Dec. / Jan.: Mila Raphael

Oregon artist, Mila Raphael, has been recognized for her colorful watercolor paintings throughout the Pacific Northwest.  Her subject- matter is often inspired by the people she meets while traveling.  A recent series featured “Las Mujeres de Oaxaca” (‘The Women of Oaxaca’), a study that captured the color, richness and diversity of indigenous oxacaqueñas in southern Mexico.  Most of the paintings on display this month are of the Cuban people she met on a people-to-people tour of Cuba in 2015.  They include dancers, cab drivers, children, hotel workers, musicians and fellow painters.  She also records some of the street scenes that reflect Cuba today.