WEST ORANGE, NJ - The ValleyArts Firehouse Gallery, located at 580 Forest Street in Orange, is debuting its newest exhibition, "A Misunderstanding, Un Malentendido: Artwork by 11 Multigenerational Cuban Artists from Dec. 5 , 2014 - January 18, 2015. 

"ValleyArts is delighted to host this remarkable exhibition by some of Cuba's top artists," said Richard T. Bryant, ValleyArts Executive Director.

"We are particularly pleased to be working again with Astrid Martinez-Jones, who curated our Choco exhibition in 2013. We love Choco's work and we look forward to seeing what he has chosen to include in this new group exhibition," he continued.

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Martinez-Jones is part of ValleyArts Latin Art Space, and the exhibition brings together eleven multigenerational Cuban artists, all with different perceptions of life and the world around them. Concepts of identity, culture, religion and communication are explored, which juxtapose the artists' renderings of the misunderstandings that occur in everyday life and how that lack of communication can create distorted views.

Over 50 years of separation between the United States and Cuba has created such a rift, and this exhibit by some of Cuba's most powerful artists urges the view to consider new ideas and concepts.

Artist in the exhibition include Choco (Eduardo Roca), Angel Ramirez, Ibrahim Miranda, Janette Brossard, Norberto Marrero, Aliosky Garcia, Osmeivy Ortega, Dania Fleites, Liudmila Lopez, and Luis Miguel Valdes. Invited Artist: Raul Villarreal.

In addition to the opening reception, audiences are also invited to meet Astrid Martinez-Jones and Raul Villarreal in person at a special reception on Saturday, December 6 at 3 p.m. Admission to these events - and to the exhibit during gallery hours - is free and open to the public. The exhibition is presented by ValleyArts in association with Latin Art Space. All works on exhibit are for sale.

The ValleyArts Firehouse Gallery is located at 580 Forest Street, Orange NJ 07050. For more information please visit http://www.valleyartsnj.com .  

For more information about the exhibition, press photos, or to arrange an interview with the artist please contact Astrid Martinez-Jones at: latinartspace@gmail.com or 973-715-0427.