Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Dedication to Dr. Cortina
An Art Installation by Luis Romero
Union City, NJ) The City of Union City, Mayor Brian P. Stack & Board of Commissioners will be hosting an Art Installation by Louis Romero as a Dedication to Dr. Cortina opening tomorrow, Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 6:00 PM at the William V. Musto Cultural Center, 420 - 15th Street in Union City.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
William V. Musto Cultural Center
420 -15th Street
Union City, NJ
This exhibit is an installation consisting of an oil painting, three drawings, a photograph, a low relief sculpture/medal, and an informational video about Dr.Cortina, amongst other things. Everything in this installation is designed and made by Luis Romero, including the sign. For the last two weeks, this installation was on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art where he is employed. Dr. Cortina visited the Met last week with his family to attend the exhibit and they were all very moved and impressed by it.
Artist Louis Romero has been a Union City resident since his family migrated to the US from Cuba back in 1974. Last year, the City of Union City honored Dr. Francisco Cortina before his retirement at the age 90 and after more than 40 years of serving our local community by naming a street after him ("Dr. Cortina Way").
As a person indebted to Dr. Cortina for the medical services he has provided to Mr. Romero's family and to the community at large, Mr. Romero has worked diligently for the last year on this installation to honor the doctor in his own way.
Everyone in the community is invited. Free Admission. The exhibit will run from September 17 - October 6, 2014.