Cuban art exhibit kicks off opening of Pompano Beach Cultural Center

Exhibit runs through July 31

By Erica Rakow - Reporter

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. - A ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday night will kick off the opening of the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, bringing theater, dance, music and art from all over South Florida to Pompano Beach.

The first art on display brings an international flare, coming straight from Cuba.

"We wanted to set the tone for this gallery and to make sure that we started off on the right foot and just exploded onto the scene," the center's curator, Byron Swart, said.

The exhibit, "Shipwrecked of Reason: Half a Century in Cuban Art," is the vision of 20 artists.

The exhibit portrays pivotal moments over the last 50 years on the island.

Renowned curator Isabel Maria Perez-Perez is in Pompano Beach from Cuba for the grand opening.

She said it's an exciting time to feature the island's history with the art that's on loan from the Cuban government.

The Cuban art exhibit will be at the cultural center through July 31.

The ribbon cutting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., which will be followed by a free tour, music and other entertainment that is open to the public.

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