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Cuban American artist Ana Flores

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South Providence Library - Community RoomRoom
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
441 Prairie Avenue
Providence, RI 02905
Cuban American artist and long time Charlestown resident, Ana Flores will speak about her ongoing artistic exploration of the island and its history. Her new book, The Island Draws Me, is a compilation of her sculptures, and writings that resulted after two trips back to the island in 2002, and 2012. 
The book also includes two essays on the artist’s work by Andrea O’Reilly Herrera, author of Cuban Artists in Diaspora and many other books on the Cuban diaspora and art critic, Doug Norris.

Norris who has reviewed Flores' work over the years explains,

“This book continues the evolution of her decade-long project. Part-storybook, part-scrapbook, her exhibitions pulse with Cuban heritage, culture and folklore, evoking the colors that Flores felt, upon arriving as a child in Rhode Island, had been erased from her world. In piece after piece, she conjures the resonant symbols and iconic scenes of her native land, elements of mythic character that Cuba retains through its underdevelopment and political stagnancy.”
Sponsored by Nuestras Raíces - The Rhode Island Latino Oral History Project, the event will include a discussion on Rhode Island’s early Cuban community history, and will seek to connect with local Cubans who would be interested in being interviewed and featured in an upcoming art installation by Ana Flores.
For more information, contact Marta V. Martínez, Project Director of the Latino Oral History Project of RI at For more information about the project, visit this website:
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Carolina Briones
(401) 274-4145 x1705
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