The NuMuse Gallery originated as an idea that I had in 2014. It was aimed at self empowering artists that I felt deserved wider recognition and appreciation. Initially it was to be an online open sourced gallery for works that I personally felt had excellent marketing potential. Its startup development was slow due to my self funding all design aspects while actually working with artists needing creative content services that they greatly lacked in. During the first two years it slowly transformed into what it now has become a resource based creative content integration business. My first clients were long time artists friends from the Puerto Rican Workshop Inc. known as the Taller Boricua Gallery in New York City’s East Harlem. Their Gallery and workshops have been consistent creative pillars in their community since 1970 and their greatest achievement to date has been the spearheading and transformation of an abandoned turn of the century land marked city school building that is now known as the Julia de Burgos Latino Arts Center and located at 1680 Lexington Ave, NYC, 10029 .
Despite their long progressive history, they were experiencing funding reductions that impacted their ability to keep up with the growing need of their online presence. It was evident that Taller Boricua had enormous potential to build upon on, so I contracted with them and dedicated my initial focus to fully utilize their untapped creative capital that consisted of a 40 year old archival collection of original prints and multiple fine art reproductions in their dormant archives. This was a win-win opportunity not only for their own sustenance but also for the many related artists and their families who would deservedly benefit from such a exposure.
The NuMuse Gallery is now in the process of expanding the Taller Boricua’s on line presence with an expansions into the global marketplace. “The Store at Taller Boricua” is currently under construction and we are aiming for an opening in October 2017.
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