The four artists who traveled to Cuba last fall will talk about the political and cultural changes under way in the island nation.
The talk, “Cuba in Transition,” will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Twisted Fish Gallery, one mile south of Elk Rapids. The talk is in conjunction with the “Havana 2015” exhibit currently being shown at the gallery. The exhibit features the street photography the four women took on their voyage last fall.
Babs Young, Kathie Carpenter, Kathy Silbernagel and Emmy Holman spent more than a week in Cuba, exploring Havana and Vinales, meeting everyday Cubans and wandering freely.
“If you look in the faces of the people we photographed, you’ll see the joy and the openness of the people. I expected the people to be a little less open themselves, perhaps reflecting the perception of Cuba as governed as a closed society, but it’s exactly the opposite,” Silbernagel said.
The talk and the exhibit are free. The exhibit continues through May 28. Twisted Fish Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 264-0123 or go to www.twistedfishart.com.