Friday, October 07, 2016

EXPERIMENTATION IN CUBAN ART & AGRICULTURE

December 30/31 - January 8, 2017
STYLE : Immerse yourself in Cuba at a relaxed pace with time to explore. We’ll travel together as well as have scheduled downtime to visit other sites of interest independently. Travel will be in van to destination points unless otherwise indicated on the itinerary. This trip will have a guide/interpreter and driver, as well as hosts who are personally affiliated with most venues for an insider's view and special presentations.
HIGHLIGHTS:
Itinerary is being developed and finalized by December 22, 2016. See sample itinerary below for

more in depth info.
Chocó Studio | visit with state treasure & sustainable material artist (Royal palm
pictured above is block print by artist from refuse).
Arte de Cuba | Learn about the founders who smuggled paint, canvas and art supplies
by boat to support Cuban Artist.
Las Terrazas, Pinar del Rio | Cuba’s largest art colony and commune.
Idallios | Private Organiponico farm where we will explore art, culture and food.
Centro De Art Contemporeno Wilfredo Lam | Contemporary art center honoring artist
who shared studio with Picasso.
Instituto Superior de Arte | visit Cuba’s unfinished National Art Schools architectural
feats that came out of the revolution and inspired Utopia Posible by artist Felipe
Dulzaides , the documentary film Unfinished Spaces by Alysa Nahmias and Ben Murray,
and a n opera directed by Robert Wilson entitled Revolution of Forms(named after John
Loomis' book) and podcast 99% invisible .
Ediciones Vigía | Studio visit to independent publishing collective of handmade books.
STAYS : We will be based out of Havana with one overnight. Stays will include 8 nights / 9 days in NEEMS favorite Casa Particulars(bed & breakfasts/ one room homestays) and hotels.
SUSTENANCE : Breakfast is included, lunches are by donation or voucher and dinners are on your own (except for one home cooked celebration event). NEEMS founder is a culinary
institute trained Chef Farmer and knows Cuba's best spots!
COST : $2,400.00, with a $400 non-refundable deposit that secures your spot and goes
towards total cost. The flight to Cuba is not included. Due to the embargo, travel arrangements must be made through a travel service provider. Please contact NEEM, who works with a company that can get you most direct flights and best costs. You may arrive early & depart later but NEEM must know in advance. NEEM can assist with these requests.

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