Let Cuba Live – Art Exhibition
Paintings by Antonio Guerrero – Political Prisoner
Glickman Library, University of Southern Maine, 314 Forest Ave., Portland, Maine.
January 17 – February 18
Reception on Wednesday, January 19 at 6:00 PM – Food and Refreshments
A program featuring the renowned actress Vinie Burrows starts at 7 PM
The display is at the 5th floor exhibition space – Reception and program on the 7th floor
View Antonio Guerrero’s paintings, hear his poetry, and learn his story.
Nationwide showings of these 30 paintings are aimed at raising awareness of Antonio’s unjust imprisonment and that of four other Cuban men who defended their country from terrorist attacks launched from the United States.
A worldwide movement demands their freedom.
Ms. Burrows will discuss the case of the Cuban Five and read some of Antonio’s poems. In her presentation, she will relate working to free the Five to ending racial oppression and securing world peace. She dedicates her program to Rev. Lucius Walker. The Pastors for Peace leader fought for human rights and a “people’s foreign policy.” He died on September 7, 2010.
Vinie Burrows has performed in Broadway theaters, and on radio and television. The New York Times calls her “a magnificent performer.” New York Post reviewer Clive Barnes wrote, “she is one of the reigning divas of the Black theater.”
In one – woman shows performed around the world Ms. Burrows has acted out the lives of Black women, in Africa, in the struggle for civil rights, and in the American theater.
At the United Nations she serves as Permanent Representative for the Women’s International Democratic Federation.
Let Cuba Live of Maine and the University of Southern Maine Libraries are co-sponsors of this event.
For more information, call (207) 743-2183.
“One day my prison shirt will be left hanging” – a pastel by Antonio
Other engagements in Maine for Ms. Burrows include:
o Lewiston, Bates College, Lewiston: January 17, Martin Luther King Day events; January 18, 12:30 PM, Olin Arts Center; January 20, 7 PM, Schaeffer Theater.
o Brunswick, Frontier Café, 14 Maine St., January 17, 7 PM; poetry, prose, and song honoring Martin Luther King
o Farmington, Nordica Auditorium, University of Maine, January 18, 7 PM: “Walk Together Children” – presentation recalling struggles for survival and rights.