The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Cuba In Transition opens Sunday January 13 at Deerfield Academy

WHAT: Cuba In Transition: Narrative & Perspective by Mark Guglielmo: Photomosaics, Interviews and Field Recordings
WHEN: Opening Reception: Sunday January 13th 5-8pm // Conversation with the Artist: Saturday February 16th (part of TEDxDeerfield) // On View: January 13 - March 1, 2019
WHERE: Hess Center for the Arts von Auersperg Gallery, Deerfield Academy, 7 Boyden Lane, Deerfield, MA 01342 

Conversation with the Artist Moderated by Wilson Valentín-Escobar, Associate Professor of American Studies and Sociology, Hampshire College

Free and open to the public. There are 10 murals displayed, 5 never seen in the Pioneer Valley and 3 never exhibited before.

Gallery Hours
Mon-Fri 8:30-4
Sat & Sun by appointment only
Contact Lydia Hemphill to arrange a time outside gallery hours

"Cuba in Transition: Narrative & Perspective" is a traveling exhibition of photomosaic murals, interviews, and field recordings by Northampton-based artist Mark Guglielmo. Each mural measures 5 to 15 feet long and is handmade by taping together hundreds, sometimes thousands, of individual 4x6” photographs. Neither a computer nor Photoshop are used. Set to a soundtrack of soulful Cuban music, it is the New York-born artist’s fifth exhibition of pieces from this series, which opened in June 2017 at APE Gallery in Northampton, MA, before traveling to Boston, Colorado, and Easthampton's Williston School.

Guglielmo visited Santiago de Cuba, Baracoa, Havana, Viñales, Trinidad de Cuba, and Cienfuegos on three trips from 2015 to 2017 shortly before and after President Obama’s landmark trip to Cuba in 2016, the first by a sitting US President in 88 years. Guglielmo’s latest trip to the island was just two months after the death of Fidel Castro. An homage to Cuba at this historic moment, this project chronicles a dynamic and rich culture full of heart and soul.

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