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Leandro Gómez Quintero's Model Cars Reflect Everyday Cuban Life-Miniatures


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Leandro Gómez Quintero's Model Cars Reflect Everyday Cuban Life-Miniatures

"craftinamerica.org. Artist Leandro Gómez Quintero uses paper, cardboard and found objects to create models of American cars and Willys Jeeps, all of which are used as methods of transportation in his hometown. They are individually hand painted and detailed to mimic the original vehicle. These sculptures are representations of what his community sees on a daily basis and Leandro hopes to preserve and offer knowledge through his art, as well as reflect the history of transportation and everyday life in Cuba. Featured in the MINIATURES episode, now streaming on the PBS App, pbs.org/craftinamerica, and craftinamerica.org. PBS broadcast premiere December 29, 2023 (check local listings).

MINIATURES explores the world of small objects and big ideas. Featuring miniaturist Mark Murphy, designer and collector Alexander Girard and the “Multiple Visions: A Common Bond” exhibition at the Museum of International Folk Art, the International Folk Art Market, Cuban artist Leandro Gómez Quintero, and woodblock printmaker and marionette maker Gustave Baumann.

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All Craft in America programs are viewable on craftinamerica.org, the PBS iPhone/iPad app, and pbs.org/craft-in-america" from video introduction


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