Cuba: Portrait of a Revolution

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# 57 Juan Leizan, the owner and driver of the truck, provides Fidel with a shirt., 2003 Block Print 23” X 17” © Courtesy of the Artist and Richmond Art Center
Cuba: Portrait of a Revolution

2540 Barrett Ave.
Richmond, CA 94804
January 12th, 2013 - March 8th, 2013
Opening: February 9th, 2013 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

East Bay
(510) 620-6772
Tue-Sat 11-5pm
block print


 A solo exhibition of Cuban Artist, Antonio Canet Hernández

This exhibition features the complete set of 95 prints created by the late Cuban artist, Antonio Canet Hernández (1942-2008) who is considered a living treasure of Cuba. The Richmond, California - Regla, Cuba Sister City group was gifted this collection of signed and numbered limited edition prints by the artist to hold in trust for, and to show to, the people of the United States. The linoleum block prints tell the history of the Cuban Revolution in a graphic format and are called Serie Moncada: Fidel y el Moncada vistos por Canet (Moncada Series: Fidel and the Moncada as seen by Canet). This is the first time the series will be exhibited in its entirety in the United States.

Curated by Tarnel Abbott with help from members of The Richmond Regla (Cuba) Friendship Committee & The Richmond Progressive Alliance Arts Committee.
Sponsored by The Richmond Regla (Cuba) Friendship Committee, Richmond Art Center, The City of Richmond Arts & Culture Commission, & The Richmond Progressive Alliance Arts Committee.

Special Canet Reception: Jan 12th, 2-4 pm
Live music by Tito Gonzalez Y Su Trio & dance performance by Las Puras Dance Troupe

Corresponding Workshop: Feb 2nd, 11 am–3 pm
Exhibition Exploration – Engraving the Message: wood relief printmaking with Andres Cisneros-Galindo

Canet Docents: available most Saturdays 2-4 pm – call for more information

Film Screening: Date and location to be determined
Cuba El Valor De Una Utopia (Cuba – Value of a Utopia) documents 3 artists including Canet teaching graphic arts to at-risk youth. The film is in Spanish with English subtitles and is not available in the U.S.