Photographer Iris Rodriguez will present a Photo Exhibit as a fundraiser for the ICM’s in Cuba and La Casa de Todos at Resurrection MCC. Net proceeds once expenses have been accounted for will be split 50/50 between ICM Cuba and RMCC’s Spanish speaking efforts. These photos will be available for purchase on both the web and at the exhibit. The photos are from Iris’ previous trips to Cuba.
The Artist Writes: “I believe the overarching spiritual component for our congregation is to grow in its cultural awareness of our Cuban siblings in our backyard. A place once forbidden to Americans, recently I have had the opportunity to casually walk through the streets with my LGBTQ siblings as I inhaled the breath and the beauty that exist in Cuba. It truly has been spiritually transforming.
On nearly every block in cities such as Havana, and Matanzas, once stood pristine gorgeous buildings. Today slowly crumbling buildings with stained walls, rusted window bars and boarded-up holes sit next to piles of dust and rubble. Yet, somehow, there’s beauty in the decay. The detailed, century-old craftsmanship is hidden by the facade painted in bright colors.