Cuban art ‘invasion’ at Cucuru Gallery

       Guillermo Alvarado, owner of Cucuru Gallery and Cafe, recently obtained rights with friends John and Lindsey Crago to exhibit a collection of paintings by several recognized and upcoming native Cuban artists.
       The opening of an exhibit featuring legally released works by master artist Aguedo Alonso will be Saturday, Nov. 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. Cucuru is at 2332 W. Colorado Ave. in Old Colorado City. The opening, including works by five other recognized Cuban artists, is free and open to the public.
       “This is going to be spectacular,” Alvarado enthused. “I hope we can make Cucuru the hub for Cuban artists, bigger than Miami.”
       According to a press release, “the Cragos and Alvarado have chosen Cucuru Gallery as the venue for showcasing and spreading this Cuban art throughout the United States. After each show, Cucuru will also market the Cuban art thorough galleries in New York City, Los Angeles and Santa Fe.”
       The opportunity came about when the Cragos obtained a business license through the U.S. government to legally sell food and medical supplies to Cuba for humanitarian reasons.
       The Cubans' works of art “articulate their intense love for family and country, as well as a powerful sense of their suffering, passion, and hope for the future,” Alvarado said.

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