A Special Celebration
By: Cinta Preston Photos by José (Tito) Meriño
Artists and musicians gathered for a special evening in Havana to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Cubaplus magazine, a journal published under the direction of Dominic Soave with the collaboration of Cuban news agency, Prensa Latina.
Cubaplus pages are devoted chiefly to providing Canadian readers with an insight into diverse topics of Cuban life, culture, science and sports, as well as all things related to tourism in the largest island of the Caribbean.
As part of the celebration, some twenty works by Cuban painters and sculptors were exhibited in Vedado Hall of the landmark Hotel Nacional, a must see and visit location for all travelers to Cuba.
At the celebration’s opening, the famed Schola Cantorum Coralina choir delighted the attendance with a magnificent interpretation of old Cuban songs. Prensa Latina President Luis Enrique González, as well as other executives attended the opening. Among the artists present, whose work has been featured in Cubaplus pages, were painters Mario García Portela, Pedro Abascal, Rigoberto Mena, Carlos Trillo, Vladimir León Sagols and Hander Lara, sculptor Ramón Casas, designer Jorge Rodríguez (R10), as well as photographers Alex Castro and Enrique Rottenberg.
The invited public appreciated the work of these artists, together with others who have featured the pages of Cubaplus, like Nelson Domínguez, Esterio Segura, Alicia Leal and Rubén Rodríguez, and photographers Liudmila and Nelson.