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December 7, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Eldredge, Spratlen, and Armstrong Galleries
1111 East Brookside Drive
Springfield, MO 65807
Free and open to the public.
Contemporary Cuban Print by Jose Omar Torres Lopez
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Contemporary Cuban Printmaking Opening Reception

Friday, December 7, 2018

Please join us for the opening reception for "Contemporary Cuban Printmaking." This exhibition presents over 70 prints by 33 Cuban artists who have all worked, at one time or another, at the Taller Experimental de Gráfica de Habana – the oldest, continuously running print workshop in Cuba. The Taller was established in 1962 by muralist Orlando Suarez with the help of Che Guevara, who was then Cuba’s Minister of Industry. From its inception, the workshop has focused on connecting artists with traditional printmaking techniques and fostering a dynamic artistic community based on the sharing and exchange of ideas, experimentation, and art criticism. This supportive community has allowed Cuban artists a relative freedom of expression, even amid the country’s larger political and cultural issues. It continues to be one of the most important workshops in Cuba. The exhibition is pulled entirely from the collection of the Racela Educational and Charitable Foundation.