The Art and Animation of Juan Padrón

Posted on April 01, 2017 by Erick Rios

Frames and Stretchers would like to invite you to a special event by the Havana Film Festival New York. Teatro LATEA and The Clemente collaborated to celebrate Cuban animator Juan Padrón’s work with an art opening reception and film screenings. Juan Padrón is one of the most recognized cartoonists / storytellers in Cuban cultural history.

The art exhibit, "Juan Padrón:  From Havana to New York" is curated by Alexis Mendoza and showcases paintings and drawings from the artist's lucrative career.  

Frames and Stretchers with two framed art posters of Cuban animator and director Juan Padron's

Two completed Juan Padron posters.

Additionally, there will be two complimentary film screenings of Padrón's films at the Flamboyan Theater in the ground floor of The Clemente. The times are listed below:


Opening Reception
*show runs until 4/30/17




"Más Vampiros en La Habana/ More Vampires in Havana"

(Juan Padrón - Cuba, 2003/ Animation, 80 min.)

Free Admission, co-sponsored by Teatro LATEA




"Elpidio Valdés"

(Juan Padrón - Cuba, 1979/ Animation, 70 min.) on

Free Admission, co-sponsored by Teatro LATEA


During Juan's visit there will be a concurrent exhibit, "De Película,  Film posters from the Center for Cuban Studies". The exhibit will feature a selection of vintage posters from the archives at The Center for Cuban Studies. 

De Película includes work by Eduardo Muñoz Bachs, Antonio Fernández Reboiro and Rene Azcuy Cárdenas, Jorge Dimas González, Ricardo Reymena and Julio Eloy Mesa Pérez, among others."De Película" will be on display at The Clemente's L.E.S. ground floor gallery from April 3 until April 30.  Special thanks to Juan Tamargo and Bernardo Navarro Tomas, of the Center for Cuban Studies staff.  This exhibit was curated by Miguel Trelles with Tara Ohanian.

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