HCC Ybor City Campus Art Gallery exhibition, Tampa, 2012

Video The Ybor Gallery presents an exhibition celebrating Hispanic Heritage by artist Juan Vazquez Martin from Havana, Cuba.

The exhibit will run Oct 9-Nov 8

HCC Ybor City Campus Art Gallery, Palm Ave and corner of 14th Street (Republica de Cuba) at the Performing Art building.

Gallery hours are Mon and Weds-Fri 10am to 4pm and Tues noon to 7pm. To arrange for a class visit, please contact Carolyn Kossar, 253.7674, ckossar@hccfl.edu.

A lecture ‘ on Abstraction in Cuba, 1939-2012’ and live art show were given by the artist at the opening day.

‘Sounds for Painting’ art show collaboration between Painting and Music.

(click on JTVMartin Broadcasting video box at the right)

It was a painting demo live in the gallery, by Vazquez Martin to classical piano music played by HCC Music Dept alumni Scott Lazich.

On Monday, Oct 8, we also broadcasted live the rehearsal you can watch at:

Vazquez Martin has been acquainted with many experimental artists from Latin America, Spain and Europe and taught others in Cuba; among the first ones are important painters like the Argentinian Julio Le Parc, the Spanish Antonio Saura, Rafael Canogar, Jaume Guasch and Cristobal Gabarron, los pintores cubanos Rene Portocarrero, Mariano Rodriguez, Carmelo Gonzalez, Antonio Vidal, Fayad Jamis, Tapia Ruano, Rene Avila, Sandu Darie, Martinez Pedro, Raul Martinez, Hugo Consuegra and Wifredo Lam. He had students like the Cuban painters Flora Fong, Gabriel Gutierrez, Joel Jover, Nasario Salazar and Oscar Rodriguez Laseria. His own work has been influenced by the New York abstract expressionist movement of the 50s. We encourage you to bring your classes.

* Sounds for Painting–Since coming to Tampa this week, we brainstormed with Juan and music student Scott Lazich on how to collaborate and involve the two disciplines. They performed together in the gallery in Oct 8 and 9.

Twitter: @jtvmartin – to see or send messages to Vazquez Martin you have to Sign up to Twitter otherwise to see his messages at his site on jtvmartin.com
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