’I will die the way I’ve lived’
This is an exhibit of fifteen watercolors by Antonio Guerrero, one
of the Cuban Five political prisoners, unjustly incarcerated in the
United States. Guerrero’s paintings mark the 15th anniversary of the imprisonment of the Five and display one watercolor for each year. As Guerrero explains, “All these images have one thing in common: they were memories of the unjust and cruel treatment given to us since the very first day of our detention.”
The Cuban Five are Cuban patriots who were monitoring the terrorist activities of anti-Cuban exiles in Miami. These groups have committed deadly attacks against Cuba and were planning more. Instead of investigating these illegal actions, the FBI arrested the Five on September 12, 1998. In a Miami trial marked by what a Federal Appeals panel described as a “perfect storm” of prejudice, the Five were convicted and given sentences that range from 15 years to two life terms.
The reception will celebrate Fernando González’ release from prison.
Friday, March 21
Reception: 7:00 p.m.
Exhibit: 7- 9:00 p.m.
Hosted by the iMPeRFeCT Gallery
5601 Greene St. (Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa.)
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