This past February, twenty-six Pierson High School students visited Cuba as part of an educational tour made possible by the easing of restrictions between our two countries.
The trip introduced participating students to a country of remarkable contradictions filled with music, vibrant art, natural beauty, and warm and generous people. It is also a country of poverty, deteriorated infrastructure, and the ever-present shadow of the regime that has controlled daily life for nearly 60 years.
CUBA is a reflection of that experience.
The exhibition includes journal entries, photography and art, written and created in response to the students’ experiences in Cuba. In addition, the newly organized Pierson Afro-Cuban Percussion Band, inspired by our trip, will preform a short piece at the exhibition opening. Pierson Alumnus Rafaela Gurtler will lead the Band. The exhibition is Curated by Peter Solow.
Prior to the opening on May 7th students will share their observations and reflect on their experiences in a panel discussion. The panel will take place from 4-5:30pm.