Opening Reception: Thursday, May 31, 5 – 7 pm
Public Art Dedication: 5:30 pm
Art Dedication Info:
In fall 2017, artist Mark Guglielmo was commissioned to create two 4′ x 8′ photo mosaics featuring Chilson Center patrons. The finished work, fabricated from thousands of individual photographs, will be installed in the main hallway of the recreation facility at the end of May.
Cuba in Transition is an exhibition of large-scale photo mosaic murals by Massachusetts-based artist Mark Guglielmo. Each mosaic measures 5 to 15 feet long and is handmade by taping together hundreds, sometimes thousands, of individual 4×6 photographs. Neither a computer nor Photoshop are used.
Guglielmo visited Santiago de Cuba and Baracoa in July, 2015 and Havana and Viñales in February, 2016 before President Obama’s landmark trip to Cuba in March, 2016, the first by a sitting US President in 88 years. In February, 2017, Guglielmo returned to the island, this time to Cienfuegos and Trinidad de Cuba, just two months after the death of Fidel Castro. An homage to Cuba at this historic moment, this project chronicles a dynamic and rich culture full of heart and soul, melded in the crucible of isolation: geographically, economically, and politically.