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"Under Construction: Havana 2015"

Few American citizens have been to Cuba. However, with recent shifts in national attitudes and U.S. foreign policy towards the longtime pariah of the Caribbean, that may soon change.

Two San Antonio art journalists, Tami Kegley and Page Graham, recently got the opportunity to visit the island nation's capital, Havana, on the occasion of the 12th Havana Biennial art exhibition.

Their work, which depicts not only art but also a city in various states of dilapidation, majesty and transition, will be displayed in a Fotoseptiembre exhibition entitled "Under Construction: Havana 2015."

Described by Kegley as "heartbreakingly beautiful," the photo essay of sorts exposes the rushed facelift that many countries haphazardly undergo when the U.S. decides to court them.

As such, the exhibition is filled with a tension between old and new, global and local, rich and poor and, of course, joy and pain.

Opening Reception: 7 p.m. Thursday, September 10, Dorol Distilling Company, 1902 S Flores St., dorcolspirits.com.

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