The Museum goes out

Ponce – The executive director of the Ponce Museum of Art, Alejandra Peña Gutiérrez, reported today that the institution will be visiting shelters in the southwest of the Island to offer workshops to people who are refugees there. The Museum has also established a collection center in its facilities, to collect personal hygiene items that will be delivered to the shelters.

“The Museum is an integral part of the community. At this time, when we again experience a catastrophic natural event, which has caused anxiety and uncertainty among the population, it is our responsibility to actively engage in the recovery efforts of those who have been affected, ”said Peña Gutiérrez.

Since last Wednesday, January 15, the Museum staff is visiting hostels in Ponce, Yauco and Guánica to offer workshops. “We are aware of the importance of art to release emotions and reduce the anxiety that these events generate in the general population and, especially, in the most vulnerable such as children and the elderly,” Peña Gutiérrez reiterated.

In the workshops children, from 3 years old and up, to older adults can participate at 9:00 a.m. at 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. at 4:00 p.m. The Museum will provide all educational materials and resources to carry out the sessions.

On the other hand, the executive director informed that the Museum’s collection center is located in the back access of the institution, in the Perpetuo Socorro street of the Santa María urbanization, and will operate from Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. at 5:00 p.m.

Donations of personal hygiene products such as brushes, pastes and dental floss will be received; sanitary napkins, diapers for babies and adults; ear sticks, shampoos and hair conditioners; soap, deodorant, wet wipes, razors and shaving soap; towel and toilet paper; body creams and hand sanitizers.

People who wish to obtain more information about these community initiatives or offer donations for art workshops can call 787-840-1510 or write to [email protected]