Through the power of collaboration and cultural understanding, USCAE visual arts participants have created and exhibited beautiful works that span both countries. From a collaborative public mural in Cuba to the exhibition of Cuban visual artists in America, the USCAE’s goal is to not only bring these projects to the eyes of many, but to facilitate learning between the artists themselves. Visual art program participants are encouraged to experience each other’s communities in an immersive way and to learn about culturally significant styles and processes, inspiring them to paint a broader picture for their audiences both literally and figuratively.
BUOYANCY / MINNEAPOLIS ST. PAUL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT EXHIBIT
Photos provided by The Touch of Sound
"Buoyancy" opened Oct. 5 on both Concourses E and F in the airport's Terminal 1-Lindbergh. The title refers to the Cuban people's spirit through more than a half-century of trade embargoes.
The exhibit is a collaboration of Arts @ MSP, a new arts program that brings films, performance art and live music to travelers at the airport.
It's co-curated by the U.S. Cuba Artist Exchange in Minneapolis. The exhibit features works by Cuban artists Omar Valenti, Adrian Rumbaut and Camilo Diaz de Villalvilla.
Also featured is a visual and sound installation about Cuba by The Touch of Sound, an online library of recordings collected by Minnesota brothers Jesse and Jonah Marks.