Celebrated Cuban Artist, Ana Guzman Donates Artwork to Silent Auction
Ana Guzman has generously donated artwork once again to the Mission's annual Celebration of Hope fund raising event. Bright and colorful, her artwork always draws strong bids. Some lucky winner will go home with an eye-catching piece.
Ana’s art reflects the colors and energy of her native Havana, Cuba. Arriving in the U.S. at the age of five and speaking little English, drawing became an important communication medium. Ana’s sketch- book was always close at hand as her family moved from New York to rural Pennsylvania and during summer vacations exploring their new country. After graduating with top honors from Philadelphia College
of Art, Ana received a fellowship to study in Madrid and traveled extensively throughout southern Europe, continuing to capture the images she saw in her ever-present
sketchbook. She eventually landed in Atlanta, married and raised her own family. She and her husband, Julio, co-founded Coco Loco, a successful Cuban restaurant located in the heart of Atlanta. The restau- rant became her canvas for capturing colorful scenes reminiscent of old Havana, traditional Spanish seaports, musical gatherings and festive carnivals.