"First Thursday"

NOVEMBER FIRST THURSDAY AT THE STUDIOS

Lisandra Ramirez and Osmeivy Ortega

Sanger Gallery 

Osmeivy Ortega and Lisandra Ramirez came of age in the 2000’s when artists in Cuba were leading a resurgence of entrepreneurial activity and engagement with the outside world. In prints that have been exhibited in the US, Mexico and Spain, Ortega’s imagery is dominated by his connection to animals and the natural world. Ramirez is a sculptor and mixed media artist whose sly social commentary draws on design from Japanese anime to Spanish baroque.

courtesy Gallery on Greene
with special thanks to Key West Fine Art Photography and Printing

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Silvia Rodriguez Rivero

Zabar Project Gallery 

The winged ladies, shadowy forests and moonlit seas of self-taught Cuban artist Silvia Rivero’s paintings and altarpieces evoke a deep sense of history and recall the magic realism of Marc Chagall.

courtesy Gallery on Greene
with special thanks to Key West Fine Art Photography and Printing

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José Maria Vitier piano performance

To celebrate her exhibition, Rivero’s husband, the Oscar-winning composer José Maria Vitier (Strawberry & Chocolate), will play a short 30-minute piano concert preceding the opening at 5:30pm in the Helmerich Theater. Vitier is an icon in Cuba, combining the elegance of the classical tradition with the romance and pathos of Cuban folk melodies.

The concert and exhibition are free and open to the public.

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Friends new and old are invited to join us for each month’s First Thursday Open House event, when we keep our lights on late and throw our doors open to celebrate the newest work in our galleries. Stop in to say hello, relax with a glass of wine, tour the third floor artist studios and see the just-installed exhibitions in the Sanger and Zabar Lobby Galleries. Books & Books is the next stop, where you can browse the latest titles and catch up with old friends.

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