Hudson Guild exhibit of Antonio’s paintings (NYC) 7/9/15-9/11/15

Jul 9, 2015 by

Guild Gallery II
Hudson Guild Fulton Center / 119 9th Avenue, NY, NY / 212-924-6710
July 9 – September 11, 2015
Opening Reception / July 9 / 1:00 — 2:00 PM
Viewing Hours / Wednesday — Fridays / 3:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Information / Jim Furlong, Director of Arts / 212-760-9837 / jfurlong@hudsonguild.org
Absolved By Solidarity / The “Cuban Five” are a group of five Cuban revolutionaries — Fernando González, René González, Antonio Guerrero, Gerardo Hernández and Ramón Labañino — who were held in U.S. prisons for some 16 years for their efforts to defend Cuba from attack by paramilitary forces based in the United States. While in prison, Antonio Guerrero painted two series of watercolors about their incarceration and subsequent trial — I will die the way I’ve lived and Absolved by Solidarity. Prints from both those series are featured in this exhibit.
In a historic shift, on Dec. 17, 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro announced discussions would begin on the two countries resuming diplomatic relations after more than five decades of U.S. economic blockade and efforts to overthrow Cuba’s socialist revolution. As part of the agreement, Washington released the final three members of the Cuban Five. (Two had been released earlier after completing their sentences.) The integrity, creativity and humor displayed by the Five strike a deep chord with working people in the U.S. who get caught up in the capitalist “justice” system.
Arts at Hudson Guild are supported in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional support provided by HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Milton and Sally Avery Foundation, Susan and Tony Gilroy, Emily Meschter and Jolie Stahl.

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