This has been a very difficult couple of weeks for so many. SAMA’s Board of Trustees and Staff wish all who may have been directly affected by the horrific tragedy in Las Vegas our heartfelt condolences and well wishes. It is in times of tragedy that communities come together, and our SAMA Community is no different.
Our members in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico are still dealing with the devastation of the current hurricane season. Many of our 30 members in Puerto Rico are still without services. For so many watching these events unfold, it is hard to imagine the challenges faced on the ground and it is so easy to feel helpless. We know many in our amazing SAMA Member community have worked hard to help those affected in all of these tragedies by donating time, resources, even blood to help ease the suffering of those in need. We are so inspired and proud of you all!
Today, SAMA’s Board of Trustees received the following letter from Luis Alberto Rivera, SAMA Advisory Board Member and Founder of Atelier Del Mosaico de Puerto Rico. We hope his inspiring words are helpful for those having difficulty making sense of these unsettling times. We trust many of you are taking solace in your studios, creating incredible work that helps you express what needs to be said, but if you haven’t stepped into your studio as of yet, let Luis’s words show you the way!
Luis Alberto Rivera