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Vol. 76/No. 1      January 2, 2012

Art by Cuban 5 prisoner
opens in Seattle

SEATTLE—The M. Rosetta Hunter Art Gallery at Seattle Central Community College and Local 1789 of the American Federation of Teachers are sponsoring from Jan. 3 to Feb. 10 an exhibit of artwork by Antonio Guerrero, shown here in Victorville, Cal., prison holding one of his paintings.

Guerrero is one of the Cuban Five, revolutionaries who were arrested in 1998, then framed up and imprisoned by the U.S. government on various “conspiracy” charges.

“In October the executive board of AFT Local 1789 voted to sponsor this exhibit, donate $500 to publicize it and organize a reception,” said John Martinez, chair of the local’s Human and Civil Rights Committee. Local 1789 represents the faculty of the Seattle Community College District.

“We are showing the film Maestra, about the 1961 successful literacy campaign in Cuba, at four campuses to publicize the exhibit,” added Martinez.

The exhibit of paintings and drawings titled “From My Altitude” will be shown during the open gallery hours Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m.

The gallery faces the main dining area of the college where passersby will see the paintings and learn about the Cuban Five. The opening reception is on Jan. 12 from 5 to 8 p.m.


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