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1978 Art Center Hosts Talks on African American and African Cuban Art Feb. 11-12

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This weekend join 1978 Arts Center in Maplewood for two discussions with Juan Picasso and Lula Mae Blocton that will focus on the references embedded in their artworks regarding their historical and cultural heritage – exploring common historical influences in the African American and the African Cuban art worlds.

Saturday at 3pm – Meet and visit with Cuban artist, Juan Antonia Picasso – who will discuss his art, its influences and symbolism, his 2016 residency at Gallery 1978 and visits to the New York Art scene.

Sunday at 3pm – A discussion between Gallery 1978’s current exhibiting artist, Lula Mae Blocton AND Juan Antonio Picasso. The two artists will discuss the references embedded in their artworks regarding their historical and cultural heritage, and will explore common historical influences in the African American and the African Cuban art worlds.

Lula Mae Blocton’s current exhibit is titled “Persistence of Past and Present..Reflected in Pattern, Color and Light” and runs until March 12th.

Gallery 1978 hours are Saturdays and Sundays 2-5pm or by appointment via email at: [email protected]

1978 Arts Center is located at 1978 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood.

For more information, visit the 1978 website.

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