Thirty-seven wide-format prints on Tyvek®, from 30x40 to 40x60 inches, are on display in a 2000 square foot empty storefront which has been converted into a pop-up photo gallery. David Garten presents photos from Cuba, shot between 1994 and 2014, of music, dance and daily life, giving the viewer an opportunity to see the face - and heart - of a Cuba missing from American sight for too many years.
David Garten was in Havana with Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra photographing the recording session for their soon-to-be-released CD "The Conversation Continued" on December 17, 2014, the day that presidents Obama and Castro announced the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba. He was recently a guest on Vermont Public Radio's "Vermont Edition" program, "Vermonters on the US-Cuba Relationship." Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mirta Ojito wrote about David Garten's photos, "these, for once, were not about a decaying city but, to me, about a decaying ideology and about the US-Cuba conflict."
Gallery Hours: Thursday - Sunday 3:00 – 6:00 PM or by appointment
Gallery Talks: 2:00 PM each Thursday - register at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (802) 496-5516
"Cuban-American History and Current Events - Some Dissembling Required" live slide lecture 7:00 PM Tuesday August 18
Thank you WCAX TV News for visiting the gallery on August 3:
A Vermont Festival of the Arts Event