WHAT:  Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) celebrates the expansion of its already notable private art collection with “CUBA TODAY!,” an exhibit featuring work from a group of photographers chronicling various aspects of life in Cuba.  CUBA TODAY! features an all-female group of American artists whose pieces cover a variety of perspectives from slices of ordinary life to glimpses at religion.

Not only will attendees be able to admire artwork and speak to the photographers themselves, but they will also be able to emerge themselves in an aspect of Latin culture by taking part in salsa dancing lessons. Additionally, Sandra Levinson, Director/Curator of the Center for Cuban Studies, will speak.  Levinson founded the center in 1972 and has been at the helm of operations ever since.

WHO:  Sandra Levinson, Director/Curator of the Center for Cuban Studies

The event’s featured artists will include:  Ellie Bettle, Sharon Burde, Giselle Chamma, Karen Cohen, Adele Epstein, Patricia Gilman, Linda Roché, Janet Rodgers, Nitsan Tal and Joan Tedeschi.

And Faye Ran, writer, art curator, and Professor of Literature, Media and Cultural Studies at MCNY, Ph.D. from Columbia University in English and Comparative Literature, Ph.D from New York University in Media Ecology, Culture and Communication, a Masters in Art History from CUNY, and MBA in Media and Arts Administration from Adelphi University. She is a former Fulbright Scholar in Theater, AFI Screenwriting Fellow, and winner of the Goodman Award for playwriting.  Faye has produced over 100 plays, films, videos and multimedia productions, and curated over 200 art exhibitions.

WHEN:  Saturday, May 4, 2013, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM 
WHERE:  Metropolitan College of New York, 431 Canal Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10013

Press Contact:  Camille Gray, UniWorld Group — (212) 219-7121 (o), (917) 200-2689 (m) Camille.Gray@uwgny.com

Event Contact:  Deb Spohnheimer, MCNY — (212) 343-1234 ext 3305 debs@mcny.edu