Tag Archives: Cuba

IONTW – April 23, 2017

Art is part of the world it is made in – reflection, reaction, documenting or commenting – and receives meaning from both the maker and the viewer, and there’s often more than two sides to the story. Finding art in … Continue reading

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IONTW – December 4, 2016

It’s National Cookie Day! Mark your calendars – next Sunday, December 11, Open House at North Bay Letterpress Arts. Too late for Thanksgiving this year, but you can start planning for next year’s surrealist Thanksgiving. And it’s never too late … Continue reading

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off to the Big Revolution in the sky

Fidel Castro died last Friday, at the age of 90. Although he had been ill for many years, stepping aside from the presidency in 2006 and then resigning in 2008 and passing the office to his brother Raúl, he was still … Continue reading

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Museo de la Revolución

We had a morning alloted for a museum visit, and most of us that went to a museum ended up at the Museo de la Revolución. I was also tempted by the Art Museums, but the Museo de la Revolución … Continue reading

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Arca de la Libertad

As for any island, boats would have a practical, physical significance for Cuba. They have also had strong symbolic importance throughout the nation’s history. As an installation at the Museo de la Revolución, I’m guessing this is meant as homage … Continue reading

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2014 Rhythms of Cuba – Day 6

< Day 5 November 17, 2015: Up at 6:15 after a fairly sound sleep. Watch the sunrise out the window for a little then notice a cloud of smoke a few blocks away. Fire? There doesn’t seem to be any … Continue reading

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Barrio Chino

Not that I was expecting, or would have thought to look for it, but I was not suprised that there is a Chinatown in Havana. According to the Michelin mustsees Havana: (one of the little guidebooks I managed to find … Continue reading

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Studio Rumba Morena

We had seen Rumba Morena perform at the Callejón de Hamel on our first full day in Cuba, and again at the Rumba in the park El Gran Palenque a couple of days later. Great group, and super fun to watch, … Continue reading

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Traslado y Rehabilitación de Locomotoras: Taller de Restauración

Relocation and Rehabilitation of Locomotives: Restoration Workshop Woohoo! Trains! I had caught a glimpse of this, going past in a taxi on one of the previous days, then we ended up with a bit of free time to walk around … Continue reading

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Ping Pong Democracy

Eric Johnson is the amazingness of Iota Press, among many things, and then after I’d been to Cuba last fall, Judi mentioned he’d also been and I should ask him about it. Wow! Who knew?! “I did go to Cuba, … Continue reading

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