Ellen Charapko Gallery


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE_______Wilton Manors (Ft Lauderdale), Florida, U.S.A.  April 14, 2007, "Guajiro, Freedom of Expression," Group Exhibition.

The Ellen Charapko Gallery is pleased to present Cuban Abstract Expressionists, Joel Núñez, Raúl "Boro" Rodríguez, and Lazaro "Lacho" Martínez, as they present their latest works of art. The opening reception with all three artists present, will be held on Friday, April 20th, 2007, 7 - 10 p.m.

All three painters were originally born and raised in Communist Cuba. Núñez and Martínez have been in the United States for less than two years. They all share a familiarity with the anguish of creating fine art within an oppressed country, which had severe consequences.

Each artist has an incredible human interest story of struggle, inspiration and passion. Renowned in Cuba, Martínez and Rodríguez have long lists of achievements and exhibitions in their former beloved country. All three creative comrades share in the joy of newly obtained liberty to freely express themselves in the United States.

You are cordially invited to the Ellen Charapko Gallery for an encounter with Cuban Expressionism for this premiere exhibition entitled, "Guajiro, Freedom of Expression." Guajiro stands for love and pride of country, a longing these artists hold for Cuba, its people, culture and beauty, which they left behind for freedom.

The Ellen Charapko Gallery is not located on Calle Ocho, Little Havana, or Miami, but in a contemporary setting in the center of "The Island City," Wilton Manors / Ft Lauderdale.