Antonio Guerrero, one of the five Cuban imprisoned in the US, is planning to make paintings about different parts of Havana and its people, taking pictures by singer songwriter Silvio Rodríguez as reference.
Guerrero recently sent a letter to Silvio Rodríguez explaining the project to him and asking him to select one picture per each of the concerts he offered in his recent Havana tour.
Rodríguez, who posted Guerrero’s letter on his blog Segunda Cita, replied that the snapshots should be actually selected by his readers.
The pictures can be chosen from Rodríguez’s blog and from the Cubadebate website where the photographs and texts by the singer songwriter are also posted, at http://www.cubadebate.cu/categoria/autores/silvio-rodriguez.
Guerrero said that he would like to make a portrait or a painting for each of the photographs selected.
“If you send me at least one picture that you choose from each concert, I would make a painting of each of them, like a project about your tour,” Guerrero wrote in the letter.
“It could be a portrait, maybe you took pictures of a ‘pionerito’ [primary school children], or a worker, or a grandmother or a beautiful young woman,” Antonio specified.
Antonio Guerrero together with Fernando González, Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino and Renú González were arrested in 1998 and sentenced in Miami in 2001 to terms in prison for screening anti-Cuba terrorist groups based in Florida.
Silvio Rodríguez started a program of concerts last December in different municipalities of Havana, including outlying communities.
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