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April 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Coral Gables Gallery Night Opening: Abel Quintero
Books and Books and Friedson Enterprises present:
An Exhibition of the Cuban Painter
The Magic and the Mystery of My Cuba. Characters, Myths and Legends of the Cuban Countryside
Opening reception :
Friday, April 6 at 7-11:30pm
with additional works on display and music by Papo Delgado
About the Artist:
Abel Quintero is one of the most interesting contemporary Cuban artists, with over three decades as a working artist. Born in the local village of Güines south of Hav ana, he moved to Miami in 2009 where his artistic career has continued to flourish. His figurative paintings are inspired by the naive, country life, folk art and culture that surrounded the lush place of birth and the fantastical characters that he discovered and hear tales of throughout his childhood. He has exhibited his works in Havana, Miami, Panama, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Spain to name a few.
This exhibition at Books & Books “The Magic and Mystery of My Cuba. Characters, Myths and Legends of the Cuban countryside” consist of twenty works of oil on canvas, in which Quintero explores this magical and challenging world of his childhood and adolescence. His works “The Rape of Aurora” and “The Old Man and the Sea” are based on Hemingway works- are the jewels of this exhibition.
Quintero’s work is very closely related to literature and the story-telling traditions from his youth. He is also a writer and he will be publishing of his first short story in the exhibition’s catalogue, The Bluish Owl, which is also the title of his first novel which he intends to publish this year. Furthermore he is also a talented song writer
On the opening night of the exhibition, April 6,2018 he will exhibit an addfitiopnal 20 – 30 works in the beautiful courtyard of Books & Books along with music provided by brilliant Cuban composer, Papo Delgado from 7:30 to 11:30 PM.
Abel is a versatile artist and owner of Galeria Abel Quintero Studio located in Hialeah Mall , City Center .
This exhibition and catalogue of Abel’s artistry has been designed and produced by Miami native, Adam Friedson, through his company Friedson Enterprises. Throughout his thirty year awarding winning producing career on numerous artistic, cultural, educational, and distribution platforms, Adam has won or been nominated for the highest achievements in each genre of expression. His work has been nominated for two Tony awards, an Academy award, an Emmy award, a nomination for the LA Times National Book Award, Sundance, Berlin, New York, and St. Petersburg Film Festival Awards.
For sixteen years, he produced the US tours of Amalia Hernandez’ Ballet Folklorico de Mexico. Currently, Adam produces and tours original theatrical concerts and musicals with his partner Neil Berg, and has a private “Outside Consultancy” business that helps individuals and businesses overcome significant challenges, transform themselves, and keep growing.