In Dreams Awake

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Venue:Green Library, Room 100

Humberto Calzada is one of the most prominent Cuban-American artists and has lived in Miami since 1960. The main subject of his painting has been the colonial and neoclassical architecture of Havana. Calzada's work has been widely displayed in museums and galleries and forms part of numerous private, corporate and public collections.

The documentary In Dreams Awake (Image Studios, 2012) provides a retrospective assessment of Calzada's artistic trajectory since he began painting in 1972. The documentary covers various phases, beginning with an anecdotal period based on personal memories of his home and culminating in a reconstructive phase in which he imaginatively restores private and public buildings in Havana by painting over enlarged photographs. The film features insightful interviews with the painter and his wife, Carmen Kholy-Calzada, as well as notable art critics Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Elizabeth Cerejido, and Jesus Rosado as well as journalists and writers Carlos Alberto Montaner and Ileana Fuentes. The documentary is in Spanish with English subtitles.

A panel discussion with the artist, as well as the writers and directors of the documentary will follow the film screening. This event is cosponsored by the Frost Art Museum, the Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment and WPBT2. It is free and open to the public.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact the Cuban Research Institute at (305) 348-1991.

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