Martin County Library System Press Releases

May 24, 2013

Artist details her view from both sides of the Florida Straits

For immediate release:  May 24, 2013
Contact:  Alicen Kikkert,  Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-3205  

Artist Cristina de la Vega presents “View from Both Sides of the Florida Straits” on Wednesday, June 5 at 3:00 p.m. at the Peter & Julie Cummings Library, 2551 SW Matheson Avenue, Palm City. One of many children brought to the United States from Cuba as part of the Pedro Pan project, de la Vega details her journey to Florida and how her art brings together the two places she has called home.

Looking for a connection to her homeland, de la Vega turned to the natural landscapes of her adopted country, continually inspired by Florida’s open spaces. She paints untouched, wild places, capturing accurate accounts of time and place as well as the poetry of the landscape. Through her landscape paintings, she reconnects her viewers with the environment in its natural state. In 2009, she was named Hispanic Artist of the Year by Florida Governor Charlie Crist.

This presentation, one of several Journey Stories events for adults, is brought to you by a grant received from the Florida Humanities Council, to complement the Museum on Main Street: Journey Stories traveling exhibition presented by the Smithsonian Museum. The exhibit will be on display at the Elisabeth Lahti Library October 19 through November 30. Eighteen months of events exploring Journey Stories themes will take place at Martin County libraries leading up to and immediately following the Smithsonian exhibit.

To learn more about Summer Reading events, pick up a Summer Reading booklet at any Martin County library, visit or call 772-221-1403.




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