Havana Street Art (latest albums) http://havanastreetart.com   Havana, Cuba, founded in 1519, is a visually fascinating and culturally rich city, a photographer’s paradise. Centuries of history, architectural development and the artistic expression of her citizenry have added to the visual feast. In neighborhoods across the city, groups of vibrant and creative artists have been expressing themselves in all forms of public art, not only for themselves & for visitors but for all the children who, from a very young age, develop a deep appreciation and respect for art in their own surroundings. Two American documentary photographers, Morgan Alexander and Kate Mack, have been photographing  community and street art in Havana since 2006. On April 11, 2011, they had the rare privilege to produce a collaborative art exhibit with Cuban artists in “El Tanque" in Lawton, Havana, Cuba.  Just six months earlier this massive 100-year-old concrete water tank stood in disrepair, idle and empty in the neighborhood above the railroad track, where it was no longer needed to cool steam engines on the tracks below. With the vision and direction of local resident and artist Manolo Baldrich, Director of the Muraleando Project, permission for use (and new life) was granted by 10th of October District officials, and a lot of creative and hard work by the neighborhood Art Collective ensued. Thus a forgotten empty vessel transformed into an unusual art exhibition hall, classrooms, a place for workshops and a bubbling community center. As you travel the streets of Havana, you will see the broad range of creative expression in paint, mosaic tile work, woodcarving, sculpture and ceramics. It is a joyous and optimistic picture of a creative and courageous people.   en-US Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:18:28 -0700 Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:18:28 -0700 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss ZenPhoto RSS Generator Pinar Del Rio/El Patio de Pelegrin (1 new image) Pinar Del Rio/El Patio de Pelegrin

Pinar Del Rio/El Patio de Pelegrin (1 new image)

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Pinar Del Rio/El Patio de Pelegrin Wed, 22 Jan 2014 11:23:47 -0800
wooden architecture (3 new images) wooden architecture

wooden architecture (3 new images)

<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Cochin;">"Although wood has always been employed in Cuba for modest popular dwellings in the countryside, a designed and more elaborate wooden architecture appears at the end of the Colonial period, in the late-19th century. </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Verdana;"><br /> </span><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Cochin;">Shady verandas and other wooden elements, as well as steeped roofs with shingles and bright colors, were different to Cuban urban architectural patterns, recalling Caribbean expressions. All this gracious architecture has suffered from the effects of time and lack of maintenance, and particularly from the permanent threat of a humid tropical climate and the plagues to which wood is particularly susceptible. </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Cochin;"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Cochin;">Wooden architecture is a part of Cuban heritage that is undergoing a particularly rapid deterioration and disappearance. However, some examples that are deemed to be of high significance have been restored." </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Cochin;"> ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites</span><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><br /> </span><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Cochin;"><a href="http://www.international.icomos.org./risk/2001/cuba2001.htm">WWW.international.icomos.org./risk/2001/cuba2001.htm</a></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Cochin;"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Cochin;">Seen here are representatives from the villages of Santa Fe, Guanabo, Lawton and Jaimanitas.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><br /><br /></p>]]>
wooden architecture Fri, 03 Feb 2012 09:41:22 -0800
video clips (1 new image) video clips

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video clips Fri, 03 Feb 2012 09:44:58 -0800
Manuel Diaz Baldrich (14 new images) Manuel Diaz Baldrich

Manuel Diaz Baldrich (14 new images)

<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Cochin;">Manolo is the Director of The Muraleando Project In Lawton, Havana, Cuba.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Cochin;"> His email: millomi@infomed.sld.cu<br /></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Cochin;"> </span></p>]]>
Manuel Diaz Baldrich Fri, 20 Jan 2012 17:54:03 -0800
tank-construction (3 new images) tank-construction

tank-construction (3 new images)

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tank-construction Fri, 20 Jan 2012 17:49:07 -0800
Artists of Muraleando (1 new image) Artists of Muraleando

Artists of Muraleando (1 new image)

<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Cochin;">This album was created by the Muraleando Art Collective and includes many of the same artists as the recent art collaboration.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Cochin;"> </span></p>]]>
Artists of Muraleando Wed, 08 Feb 2012 11:21:13 -0800
Collaborative Exhibition (1 new image) Collaborative Exhibition

Collaborative Exhibition (1 new image)

<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Cochin;"> </span><span class="mcecontentbody"><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Cochin;">This unusual collaboration between artists in the United States and Cuba first opened on April 11, 2011 in Lawton, Havana, Cuba in “El Tanque” a 100-year-old water storage tank that was refurbished by the Muraleando Art Collective for a new community center, workshop, office and Art Gallery. Each artist was asked to create a piece of art in response to one of the photographs of street art. This exhibit is the result of that collaboration, creative conversations between the photographs of two American documentary photographers and artwork by the Cuban artists.</span></span></p>]]>
Collaborative Exhibition Wed, 18 Jan 2012 10:52:08 -0800
Muraleando Gallery-El Tanque (1 new image) Muraleando Gallery-El Tanque

Muraleando Gallery-El Tanque (1 new image)

<span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Cochin;">The Muraleando collective labored many months to ready the 100-year-old water tank for its grand opening. They installed doors, windows, electric grid, and bathrooms. They built a courtyard and patio, surrounded by a wall with locking gates and mosaic decoration. And they created a hanging rail for artwork encircling the tank on the inside. Starting with its opening exhibition, “El Tanque” became a new community center in Lawton, housing Art Gallery and classroom space for workshops for adults and children in ceramics, bookmaking, papier mache, dance&amp; theater.</span><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';"><br /> <br /> </span>]]>
Muraleando Gallery-El Tanque Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:08:21 -0800
Jaimanitas (6 new images) Jaimanitas

Jaimanitas (6 new images)

<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Cochin;">Jaimanitas is an old fishing village to the west of Havana that has been decorated with mosaic tile work and painting by artist Jose Fuster.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Cochin;"> </span></p>]]>
Jaimanitas Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:00:05 -0800
Callejon de Hamel (2 new images) Callejon de Hamel

Callejon de Hamel (2 new images)

<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Cochin;">This alleyway is a spectacular and continually growing example of wall art, the oldest in Havana. The artist and creator is Salvador Gonzalez, His artistic talent and sensitivity can be seen in the way in which he incorporates the large buildings between and above the art, without distracting from the images themselves.  The Afro-Cuban Cultural Center and Art Gallery hosts an exciting music scene every Sunday at Noon.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Cochin;"> </span></p>]]>
Callejon de Hamel Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:14:33 -0800