Wednesday, February 7, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
Join artists Ana Flores and Carlos Estévez for a discussion on the influence of music in their art with emphasis on the works shown in Lyman Allyn’s current exhibition, On Another Note: The Intersection of Art and Music.
Please RSVP to 860.443.2545 x2129 or email us.
Ana Flores is a Cuban-American sculptor and ecologist living in Rhode Island. She is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design and has been a professor at the school. She now teaches Ecological Art and Design at Bryant University and this spring she will be the first Schumann Visiting artist in Environmental Art at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. Flores’ work explores the ecological and cultural history of places. Her Cuban heritage has been one of her ongoing explorations and inspirations. In 2002 she traveled back to the island for the first time after 40 years. Since then she has created several sculptural installations that have traveled nationally also been part of exhibitions featuring Cuban artists internationally. She is now involved in ongoing project exploring how slavery connected Cuba and Rhode Island. Rhode Islanders were major slave traders during the 18th century.
Carlos Estévez (1969) was born in Havana, Cuba and currently lives and works in Miami. His education began at the Elementary School of Visual Art, continued at the San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts, and was completed at the University of Arts in Havana in 1992, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts. His work in painting, drawing, sculpture and installations has received international praise, notably the Grand Prize in the First Salon of Contemporary Cuban Art in 1995; and The Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant in 2015. He has been featured in numerous solo exhibitions at prestigious institutions such as the Fine Art Museum in Havana, Cuba, The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, and the Center of Contemporary Art in New Orleans, Louisiana. His works may also be found in public and private collections worldwide, including the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, The Ludwig Forum in Aachen, Germany, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Perez Art Museum in Miami, Florida.