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82ºW / Six Degrees of Separation
Thomas Center Main Gallery
January 20–March 25, 2017
Opening Reception:
Friday, January 20, 2017, 5:30–7:30pm

The work of eight contemporary Cuban artists will open with a reception honoring guest artists Osmeivy Ortega and Lisandra Ramírez. Three of the artists and the Curator, Gabriela Azcuy, will be the guests of honor at the opening reception.

At the gallery opening, guest artists Lisandra Ramírez and Osmeivy Ortega, as well as Curator Gabriela Azcuy will speak informally at 7 pm. The topic of the talk is Cuba Ahora – the Next Generation.

Exhibition curated by Gabriela Azcuy and Anne E. Gilroy

Featured Artists
Adriana Arronte | Adrián Fernández | Marlys Fuego
Osmeivy Ortega | Jorge Otero | Lisandra Ramírez
Adislen Reyes | Gustavo Del Valle

82ºW / Six Degrees of Separation Pop-up
Woodcuts of Osmeivy Ortega
Opening Reception:
Saturday, January 14, 2017, 7–10pm
2029 NW 6th Street, Gainesville

Premier Cuban printmaker Osmeivy Ortega comes from Havana to Gallery Protocol to install and open a pop-up exhibit of his oversize woodcut prints.

Exhibit Hours:
Sunday, January 15, 12 pm – 3 pm, Monday, January 16, 10 am – 5 pm.

Opening reception and party is a festive evening with a Cuban beat! Cigars, mojitos, and Cuban small bites to the sounds of Reggaeton.

Both of the 82ºW exhibitions are part of the region-wide Bulla Cubana celebration of Cuban culture and are free and open to the public with the support of Milestone Advisory Partners.



Peel, War Hero Series, Jorge Otero

They are coming, Lisandra Ramírez

Untitled, (detail) Osmeivy Ortega

Showcasing Student Student Art
K–12 Levels Exhibition
January 20–February 25, 2017

The exhibition includes works of art that were created during the 2016-2017 school year in Alachua County by students who were selected by teachers from participating schools.

The School Board of Alachua County’s Visual Arts Showcasing Program is designed to share the excellence of student art with the community.

Two Ways to Look By Jayden Garniss,
Idylwild Elementary
James Miller Instructor