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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Ajiaco / Hillard Museum of Art

Hillard Museum of Art / Lafayette / Louisiana.
Curated by Gail Gelburd, Ph. D., "Ajiaco" is a group show of "In and Out" Cuban artists that originally had its debut on September 2009 at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum of New London CT.
My "Los hijos de Obbatalá" (2002) and "Los Lazos Familiares" (1995) are part of this big show that will travel to several museums in the near future.
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Cepp Selgas / Los hijos de Obbatalá / Acrylic and oil on canvas / 60X48in. / 1992-08.

Just recently "Ajiaco" is making its second appearance. This time, at the Hillard Museum in Lafayette, Louisiana, from July 2 to December 18, 2010.
AJIACO: Stirrings of the Cuban Soul is focused on that which serves as a source for all of Latin American art – its spirituality. It engages the visitor as they view, participate in, watch and listen to the roots of Cuban culture from its sources in Africa, Asia, Spain, China, and indigenous culture. Cuban art today embraces and visualizes the very nature of the Cuban soul. This is the subject of Ajiaco. The art combines the tales of the Orishas of Africa with Chinese calligraphy, the environment and feminist issues. The formats change, the materials vary, but the element that remains constant between the Cuban and Cuban-American artists is a commitment to the visualization of the syncretistic mix that is Cuban culture.
Hillard Museum
The museum’s collection consists of 18th through 21st century European, Asian and American art works. Selections from the permanent collection are on view on a rotating basis. In addition to the permanent collection, the 11,000 sq. ft. of gallery space features changing exhibitions of regional, national and international art.
Museum Hours
9 - 5 Tuesday through Thursday. 9 to noon on Friday, 9 - 5 Saturday. Closed on Sunday, Monday, and all major holidays.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette | 710 E. Saint Mary Blvd, Lafayette, 70503 | Phn: 337.482.2278
Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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