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Dreaming with Lions

This is an important artist and an important work. The exhibit closed on December 9, 2020 but it bears mentioning.

Faena Art unveiled a monumental site-specific artwork on Miami Beach as part of Miami Art Week 2020.

The monumental site-specific installation entitled ‘Dreaming with Lions’ by Miami-based Cuban artist Alexandre Arrechea is located on the beach directly in front of Faena Hotel and is free and open to view until Sunday, 6 December 2020. This new work within the Faena District provides a safe environment for the local community to explore and interact with public art.

Alexander Arrechea page

Town & Country magazine link

Alexander Arrechea Wikipedi link

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“Somos La Luz” Mural Commemorates COVID-19 Death

 Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada created a 20,000-square-foot mural in Queens, New York to commemorate one of the health care practitioners who lost his life during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Ydelfonso Decoo is the name of the Queen’s, New York doctor who succumbed to the virus. He worked on the front lines in New York City in the Spring of 2020. Known all over the world, Rodriguez-Gerada partnered with SOMOS Community Care.  The health network serves immigrants and other organizations.

The mural is in a parking lot outside The Queens Museum. It’s near the iconic Unisphere globe from New York’s 1964 World’s Fair. The artwork is titled “Somos la Luz” (We Are the Light).  It draws attention to the disproportionate amount of Latino and Black casualties of the virus.  The enormity of the painting reflects the large amount of victims of Covid-19 in the minority community. 

“It’s not just making something big, just for the sake of it, it’s also because what you’re saying is [this] important enough that it merits it,” says Rodriguez-Gerada.

The artist posted a YouTube video about the project in September. He noted “In New York City the coronavirus is killing Latinos and Blacks at double the rate that it is killing whites and Asians.” He gave statistics about the casualties. In addition, he urged the community to come together. 

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CARMEN HERRERA ON HER CENTENNIAL, a celebration of Carmen Herrera’s life and work, at The New School, New York

An event co-sponsored by Cuba Art NY (CANY)

Thursday, November 19, 2015

7 pm

THE NEW SCHOOL
68 5th Ave. (& 13th Street), NYC
Room UL-105

FREE ADMISSION
Space is limited.
RSVP at: cccofny@aol.com

A celebration of Carmen Herrera‘s life and work on her 100th birthday year. After a lifetime of anonymity, Carmen Herrera is today one of the world’s most collectible living artists. Our celebration will consist of three documentaries, each produced ten years apart: the shorts Artist in Exile (1994) and Five Degrees of Freedom (2005), and a clip from The 100 Years Show (2015). The films include an in-depth interview with Ms. Herrera, covering her life in Cuba, her marriage, her time in Paris, her development as an artist, her relative obscurity as a painter until her later years, and her life in New York City today, already as an internationally recognized artist.

Welcoming remarks by Aurora de Armendi, director of our Visual Arts Program. The screening will be followed by a commentary by the distinguished curator and art historian Alejandro Anreus, who will also entertain questions from the audience on Ms. Herrera’s career, her upcoming exhibits, and her continued contribution to Cuba’s cultural patrimony.

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