Since 1959, the island nation of Cuba has been cut off from American travel, technology and media. Much of what we hear about it comes from its refugees, many of whom reached the U.S. by traversing the 90 miles of shark-infested waters between Cuba and Florida.
Today from 5-7 p.m., Boise artist Karen Bubb unveils her new exhibit at the Gallery at the Linen Building, Cuba on the Cusp, which portrays Cuba as a land on the brink of explosive change. Her more than 100 encaustic works on wood (pigmented wax paintings) show people at work and play in Havana, a city with a rich multicultural heritage and vast expanses of slowly decaying colonial architecture.
Admission is free.