To Print or Not To Print

a solo exhibition by Edna Santiago @ dvaa

Exhibition Runs: April 18th - april 29th, 2018


public Opening Reception:

Wednesday, April 18th, 5-7pm

About the exhibition:

“I accepted the challenge to show the world my inspirations in life. Now my journey is asking for a defined path to follow: Painting, Printing or Fine Craft. I’ve decided; see if you can guess where my heart beats.” Edna

About the Artist:

Edna Santiago was born in Spanish Harlem, NYC; raised in Puerto Rico. After 40 years of work as a Physical Therapist, and after a personal tragedy, Edna found the healing and inspiring world of painting. Edna is a self taught artist who then started taking lessons at Philadelphia area art centers. Back in Puerto Rico, she owned a gallery which offered opportunities to show artwork from artists of the island and the Philadelphia area. Edna currently resides in the Philadelphia area, having left the island after the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria on PR in 2017. As an artist who regularly puts forth effort to enrich the arts community, Edna is proud to jury and offer an international exhibition opportunity for Puertorriqueño artists by reserving a prominent gallery in the heart of Philadelphia (DVAA). With this exhibition, among other projects, she hopes to continue the conversation of the arts between the contiguous states and the island in ways barely spoken before. In her words, “in a world where the arts are being cut off from resources, we should strengthen the artists, which strengthens us all.”