The tour was excellent, the artists were excellent, I was very impressed. It was worth every penny. How often can one fly into a foreign country, and hear a meaningful dialog with their artists the next day? Moreover Andy de Calzadilla, our guide, spoke English; and in fact, Tanya could communicate with the artists in English at all of the studios we visited.
Tanya and Andy, our guide
We visited 6 artists in 4 studios. The first studio was of Adonis Flores and Marianela Orozco. The Second studio was of Orlando Almanza. The third studio was of Jose Toirac. And the forth and last studio was of Ronald Vil and Ailen Maleta.
We took pictures of the art below:
Adonis Flores is both a photographer and performance artist. He is also featured on the "Art Uprising" website of Caribbean art.
below the serigraph which we bought
The serigraph was based on this sculpture,
a grenade with teeth
The font on the serigraph,
comes from the "Granma" --
the official newspaper
Marianela Orozco is both a photographer and performance artist. She is also featured on the "Art Uprising" website of Caribbean art.
He built his own lithograph press
Painting referring to the
secret visit of the Pope
Jose Toirac is a painter, but very conceptual. He was an artist-in-residence at ASU (Arizona State University) in Phoenix in 1998. More info about him on the PAAP website.
Tarot card series about Fidel Castro
where none of the cards are pictures of Fidel
Ronald Vill pushes photography outside reality.
Ailen Maleta is a photgrapher and photography instructor.
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