The Heirloom Room Reception

Bridging poetry and jewelry to explore concepts of cultural legacy and inheritance.

  • 1239 Broadway
    Suite 800
  • Mon, June 27
    12:30 – 2:00pm

The Heirloom Room is the first iteration of a bi-weekly bilingual (Spanish/English) poetry and jewelry workshop at the ARC XVI Senior Center in Washington Heights, developed and led by artist-in-residence Rosario Moore of Rima Jewels.

From late April through June of 2022, participants of The Heirloom Room read and discussed poems by 20th century masters, such as Fernando Pessoa, Nicanor Parra, and Gabriela Mistral. They then wrote their own works based on themes that arose in discussions of the readings. Students also crafted jewels, which correlate to the poems and themes discussed, fabricated using the lost wax tradition.

The Jewelry Library is proud to host an afternoon reception celebrating the participants’ work. Senior citizens from the ARC XVI Senior Center will be present to take questions and recite their poems, while wearing their one-of-a-kind jewels.

We have limited space available—please email if you would like to join!

Rosario Moore is a participant in SU-CASA. This program is supported by public funds from the New York City Council, in partnership with the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) and Department of the Aging (DFTA). It is carried out in collaboration with New York City’s local arts councils. Additional support is provided by the Tiger Baron Foundation.