Cuban Dreams

I've never crossed the Caribbean via raft, but I can't imagine a painting that captures the mood of those fleeing Cuba as well as Rolando Diaz's "Ahora Que? (What now?)." In it, a man sits in a wooden boat with his head in his hands, and the full moon shines down on him like a giant eye. A Cuban-American artist who's shown his work across the U.S., Europe and Latin America, Diaz visited Cuba in 2003 for the first time since he was 7 and made a series of paintings about the trip. His work, which conjures Dali and Picasso, and sometimes even Matisse, will be shown Friday at Hibernia Dental Arts. The free retrospective is from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 2701 Hibernia St., with music by the Cuban Jazz Trio. Call 214-206-4553.
Fri., Dec. 8, 6-10 p.m.
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Megan Feldman
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