Thursday, April 19, 2012

Cuban Art And More


I had the pleasure of visiting one of B'ham's newest art galleries last night.  Avondale Bricks Gallery not only has a fitting tribute to the late  Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, but also a fine collection of Cuban art.  Stephen Humphreys, publisher of Birmingham Weekly and gallery owner is sharing art by eight Cuban artists that he has met over the past 15 years as a frequent visitor to Cuba.  His photographs are a natural addition to the exhibit as well.  Greeting you at the door are the colorful totem inspired sculptures by local artist Dick Jemison.  Today, one of his sculptures with a few of Stephen's photographs in the background. 

Avondale Bricks Gallery
130 41st Street South

11 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Looks really cool Virginia.

cieldequimper said...

Lovely and colourful!

Daryl Edelstein said...

and so very red ... cheerful ..

Lowell said...

A very colorful piece and I'm sure there's more meaning in it...Miami has become mainly Cuban, I think, and Cuban influences are everywhere these days. Very interesting!

TheChieftess said...

I have a friend who goes to Cuba regularly and collects Cuban art as well...her living room looks like a gallery!!!

Bibi said...

Love the colors and would love to visit Cuba, but doubt if I'll ever get there. Cute guy in the photo...

Pet said...

Really nice exhibition!

FancyHorse said...

How was he able to visit Cuba and make purchases, in light of the U.S. embargo?

Looks like a very interesting place!

Bob Crowe said...

So much energy and vibrance. Can you hear the mambo starting up?

Petrea Burchard said...

Very international and cool. I like it.

JM said...

I would love to visit this place! This colourful wooden sculpture is just great. Cuba has fantastic artists and writers. Great composition, V.