International Exhibition, ‘Cartas de Cuba – Letters from Ohio’ Currently On Display
by Daric Gill
In an ongoing partnership with our dear artist friends in Cuba, Cartas de Cuba – Letters from Ohio is an international joint exhibit of work by Cuban and Ohio artists. This exhibition features original artwork created by artists in Cuba and Ohio that showcase freedom of expression, robust dialogue, and vibrant talent intersecting through different art mediums. The artwork in this multi-location exhibition can be currently seen at three Columbus galleries. In addition to the Columbus stops, Cartas de Cuba – Letters From Ohio will travel to venues in Cuba and New York City. My work can be currently seen at the Columbus Museum of Art along with many others starting August 4, 2022. Each gallery displays a different group of artists. You are encouraged to visit all venues to experience the entire body of work. There are 2 receptions; dates, and directions are listed below. Read on for more.
Columbus Museum of Art
Dates: August 4 – August 29, 2022
Reception: August 4, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Directions: 480 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215
Greater Columbus Arts Council in the Loann Crane Gallery
Dates: June 27 to August 19, 2022
Closing Reception: August 15, 2022, 5-6:30 p.m.
Directions: 182 E. Long St. Columbus, OH 43215
Dates: July 12 to August 15, 2022
Directions: 77 S. High St. Columbus, OH 43215
Cuban artists featured in the collaboration are from Camaguey, Cienfeugos and Havana, and include Renede la Torre Aguilar, Jorge Luis Pulido Alvares, Annia Alonso Arana, Irving Torres Barroso, Rolando Javier Garcia Beiran, Ismel Cabrales Bolanos, Jennifer Delgado Brito, Paula A Caceres, Jenny Hernandez Carbo, Jose Bosulto Cobolleno, Luis Alberto Perez Copper, Yerandee Gonzalez Duran, Raul Cue Echemendia, Edgar Gonzalez Era, Roberto G Mil Esteban, Angel Amaury Olazabel Farinas, Alberto Jorge Veloz Fonseca, Arleen Gonzalez Fragela, Inmaray Tillet Fonteca, Joan Karlos Echeueczia Franco, Rafael Zarza Gonzolez, Lisbet Garcia Hernandez, Alfredo Elias Sanchez Iglesias, Miroslav de la Torre Kozorez, Rusian de la Torre Kozorez, Luis Alberto Alvarez Lopez, Aturo Louis, Alejandro Munilla Madruga, Nazario Salazar Martinez, Alain Martinez Menendez, Ricardo Silveira Miro, Eddislen Escobar Modal, Osmany Solan Mona, Jose A Montes, Mario Alexander Cruz Moscoso, Nestor Vega Negron, Joel Lonulez Pallerols, Joan Michel Vazquez Pena, Alexander Cardenas Perez, Elias Federico Acosta Perez, Tania Madruga Picho, Palio Antonio Pino, Karina Gonzalez Pujol, Emilio Wong Ramirez, Adrian Rumbaut, Vladimir Rodriguez Sanchez, Eduardo Castillo Saz, Camilo Diaz de Villalvilla Soto, Rafael A Caceres Valladeres, Yainiel Martinez Valladares, Celso Lazaro de Zayas Vazquez, Katisleivys Sodeno Venegas, Yanoy Bello Villalon and Santiago Hermes Martinez Zarguera.
Ohio artists featured in the Loann Crane Gallery include Laine Bachman, Laura Bidwa, Rick Buchanan, Todd Buschur, Lisa Cliff, Mehri Davis, Jacci Delaney, John Donnelly, Joe Hebdo, Zoe Heller, Adam Hernandez, Tony Hoover, Mike Major, Sharone Putter, Kelly Reichert, Brenden Spivey, Matt Swift, Barbara Vogel, Wil Wong Yee and Hana Yilma.
Artists in the Rife Center are Ashley Pierce, Betsy DeFusco, Bev Goldie, Christine D’Epiro Abbott, Darren Lee Miller, Judy Rush, Julie Miller, Michael Kaiser, Nicholas Hill and Tammi Rager.
Artists in the Columbus Museum of Art are Andrea Myers, Ann Kim, Antonio Salgado, Char Norman, Charlotte McGraw, Christine Guillot Ryan, Cody Miller, Daric Gill, Debbie Griffing, Elsie Sanchez, Fred Fochtman, George Leach, Jim Murrin, Joe Hebdo, Joe Lombardo, Joey Monsoon, Mulie Abijanac, Julie Woodrow, Kate Morgan, Kathy McGhee, Laura Alexander, Melissa Danette Childress, Melissa Vogley Woods, Molly Burkey, Morris Jackson, Nancy Smeltzer, Pam Workman, Paul Linhares, Ren McKinzie, Rich Lillash, Ron Mlicki, Tyler Bohm, Rosa Rojas and Mark Bush.
Artway Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that advocates for the arts. It is supported by Beth Crane and Richard McKee, Don Klingbeil, Donna, and Larry James, Hon. Yvette McGee Brown, Jerry Friedman, Jose Rodriguez, Michael Reese, Ohio Arts Council, Greater Columbus Arts Council, Columbus Museum Art, and the Vern Riffe Center.