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Saturday, 20 August 2016

Casa Lombillo (Art Exhibit) Habana Vieja

                    This is one of many great spots to view art as the mansion that once belonged to the Count of Lombillo has been converted into a Museum & Art Gallery. Great location, it's one of the buildings in the Plaza de La Catedral. This Square is a must visit if you're touring Havana for the first time. You can easily spend well over an hour here with the Bodeguita del Medio (where the mojito became famous) 30 meters down one street, Dona Eutimia (a great restaurant) 30 meters down another, 3 museums within the square & a table on a patio in the square where you can finish it all off with a cafe con leche...I repeat, well over an hour. The Casa Lombillo art exhibits change pretty regularly, I've never seen the same exhibit twice, and there's no fee for entering. This particular exhibit was a little pumped up, there were more than the usual amount of paintings on display with more variety and better known artists. It was because of the Bienal de La Habana.

 Mabel Poblet

Rigoberto Mena

Aimee Garcia

Alicia Leal

Angel Ramirez

Eduardo Abela

Eduardo Roca

Elsa Mora

Ernesto Garcia Pena

Ileana Mulet

 Juan Moreira

Leslie Sardinas

Luis Enrique Camejo

Mario Garcia Portela

Maykel Herrera

Moises Finale

Nelson Dominguez

Sandra Ramos

Zaida del Rio

Alicia de La Campa

Friday, 19 August 2016

Jorge Luis Santos (Cuban Artist) Havana

                     I couldn't find any information on the internet about this guy except that he was born in 1973. I also found a few articles relating to exhibits he's had both within and outside of Cuba. He's an abstract artist who's known for bringing odd objects into his cigarettes (look at one of the pictures below). I came across his art by via the Bienal de La Habana last year, he had an exhibit there at the La Cabana fortress.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Dulcemania (Miramar, Havana) Pastry Shop

                     We use this shop often and not just because it's around the corner from where I stay in Havana but also because the pastries are pretty good too.

3ra Ave. no.9005
Playa, Miramar

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Alexander Mayet Exhibit (Plaza Vieja) Havana

                 Within the walls of the Casa de Los Condes de San Esteban de Canongo in Plaza Vieja I found this cartoon artist on display. Knowing that this space contained an art gallery on the ground floor specializing in Belgian and Cuban cartoonists, I specifically came to see what was on display.
                   Alexander Mayet went to school at the prestigious Academy of Fine Arts "San Alejandro" where his interests began with landscapes. Today his art centers on characters, individuals, on subjects about everyday life, albeit in a rather comical or distorted manner. Personally I find his cartoon characters enjoyable to look at. I found some of his pieces on sale on ebay for $50 plus delivery this august.

Casa de Los Condes de San Esteban de Canongo
San Ignacio # 358
e/ Muralla y Teniente Rey
Plaza Vieja, Havana

Alexander Mayet Studio:
Calle Panorama no.705 Apto. K-5
e/ Tulipan y Lombillo
Nuevo Vedado, Havana

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