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Cuban art show ends with a celebration in South Tampa

Nuance Galleries in South Tampa closes an exhibition of Cuban art Saturday with a celebration, a display of historic artifacts and even more art. The exhibit opened in early August with works by 13 artists selected from the nationwide touring exhibit called "Cuba Oriente: Contemporary Painting from Eastern Cuba." It is the longest-running exhibition of Cuban art in the United States. Now the Nuance exhibit is closing with a celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. An additional 35 paintings have been added, as well as works by two more artists. On the night of the closing, the machete of Cuban hero Antonio Maceo, as well as other artifacts from the Cuban wars for independence from Spain, will be on display. The event is free and open to the public.
Nuance is at 804 S. Dale Mabry Highway. Call (813) 875-0511 for information. The Scarfone/Hartley Gallery on the University of Tampa campus offers a glimpse at the talents of some of those who teach the next generation of artists. Works by the adjunct faculty of the art department will be on display Friday through Oct. 27. The more than 30 works in the exhibit are in various mediums, including photography, painting, sculpture, digital images, drawings, installations and mixed media. The public is invited to a free opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the gallery in the R K Bailey Art Studios on the UT campus. For information, call gallery director Dorothy Cowden at (813) 253-6217.

Special correspondent Esther Hammer can be reached at [email protected]

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