For 10 days this summer, local artists Tami Kegley and Page Graham captured a glimpse of Old-World Cuba, a corner of the globe that hasn't changed much since the 1950's.
The couple, along with other local artists, invaded the Caribbean island for Havana Biennial, a contemporary art festival that features artists from around the globe. But their sightseeing didn't end there. The two explored the land, soaking in the culture in an attempt to capture its spirit. With cameras in hand, they snapped more than 1,000 photos, taking shots of the people, landscape and architecture.
Their work, titled "Under Construction: Havana 2015" will be on display at Dorćol Distilling Co., starting this week. The opening reception is set for Thursday from 7-10 pm. The pair will exhibit dozens of framed photos and Henry Brun and The Latin Playerz Trio will provide jams.
Check out the article the pair wrote about their Cuba trip for the Rivard Report.
Admission to the official FotoSeptiembre event is free with a portion of the proceeds from art sales at Thursday's event to benefit Contemporary Art Month. A portion of the Second Saturday, Sept. 12, proceeds will benefit the Artist Foundation of SA, Kegley and Graham said. Their exhibit, which was curated by Roberta Hassele, will run through Oct. 3.
Oh, and if you see the pair at the distillery and want to buy them a drink, they prefer their Rakia neat. Just sayin'.
Here are the details for Under Construction: Havana 2015
Opening show is from 7-10 pm on Thursday Sept. 10 at Dorćol Distilling Co., 1902 South Flores St.
The Second Saturday Show at Dorćol is from 7 pm-1 am on Saturday Sept. 12.
Here's a sneak peek: