Sarasota’s Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center recently hosted an incredible exhibition of Cuban art. Called Connecting Cuba, the exhibit was designed to present Americans with a look at modern Cuban art, the nation’s complicated history with America and a celebration of normalize relations between the two countries. One of the highlight of the program were several pieces by Kirk Ke Wang, an artist and professor at Eckerd College who grew up in in China before emigrating to America in 1986. Wang was able to travel to Cuba will for the first time earlier this year.
Exhibits like the one hosted by the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center are a regular occurrence in Sarasota because of the area’s rich cultural history. In addition to being home to a robust performing arts scene, Sarasota was the place where Paul Randolph and others teamed up to create the architectural style that has come to be known as Sarasota Modern. And downtown Sarasota has an arts district that is home to talented creatives who will likely make a big impression on the art world in the near future. Since it was settled in the 1840s, Sarasota has been a place that puts the high premium on artists and their work.
Read the full article here: Connecting Cuba Art Exhibit: A World Culture Series Initiative