Exciting New Art Exhibit at the Union City Museum
In Transit: Parallel Time
Photographic Exhibition of 2 Cuban/American Artists
Frank Guiller and Juan-Si González at the William V. Musto Cultural Center
with a special musical presentation of
"Haunted" the show, starring Marcus Simeone
The William V. Musto Cultural Center proudly presents the Opening Gala of Frank Guiller and Juan-Si González art exhibit In Transit: Parallel Time with a special musical presentation of "Haunted” The Show, on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the William V. Musto Cultural Center, 420 - 15th Street in Union City. Refreshments will be served. Free admission. www.UnionCityMuseum.org
Juan-Sí González / Biography
He describes himself as a communicator who doesn’t subscribe to any one discipline or style; his choice of media depends on the idea. He works with installations, photography, video, drawings and performance. In Cuba, he used ephemeral forms, street performances, and underground videos. In the United States, he began building large-scale mixed media installations with videos and photography pieces. He studied at the Higher Institute of the Arts in Havana and was selected to participate in the first and second Havana Biennales. In 1987, he co-founded "Ritual Art-De" (standing for art and rights) and began doing interactive political performances in the streets of Havana and underground video to talk about social issues in Cuba. González left Cuba for Costa Rica in 1991 as a political refugee. Now he has lived in Yellow Springs and he has been awarded two Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowships, the Spaces World Artists Program Residency in Cleveland, the Artist Residence Project in Wittenberg University, the Visiting Artists Program in Kenyon College and the Individual Artist Residence Project in Sinclair Community College in Dayton.
Juan-Sí’s work has been exhibited at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba; Errol Barrow Art Center, Barbados; the National Contemporary Gallery, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Costa Rica; the Frost Art Museum, the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, the Naples Museum of Art, the Cuban Museum of Art, The Miami Art Museum, The Moore Space, The Spain Cultural Center, and the Hardcore Art Contemporary Space in Miami; the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California; El Museo del Barrio, Exit Art and Ollantay Foundation in New York; Spaces Alternative Gallery, Dayton Visual Art Center, and the Dayton International Peace Museum in Ohio; The Museum of Art, Indiana; the Art contemporary Gallery, Walters State Community College and Slocumb Gallery at Tennessee State University; Sarah Moody Gallery at The University of Alabama; Louisiana Art Gallery, Louisiana Tech University; Turman Art Gallery, Indiana State University; International House Gallery, Philadelphia; the Arlington Arts Center, Virginia, Pennsylvania; the Cambridge Arts Center, Massachusetts; Blaffer Gallery, University of Texas, Houston; Katherine Nash Gallery and Regis Center for Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Museo Carrillo Gil in Mexico; Centre Georges Pompidou, France; SOF Art House Gallery, Toronto, Canada; the House of Culture in Prague; Kunsthalle Museum in Rostock, Germany; Rabindra Gallery and Lalit Kala Art Gallery, New Delhi, India; National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka; Manzar Akbar Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan; Gallery of the Madurodam Foundation, the Hague; Cultural Center of Bechem, Belgium; House of Culture of Pitea, Sweden; the Mestna Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia; the Galerie Vincent Kunstraume and the Institute of Hispanic Culture, Vienna, Austria. He has also participated various international art fairs including, Art Chicago; Art Belgium; Arco; Photo Buenos Aires, Pinta London; Art Miami, Arte Americas and Art Basel in Miami. His work is included in several private and public museum collections.
Frank Guiller / Biography
He has worked collaboratively and individually on a variety of
interdisciplinary projects, using to depict the day-to-day experience.
His work are of social meanings.
Born in 1959 in Habana City, Frank Guiller is a Cuban - American artist of the generation that emerged with the revolution.
Frank studied at the Cuban Museum of Fine Arts and the Academy of Fine Arts San Alejandro also at the ISA (Higher Institute of the Arts in Havana) where he took Engraving Taller classes. There, he absorbed the acute attention to form and details on subsequently refining his own visual and conceptual form that emerged through his focus on the points of intersection between engraving/drawings, photography, videos, and spatial mixed media.
He left Cuba 1988 to live in USA.
Guiller is an artist that work in New York City, he attended Mercy College, Fine Arts and Media Communications, subsequent to that he has taken advanced Graphics Curriculum and Presentation Graphics Desktop Design, Parson School, New YorkPost-Graduate program where he began using digital art and digital photography, since 1990 he has been work as an Art Director in Advertising agencies.
