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Contact: Liz Young


“Visions of Cuba” Cuban Art exhibit continues at the Gato Building
through April 26th

The Florida Keys Council of the Arts is proud to announce the ongoing show: “Visions of Cuba”, an exhibition of contemporary Cuban Art, curated by Alaen Ledesma Fernandez. This collective exhibition represents the artwork of more than 50 prominent Cuban artists who now live in cities throughout the world, many of whom attended the ISA, Institud Superior of Art in Havana, and have participated in the Havana Biennial.

This presents a unique opportunity for both the artists and the audience, in that the Gato Building itself is steeped in Cuban Heritage. Jose Marti gave a historic presentation during his first visit to Key West in 1891, and the building was originally a Cuban Cigar Factory. “Visions of Cuba” showcases a variety of community artists, ranging from students to professionals, and promotes the significant cultural connection between Cuba, Key West, the Gato and Artists.
The exhibit is part of the Arts Council’s Art in Public Buildings program, designed to offer an opportunity for artists to exhibit their work beyond a traditional gallery space and enhance the environment of those who work and visit the Gato Building. The show will continue through April 26th, and the Gato Building is open daily, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 p.m. daily.

This exhibit was sponsored in part by the Florida Keys Council of the Arts, the State of Florida: Division of Cultural Affairs, as well as other supporters. Additional support comes from donations by show visitors. For more information, please call the Arts Council at 305-295-4369 or email