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Cuba: Waiting for Change

Photography by Barbara Trachtenberg
Reception Date: Thursday, May 19 from 6-8 PM
Exhibition running from April 8 - June 24, 2016

In the Lower Gallery

Daily Havana tumbles life onto the streets where bikes, wagons and hawkers of handmade brooms fill streets too narrow for the painted cars of the 1950s. At midnight I lean from a shaky balcony drawn to a party trumpeted by a band from a corner house. The barrio sleeps and sings at night. Rains come and go. People wait by day in thought and shadow for something unexpressed. Cubans are patient and used to disappointment and overripe fruit. Tourists bring nostalgia for a simpler life—neighbors looking out for each other and time to just be. The idea of Disconnect reflects both a time warp and Cuba's ration on virtual constant contact. Patterns repeat themselves in metal and metaphor— grids, a scrapped bedspring by an ornamental grille, lacework at a window, neighborhood networks—the web of woven patterns that record history and keep people inside and out. The past and the future resound. Juana, touching her wedding band, recalls a childhood of poverty. My landlady holds her first grandchild. And I'm invited to be a small part of their stories.


For more information on Barbara, check out her website

Belonging: A Retrospection

Mixed-Media Fiber Art by Boisali Biswas
Reception Date: Thursday, May 19 from 6-8 PM
Exhibition running from April 8 - June 24, 2016

In the Upper Gallery

Boisali Biswas is a studio artist working in mixed-media fibers. She is originally from India, and her formative years were spent at Visva-Bharti International University, founded by the Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore.  The essence of that profound experience of being in tune with nature throughout the educational journey has stayed with her and continues to influence her work. Her works display underlying influences of the captivating traditional patterns and techniques and usage of stunningly rich array of colors in Indian art.


Living in this country for over 2 decades and adapting to styles and techniques of Western Art while still drawing inspirations from her background and fascinations, has made her works into a cauldron of multicultural assemblages that are very unique and are feasts for the eyes.


Boisali’s work emanates from her personal experiences and is influenced by images, people, places, feelings and emotions through life.  The soul of her work is as much Indian as it is Western.  But there is always that tormenting question: where does she really belong?  This exhibit is about that soul-searching, a retrospection.


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