Thursday, April 11, 2013

La revista MARIEL en la Internet / Reinaldo García Ramos

Los ocho números de Mariel, Revista de Literatura y Arte, publicados entre 1983 y 1985, ya están en la internet.  Los interesados pueden consultarlos en:

Cepp Selgas / Tresjuanes XI / oil on canvas / 80s

Mariel, Revista de Literatura y Arte was published quarterly in Spanish in New York City between April 1983 and April 1985 by a group of young Cuban writers and artists who had arrived in the United States in 1980 during the Mariel boatlift, an exodus of refugees from the port of Mariel in Cuba.  In editing Mariel, this group wanted to showcase their own work and the work of other Cubans who had taken part in the exodus, as well as the literary and artistic achievements of other authors from Cuba, both from the 1980s and from earlier decades of the twentieth century.  Other well-known Latin American authors were also included in the pages ofMariel.
A total of eight issues were published. They were printed in tabloid format on newsprint, the only paper they could afford. Surviving copies are fragile, hard to find and risk being damaged when physically handled. That is why this website has been created, both to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the release of Mariel’s first issue and to give readers access to digital copies of the full eight issues in PDF format.

April 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The InterChurch Center / Spirit of Community Art Show

Spirit of Community: Artists of El Barrio and Beyond
Opening Reception April 18th
Through Friday, May 3

Community Works and The Interchurch Center in association with Harlem Arts Alliance invite you to be our guest at a reception for

Rodriguez Calero / Alas De Arvelo
Spirit of Community:
Artists of El Barrio & Beyond

8 Artists Spanning 30 Years Celebrating the Vitality and Richness of East Harlem
Meet the Artist Reception
Featuring Music of El Barrio
Thursday, April 18, 2013
5:00pm - 7:30pm
The Interchurch Center
475 Riverside Drive @ 120th Street
New York, New York 10115

RSVP to 212-459-1854

Featuring works by eight established, midcareer artists for whom the people and culture of El Barrio/East Harlem have served as significant inspiration. Each of these artists has found a unique mode of expression that has been inspired by the East Harlem experience and in turn has enriched the life of the community-on its building and subway station walls, in its gardens and storefront studios, in its museum collections and galleries-at the same time as it has resonated across the globe.

Artists include:

John Ahearn 

Diógenes Ballester

Rodriguez Calero

Marcos Dimas

Lina Puerta

Fernando Salicrup


Manny Vega

Spirit of Community: Artists of El Barrio & Beyond is the second investigation of El Barrio/East Harlem's vibrant art scene. This exhibit is curated by Community Works and Frank DeGregorie of The Interchurch Center as part of Community Works; Community Matters initiative.
This exhibition will be on view April 5 through May 3, 2013 and is presented by Community Works and The Interchurch Center as part of the Community Matters NYC initiative, a new uptown partnership. Please visit

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Mirando la obra de Manuel Martin Jr.

Celebrating the Thirtieth Anniversary of the premiere
 of Union City Thanksgiving by Manuel Martín, Jr.     

graphic by eva DANAUS

In New York

Monday / Lunes, April 15

Abrazo Interno Gallery, 5:00 P.M.
107 Suffolk Street, Manhattan
An exhibit (photos and posters), Video with an Interview of Martín.
Testimonials from friends and colleagues of Manuel Martin,
and readings of some scenes of  his works.
Master of Ceremonies / Maestra de ceremonia: Gloria Zelaya

Friday / viernes, April 19, 7:00 P.M.
Teatro LATEA
107 Suffolk Street, Manhattan
A Play Reading: Union City Thanksgiving, directed by
Felipe Gorostiza. With Gloria Zelaya, Miriam Cruz, Blanca Camacho

Friday / viernes April 26, 5:00 P.M.
Baruch College
111 E. 18th Street, Room VC 3-160, Manhattan
A Conference on Manuel Martin’s Theater
Manuel Martín and the off-off Broadway movement / Dr. Lillian Manzor
Cuban Lives in the American Theater / Dr. Carolina Caballero
La familia cubana de Aire frío a Union City Thanksgiving / Dr. Ada Ortuzar-Young
Los pasos de la muerte: de Edward Albee a Manuel Martin / Dr. Yara González Montes

This activity of OLLANTAY Center for the Arts is made possible with the support of New York State Council on the Arts; Casa Editorial Tablas-Alarcos; Teatro LATEA; The Fantastic Experimental Latino Theater Inc.; Abrazo Interno Gallery; Department of Modern Languages and Literature, Baruch College; Cuban Theater Digital Archive University of Miami; XAEL Charters; Virginia Arrea; Adolfo Vázquez; Felipe Gorostiza; Omar Valiño; Dr. Elena Martínez; Dr. Lillian Manzor; Dr. I. Carolina Caballero; Felipe Nápoles; Gloria Zelaya; Eddy Díaz Souza; Celina Martínez; Magali Alabau; Nelson Landrieu; Dianelis Diéguez; Jan Hanvik; and María Estorino. The readings of the plays were made possible by the collaboration of the Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Des-ART-chivando / La cucaracha y el cocuyo

Cepp Selgas / Tinta sobre papel / 1983 / Uno de mis dibujos para Noticias de Arte, del legendario Florencio García Cisneros-NY-1983, ilustrando una de las  fábulas del escritor cubano Reinaldo García Ramos.