Puppets that Captivated Elderly Cubans

December 2, 2016 | Comments Off on Puppets that Captivated Elderly Cubans

The historic Belen Convent located in the small square on Compostela Street in Old Havana, hosted the Ladrones de Quinotos Theater Company from Argentina which brought a beautiful morning to life with their marionette performance. (12 photos)

New Times Are Coming for Cuban Engravers

November 30, 2016 | 1 Comment »

Octavio Irving Hernandez Jimenez is a Cuban artist who enjoys great national and international acclaim. He has worked as a cultural promoter, teacher and art methodologist. He has taken part in over 40 group exhibitions and has unveiled eight personal displays.

Cuba Photo Contest Winners for 2016

November 12, 2016 | 9 comments

The 8th Havana Times Cuba Photo Contest has finally come to a conclusion after the very difficult selection work carried out by the 20-member jury living in 9 countries. Now we bring you the winners and special mentions in each of the six categories.

Dub Love Premiere at Havana Ballet Festival

November 1, 2016 | No Comments »

The work Dub Love premiered in Cuba on the openin day of the Havana Ballet Festival (Oct. 28-Nov.6) performed by the French dancers Ana Pi, Francois Chagnaud and Cecilia Bengoles. (10 photos)

Cuba Photo Contest 2016 1st Cut

October 24, 2016 | 4 comments

After much deliberation the 20-member jury has made its selections for the first cut in the 8th Havana Times Cuba Photo Contest. In all 182 readers took part in the contest submitting a total of 1,503 photographs in the six different categories. After the first cut, 118 of the participants have at least one picture in the second round. (467 photos)

Pia’s Magical Hands

September 28, 2016 | No Comments »

Pia was seduced by natural colors when she realized she could use them. She used to look closely at pollen, dust clouds, some flowers and dried fruits, mud, certain stalks that trickled out tones when put in water, and charcoal which left a trail beside the path she used to walk along. Especially when she used to rub them against unusual surfaces or exposed them to sun, wind, rain and they took on wonderful shades.(30 photos)

Among Roosters, Interview with Cuban Painter Ernesto Cordova

September 2, 2016 | 2 comments

Ernesto Cordova is a young painter who, a few years ago, formed part of the Museology Restoration and Conservation Center, located in Old Havana, which no longer exists today. We spoke with him about his work.

Angel Lara, an artist in Cienfuegos

August 31, 2016 | No Comments »

Somebody baptized him the “angel of the bandstand”. He didn’t study at an arts school and hasn’t gone too deep into theology either, he’s a simple man who sings, composes and carves wood. His conversation is marked by spirituality and determination.

A Papier-Mache Tribute to Elderly Cubans

August 24, 2016 | 1 Comment »

Cuban artist Georgina de la Cruz: “I wanted to make a point about the fact that we seniors still exist, we still make up a part of this world, this country, this city, and we still have a lot to offer, in all respects.”

Struggling in Cuba (caricature)

August 1, 2016 | No Comments »

Artist Yasser Castellanos brings us his vision of Cubans “luchando” (struggling).