The Photo-Mosaics of Mark Guglielmo

May 31 – July 29, 2018


Opening Reception: Thursday, May 31, 5 – 7 pm
Public Art Dedication: 5:30 pm

Cuba in Transition is an exhibition of large-scale photo-mosaic murals by Massachusetts-based artist Mark Guglielmo. Each photo-mosaic measures 5 to 15 feet long and is handmade by taping together hundreds, sometimes thousands, of individual 4×6 photographs. Neither a computer nor Photoshop are used.

Guglielmo visited Santiago de Cuba and Baracoa in July, 2015 and Havana and Viñales in February, 2016 before President Obama’s landmark trip to Cuba in March, 2016, the first by a sitting US President in 88 years. In February, 2017, Guglielmo returned to the island, this time to Cienfuegos and Trinidad de Cuba, just two months after the death of Fidel Castro. An homage to Cuba at this historic moment, this project chronicles a dynamic and rich culture full of heart and soul, melded in the crucible of isolation: geographically, economically, and politically.


Exhibit Programming

Workshop with Artist Mark Guglielmo
Tuesday, May 29, 4:30 – 6 pm
$10 per person
Advanced registration required
Ages 12 and older (space is limited)

In this artist-led workshop, participants will create a collaborative piece of artwork with the entire class, assisted by artist Mark Guglielmo. Each participant will have their own section of the larger piece to create. When finished, all of the pieces will fit together like a puzzle. You will be free to choose your media- crayon, colored pencil, etc. Participants must bring a smart phone to the workshop.

Chilson Center Artwork Dedication
Thursday, May 31, 5:30 pm at the Loveland Museum

In fall 2017, artist Mark Guglielmo was commissioned to create two 4′ x 8′ photo-mosaics featuring Chilson Center patrons. The finished work, fabricated from thousands of individual photographs, will be installed in the main hallway of the recreation facility at the end of May.