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Photos by Ricardo Romo in "Havana" exhibit
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UTSA President Ricardo Romo creates 'Havana' photo show after Cuba visit

(Sept. 1, 2004)--UTSA presents the photograph exhibit, "Havana," Sept. 3-25 at the Joan Grona Gallery in the Blue Star Contemporary Art Center. UTSA President Ricardo Romo took the photos on a recent trip to Cuba.

An opening reception, free and open to the public, is 6-9 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2 at the Joan Grona Gallery.

See more photos from the "Havana" exhibit.

Romo and his wife, UTSA Associate Professor Harriett Romo, went to Cuba this summer for a weeklong conference on Latino literacy involving more than 400 international participants.

"We were fortunate to be able to go to Cuba, considering the new travel restrictions," said Romo. "We visited elementary schools, which aren't often seen by foreigners. I was able to walk throughout the city and meet people who were very warm and engaging."

Curated by photographer and UTSA art consultant Arturo Almeida, "Havana" is accompanied by a group show of photographs by Almeida, renowned local photographer Rick Hunter and international artist/photographer and UTSA alumna Kathy Vargas.

Hours of the Joan Grona Gallery, 112 Blue Star, are 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, noon-4 p.m., Sunday or by appointment.

For more information, contact Art Almeida at 210-240-9942 or the Joan Grona Gallery at 210-225-6334.

--Tim Brownlee

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