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Posted: 11 November 2006 08:34 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I have just discovered your site.
I run Painting Holidays to Cuba and I am working closely
with some very talented Cuban artists who I think deserve wider
recognition.
I thought people might be interested in an opportunity to discover
the breadth and depth of Cuban Art so if you would like to see
some of the exciting art being created in Cuba please visit my website

http://www.paint-cuba.co.uk where I have several artists’ galleries.
I would be really interested in any feedback on the images on my site.
Please let me know what you think.

 

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Posted: 11 July 2007 03:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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We have expanded the Havana Journal forums and have moved this post to the Cuban Arts Forum so please feel free to add more comments and recommendations.

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Posted: 11 July 2007 04:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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An Alternative Painting Holiday

Our recently formed travel company Paint Cuba, has teamed up with specialist tour operator Captivating Cuba and Paradiso, the Cuban cultural tourism agency, to offer small-group painting/art holidays with a difference. Our first group has recently returned from a ten day tour of Cuba, four days in Havana and six in the beautiful Vinales valley.

We aim to foster a genuine cultural exchange with the Cuban people, and in particular its artists, enabling our clients to discover facets of Cuban life not normally accessible on more traditional painting holidays.

Virtually all painting holidays that are organised from the UK offer tuition with a British artist who travels out with the group. These holidays are different.

Participants worked closely with Cuban artist Ileana Mulet and were invited to her home and studio in Havana in order to gain a better understanding of her life and work. As well as demonstrating some of her characteristic techniques with paint, Ileana was able to offer the group important insights into Cuban life and culture.

Together with Ileana, the group then travelled to the Vinales valley where they worked in a range of locations, sketching and painting on farms, on the streets of Vinales town and alongside the caves within the ancient limestone rock formations known as the Mogotes. Ileana provided thirty hours tuition over five of the ten days.

The tour also offered a wealth of opportunities for visits to galleries, studios and for contact with local people, on the farms, on the streets, in the bars and clubs, fostering the cultural understanding and exchange that was central to the experience.

Contact Pam Sachdeva (Director)

Visit http://www.paint-cuba.co.uk

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