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Alejandro Simon – Coincidence or Globalization?

Published May 24, 2012

“I was 9 years old when I started going to art classes in my old Havana. Federico Garcia Lorca is the name of the grand theater in Havana, and this was the place my grandma used to take me every Saturday morning for my drawing classes. Next to the building I live in here in Valencia there is a public elementary school also called Federico Garcia Lorca. F.G. Lorca was the most popular and influential poet of the Spanish Literature in the 20th century. Of course this elementary school looks nothing like the Lorca theatre in Havana which was built in the 1830’s with a Neo-Baroque architecture. Despite the architectural differences these two buildings have, every time I walk by this elementary school, which is very often, its name brings memories of my beginnings as an art student.”

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[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’][/author_image] [author_info]Alejandro Simon (MFA ’13) is spending this semester abroad in Valencia. Find more images and experiences from Alejandro’s trip at his blog:

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