Tag Archive for Diogenes Ballester

Fernando Salicrup (1946-2015)

Fernando Salicrup, Executive Director of Taller Boricua/Puerto Rican Workshop died on Thursday, January 1, 2015 Mr. Salicrup was born on August 6, 1946 in East Harlem, where he lived throughout his life with his loving wife of over 40 years, Zoraida Salicrup and their two sons Fernando and Daniel. Mr. Salicrup was a proud veteran…

Fire Unites East Harlem Arts Community

Diogenes Ballester is certainly counting his blessings these days. After a midnight fire swept through his East Harlem studio on January 30, the Puerto Rican artist has been overwhelmed with support from colleagues and neighbors that have come to his aid. Although no one was harmed during the blaze, which is still under investigation, among…