8 Thurs. through the end of the month — Art Exhibit Rabinal Achi by Harry Danvers at Casa N’oj in Quetzaltenango. A visual representation in miniature paintings of the ancient Maya dance-play Rabinal Achi.
HARRY THOMAS DANVERS did not begin his artistic career until he arrived in Guatemala in the early 70s. There he began to study drawing in the Escuela Nacionalde Artes Plasticas in Guatemala City. His teacher was Juan Antonio Franco, who in addition to have studied in Europe also worked on a lot of murals of Diego Rivera in Mexico.
Harry speaks five languages, including Maya’ K’iche, and is a professor of English and Anthropology at the University of San Carlos in Quetzaltenago. He is the author of 11 novels, and 6 bilingual books. In the year 2000 he won the Arturo Martinez national art contest in landscape.
Casa N’oj (tel: 7768-3139) is located at 7a. calle 12-12 zona 1, Quetzaltenango
See also http://guatemalan-art.com/