Edgardo Larregui and La Ele createing the now famous mural in front of the Cafe.

Starts at 4:30 with a closing at 11:00pm. Don't miss it.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Michael Scoggins exhibition "Colonialism" at the Sacred Heart University and University of Puerto Rico.

Today April the 18th. TPP presented Micahel Scoggins solo exhibition "Colonialism" at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazon in Santurce and the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus and had quitea big turn around of students. We visited the respective art departments in campus and the art teachers at the moment were kind enough to let all their students off early of class to visit the trailer.

At Sagrado Corazon, Contemporary Art Appreciation teacher and artist Catherine Matos-Olivo brought down the whole class and spoke about Michael's work in what turned out to be a great insight of his work for all students.

Afterwards we rolled down to the Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus which is the oldest and most important University in Puerto rico as it is the State College with different campuses all around the Island. Teachers/artists Nathan Budoff, BrendaVargas, Nestor Millan, Martin Garcia were among the teachers that toured their students to see the exhibition.

Right after finishing the expo at the UPR, We were invited across the street by young businessman and collector Antonio Castro for a free tasting of his home-made organic yogurt, after a small introduction of the company and the products, he personally handed samples of their most popular flavors (Strawberry and Mango) to all sutdents and teachers that attended.

It was a great expereince and great to support local business and work together.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

April 18: TPP @ Univ. Sagrado Corazon and UPR (Rio Piedras)

Michael Scoggin's solo drawing exhibition: Colonialsim. April 18th, 2012

TPP will be visiting the Universidad del Sagrado Corazon from 9:30am -12:00pm in the parking lot near the art department in the back.

Afterwards we will travel to the Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus and show the exhibition from 12:30pm - 3:30pm.

At 3:30pm young collector and business man Antonio Castro owner of the only organic yogurt manufacturing plant in Puerto Rico ( for a product tasteing of his company's different products. The plant is located across the street of the UPR Art School.
Organica Natural logo

This promises to be a great outing and new way to know local products and companies which we should support.
See you there and come hungry.