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Hotel Melia Cohiba art gallery features Cuban fine art

Posted March 17, 2005 by publisher in Cuba Culture.
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Roberto Campos | Prensa Latina

The Havana Melia Cohiba Art Gallery attracts more tourists and experts each and every day, interested in the works of famous Cuban painters.

On the first floor, one of the most attractive of this Cuban hotel, fine arts are worshipped, in words of its promoter Rosa Pellerano.

Built and opened in 1995, the Melia Cohiba Hotel opened its Art Gallery three months later, and 45 works from some of the most important Cuban creators are represented, including young artists. Works by Zaida del Rio, Flora Fung, Adagio Benitez, Cosme Proenza and Pedro Pablo Oliva, among others, can be seen here.

There are also exclusive pieces of art by famous sculptor Raul Valladares, holder of the UNESCO Picasso Medal and creator of the small statue “Hombre Habano del Aņo” (Habano Man of the Year).

The Gallery hosts meetings, talks, and will soon present a fashion parade by designer Jacqueline Fumero, with paintings by Cuban artist David Martinez.

Experts and even members of the diplomatic corps accredited in Havana have visited the gallery, said Rosa .

With exclusive spaces like El Relicario Restaurant, or the Abanico de Cristal Room, the hotel offers great settings for presentations, fashion parades and banquets.

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