Native Visions: An Hispanic Heritage Art Exhibit

Table at one of the PCCC parks

Tree of Life by Michael Casiano


An Exhibition in Celebration of
Hispanic Heritage Month

October 10 – December 10, 2015
Broadway and LRC Galleries
at Passaic County Community College
Featuring the Paintings of 10 Contemporary Artists

Priscilla Anacakuyani
Michael Casiano
Franchesca Rivera
Theresa Makutonaru Santana
Bell Lamberty
Alicia Maury
Gina Robles Villalba

Inti Guarionex Rodríguez
Ferdinand Uaian Bruno
Román Guaraguorix Perez
Miguel Koromo Sague

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Passaic County Cultural and Heritage Council at Passaic County Community College is pleased to present NATIVE VISIONS, an exhibition of paintings by 10 contemporary artists whose varied styles and techniques reflect the indigenous cultures of their Caribbean heritage. 

Artists Reception
Thursday, November 5, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Admission to the exhibit and reception is free
and open to the public.


About the Exhibit
The artists participating in Native Visions have roots in Cuba, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.  Though they have diverse visions, styles and techniques, all are inspired by their indigenous and Taino heritage.  Michael Casiano’s paintings tell stories that are influenced by Native American and Taino cultures; Ferdinand Uaian Bruno, Priscilla Anacakuyani Bell Lamberty, Román Guaraguorix Perez, Theresa Makutonaru Santana, Miguel Koromo Sague and Gina Robles Villalba use traditional  indigenous images and symbols in their artwork, while Franchesca Rivera and Inti Guarionex Rodríguez experiment with a variety of mediums and techniques.

The exhibit is a partnership with El Club Deportivo Puertorriqueño and was curated by Jaimí Rodríguez. 

The Broadway Gallery is located at Passaic County Community College, Broadway at Memorial Drive in downtown Paterson, New Jersey.   Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For additional information, please contact Jane Haw, Gallery Curator, at (973) 684-5448 or visit our website at

The Passaic County Community College Art Galleries strive to maintain a barrier-free facility including complete access for patrons using wheelchairs.