Recent group exhibitions include 2012 Close Up Vallarta, 2do. Festival Internacional de Video Creación, MexicoI, Forum of Latin American Photography from Sao Paulo, Centro Cultural Español, Coral gables, Miami, Florida, It’s not the Economy but the Epistemology, (group show), Collage Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida, Unbroken Ties: Dialogues in Cuban Art, (Traveling Exhibition), Flint Institute of Arts, Michigan, The Femme, Gallery 1200, Hoboken, New Jersey, Shanghái Art Fair, Latin American Pavilion, Art Center, Shanghái, China, Café XII – The Journeys of artists of the Cuban Diaspora, Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo, Colorado, Past is History / Future is Mystery, Miami Dade College – Freedom Tower Gallery, Miami, Florida, Gallery Hartmann, (group show), Barcelona, Spain, Gallery Senda, (international artist show), Barcelona, Spain
"Haunted" is a show about love, unrequited love and love on the way,featuring Marcus Simeone on vocals; Tracy Stark is musical director and accompanying on piano, Peter Calo on guitar, MaryAnn McSweeney on bass, and special guest Tanya Holt.
About Marcus Simeone
Since his sensational debut in January of 2000, Marcus has emerged as one of the most celebrated singers to grace the stages of Manhattan's nightclubs since the days of Streisand and the Bon Soir.
Universally regarded for his heart-wrenching interpretations of ballads, red-hot jazz sensibility, and powerful pop flair, Simeone's musical genius is in evidence on his original material as well. Earlier in his career, this native of Brooklyn appeared on Star Search, Showtime at The Apollo. and the Charlie Daniel's Talent- Round-up.
Marcus is both a singer and a songwriter, Marcus has been performing and leading orchestras on both U.S. coasts, and as a solo act, for the last decade. His haunting, multi-octave voice has been compared to many greats, including Al Jarreau, Marc Anthony, and Johnny Mathis. Simeone cites among his greatest inspirations Jane Olivor and Phyllis Hyman. Marcus has won five MAC Awards for both singing and songwriting, as well as the coveted Bistro Award and the Cabaret Hotline Award.
After having staged nearly a dozen distinct shows, Marcus has received multiple awards from the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs and Back Stage among his many accolades. He has also been invited to perform at the annual Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention, representing today's scene, numerous times.
Simeone's eagerly awaited second live CD, Everything Must Change was released in April of 2010. The album showcases the various musical styles he has perfected including a demanding song list that includes R & B/Pop tunes as diverse as "Many Rivers To Cross," "A Change Is Gonna Come" and "Everything Must Change." His voice soars with ease through some classic and rarely heard tunes that also includes "Since You Stayed Here" and "There'll Be Some Changes Made Today." All the electricity that sparked that exciting show to date has been captured on the new live album. Musical director Barry Levitt heads the trio.
Marcus' third and latest CD "Haunted" was just released on the Miranda Music Label.For more info regarding the new CD, go to www.marcussimeone.com
and read a personal letter from Marcus about the project.
“Haunted” The Show (from Marcus Simenoe)
I wanted to create a show and a CD recording very much like what I believe was one of the first concept albums to ever hit the pop market, Frank Sinatra's "In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning".
I believed that there was a way to meld the many facets of wanting to pay tribute to the great idea of his that project, yet keeping it original and different in not covering any of the songs, just the mood and the ideology.
Well, since times have certainly changed, and the way people listen to music has changed, we decided to make the first half of our album an experience much like sitting in a small cafe and listening to a singer sing the songs of long lost love, obsession, despair, and unrequited love. I wanted the listener to know it would be ok to revel in his or her heartache.
On our 2011/12 concept album/show of a good haunting, we decided that at some point we would slowly lift the spirit of the listener and the performance by speaking of survival. In other words, in our musical set, both listener and singer feel triumphant at the journey's end. Just to be fair though, before we are completely finished with our journey, we find ourselves reflecting once again on a love that can not be forgotten, (Sentimental Favorite).
I am proud of this collection of beautiful music. I was honored to have worked with so many great songwriters, i.e. John Bucchino, Heather Sullivan, Tracy Stark, and to reinvent some of the music of Mercer and Arlen, Harburg, Rupert Holmes, Hank Cochran, Cyndi Lauper and many others that can be found on the CD.