On February 1, Not Enough Space—the art exhibit featuring the artwork of Puerto Rican political prisoners Carlos Alberto Torres and Oscar López Rivera—opened at La Casa de La Raza in Santa Barbara, California. Over 200 people attended the opening of the art exhibit, including many professors and students. Adolfo Matos, ex-Puerto Rican political prisoner, was present to speak at the art opening, as well as other events. Being an artist himself, he expressed how art helped him to resist the dehumanizing effects of prison. Everyone who attended stated how touched and emotional they were by just seeing the art. Many of the attendees did not know that there were any political prisoners still in US prisons. The exhibit is scheduled to be in La Casa from February 1 until February 29. The National Boricua Human Rights Network wants to extend its gratitude to the University of Santa Barbara, Diane Fujino, Matef Harmachis, Tuyen Nugyen, Maricela Marquez, Raquel López, and the rest of the Santa Barbara organizing committee for putting together such a wonderful event!
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