On October 4th, 2017, LA BORINQUEÑA’s writer and creator Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez will be hosting an exhibition/art sale fundraiser. The event, titled “Arte de La Borinqueña,” will take place at the Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education in the Bronx, NY, kicking off this year’s New York Comic Con. The opening day of “Arte de La Borinqueña” will also feature a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. During the reception, approximately thirty prints from the LA BORINQUEÑA comic will be on display. Various artists will be contributing their talents, including Miranda-Rodriguez himself, and the award-winning artist Bill Sienkiewicz. These fine art prints, produced and donated by London’s Art You Grew Up With, Intl, are available for purchase. All proceeds will go towards hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico via the non-profit organization La Corporación Se Integra.

LA BORINQUEÑA details the story of Marisol Rios De La Luz, a young millennial living in New York City. Through the influence of mystical forces deriving from Puerto Rican history, Marisol attains the ability to manipulate storms and fly, both of which she uses to pursue the greater good.

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In regard to the significance of the event, Miranda-Rodriguez stated:

We look up to heroes. Our parents, our teachers, our leaders. Not all of our heroes wear capes. We’re living under difficult times here in the United States and on the island of Puerto Rico. With a debt of close to $120 billion, Puerto Rico is facing dire humanitarian issues. Children and their families are suffering. With the recent devastation of Hurricane Irma, 79 homes in the town of Loíza were left destroyed. I thought to myself, we need inspiration. Something, someone, that can remind us all of our innate super power. The power to lift one another and give ourselves a hero. LA BORINQUEÑA is a comic book that is inspired by the Puerto Rican people who historically have never given up under all adversity we have and continue to face. Via this art exhibition we will celebrate Puerto Rican heritage and the power of our people.

The exhibition is free to the public. Furthermore, it will be open until January 6, 2018. All are welcome.

For additional inquiries, visit www.casitamaria.org. Also, for up-to-date information, visit the Facebook event page.

READ: Want to support another great Latinx superheroin? Pick up AMERICA #7!

 The Work of Edgardo Miranda-Rodriquez y el Arte de La Borinqueña

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