Weekend visual art events

21c Museum is presenting “Cuba Now,” an extensive exhibition of more than 80 works of contemporary Cuban art from the 21c collection, other institutions and private collections as well as several works loaned by the artists themselves. “Cuba Now” will offer a glimpse of the diversity of themes that contemporary Cuban artists are exploring – cultural identity and disconnect, censorship, race, religion and gender – through a variety of media including sculpture, painting, photography, installation, performance and video. It will be on view from Feb. 26 through July.

ArtsWORK-New Albany, a partnership between the Carnegie Center for Art and History, Rauch, Inc., and the Arts Council of Southern Indiana, is presenting a series of monthly workshops for artists focusing on career development skills and issues faced by artists with disabilities.  On Saturday, Feb. 26 from 10-11 a.m., the presenter will be Gregory Acker, World Music for the Whole World—Adapting musical instruments and playing techniques for students with disabilities and their peers. The Carnegie Center is located at 201 E. Spring St. in New Albany. These programs are free and open to the public, however pre-registration is required (812-944-7336).

Louisville husband and wife artists Eugene Thomas and CJ Fletcher will showcase 14 mixed media paintings at the Jewish Community Center’s Patio Gallery, 3600 Dutchmans Lane, 238-2711, from Sunday, Feb. 27, until Thursday, April 21. The opening reception is on Sunday, February 27, from 2-4 p.m.

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