Black History Month : Juan Antonio Picasso
The Creative Cuban Connection
JUAN ANTONIO PICASSO
In honor of Black History Month, 1978 Gallery presents The Creative Cuban Connection : Juan Antonio Picasso.
Juan Antonio Picasso , who resides in Havana and is a descendant of Pablo Picasso, has been invited by the 1978 Maplewood Arts Center to be the featured artist for Black History Month.
While he admires and is inspired by his famous ancestor, he feels his own art - inspired by his Afro-Cuban ancestors - which is infused with Afro-Cuban symbols and ideas , speaks for him. He leaves his symbolic imagery open to self interpretation.
Upon viewing his individual style, theme and media, the viewer will be encouraged to see his own experience or meaning in Juan Picasso's art.
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Se van los Seres-2 - Tempera-Cartulina - 70x80cm
Beings-2 - Tempera-Card - 70x80cm
El Resto es Hacerme Llegar - Tempera-Cartulina - 70x100cm
The Rest is Sent Me - Tempera
El Peor Plato del Mundo - Tempera en Cart - 70x50cm-2006
The Worst Dish of the World - Tempera on Cart - 70x50cm 2006
Cara o Cruz - Óleo-Lienzo - SERIE SI TU CABEZA NO TE VENDE
Heads or Tails (Oil-Canvas) SERIES IF YOU DO NOT SELL YOUR HEAD
Emigrante - Mixta-Cart- 100x70cm (SERIE MIGRACIONES)
Migrants - Mixed Media - 100x70cm (SERIES MIGRATION)
February 13th - March 20th
Artist Reception February 14th, 2-6pm
Open Saturdays & Sundays, 2-5pm
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Closing Party: Tuesday 16th, 6-9pm
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Juan Antonio Picasso
Schedule for Artist in Residence
Thursday, February 11th 7pm
In the summer of 2014, renowned artist and educator Ben Jones led a delegation of artists and intellectuals to Havana. See Greg Bryant’s video of that journey, and the resulting positive cultural exchange that resulted.
Friday, February 12th, 7pm
Gallery 1978 will offer a rare screening of "Raíces de mi Corazon" ("Roots of My Heart"), an independent short feature film which deals with the 1912 massacre of thousands of members of the Independents of Color, the first black political party outside Haiti. The party, one of the largest slave revolts in the hemisphere, was founded in 1908 in order to secure a rightful share for AfroCubans in a Cuba which had successfully marginalized them.
Saturday, February 13th 3 - 5pm
Gallery 1978 Black History Month Artist in Residence Juan Antonio Picasso in conversation with renowned artist and educator Ben Jones, and Curator of American Art for the Newark Museum Tricia Laughlin Bloom. Jones has made over fifty cultural exchange visits to Cuba since the 1970's, and is noted by the Granma International of Havana, Cuba as one of the most important African- American artists of his generation.
Sunday February 14th 2 - 6pm
Join us for a reception for our Black History month artist Juan Picasso, a relative of Pablo Picasso, who has traveled here from Cuba to show his work in Maplewood. Live music will be provided by Ahmondylla Best and John Lee.
Monday, February 15th 10am
All are welcome to join this Open Studio Talk with the Gallery 1978 Watercolor class. Artist in residence Juan Antonio Picasso will discuss his specific techniques, and will offer feedback about techniques observed in class work. He will share with the class his inspirations, and will ask them about theirs.
Tuesday, February 16th 6 - 9 pm
The community is invited to join us for this Bon Voyage event for our visiting Black History Month artist Juan Antonio Picasso. Refreshments and live jazz will be provided.
Pienso, luego existo - Tempera-Cartulina - 70x50cm
I think, therefore I am - Tempera - 70x50cm
Si tu Cabeza no te Vende...(Óleo-Lienzo) - SERIE SI TU CABEZA NO TE VENDE
If you do not Sell Your Head (Oil-Canvas)
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