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Cubarte

Cuban Art: Representing Artistas de la Sierra Maestra Cubanart@hotmail.com

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Susan Franklin is pleased to present her personal art collection from artists of the Sierra Maestra in Cuba.

Susan first discovered Cuba 12 years ago, when she visited Cuba and fell in love with the people and historic town of Santiago de Cuba. Since then, the spirit of Cuba has enriched her life and inspired her interest in the art and culture of the Cuban people. Since then she has embarked on a spiritual and cultural journey, one upon which she hopes you will join her. Through her Cuban friends Susan has met and got to know many of the local art community. It is their work that she presents to you in this exhibition.


Susan Franklin

905-984-8672
cubanart@hotmail.com
www.cubatecanda.com
www.cubarte.livejournal.com

CV – Sue Franklin

Sue Franklin graduated in sociology from the University of Western Ontario in 1978. Since then she has raised two children and worked for twenty years in the field of social services. Sue first visited Cuba in 1991 and was immediately draw to the people and their culture. Her mission is to form a link between Cuban and Canada which she means to accomplish by organizing cultural exchanges at a community based level.


Education: University of Western Ontario
Bachelor of Arts (Sociology)

Curatorial/Professional Activities:


Co-ordinated International Childrens Exhibition, Pequeno Planeta, featruring 64 childrens works, on an Environmental theme from Canada, Cuban and United States, November, 2008 DSBN, St. Catharies, Canada, January, 2009, Taller Cultura Luis Edwardo, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, February, 2009, Gallery Larios, Camaquey, Cuba, BRIC Rotunda Gallery,Brooklyn, United States, May, 2009

Solo Exhibition Jose Armando Medina, Vibrations, Niagara Artist Centre St. Catharines, ON, Canada, December, 2008

Provided personal Cuban art collection for public viewing at the Members Gallery at Brock University representing artists, Jorge Chavez, Vivian Jorge Knight Vera, and Israel Tamayo Zamora, St. Catharines, ON, Canada, December, 2008

Founder and co-ordinator of Cuban Canadian Green Bridge, and international cultural exchange; a project facilitating a regional exchange at a community level between children and artists of Canada and Cuba (2008-10)

Collective Cuban Exhibition, Cuban Art, Niagara Artist Centre, Cuban artist Larios Zaak in attendance, representing Jose Armando Medina, Jorge Knight Vera, Miguel Angel Lobaina and Isreal Tamayo, St. Catharines, ON, Canada, November, 2007

Collective Cuban Exhibition, The Excitement of Cuban Art, representing, Jorge Knight Vera, Luis Mariano Frometa, Juan Gallardo, Berto Luis Ruano, Israel Tamayo Zamora, Gabriel Romera Perez, Oreydis Maceo Correosa, and Manolito Caluff, The Niagara Pumphouse, Niagara-on-the-Lake, November, 2006

Canadian representative for the Caribbean Festival in Santiago de Cuba, July, 2006. Consulted with the Director of the Casa de Caribe and the Director of the Taller Cultural in Santiago de Cuba regarding Cuban/Canadian artist exchange and cultural promotion, 2005-2008

Collective Cuban Art Exhibition, St. Catharines, ON, Canada, Lorenzo Jardines, Director of the Casa de Caribe in attendance, representing Cuban artists, Jorge Knight Vera, Luis Mariano Frometa, Juan Gallardo, Berto Luis Ruano, Israel Tamayo Zamora, Gabriel Romera Perez, Oreydis Maceo Correosa, and Manolito Caluff, August 2006

Provided personal Cuban art collection for public viewing at the Annual Meeting of the Cuba-Canadian Friendship Society, Consult General to Cuba in attendance, representing artists, Luis Mariano Frometa, Juan Gallardo and Jorge Knight Vera, St. Catharines, ON, Canada, 2006

