for a virtual tour of Gallery 106 or Casa Cubana.
(Alexis Leyva Machado)
About Gallery 106 and Casa Cubana
Gallery 106 is a non-profit gallery affiliated with MedAid.org, a
grassroots non-profit organization that provides medical supplies
and encourages cultural exchange between the United States and developing
countries. Proceeds from the sales of art are paid to the artists
and are used to donate medical supplies to Cuban neighborhood hospitals
The gallery is designed to provide artists free expression with minimum
encumbrances. "We don't curate shows," says Fran Magee,
director of Gallery 106. "We provide a blank space to Cuba's
best artists and say to the artist, 'You are our guest.'"
Casa Cubana is the cultural exchange program that invites artists
from Cuba to Gallery 106 for art residencies, screens art videos from
Cuba, and collects books and manuscripts for scholarly research.
Gallery 106 is the recipient of the Austin Critics Table award for
Best Body of Work, 2002, Best Group Show, 2003 and Best Show, 2001.
It was included among the Ten Best of 2001 in the Austin American
at 2832 East Martin Luther King Blvd. in Austin, Texas. Gallery hours
are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and by appointment.
For more information, call 512-472-1219 or email Fran Magee at firstname.lastname@example.org.