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Dear Friends, 

We hope that you are able to join us to this two wonderful programs. October14, a lovely Art Exhibit in Middleburg, VA.  And October 29 a very interesting presentation by Ambassador Dermer from Israel at he Benjamin Franklin Diplomatic Reception Room in the State Department. 

The AAFSW cordially invites you to join us on
Wednesday, October 14th at 11:00 am
for a Contemporary Art Tour Exhibit of
Cuban born Artist Rafael Torres Correa

The Byrne Gallery, located in one of the most charming and colonial towns:
7- West Washington Street,
Middleburg, VA 

Rafael Torres Correa composes textures of lights and cosmic spaces.
His paintings catch the laments of the sea over the rocks.
He senses the mysteries of the abysmal bottom of the sea.
Rafael’s Art has been exposed in different galleries and museums in
Cuba, France, Mexico, USA and Spain.

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The tour will start at 11:30 am at the Byrne Gallery, located 7- West Washington Street,
Middleburg, Virginia 20118-1478 Phone (540) 687-6986.

After the tour at the Gallery, we will go to the Red Fox Inn and Tavern for lunch (it is considered the oldest original inn in America), followed by optional sightseeing of the town.

RSVP by Monday, October 12th via email: office@aafsw.org or call 703-820-5420. If you need transportation or are willing to drive others, please let us know. We are planning to carpool. Each person pays their own lunch.  

Rafael a Visual artist born in Cuba in 1962 and trained in Havana. He presented his first exhibition in France in 1997.Between 2001 and 2005, he joined the studio of contemporary art " The Pollia " in Guadalajara, Mexico ,. He participated in workshops of engraving and Washi Zoo Kei , In September 2005, he set up his studio in Spain. His artistic approach then turned to a more lyrical and conceptual abstraction. His interpretation of landscape seeks to capture continuous streams between nature and body. In 2008, he presented a draft visual arts as part of the International Exhibition of Zaragoza, Between 2009 and 2012 , he continued his research on the identity of the landscape in French Guiana where he made several exhibitions with the support of institutions of Guyana and CNES ( Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales ) . In 2010, he developed the museum Alexandre Franconia Cayenne , an outreach program for the preservation of the environment from plastic processing salvage . In 2011, he collaborated on a research on the memory of the Amazon landscape with photographer Jose Hernandez- clear. He currently lives and works in the United States, at Washington DC His works have been exposed in different galleries and museums of Cuba, France, Mexico, USA and Spain. He received several awards and have many publications. 

About Middleburg:

Middleburg was founded in 1787 by Leven Powell, a Revolutionary War Lieutenant. It has lovely views of the Blue Ridge and Bull Run mountains, romantic scenery, beautiful farms and vineyards, more than 160 historic buildings, and an amazing park. Glenwood Park, founded in 1911, is considered the nation's “Horse and Hunt Capital” and you can enjoy year-round equestrian activities. Middleburg has an array of attractive inns, like ”The historic Red Fox Inn and Tavern”, allocated as the "oldest original inn in America," fine restaurants, boutiques and Art Galleries. A beautiful, charming and relaxing place. Convenient located approximately one hour from downtown Washington, D.C

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