“DANCE OF TWO CULTURES” BY CHRISTOPHER CART

“DANCE OF TWO CULTURES” BY CHRISTOPHER CART

BRUNSWICK

The Brunswick Trinidad Sister City Association is in its 12th year in the town of Brunswick. With the development of the improved relations between the United States and Cuba, this year’s Cuba Week — which runs March 23-29 — promises to provide educational opportunities as well as an interactive cultural experience for all who participate.

The Gallery at 11 Pleasant, on Pleasant Street, features a large outdoor mural titled “The Dance of Two Cultures,” by Christopher Cart — the first community art project of the BTSCA in 2008.

DETAIL SHOTS OF “DANCE OF TWO CULTURES” BY CHRISTOPHER CART

DETAIL SHOTS OF “DANCE OF TWO CULTURES” BY CHRISTOPHER CART

This year the Gallery within the building will also feature Cuban art and photography from recent visits to the island. Local artists and adventurers who have traveled to Cuba are also sharing their art and creativity with purchased or created works. If you enjoy travel, cars, architecture, history and more, this show will be sure to amuse, delight and leave you questioning what you thought you knew about Cuba.

The Gallery at 11 Pleasant will be hanging Cuban visual arts from March 9 to April 3 and will be open during business hours free of charge.

 

 

At 7 p.m. March 24, the Gallery at 11 Pleasant will feature pianist George Lopez and Bowdoin’s Robert Beckwith, Artist in Residence. Donations are encouraged.

On March 27 there will be a panel discussion at the Curtis Memorial Library featuring recent visitors to Cuba. They will share their observations, knowledge and helpful hints for new perspectives to the island country. The event is free and open to the public.

At 8 p.m., March 28, at Frontier Cafe the band Primo Cubano! will be playing a lively concert on March 28. Reservations are recommended for this sell out show. Tickets are available through the Frontier box office.

 

 

The next day, March 29, Frontier will feature the movie “Havana Curveball” with showings at 2 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. The movie is the coming-of-age project of an American with Cuban roots regarding the interaction of baseball between cultures, bridging cultural differences with the love of the game.

Restaurants in the area will feature Cuban specials to celebrate cross-cultural exchange. Henry and Marty’s, the Frontier Cafe, Big Top Deli, El Camino, Flip Side Pizza, Gelato Fiasco, Little Dog Coffee Shop, Scarlet Begonias and Wild Oats Bakery & Cafe will each feature delicious Cuban creations.

The Brunswick Trinidad Sister City Association is a non profit organization that promotes creative and constructive non-political interactions with the people of Cuba.

For more details, information about the mural, to become involved and more, visit http://www.brunswicktrinidad.or g/ or like Maine to Cuba Connections on Facebook.


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