San Juan - Art



La Garita del Diablo (The Devil's Sentry), digital photograph

Born in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico, Luis Ruiz immigrated to the United States at the age of three. Interested in his heritage and connecting with relatives, he returned to his native land thirty years later. He now travels to Puerto Rico twice a year and has developed an interest in photographing the city of San Juan.

In 1984, Luis Ruiz bought his first camera. He took two courses at Passaic County Community College, “Introduction to Photography” and “Art Appreciation,” and credits the experience with sparking his interest in photography and fine art.

Ruiz’s exhibition “San Juan” in the Broadway & LRC Galleries features photographs of a series of doors and views of forts by the sea. The artist was attracted to the doors by the variety of their colors, shapes, and styles. With an exceptional eye for design, artistic sensitivity, and his digital camera, Luis Ruiz makes each door uniquely interesting.

Known as PCCC’s “in-house photographer,” a reception for Luis “Louie” Ruiz, the artist, will be held in the Broadway Gallery on Thursday, May 26, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. All are invited.

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Contact: Jane Haw
Phone: (973) 684-5448