Today, May 10th of 2018, I had the opportunity fo visit the Art Gallery at Universidad del Sagrado Corazon, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Art Gallery at this point is displaying “Intervalos, confines y territorios” by Ivelisse Jiménez. The gallery will be exhibited in the Art Gallery of Universidad del Sagrado Corazon from April 12, 2018 to June 28, 2018. Ivelisse Jiménez will be presenting the Art Gallery the 23rd of June at 2:00 p.m. It will be open Tuesday to Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays 9:30 to 4:30 p.m.
The Art Gallery here at Universidad del Sagrado Corazon exhibits galleries from recognized Puerto Rican artists. The Art Gallery is an important aspect in the university as one of its missions is to sensitize the human being.
The gallery “Intervalos, confines y territorios” by Ivelisse Jiménez is a gallery of abstract art. The gallery shows evidences of the Hurricane Maria as it affected her gallery, but the inconvenient are utilized as part of the art.
While I visited the gallery I had the opportunity to interview Norma Vila Rivero who is one of the persons in charge of the gallery.
First Norma Vila Rivero described Ivelisse Jiménez. She described Ivelisse saying that she has a great sense of humor, and also is a very humble and honest person.
I asked Norma: Why should students attend the Art Gallery?
Norma responded: First, students must attend the Art Gallery if there are in the Art Appreciation Class offered in the university. It is also very important for all students to learn about the art and culture of Puerto Rico which is displayed through art in the gallery.
Question to Norma: Which is your favorite art piece from the gallery?
She responded: All of the art displayed is magnificent as Ivelisse Jiménez is a spectacular artist, but in particular she showed me one that brought a lot of attention to her because of its complexity.
Paintings are not identified by titles, but by numbers as she would like people to appreciate the pieces of abstract art for what they see, not for the title.
The last question in the interview I formulated to Norma Vila Romero was:
What does art means to you?
She responded that art means everything to her as she believes that art is present in everything in life art being the glue that sticks everything together.