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“Martha Jimenez gallery and studio”
Review of Plaza del Carmen

Plaza del Carmen
Reviewed February 11, 2013

The first thing you notice slipping inside the doors of this small gallery and studio is what’s not there: Che Guevara is nowhere to be seen. Every other gallery in Cuba feels compelled to offer Che immortalized in oil, acrylic, charcoal, or pen and ink. Not Martha Jimenez. She offers images of strong, whimsical, and mysterious women: sipping tea, dancing, pondering the fish or clown imagery that infiltrates much of the artwork, or perhaps quietly contemplating a revolution of their own. Although her work is award-winning and has been featured in exhibitions around the world, there is something here for every budget including photographs, numbered prints and original paintings, and small and large works in clay. It is difficult to leave without tucking something into your pocket with the help of gallery staff or Martha herself. The gallery is not hard to find; head for Plaza del Carmen and when you see the seven life-size bronze figures of ordinary people gathered in the street your visit to Martha’s fanciful world has begun, the gallery/studio is right across the street.

8  Thank Don_G_Wright
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

This is a lovely, open, sunny square, with some very nicely done life-sized sculptures of the knid that you are expected and want to interact with. For example you can sit on the empty chair and join the group of chatting ladies, or sit next to the man reading a newspaper.
the square also has the studio of the famous artist Martha Jimenez Perez. In the very mixed group we visited with, everyone found something to like, and most of us bought something.

It's a really nice place to relax for an hour or two and watch the world, or at least the local people, go by.

4  Thank Martin W
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

I visited Plaza del Carmen during the afternoon/evening time a few days after christmas 2012 and was really taken with the lovely atmosphere. it is a beautiful square with built in marble seating surrounded by impressive arquitectural gems which house restaurants, roadside cafes and places of interest .
The plaza is clearly the the main socializing spot for the local families and groups of friends (both young and young at heart).
this is really an enjoyable place to spend a couple hours relaxing in Camaguey. you will get a feel for cuban life.

2  Thank laviajera498
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

This area of town has been nicely restored. The square is a quiet, pleasant place to come in the evening with the low light making the newly painted walls glow.

2  Thank RobinThom
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Reviewed June 1, 2012

There are some statues here of the cuban people, like timeless fragments of the Cuban way of life.

Very quiet when we there, but that was in low season.

1  Thank Huibvg
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