Jackie Welsh has called South Bend home for more than thirty years. She retired in 2010 from the Snite Museum of Art after 10 years as curator of education, public programs. Prior to joining the Snite, she was gallery manager for the Art Market at the South Bend Museum of Art in the 1990s, a part time job which began her art museum career. Welsh met almost every artist in town through the Art Market. That part time job transitioned to museum education studies and training another group of volunteers, the museum docents, with the title curator of education. Welsh initiated many innovative programs during her career and volunteered with Perley Arts Academy and the Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture and the Scholastic Art Awards following retirement. She continues her interest in folk art and art from countries outside the US, especially Mexico. She graduated 50 years ago with a B.A. in Psychology from Winthrop College “a teaching College for women,” located in Rock Hill, S.C. While at Winthrop, she took every class offered by the art department. It was the only classroom that allowed students to wear jeans instead of a skirt. She also met her husband, Tim, a 23 year old English teacher fresh from the University of Virginia, hired to teach freshmen English. They have been married 51 years. They have two married sons, John, who teaches at Wake Forest University in North Carolina and Tim who teaches at Loyola University in New Orleans. Welsh continues to paint and exhibit her work locally . She meets with other artists to talk about art and travels the world when she can. The artworks in this exhibition were inspired by a trip to Cuba in May 2016.