November 22, 2017

Cuban Sculptor Working With Students

Renowned Cuban contemporary sculptor Carlos Enrique Prado has been working with students from the Department of Art and Art History during his visit to UMW this summer. Prado, who will return to Cuba on August 6, has helped the students prepare for an upcoming exhibit at LibertyTown Arts Workshop in Fredericksburg. Prado is professor in the University of Arts of Cuba (Higher Institute of Arts -ISA), where he also is the head of the sculpture program. Dan Finnegan, director of LibertyTown, was instrumental with the technical aspects of the kiln firing and hosted the class at his personal studio.

Until recently, U.S. institutions have been unable to host Cuban artists due to tensions between the two countries that date back to the early 1960s. The restrictions have fallen by the wayside due to better relations with Cuba, allowing UMW to invite Prado to visit UMW and work with these young sculptors.

The exhibit will open on Friday, August 5. For more information, please contact Carole Garmon, professor of art and art history, at 654-2036.

Carlos Enrique Prado and UMW Students

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.

Cuban Sculptor Working With Students

Renowned Cuban contemporary sculptor Carlos Enrique Prado has been working with students from the Department of Art and Art History during his visit to UMW this summer. Prado, who will return to Cuba on August 6, has helped the students prepare for an upcoming exhibit at LibertyTown Arts Workshop in Fredericksburg. Prado is professor in the University of Arts of Cuba (Higher Institute of Arts -ISA), where he also is the head of the sculpture program. Dan Finnegan, director of LibertyTown, was instrumental with the technical aspects of the kiln firing and hosted the class at his personal studio.

Until recently, U.S. institutions have been unable to host Cuban artists due to tensions between the two countries that date back to the early 1960s. The restrictions have fallen by the wayside due to better relations with Cuba, allowing UMW to invite Prado to visit UMW and work with these young sculptors.

The exhibit will open on Friday, August 5. For more information, please contact Carole Garmon, professor of art and art history, at 654-2036.

Carlos Enrique Prado and UMW Students

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.