Southwest Workers Union, in collaboration with Bihl Haus Arts, is pleased to present Havana Now, an exhibit by photographer Eric Lane. Havana Now is a series of large-scale enhanced digital color images printed on canvas. At first glance, the images are of the streets and people of Havana, Cuba. “Personally,” writes Eric Lane, “these images have a deeper meaning. They represent how far I have come from those fear-laden days of my childhood when I built a ‘nuclear shelter’ under the playhouse in our backyard, to today when I know it’s well past time to end the longest embargo in U.S. history. They reflect my own evolution, philosophically, creatively, and politically, from the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 to my trip to Cuba in 2012. I hope this exhibit is not only a feast for the eyes but also a window into the beautiful soul that is Cuba.”
“Havana Now” opens with a public reception at Galeria del Movimiento, Southwest Workers Union, on Friday, August 29, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. The reception also features authentic Cuban foods and live music by Latin-fusion band Los Nahuatlatos with a special performance by Cuban-born duo Las Krudas (Austin). The exhibit continues through October 4, 2014. This is an official Foteseptiembre USA exhibit. The Movement Gallery / Galeria del Movimiento is open Tuesday-Thursday 4-8 pm & First Saturday 12-4 pm.