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At Miramar Cultural Center, a mother's stories are reborn

At Miramar Cultural Center, a mother's stories are reborn

For artist Aimee Perez, moving from Cuba to Miami at age 12 marked the end of her childhood. Although she remembers some of her parents' struggles, most of her memories from Cuba are positive. She lived in a house by the beach, where almost every afternoon she sat on the porch surrounded by friends to listen to her mother's stories. "My mother made it very magical. She was a storyteller, and a lot of her is in my work," Perez, 60, says. "She would tell stories about heroes and heroines, princes and castles, magical beings … people that overcame everything, that nothing was impossible for them." After the family moved to the United States, her mother...

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