Sunday, December 07, 2008

Clemente's Memories of El Barrio

Originally uploaded by clarisel.
Watercolor artist Clemente Flores at his opening reception at the East Harlem Cafe. His paintings capture the Barrio of his Memories. This Nuyorican says he envisions images from his youth and paints them. He doesn't use photographs. He says he remembers the pictures from his mind and memories. Check out his work currently on exhibit at the cafe.

Also, tune in to my most recent PRSUN Radio show in which I speak about Clemente Flores' exhibit at


Anonymous said...

How can I contact Mr. Flores? I l really enjoyed his work at the cafe, and I would like to find out if he is selling any of the watercolors that were exhibited there.

Clarisel said...

He does sell his watercolors. Clemente has an upcoming exhibition at the Association of Hispanic Arts in East Harlem. I'd recommend you contact AHA. The website is

I am planning to interview Clemente for PRSUN Radio at some point.

Clarisel said...

Here are the details from AHA's newsletter on Clemente's upcoming exhibit:

"A Nuyorican Nostalgic Journey" by Clemente Flores, will be on exhibit beginning May 21 to July 30, 2009. Mr. Flores exhibition of watercolors shows the distinctive journey of first generation "New York-Puerto Rican" immigrants. The old will remember the innocent and no-so-innocent aspects of growing up in earlier times. All viewers, regardless of when or where they grew up will certainly appreciate this exhibit.

Opening reception: Thursday, May 21 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Artist Talk: Saturday, June 13, 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Free to the public.

AHA invites you to our current exhibit and upcoming events. Gallery Hours: Noon until 6:00 PM, Monday to Friday. Saturday by appointment. Groups are welcomed.