Mixed Media Fiber Art by Alejandrina Cue of Havana, Cuba
Alejandrina Cue was invited to come to San Antonio by the Fiber Artists of San Antonio, F.A.S.A. she is well known for producing whimsical art with a mix of textiles, paint, writing, and found objects. She creates incredibly imaginative examples of mixed media fiber art that fascinates and amuses the viewer. She often uses the female figure as her subject, exhibiting characteristics of strength as well as delicacy with a heavy dose of symbolism. Growing up in a household of women who sewed, she began to experiment with fabric scraps as a child. Because there is a scarcity of art materials in Cuba, she uses a potpourri of unusual materials, sometimes discarded, and includes them in her work with fabric. This combination adds depth, emotion, and mystery to her work. She specializes in free hand needle techniques, and includes poetry and words.
She has been recognized by art critics in the Cuban culture as the Precursor of Patchwork, influencing the use of patchwork and stitchery, and is one of Cuba’s most outstanding visual artists. She received first prize in “The Hundred Feeders” competition sponsored by The Vatican. Cue was in the top ten competition for the UNESCO Prize for Latin American Artists. She has exhibited in Australia, Spain, Switzerland, Portugal, Columbia Venezuela, Tokyo, the United States, France and Cuba, and was part of the Havana Biennial. Her art was published in The Magical Art of Cuba. After her education in Cuba, she studied extensively at the Bihl Haus in Dessao, Germany and received a Masters in Industrial Design Scientific Center for Design VTK in Meissen, Germany.
Cue will be teaching a workshop titled Mascaras del Corazon (Masks of the Heart) for F.A.S.A. at the Southwest School of Art on June 9th and 10th. On June 11th she will give a presentation of her work, titled La Vida a Mano (Life by Hand) at the San Antonio Garden Center at 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave. 78209, at 10:00 p.m. The public is invited as guests of FASA.
Parking is free on Tuesday evenings in many locations nearby after 6 p.m.. Enter by the side gate on Villita Street. Please join us at the Marisol Deluna Foundation to meet Alejandrina Cue and enjoy a delightful evening of artistic surprises from Cuba.
To download a parking map for the June 12 event, please click here: Parking Map Alejandrina Cue
If you want to download and share the press release, click here: Press Release June 12 Alejandrina Cue
For more information on the artist, visit her website: http://www.alejandrinacue.com