Mujeres Del Sol event spotlights Caribbean Latino community at Phoenix Art Museum

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Friday, September 1, 2023 - 12:18pm

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Members of Mujeres Del Sol.
Phoenix Art Museum/Airi Katsuta
Members of Mujeres Del Sol.

In Phoenix, when we talk about Latinx communities, chances are we aren’t referring to the Caribbean. Arizona poet and performer Melissa Dunmore is out to change that.

She’s producing an event on Friday at the Phoenix Art Museum, designed to share her Puerto Rican background and the backgrounds of other locals with Caribbean roots.

The Mujeres del Sol will perform poems inspired by the current museum exhibit titled Por America, featuring the work of late Cuban artist Juan Francisco Eslo.

The Show spoke with Dunmore about it — and how her group, Mujeres del Sol, came to be.

Portrait of Melissa Dunmore
Phoenix Art Museum/Airi Katsuta
Melissa Dunmore.

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