McBride Gallery presents a 16 artist exhibit, “Cuba Today: Studies to Studio” which opened on May 1st and runs through June 26th. The show is based on an historic trip to Havana, Cuba in February 2016. B. Eric Rhoads, the editor of PleinAir Magazine led 100 American painters to Havana to paint this city isolated since the 1950’s from travelers and influence of the outside world. The show is called “Cuba Today” because, with the opening of travel to Cuba, change is inevitable. This group of artists from across the country have recorded for posterity scenes of life in Cuba today.
“From Studies to Studio” is the process of artists using field studies completed on location, also called painting en plein air, to create larger more complex paintings in their studios. The artists will share some of their field studies, displayed next to their studio paintings. At the Panel Discussion on May 1st, they will share their painting process, the challenges of travel to Cuba and some of their unique experiences with the people. Audience participation is always welcome.
Janet Anderson, Bruce Bingham, Brenda Boylan, Carl Dalio, Lisa Egeli, Steven Hill, Hai-Ou Hou, Charlie Hunter, Shelby Keefe, Nancie King Mertz, Larry Moore, Anette Power, Scott Prior, B. Eric Rhoads, Richard Sneary, and Carol Lee Thompson
- Show: “Cuba Today: Studies to Studio”
- Show Dates: May 1 – June 26