MANO Fine Art presents Faded Memory: A Tribute to Operation Pedro Pan
Saturday, 11/17/2012, 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
MANO Fine Art Project Space
4225 SW 75 Ave (2nd Flr),
Miami, Florida 33155
“Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting”. J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
MANO Fine Art is proud to present Faded Memory: A Tribute to Operation Pedro Pan with works by Humberto Calzada, MANO and Victoria Montoro Zamorano.
Faded Memory is an artistic tribute to Operation Pedro Pan, the 14,000 + Cuban children who were sent to the United States to avoid Castroâ€™s political mandate, the parents who sacrificed and the many that made it possible
. Without question, their story is one of strength, courage and inspiration.
The artists in Faded Memory point to new bodies of work that reflect the myriad of sentiments tied to the heart-wrenching experience of Operation Pedro Pan. MANOâ€™s poignant black and white canvases of children at an airport provoke a sense of lost childhood while Montoro-Zamoranoâ€™s brilliant photos of Cuba give way to memories of home and Calzadaâ€™s â€œHavana in Progressâ€ prompts us to the reality of Cuba today.
Collectively, the exhibit beautifully restores a sense of hope and belonging and reminds the viewer that going away does not mean forgetting.
October 23, 2012 marked the 50th anniversary of the last Pedro Pan flight.
About the Pedro Pan Exodus:
Operation Pedro Pan was a program created in response to the thousands of parents in Cuba who feared for their childrenâ€™s future under Castro. The program provided an opportunity to send Cuban children to the United States (primarily Miami) and avoid political indoctrination and forced encampment. Between 1960 and 1962 over 14,000 children left Cuba alone, most were between the ages of ten and sixteen but some were as young as four years old. October 23, 2012 marked the 50th anniversary of the last Pedro Pan flight. To date Operation Pedro Pan remains the largest exodus of unaccompanied children in the Western Hemisphere.
Learn more about the Operation Pedro Pan Exodus:
MANO Fine Art Project Space:
MANO Fine Art Project Space is the working studio of Miami-based artist MANO and an exhibition and project space for art related events. MANO Fine Art participates in the Bird Road Art Walk, held on the third Saturday of each month. For more information contact 305.467.6819 or visit http://www.manofineart.com/
Bird Road Art Walk:
The Bird Road Art Walk ( Ranked Miamiâ€™s Best Art Walk 2011 by Miami New Times) is held on the third Saturday of each month from 7:00 â€“ 10:00 pm. Located just off of the Palmetto Expressway and Bird Road, visitors will find a thriving community of more than 30 artistsâ€™ studios, art galleries, art schools and live stage. During the monthly art walk visitors have the opportunity to meet the artists and visit their studios, which are not normally open to the public.
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