Explore the world of Art. In Little Havana in Miami the art collections are coming to life . You can see the best works at Cuba Ocho in the heart of Little Havana. You can see the works of Cuban artists like Oscar Garcia Rivera and many other artist from Cuba. You can see the past works come to life. You can take a virtual art tour with your homeschoolers online and then seek out more on the matter at the Wilkes Public Library.
Mr. Oscar Garcia Rivera is one of the artist highlighted at Cuba Ocho. Here is his mini bio :
"Oscar García Rivera
He was born in Pinar del Río, Cuba, on October 17, 1914. He studied at the San Alejandro Academy from where he graduated in 1939. He was a raconteur of everyday life in Havana. In 1943, he received a silver medal at the Fine Arts Salon in Havana with his work, Silvia, a portrait of his wife and fellow artist, Silvia Fernández Arrojo (1918-1981). In 1946, he held a one-man exhibit at the Lyceum and Lawn Tennis Club in Havana and exhibited his works at the University Society of Fine Arts in Havana. He also exhibited his works in the United States, at the National Museum in Washington, D.C., in 1947 and in 1948 at the Washington Art Studio Galleries in Miami Beach. He died in Havana, Cuba, on August 27, 1971."
Look at his work at : http://www.cubaocho.com/ . You can also learn more by taking a trip to Little Havana and exploring places like Cuba Ocho and all the artwork at the site. At Cuba Ocho your family can also explore music and the diversity of Cuban music in Miami.
This is a place to visit in Little Havana. You can check out Cuba Ocho's Store for more resources online at : http://www.cubaocho.com/ . You can get your book on Cuban Art masters from their site. This is a great resource to study Cuban art. Then you can take more time at the Wilkes Public Library and seek out resources to help you learn about Cuban art.