Shared Memories

Shared Memories

art above by Ramon Vargas Artiz


Guest Curator: Benjamin Ortiz

City Lights Gallery was proud to host “Shared Memories/Memorias Compartidas” a traveling exhibition, consisting of 14 visual artists and writers and featuring two limited-edition artist books, Eleggua and La Sagrada Familia/ The Sacred Family and recent artworks byImna Arroyo and Cuban artist Ramón Vargas Ártiz.

The limited edition artist books in “Shared Memories” are a collection of linoleum cut prints that celebrate the storytelling traditions of Africa. They represent scholarship and artwork devoted to recovering the rich visual language of African (Beninese) and Afro-Caribbean Yoruba mythology and folklore.

The artists books are published by Estampas Ancestrales/Ancenstral Imprint, 2012 and the artwork has been printed at the Taller Experimental de la Grafica de la Habana Cuba and Ama-Bel Press Printmaking Studio, Willimantic, CT.

Opening Reception: Thursday October 25, 2012 6-9 p.m. Artists Talk and Reading, Friday Nov. 9, 2012. 6-8:30 p.m.

Particapting Visual Artists:

Imna Arroyo, Puerto Rico/USA

Yamilys Brito Jorge, Cuba

Carlos Del Toro Orihuela, Cuba

Aliosky García Sosa, Cuba

Cynthia Guild, USA

Amanda Lebel, USA

Isolina Limonta, Cuba

Paulina Márquez, Cuba

Julio César Peña Peralta, Cuba

Ángel Ramírez, Cuba

Alejandro Sainz, Cuba


Raouf Mama, Benin/USA

Roberto Zurbano, CUBA