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¡Cuba Libre! – An Exhibition of Cuban and American Ceramics, Prints and Photographs // SF

¡Cuba Libre! - An Exhibition of Cuban and American Ceramics, Prints and Photographs // SF 1

“¡Cuba Libre! – An Exhibition of Cuban and American Ceramics, Prints & Photographs”.

Curated by Catherine Merrill, shows at the Juan R. Fuentes Gallery from Jan. 16 – Feb. 5, 2016.

Features the work of: Alberto Lescay, Ana Maria Cardenas, Antonio Lewis, Catherine Merrill, Gary Erickson, Israel Tamayo, Joel Bennett, Jose Luis Berenguer, Jose Vasquez Xene, Juan Pablo Cardenas, Nelson Dominguez, Raul Miranda and Xiomara Gutierrez

Where: Juan R. Fuentes Gallery, 2958 24th Street (between Harrison and Alabama streets).

About:

Curated by Catherine Merrill, ¡Cuba Libre! – An Exhibition of Cuban and American Ceramics, Prints and Photographs will showcase the work of some of Cuba’s most preeminent ceramic and print artists, as well as artists in the United States with whom they’ve had more than a decade-long intercultural exchange.

The exhibition embodies two important themes: the inherent need to create art regardless of circumstances and the rewards that come from collaborating with artists of other cultures.

By working together, these artists have become ambassadors of good will, with the hope of fostering peace and understanding through the international language of art. Creating world-class art in all disciplines despite severe shortages of raw materials and equipment, these artists’ resourcefulness demonstrates how art transcends political conflicts as a way to regenerate and heal.

Acción Latina is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in San Francisco’s Latino Cultural District. Our mission is to promote cultural arts, community media and civic engagement as a way of building healthy and empowered Latino communities.  

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About curator:

Catherine Merrill is a ceramic artist who received the Jose Maria Heredia Medal of Honor for her contributions to Cuban ceramics. This is the highest arts award in the province of Santiago de Cuba. She has been described as “the foremost U.S. authority on contemporary Cuban ceramics.”

¡Cuba Libre! - An Exhibition of Cuban and American Ceramics, Prints and Photographs // SF

About gallery:

Nestled in the heart of San Francisco’s Latino Cultural District at 2958 24th Street, The Juan R. Fuentes Gallery seeks to showcase the work of artists whose work depicts the nuances of Latino life locally, nationally and internationally.

The lower exterior wall of the gallery features scaled down, exact replicas of several Maya bas-relief masterpieces. The gallery is surrounded by the vibrancy of Latino culture that has made this area world-renowned and a popular tourist destination. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11AM – 5PM.

Funds that supported creation of our new gallery were provided by the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Invest in Neighborhoods’ SF Shines Program; the San Francisco Arts Commission; the Voluntary Arts Contribution Fund; and individual donors. Architectural services were provided by Vargas Greenan Architects. Renovation services were provided by Little Feet Renovation.

“Acción Latina plays an integral role in supporting the Calle 24 Latino Cultural District, a culturally rich and vibrant commercial corridor. Through Mayor Lee’s investment, Acción Latina will continue to be a place where important Latino stories can be shared to inform, educate, and inspire our communities,” said Joaquin Torres, Director of Invest In Neighborhoods, an initiative of the Office of Economic and Workforce Development.

Acción Latina is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in San Francisco’s Latino Cultural District. Our mission is to promote cultural arts, community media and civic engagement as a way of building healthy and empowered Latino communities.  

 

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January 19 2016

Details

Start: January 19, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
End: January 30, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
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Venue

Accion Latina

2958 24th Street
San Francisco, CA United States

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