Casita Maria Center For Arts & Education in partnership with Pregones Theater are proud to present “We Have Ire: Afro-Cuban in the United States.” This exhibition and multi-disciplinary theater project will be produced by Cuban-American writer, performer, Doris Duke Artist and San Francisco resident Paul S. Flores, with collaborating Puerto Rican filmmaker and photographer Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi. “We Have Ire” documents the stories of four Cuban artists, focusing on their influences and dreams.

By Terry Windall


The exhibition will be on view in the Casita Maria Gallery from December 13, 2018 to March 9, 2019. To kick it off, please join us for a Celebration and Artist Talk on December 13 from 5-8 p.m.

Our audience can also see a live performance of excerpts of the We Have Ire theater project on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 2 – 2:45 p.m., in combination with a Family Storytelling Workshop from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Throughout the “We Have Ire exhibition,” a companion exhibition of paintings created by Casita Maria Summer Campers, entitled “REACH!,” will hang in The Young Artist Gallery. The young artists used imagery of astronauts exploring the cosmos as a powerful metaphor that there is no limit to success– we can all reach for the stars and beyond!

All events are free and open to all ages.

“The Casita Maria Gallery is a powerful teaching tool and welcoming space of cultural celebration for the Young Artists of Casita Maria, their parents and caregivers, and the community. Through ‘We Have Ire’ we are thrilled to share Afro-Cuban and Cuban-American stories through so many artistic disciplines,” said Gail Heidel, Director of Creative Arts Programs, Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education.

Casita Maria Gallery, 928 Simpson St, 6 fl.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., (718) 589-2230

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