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An exhibit on Cuba entitled "Cuba: Hearts and Minds, Past and Present," will open the coming May 21 at the University of New England Art Gallery in Portland, US.

The exhibition explores the island of Cuba through the works of many of the country's contemporary artists, as well as various US artists, as promoted by the website.

A wide variety of visual and plastic arts works makes up the show including film, paint, photography, mixed media and sculpture to portray the country's palette of colors, its landscapes, animals, people and politics.

A notable work of this exhibition is a nine-foot long ceramic tile titled "The History of the Bay of Pigs" by Joan Gardner Development director, University of Oregon.

Other artists included in the show are Sandra Ramos, Arturo Montoto, Wilfredo Lam, Jose Bedia, Blanca Acelia Escalante, Osvaldo Salas, Eduardo Casado, Kcho, Augustin Bejerano, Miguel Lobainas, Joel Jover, Virginia Valdes, Marta Morse, Barbara Goodbody and Karen Dietrich.

A conversation with the participating artists will take place on Tuesday, May 22, followed by an opening reception, 5-7 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

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