Provided personal Cuban art collection for public viewing at the Members Gallery at Brock University for the performance of the Cuban All-Stars, representing artists, Jorge Knight Vera, Luis Mariano Frometa, Juan Gallardo and Israel Tamayo Zamora, St. Catharines, ON, Canada, November, 2006

Collective Cuban Exhibition, Artistas Cubanos de la Sierra Maestra, representing artists, Jorge Knight Vera, Luis Mariano Frometa, Juan Gallardo, Berto Luis Ruano, Israel Tamayo Zamora, Gabriel Romera Perez, Oreydis Maceo Correosa, and Manolito Caluff, Chautaugua Center, Town of Blue Mountains, ON, Canada, April 8- May 30, 2005



Media


St. Catharines Standard, Politics off-limits for Cuban Artists, John Law, March 20, 2009, written by John Law
http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1469100&auth=JOHN%20LAW,%20SUN%20MEDIA

Cuba News Headlines, Children from Cuba, Canada and the United States draw on the Environment, March 7, 2009
http://www.cubaheadlines.com/2009/03/07/16149/children_cuba_canada_and_united_states_draw_environment.html

National Television, Cuba, Pequeño Planeta January 15, 2009

Cuba New Headlines, Exhibition Pequeno Planeta to unite children from Cuba, Canada and the United States, January 07, 2009
http://www.cubaheadlines.com/2009/01/18/15389/exhibition_pequeno_planeta_unite_children_cuba_canada_and_united_states.html

District School Board of Niagara, Student Art Bridges Geographic, Cultural Divide, November 20, 2008
http://www.dsbn.edu.on.ca/Communications/news-release.aspx?id=7584

Topix, CCGB Creating a Cultural Exchange, December 3, 2008
http://www.topix.com/forum/world/cuba/T7KKSQT33SFMG7F8U

Brock Press, CCGB Creating a Cultural Exchange, February 12, 2008
http://www.brockpress.com/home/index.cfm?event=displayArticle&ustory_id=f9317b91-330c-4fcd-a1db-8e5c669e0377

http://www.dsbn.edu.on.ca/uploadedFiles/Newsroom/Board_Minutes/2008-2009/BDMIN.08Nov25.pdf

St. Catharines Standard, Spectrum, Good Vibrations Spark Cuban Artist’s Creativity, November, 2009, written by Lori Littleton
http://www.scstandard.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1307942&auth=LORI%20LITTLETON

Niagara this Week, Good Vibrations, November, 2008, Mike Zetttel

Wall Street Journal, Cuban Art Revolution, 2008, view interactive map Camaquey, Aritst Orestes Larios Zak
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120613745916555929.html?mod=rss_Arts_and_Entertainment

Portal Cultural Principe de Camaguey, Cuba, Orestes Larios Zaak Dejare Abierta su Muestre Personal, November 11, 2007
http://www.pprincipe.cult.cu/noticias/?id=orestes-larios-zaak-dejara-abierta-su-muestra-personal

St. Catharines Standard, Spectrum, Artists are Artists, Friday November 9, 2007, written by Lori Littleton

Pulse Niagara, Cuban Fantasy, November 16-22, 2006, Volume 20, Number 49, written by Laura Hollick

Pulse Niagara, Es Arte Hermoso, Vol. 22, Nov 10, 2007, written by Laura Hollick
http://www.pulseniagara.com/viewstory.php?storyid=2817

Niagara this Week, From Cuba with Love, Friday, August 18, 2006, written by Gayle Todd

St. Catharines Standard, Spectrum, This Beautiful Culture, August, 2006 written by Don Fraser

Buffalo Art Voice, Cuban Art Exhibtion, August, 2006.,




Bio – Sue Franklin

Sue Franklin graduated in sociology from the University of Western Ontario in 1978. Since then she has raised two children and worked for twenty years in the field of social services. Sue first visited Cuba in 1991 and was immediately draw to the people and their culture. Her mission is to form a link between Cuban and Canada which she means to accomplish by organizing cultural exchanges at a community based level.








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