Lillian Mulero &  Jan Galligan
Lillian Mulero & Jan Galligan - San Juan

After years living and working in Albany, NY artist Lillian Mulero - whose work deals with issues of gender, faith, and politics,and is never predictable, and photographer Jan Galligan - known for years as "one of upstate's best kept art secrets" relocated to Santa Olaya, Puerto Rico where they currently cover art and film happenings in and around San Juan for En Rojo, the cultural supplement of Claridad, the island nation's weekly newspaper. www.75grand.posterous.com

La Musica (Attraction)

San Juan by Lillian Mulero & Jan Galligan

Music is the life blood of puertoriccan culture and jazz plays an important part, of course with a caribbean flavor. The city pulses to a salsa-infused beat. On the street, in shops, in clubs, cafes and bars music is playing and people sing and dance along. Get in line for a bus or an ATM. You won’t mind waiting. Music will be playing and everyone on line with you not only knows the tune, they'll know all the words too. Join in. Photo caption: Humberto Ramirez orchestra, Restaurant Yerba Buena, San Juan. Photo by Wilbert Sostre.

Address
La Musica | everywhere | San Juan

Chemi Room (Gallery)

San Juan by Lillian Mulero & Jan Galligan

Located in the front room of artist Chemi Rosado Seijo's smallish Santurce apartment in what has become the center of San Juan's art scene. Chemi hosts a new exhibition every few weeks. Pictured: sculptures by Michael Linares - Porque los elefantes cagan y hacen mucho ruido and Jorge Gonzalez - Untitled (Doorway Column, 2003-2011)

Q: How can you tell if an elephant has been in the refrigerator?
A: La puerta no se cierra.

Address
Chemi Room | 1407 cll Latimer, barrio Santurce | San Juan

Fine Arts Cinema Cafe (Cinema) (Architecture)

San Juan by Lillian Mulero & Jan Galligan

Founded in 1986, now located in an all glass atrium on the third floor of one of the most modern buildings in the Hato Rey business district, this six screen mulitplex features art-house cinema from around the world captioned in Spanish or English, depending on your preference. The best part of your cinema experience is purchasing tapas, wine and beer which you place on your food and drink table while you sit back and enjoy the movie.

Address
Fine Arts Cinema Cafe | Popular Center, Hato Rey | San Juan

Santurce es Ley 3 (Place) (Architecture)

San Juan by Lillian Mulero & Jan Galligan

As quoted on seepuertorico.com recently, "If Puerto Rico is the art mecca of the Caribbean, Santurce is its epicenter..." where besides Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, you will find these galleries: C787, LA15, ArtLab753, Espacio 1414, Roberto Paradise, cART Watch, La Respuesta and Laboratorio De Artes Binarias. Read more on these websites: ConBoca, DaWire, LaSonora, BetaLocal, Metro:plataformaorganizada, and Coalicion de Artistas PR. Before you leave Santurce, be sure to stop for rum, beer and salsa at Esquina Watusi. Santurce es Ley 3 photo by Molinary.

Address
Santurce es Ley 3 | barrio Santurce art district | San Juan

Hotel Casablanca (Bar) (Hotel)

San Juan by Lillian Mulero & Jan Galligan

Wanting a stylish, elegant art-friendly place to host their fundraising party "The Better Cocktail, featuring master mixologist Friese Undine" non-profit arts organization Beta-Local looked in Old San Juan and chose Hotel Casablanca's lobby bar, decorated with enlarged and hand-colored 1939 Jack Delano re-photographs by local artist Carlos Mercado. The evening was a smashing success and Undine's best cocktail was the Flaming Mule, featuring Barrilito rum infused with figs, topped with a sprig of locally grown mint.

Address
Hotel Casablanca | Calle Fortaleza 316 | Viejo San Juan

Ocean Park Beach (Place) (Attraction)

San Juan by Lillian Mulero & Jan Galligan

No trip to the island, or life thereon, is complete without several trips to the beach. Puerto Rico is surrounded by wonderful beaches. Some remote and others right in the middle of urban San Juan. On weekends this beachfront, in the upscale Condado neighborhood, is packed with locals and discerning tourists of all ages and persuasions, sunbathing and getting down with salsa and piraguas. Best part: the beach is open 365 days per year and the weather is always suitable. photo caption: Perdido en Paraiso, January thru December.

Address
Ocean Park Beach | on the Condado | San Juan

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