Absolut Kuba! Cuban Contemporary Art Exhibition Opens at the Carriage Barn Arts Center

The Carriage Barn Arts Center is pleased to present Absolut Kuba!, an upcoming exhibition featuring works by emerging and established Cuban artists. An exclusive preview reception will take place on Wednesday, April 23rd - highlighting pieces from the private collection of Greenwich, residents, Terri and Steven Certilman.

Absolut Kuba! showcases a significant collection of contemporary Cuban art that the Certilmans have acquired over more than a decade. Through their online gallery, Discoveries in Art, LLC, the couple source pieces directly from the artists during travels to Cuba and the duo is dedicated to promoting the country's artistic talent. Steven Certilman offers the following insight into the Cuban art world: "The unique political, social and economic conditions in Cuba have combined to catalyze what may be the world's highest concentration of artistic talent. Their works are as diverse as the country's rich cultural heritage. It is said that the eyes are the windows of the soul. Art is the window to the Cuban soul".


The painting and sculpture in the show, curated by Certilman and Carriage Barn Arts Center Co-Director - Arianne Faber Kolb explores Cuban identity and its diverse cultural heritage, the political climate and its backdrop of geographical isolation and emigration. Kolb says: "This exhibition presents an exciting and unique opportunity for the Carriage Barn Arts Center to highlight and promote the work of highly talented Cuban artists and to educate the community about what it means to be Cuban on multiple levels. With this in mind, we are hosting the exhibiting artist Héctor Frank, who is traveling from Havana to the US for the first time to attend the opening".

The opening reception, will be held on Saturday, April 26 from 3pm to 5pm. Absolut Kuba! will be on view until June 1, 2014.

The inaugural benefit gala 'A Night in Havana' will take place on Sat May 17 - but more on that from the New Canaan HamletHub soon!

The Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Ave, New Canaan.
(203) 972-1895

Image Credit: Discoveries In Art LLC - Roberto Fabelo, Mermaid's Dream.

Submitted by New Canaan, CT

Become a Local Voice in Your Community!

HamletHub invites you to contribute stories, events, and more to keep your neighbors informed and connected.

Read Next